#518Day 2017


Today, Thursday, is May 18. That's 5/18. That's 518. Hey, that sounds familiar...

So it's 518 Day. And local writer Michael Janairo is once again rallying people to use the #518Day tag on social media to share/highlight what they like or appreciate about local arts and culture. The tag on Twitter has already collected a bunch of tweets today.

Michael's also put together a Storify stream to collect the mentions across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Also, important future consideration:

Of note, this May 18 will be the last May 18 in which the 518 region is only the 518 region. Starting this fall, new phone numbers in the 17-county 518 region will be given an 838 area code. That means the region will become the 518 and 838 region. What that means for May 18, 2018, isn't certain yet; however, considering there isn't an August 38, it is likely May 18 will remain #518Day.

"The 38th of August" does sound like a good title for something, though.

Comments

Considering today's record high temperatures, the only way to celebrate 518 day is to visit the grand opening of the Dutch Udder ice cream shop in Troy! Yum!

Interestingly, I posted this phenomenon five years ago in my blog.

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