There was a time in England’s literary history when the art of speaking properly was considered a status symbol. These remains the same in the modern days but have diminished to a large extent. This is the emphasis in the famous book, play and movie where Eliza Doolittle is the heroine. Its artistic presentations earned this day for her.
When is the Eliza Doolittle Day in 2017?
The Eliza Doolittle Day is on May 20, 2017, a Saturday.
The Eliza Doolittle Day is always observed annually on the 20th day of May each year.
Origin and Purpose of the Eliza Doolittle Day:
There is no official record as to the inaugural observance or purpose of this literary holiday. Its date of observance though is taken from the Act 1 of the musical show, “My Fair Lady.” This part is when Eliza Doolittle was fantasizing and where the King of England proclaimed May 20 as the Eliza Doolittle Day.
The Observance of the Eliza Doolittle Day:
Eliza Doolittle is an imaginary character featured in Pygmalion, a book written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912. This was made into a musical show, My Fair Lady, which turned out to be a big hit. This special day would be perfect to:
- Watch replays of My Fair Lady, especially the production where the role of Eliza Doolittle was portrayed by Julie Andrews, or Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 film;
- Give flowers to family and loved ones in remembrance of Eliza Doolittle’s humble beginning of being a flower girl;
- Host a gathering of friends with the request that they attend wearing clothing of the 19th century fashion;
- Organize a community singing contest where all contestants should sing a common song, “Just You Wait.”
- Join a speech class as Eliza Doolittle did; or,
- Remind friends of the spectacular day by posting photos of Eliza Doolittle Day.
When is the Eliza Doolittle Day in 2018?
The Eliza Doolittle Day is on May 20, 2018, a Sunday.