National Anne Day is annually observed on August 8. Anne is a name applied to females. It is the anglicised form of the Latin name Anna, which is derived from the Hebrew Hannah and means ‘favour’ or ‘grace.’ Because names ending in ‘-arn’ denote ‘eagle’ in Germanic cultures and languages, Anne is occasionally used as a masculine name in nations like the Netherlands.
The background of National Anne Day
Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank, the author of the famous “Diary of Anne Frank,” represents the atrocities of the Holocaust. All of us got a view of what it must have been like to live under such an oppressive fascist regime through her meticulous documentation of her life in Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Born in 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany, Frank and her family relocated to Amsterdam following the rise of the Nazi Party. The persecution of Jews in Amsterdam compelled the family to seek refuge in hidden chambers in their home for two years, until their arrest in 1944 by the Gestapo. Frank and her sister Margot tragically perished in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, but their life narrative and harrowing experiences are immortalised in “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
Author of fantasy novels, Anne Rice is attributed with popularising vampires. While still grieving the loss of her child, Rice wrote “Interview with the Vampire,” a best-seller that launched her career immediately. Second only to Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” her book sold more than eight million copies worldwide and spawned a genre of alluring vampires on both the big and small screen. Rice wrote over 30 books, and her best-known works include “The Witching Hour,” “Exit to Eden,” and “Feast of All Saints,” proving that she was not dependent on vampire fiction to produce bestsellers. Rice’s death in December 2021, following the sale of approximately 100 million copies of her books, cemented her position as one of fantasy’s finest authors.
ANNE DAY NATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Read a book.
The novels of Rice never fail to entertain. She is responsible for the transformation of vampires from fearsome bloodsuckers to tragic fantasy heartthrobs.
Respect the saint
Saint Anne gave birth to the Virgin Mary. She is the patron saint of the maritime industry. National Anne Day is observed by igniting a candle in front of her statue.
Hold a film extravaganza
Relax and view some films starring Anne Hathaway. Toast this actress’s incredible talent.
5 Interesting Facts About Notable Annes
Before her execution, Anne Boleyn was Queen of England for approximately one thousand days.
The infamous diary of Anne Frank was her thirteenth birthday present.
Anne Hathaway has an allergy to cats, which is incongruous given her role as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Ann Curry’s Twitter appeal for aid in Haiti is credited with hastening the arrival of relief efforts and humanitarian aircraft in the country.
Frances Howard O’Brien is the mother of author Anne Rice.
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