Boomer Bonus Day is celebrated on April 1 every year. Don’t know what Boomer Bonus Day is? Have you ever been to a store and see a senior citizen get a discount on the first day of April? That store is celebrating Baby Boomers. These are people who were born between 1946 and 1964. The population size of Boomers is estimated to be about 71.6 million in the U.S., making up about 21.45% of the population. This generation deserves to be treated specially because they have had a significant impact on the U.S. economy. The term “Boomer” is derived from the boom in births that took place after the return of soldiers from World War II.
History of Boomer Bonus Days
Baby boomers got their name from the spike of births that happened soon after World War II was finished. Let’s just say the entire world was really happy that the war was over. When news spread that the war was over, celebrations erupted across the U.S. On September 2, 1945, the formal surrender documents were signed aboard the USS Missouri and so designated the day as the official Victory over Japan Day. Most Boomers are children of either the Greatest Generation or the Silent Generation and are often parents of late Gen Xers and Millennials. Some late Boomers can give birth to Generation Z as well.
Due to the period Baby Boomers were born, they experienced different reforms culturally and politically. In China, during the time of the Great Leap Forward, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) encouraged people to have lots of children as it believed a growing labor force was needed for significant national development along socialist lines.
China’s baby-boom cohort was the largest in the world, with lots of children being born after World War II. According to journalist and photographer Howard French, many Chinese neighborhoods were disproportionately filled with the elderly by the mid-2010s. The Chinese referred to them as referred as a “lost generation”. They grew up during the Cultural Revolution when higher education was discouraged and most people were sent to the countryside for political reasons. They were also subject to China’s one-child policy and so there is a disparity in the size of them and the next generation. Most Boomers are retired now and so Generation X and Millenials are replacing them in the workforce. This makes Boomer Bonus Day significant as it is used to appreciate them.
Boomer Bonus Days timeline
World War II ends on September 2, 1945.
The Boomer generation starts being born after WWII.
The Boomer generation comes to a close, giving rise to Generation X.
Boomers start retiring after serving their country and society.
Boomer Bonus Days FAQs
When is Boomer Bonus Day celebrated?
It is celebrated on April 1 every year.
Do Boomers get discounts on Boomer Bonus Day?
Yes, they do.
Why is Boomer Bonus Day celebrated?
It is celebrated to appreciate Boomers, that’s people born between 1946 and 1964.
Boomer Bonus Days Activities
Visit a retirement home
Visit a retirement home and put a smile on the faces of others. This selfless act goes a long way to showing kindness
Spread awareness about the day
Spread awareness about Boomer Bonus Day to involve more people. This helps people realize how much Boomers should be appreciated and respected.
Help out a Boomer
Celebrate Boomer Bonus Day by helping out a Boomer. From helping out with chores to simply carrying their bag to their car, no act of kindness is ever too small.
5 Popular Boomer Names
Michael was the most popular name in the 1960s with a prevalence of over 830,000 names.
David was the second most prevalent name in the 1960s with a prevalence of about 740,000 names.
This was the third most popular name with a prevalence of about 713,000.
This was the most popular name for a female in the 1960s with a prevalence of almost 500,000
The most popular female name after Lisa was Mary with a prevalence of about 355,000.
Why We Love Boomer Bonus Days
It appreciates Boomers
By giving Boomers discounts on prices, we show appreciation to them. We also honor their service and all they have done for society in one way or the other.
It encourages kindness
Seeing that people would go out of their way to help out another person based on his age can never be wrong. This world needs more acts of kindness and empathy.
It educates everyone
Celebrating Boomer Bonus Day helps to educate people on who Boomers are. It allows for discussions that give all details about this generation.
Boomer Bonus Days dates