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Repeat Day is observed on June 3 and it’s the perfect time to plan another spa retreat, book reservations at that special restaurant, or even find a new activity that you would love to repeat in the future. Repeating can be a wonderful thing. Especially when it involves an activity we love or just indulging in a simple pleasure.
History of Repeat Day
Repetition is a key element in everyday life. Daily routines give us a sense of stability and direction. We may not think about it that much, but repetition is also a good example of how our personal tastes are constructed. Take your favorite ice cream: the first encounter with that flavor was the starting point of a love affair that is expressed through repetition. Case and point, the difficulty of choosing a different flavor when faced with that daunting decision.
The arts have also used repetition as the driving force behind powerful narratives. The most popular example is the movie “Groundhog Day”, where a character finds himself inexplicably repeating the same day over and over again. Other movies about repetition and time loops include: “Run, Lola, Run” and “Palm Springs”.
But there is much more to repetition than meets the eye. Sanford Meisner, an actor and teacher, developed his acting technique based on the repetition of words between performers. By repeating the same word over and over again, the literal meaning of the word loses importance and what is left is the underlying emotion of the moment between the performers.
Repeat Day timeline
The historian Polybius discusses the concept of recurrence.
The American actor is one of the most well-known students of Sanford Meisner and the repetition technique.
John Kongos Records ‘He’s Gonna Step on You Again’ — this is considered to be the first song to use a sample loop.
The Apollo 17 mission lands on the moon marking the unofficial end to the program.
Repeat Day FAQs
Is it the same as Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day is observed on February 2, and it involves a Groundhog, its shadow, and a weather prediction.
How else can I observe this day?
Keep it simple. For example, give your loved ones two hugs instead of one.
Can I repeat Repeat Day?
While there aren’t any rules against it, too much of a good thing can lose its novelty.
How to celebrate Repeat Day
Make a reservation
Relive that special meal at your favorite restaurant. Repeat Day is the perfect excuse to indulge.
Repeat a donation
Repeat your most recent donation to your charity of choice.
Achieve your fitness goals
Repeat the last workout you did. Your body will thank you for it!
Facts About Repetition
Bart Simpson knows a lot about it
‘Write it 100 times’ is an antiquated school punishment — we have seen Bart do it more than 600 times.
A repetition record you wouldn’t want to break
Roy Cleveland Sullivan was hit by lightning on seven occasions — he survived them all.
Some people take it a bit too far
A man in Canada has just set out to watch Christopher Nolan’s last film “Tenet” 120 times.
It’s a rhetorical device
Repetition is a rhetorical device in literature that involves the repetition of a word within a short space.
Repetition increases belief
Research studies have found that when people hear a statement twice, they're more likely to believe that it's true as compared to when they've only heard it once.
Why We Love Repeat Day
Habits die hard
We love this day because it reminds us it’s okay to do things over and over again that are difficult to let go of. Like having a coffee first thing in the morning or having to touch the door handle twice before leaving the house.
It can make us improve at something
When practicing a new skill, there’s nothing like repetition to help us get the hang of it. We all remember having to play a song over and over again in music class until we got it perfect!
Some things are worth repeating
Christmas, watching “Star Wars” for the millionth time, visiting your neighborhood weekly farmer’s market, getting your favorite cake for your birthday, and even getting your hair done — these are all things we just can’t wait to do again. And we live for the fact that we know they’ll repeat themselves.
Repeat Day dates