National Ding-a-Ling Day

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National Ding-a-Ling Day in USA in 2021
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Dates of National Ding-a-Ling Day
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2021 USA Sunday, December 12thNational Ding-a-Ling Day
2020 USA Saturday, December 12thNational Ding-a-Ling Day
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In the run-up to Christmas and this dark time of year, Ding-a-Ling day is intended to encourage us to pick up the phone and call someone we haven't spoken to in a while.

The idea for National Ding-A-Ling Day came in 1971 when Franky Hyle of the Chicago area was at home with friends. "Some husbands and wives were sitting around my house, talking and drinking and thinking people ought to be friendlier to one another," he said. They looked up what "ding-a-ling" meant in a dictionary, and they found one of the definitions said it was "one who hears bells in his head." Hyle decided to create a day where celebrants would call people they haven't seen in years, in order to rekindle old friendships.

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