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Mario Day: where does it come from and why is it celebrated on March 10?

If you don’t know why today we celebrate “Mario Day” around the world, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about it like who created it and why.

Mario Day: where does it come from and why is it celebrated on March 10?

If you thought Nintendo had no particular reason for posting The new trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie today, you were wrong. The company chose to release it on March 10th (in Japan, at the very least) because it is precisely when fans celebrate Mario Day and what better way to celebrate than getting a couple of details related to the most famous character in its history?

Even Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has taken the opportunity to launch its Booster Course Pass 4, and several stores have announced various discounts and offers on the plumber’s games. But if you had never heard of the subject and you are wondering who the hell thought of celebrating this and why on this date, don't worry, that's why we're here, to explain to you in detail how this all works. It is time to discover the origin and the reasons behind such a particular day.

Why is Mario Day celebrated on March 10?

Although it would be logical to think that March 10 is the anniversary of one of the original Mario video games, nothing is further from the truth. After all, the first Super Mario Bros. was released on September 13, 1985, and the character's first appearance in the Donkey Kong arcade dates back to the summer of 1981. So? The answer is somewhat more ingenious and is a good reflection of our time, of our society so dependent on social networks and hashtags. Who has never changed the vowels of their name for numbers to access a platform, a chat or to enter a password? Well, do the same with Mario. Change the 'i' to a '1' and the o to a '0'. Mar10. March(Mar)10. March 10th. It’s a little silly, but it works!

What is the origin of Mario Day? Since when is it celebrated?

Younger than Geek Pride Day (May 25) and than Star Wars day (May the 4th), Mario Day is closely associated with social networks, where the #Mar10 hashtag has been serving to share our best memories of the character since the times when Elon Musk had yet to get his hands on Twitter. However, Nintendo did not join the celebrations until 2016, from when it was encouraged by the company to enjoy the day with the occasional announcement and with official congratulations from the official website.

Mario Day: where does it come from and why is it celebrated on March 10?
David Arroyo

Responsable de actualidad en MeriStation


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