National Carter Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Monday, January 9th. There are until the next observance.

If you’re wondering what to do to commemorate National Carter Day, which is observed on January 9, the solution is simple: listen to some amazing music. We say this because two of the world’s most famous hip-hop musicians, Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) and Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter), are legally Carters. Of course, these are both family names, but that doesn’t make them invalid. Today we celebrate you, whether your name is Carter or your surname.

📆 When is National Carter Day?

This year, National Carter Day is on January 9th. It is the 2nd Monday in January; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.

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📜 History of National Carter Day

The name is of Irish, Scottish, and English origin, and is an Irish shortened version of the name McCarter, which means “son of,” with Carter being the Anglicized form of the Irish Mac Artir. The name is derived from the Gaelic term ‘cairt,’ which means’ cart, ‘and the Latin word’ carettarius.’ In addition, the word “cairtear,” which means tourist or sojourner in Gaelic, is linked.

People with this surname of European descent may have ancestors from Ireland, England, or Scotland. Over the previous 150 years, the Carter surname has been frequently acquired by African Americans who were originally enslaved people who were seized by slave-masters following emancipation and the 13th Amendment, or via the typical mingling of Irish immigrants and free African Americans. It is the 44th most frequented surname in the United States, the 56th in England, the 428th in Ireland, where it is the 70th most common surname in County Laois, and the 274th in Scotland.

☑️ National Carter Day facts

Carter Braxton
He was a Virginia politician who signed the Declaration of Independence for the United States.

Carter Camper
Camper plays professional ice hockey for the Swedish Hockey League.

Carter Harrison Jr.
Harrison was a newspaper proprietor, Democratic politician, and former mayor of Chicago.

Things to do on National Carter Day

Watch “Carol”
This film is about a young woman named Therese Belivet who works in a Manhattan department store. She meets Carol, a stunning middle-aged married woman. Things take an unexpected turn when Therese develops strong feelings for Carol. The true reason you should see “Carol” on National Carter Day is to appreciate the film’s magnificent soundtrack, created by Carter Burwell.

Listen to the Dave Matthews Band
Although “Crash Into Me” is their most well-known song, the Dave Matthews Band has a lengthy catalog that you may explore. Invite some friends over, prepare a lovely meal for them, and play some of the band’s music. This recognizes band member Carter Beauford and any other Carters present.

Celebrate Black history
Carter G. Woodson’s legacy is celebrated every February as Black History Month, since he was the driving force behind this significant event. That doesn’t imply you have to honor history solely during that month. On National Carter Day, you can also begin celebrating Woodson’s legacy by telling your friends about him and blogging about him on your social media platforms.

📅 National Carter Day Observances

2023 January 9 Monday
2024 January 9 Tuesday
2025 January 9 Thursday
2026 January 9 Friday
2027 January 9 Saturday

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