National Bikini Day Went VERY Well Thanks To Genesis Rodriguez, WWE’s Lana And Emma, MANY More

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#nationalbikiniday wats good ? I celebrate religiously .. 📸 by @tiffanydiaz_

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I don’t know why National Bikini Day is a thing. Probably for the same reasons July 5th was also National Apple Turnover Day, National Graham Cracker Day and National Workaholics Day. And the same reasons why today is International Kissing Day, National Fried Chicken Day and Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day. Because someone just decided it was going to be that day and it somehow stuck. I guess since wearing a swimsuit of the 4th of July is already such an American tradition then wearing a bikini on July 5th kind of makes sense.

Whatever the reason, I am just happy that National Bikini Day did catch on because when I woke up this morning my Instagram timeline was blowing up with all sorts of good-looking people wearing bikinis just because of this made-up “holiday.”

Time for a little history lesson. According to Wikipedia

The name for the bikini design was coined in 1946 by Parisian engineer Louis Réard, the designer of the bikini. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the atomic bomb was taking place. Fashion designer Jacques Heim, also from Paris, re-released a similar design earlier that same year, the Atome. Due to its controversial and revealing design, the bikini was slow to be adopted. In many countries it was banned from beaches and public places. While still considered risqué, the bikini gradually became a part of popular culture when film stars — Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress and others — began wearing them on public beaches and in film.

Fascinating stuff, huh? Here’s some more bikini-related stuff from National Bikini Day I think you’ll find interesting…

I'm a little late, but I heard it was #NationalBikiniDay! Photo: @harrylhgfx HMUA: @missmarissartistry

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