Z Day is January 1st
Zombie day? When you hear about the holiday called "Z Day," the first thing that may come into mind would be decaying monster, that slow walk murmuring about "brrrrrrrrraaaaaainssss." Luckily for you and I, "Z Day," does not mean that it is the time for the walking dead to become a reality (phew), but instead it is a day of recognition. A recognition for what you may ask? It is a recognition for those who have the last name of Z. That's right, everyone who had to be called last for their whole year, now they get the chance to come first. The 1st of every January is their time to shine!
Why would such a day exist?
Last place. Being last place is always a strange feeling. If you've ever been the last in the line to a concert or last to be called up to finally talk to that customer service assistant, you know. It is a pretty frustrating feeling that some students or even adults experience, namely because of their last name. Your last name should not determine whether you should be called last, but as alphabetical order dictates, Z letter last names get the last call even though there are plenty of amazing Z letter last names, such as Zayn, Zackerman, and many more. However, by the time that we hear them, they don't exactly hold the same impact as it would be in hearing the name first. Just imagine how amazing it would be to flip the order. Think about it, hearing Mr or Mrs Zayn being called up for everyone to hear would not only make someone's day, it would also make everyone meet someone with a last name of Z that day.
Z day gives importance to those with Z letter last names, not only by giving them the first call, but also by giving everyone a sense of surprise., giving them the awe that they deserve for their amazing last name. Can you think of how it would brighten up your day to call that person with the z letter last name first in your roll call instead of calling them last? Z Day is a day that you can bring surprise and fun to another. This holiday is great to celebrate with children, as it will allow them to interact with the alphabet in a new way. Not only will it allow them to play a game with their last names, but also to bring a sense of enjoyment to the first day of the year. What better way to start off the new year than to reverse the alphabet!
Much like Opposite Day, Z Day brings that sense of excitement of things being flipped around. Like Opposite Day, children will love Z Day, making this holiday a great day for the classroom. As this holiday is still within the winter season, this will give everyone the sense of a word play game, much like building a snowman.
Some interesting games to play on Z day!
How many people can say their alphabet backwards? A great game that you can play with your family is to see who can say their alphabet backwards. This game isn't just good for learning flexibility with the alphabet, but it is great to help children know their alphabet with complete certainty.
How many words do you know that start with the letter Z? This is a great way to expand your vocabulary and even help you learn some new words that start with the letter Z. You can play this game with your family, classroom, and even your co-workers.
Why Celebrate Z Day
Z Day is not just a day that you flip the order of importance with names, but it is a day that lets you give other people who you may not have even noticed before the importance they deserve. It lets you see that friend, co-worker, and classmate under a new light. Along with this, Z Day gives everyone a chance to interact with one another in a way that is reimagined as joyous. However, most of all this day gives us a chance to realize that a name doesn't assign the importance to someone, instead it is the personality of that individual that gives them the importance. Everyone has something great to them, and with this holiday the start of the new year will be headed in a direction that will drive everyone around you towards a new found happiness.