The .Me registry has decided that March 16th will be the first-ever “ME Day” in the U.S., as a day to celebrate and share what makes each of us unique and to indulge, nourish and develop our personal passions and skills.
The Domain.ME community will celebrate the first-ever ME Day at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on March 16th with a ME Day Party. ME Day ambassadors will be live tweeting the event. Anyone celebrating his or her own ME Day is invited to the conversation by using the hashtag #MEDay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share how they will honor the occasion.
Predrag Lesic, CEO of Domain.ME is quoted as saying:
“We all deserve at least one day to celebrate our achievements, embrace our one-of-a-kind personalities and connect to what is really important to us. The growing Domain.ME community is comprised of influencers, entrepreneurs and business owners who are sharing their personal brand with the world – that’s why this community is leading the effort to observe ME Day”
A recent survey conducted by Domain.ME revealed that 70% of Americans feel they don’t take regular “me time.”
Reasons U.S. respondents cited for not prioritizing their own unique offering included a lack of time or a sense of guilt for putting themselves first. While the calendar is full of days that celebrate the roles we play in our lives – like Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, or Valentine’s Day – there is no designated day to celebrate individual identity.
When asked if they would be excited about a holiday that celebrated “me,” nearly half of survey respondents said “heck, yeah!”
For more information about ME Day and how the community is celebrating, interested parties can follow the Domain.ME blog in the weeks leading up to March 16th.
“Celebrating ME Day means celebrating what makes you unique,” said Predrag Lesic. “We like to think of every person’s special traits and skills as their superpowers. ME Day can be about developing new strengths, finding ways to share your powers with the world, or even recharging a bit. Share how you are celebrating on social media with the hashtag #MEDay.”
Don’t celebrate too much because the next day March 17th is St. Paddy’s day and there are a few activities going on that day too