Uncle Sam Day
Americans and Americans who love the culture and history of America can enjoy this unique holiday. Uncle Sam Day is here!
It is not uncommon to refer to the United States by the name “Uncle Sam”, but it all goes back to the 1800s, just a few decades after the American Revolution won.
It is believed that the term originated in 1813, and was associated with a New York meat packer. Samuel Wilson, who sold meat to American troops during War of 1812, was the one who stamped the barrels “US” for the United States. Because Samuel Wilson was Samuel, soldiers started to refer to “US” as “Uncle Sam”‘s food. The idea was a success.
This idea was made popular by Uncle Sam, who became a household name. Thomas Nast, a political cartoonist, created the character in the late 1800s with a white beard. He also wore a suit with the stars-and-stripes motif of the US flag. The same cartoonist is also responsible for creating the symbols for American political parties, a donkey and an elephant for Republicans and Democrats.
James Montgomery Flagg created the most famous and well-known image of Uncle Sam, the one most people associate with when they hear his name. This image was accompanied by the words “I Want You for the U.S Army”
These are some of the fun activities you can do to celebrate Uncle Sam Day:
If you’re a bit creative, you can create your own version of Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam was originally created by a cartoonist. Get inspired to create your own version. Get a pencil and a sketch pad and create patriotic sketches of Uncle Sam.
You can channel your inner Americana by going to the costume shop, and dressing up in stars or stripes. If people ask you about the costume, tell them that it’s Uncle Sam Day.