Global Beatles Day

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Promotional poster for Global Beatles Day

Global Beatles Day (aka World Beatles Day) is an annual holiday occurring June 25th each year that honours and celebrates the ideals of The Beatles.[1] The date, June 25th, was chosen to commemorate the date that The Beatles participated in the BBC programme “Our World” in 1967, performing All You Need Is Love broadcast to an international audience.[2] The holiday was created and first celebrated in 2009 by Beatles fan Faith Cohen, who calls it "a thank you or love letter to The Beatles."[3][4]

The event is celebrated with music and a variety of events celebrating peace and harmony. [5][6][7] Cuba used the occasion to put on a Beatles film festival in 2018.[8] Online celebrations have included an Amazon tie-in, creations and collections of Beatles-themed comic strips, and use of the social media hashtag #GlobalBeatlesDay.[9][10]

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  1. ^ Desk, Lifestyle (2018-06-25). "Global Beatles Day: What is it and why is it celebrated". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  2. ^ Christensen, Doreen (2018-06-25). "World Beatles Day: Free streaming of all 12 Beatles albums for Prime members". sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  3. ^ "The Beatles, Global Beatles' Day, and Me". Ethan Russell Photographs. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  4. ^ "KVML Celebrates Global Beatles Day". Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  5. ^ "'The Corona Calendar' finds 365 ways to 'Let the World Wait' and enjoy a Corona". AdGully. Athena Information Solutions Pvt. Ltd. May 29, 2013.
  6. ^ Butler, Devyn (2018-06-19). "Global Beatles Day". The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  7. ^ "All Together Now! celebrating Global Beatles Day". Eventful. 2000-01-26. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  8. ^ Ayers, Jeff (2019-06-12). "Come Together For Global Beatles Day – Indianapolis Monthly". Indianapolis Monthly. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  9. ^ The GoComics Team (2018-06-25). "'Let It Be' Global Beatles Day with Comics". GoComics. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  10. ^ Palmer, Tamara. "Global Beatles Day Celebrate with Prime Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

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