National Ampersand Day (Sept. 8)

Ampersand Day Logo

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Hello & thanks for stopping by. I’m Chaz DeSimone, founder of AmperArt.

A year or two after creating AmperArt, I discovered a very interesting & entertaining website, NationalDayCalendar.com, which gave me the idea to “acknowledge & applaud the ampersand” with its own special day. I designed the official logo, above, & designated September 8 as National Ampersand Day.

Why this particular date? It was apparent several of the characters in “September 8” can be cleverly disguised as ampersands when certain fonts are used, like this:

 

Ampersand Day logo

 

For you typophiles & hardcore amperfans, here are the fonts & font families used for the ampersands in the SEPTEMBER 8 logotype:

 

Fonts for National Ampersand Day logo

 

While we’re at it, here are the font families used in the official National Ampersand Day logo:

National Ampersand Day logolarge ampersand: Garamond (Monotype), modified
“national ampersand day”: Garamond (Adobe)
“fun fabulous functional”: Helvetica
ampersand following fun: Caslon 540
ampersand following fabulous: Vivaldi
ampersand following functional: Baskerville

 


 

DO YOU KNOW A BIRTHDAY GIRL OR BIRTHDAY BOY WHOSE SPECIAL DAY IS SEPTEMBER 8?
WISH THEM A HAPPY AMPERSAND BIRTHDAY  WITH THIS LINK:
amperart.com/happy-birthday-ampersand-day

 


MORE ABOUT THE AMPERSAND:

Did You Know…

&  The ampersand used to be the last letter of the alphabet?

&  The ampersand is a ligature of “e” & “t”? That’s et in Latin, meaning “and.”

&  The word “ampersand” is a slurring of “real words” run together over time?

&  The plus sign is actually an ampersand?

Read about these & other fun facts here.

ENJOY THE FUN & FABULOUS AMPERSAND
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Applaud the Ampersand

Celebrate National Ampersand Day by having fun with it:

&  Use lots & lots of ampersands!

&  Substitute “&” for “and” in everything you write.

&  Think of syllable replacements such as &roid, c&elabra, b&.

&  Send friends whose names contain “and” a special note — &y, &rea, Alex&er, Gr&ma.

&  Design new styles of ampersands. (Remember, the ampersand represents the letters “et.”)

&  Use #AmpersandDay & #AmperArt on social media.

&  Tell your friends to visit AmperArt.com.

&  Send anyone whose birthday is September 8 this Happy Birthday link: 
      amperart.com/happy-birthday-ampersand-day

Every Day Is Special

Visit National Day Calendar to see all the observed days of the year. Which one falls on your birthday?

There are celebrations for:

  • National Cream Puff Day
  • National Rubber Ducky Day
  • National Hat Day
  • National Shower with a Friend Day
  • National Homemade Soup Day
  • National Bagel Day
  • National Hug a G.I. Day
  • Naitonal Proofreading Day
  • National Barbie Day
  • World Autism Awareness Day
  • National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
  • National Tweed Day
  • National Star Wars Day
  • National Cartoonists Day
  • National Bike to School Day
  • National Olive Day
  • National Go Barefoot Day
  • National Weed Your Garden Day
  • National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day
  • National Country Music Day
  • National Nude Day
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Coast Guard Day
  • National Beer Lovers Day
  • National Hug Your Boss Day
  • National Swap Ideas Day
  • National Homemade Cookies Day
  • National Techies Day
  • National Mad Hatter Day
  • National Parents as Teachers Day
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • National Cook For Your Pets Day
  • National Violin Day
  • National Card Playing Day
  • National Champagne Day

…and hundreds more.

Order a National Day Wall Calendar or subscribe to their free announcement emails & never miss one of your favorite National Days again. Find your favorite days to celebrate at NationalDayCalendar.com.


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