Happy 420: The Meaning Behind the Marijuana Celebration Day

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It's 420, AKA the only worldwide holiday in celebration of the joy of marijuana. But what exactly is it?

It's widely considered to be an annual day of marijuana joy, marked by weed-themed festivals, brands doing food offers with a weed-themed twist, and plenty of smoking.

What is 420?

The phrase 420 - pronounced "four twenty" - has become a well-known term in cannabis culture.

It refers, quite literally, to the date the festival takes place on every year - as smokers gather at 4.20pm.

Where did it start?

Back in 1971, five students at San Rafael High School in California would meet at 4.20pm - right after doing their after-school sports - by the school's statue of Louis Pasteur to toke up.

It became a tradition, and the group, who called themselves The Waldos, began using 420 as a shorthand for smoking weed.

And there are also theories that 420 comes from a Bob Dylan song.

How do you celebrate 420?

Simple. Smoke some weed on April 20 at 4.20pm. You can also just smoke weed (as long as you're living somewhere where it's legal, obviously) at 4.20pm on any other day.

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