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If Today is Mario Day, When is National Luigi Day?

The green man deserves his own day!

Today, Nintendo fans and gamers all over the world to unite in celebration of video game’s most recognisable plumber – Mario. Mar10 is celebrated as Mario Day for no other reason than the way the date looks.

While the red-hatted, moustachioed Jumpman deserves his plaudits for all he’s done for the video game medium, his taller green brother deserves some love too.

Luigi first appeared back in 1983, long before most other games characters and for that reason alone, he deserves to be celebrated.

Let’s take a look if there’s a National Luigi Day and why the tall green boy deserves one.

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When is National Luigi Day?

The short answer is – there doesn’t seem to be one. According to whatnationaldayisit.com, National Luigi Day falls on the 21st of June, but they say “The most recent detection of references to Luigi Day was 5 years, 8 months ago.” That means it’s likely not a properly celebrated day.

When has Luigi been celebrated in the past?

Most recently, ahead of the launch of (the fantastic) Luigi’s Mansion 3 in 2019, Nintendo’s Super Mario UK Twitter account dedicated the month of October to the timid green hero. For the whole month, they committed the account “entirely to Luigi and his esteemed history!”

https://twitter.com/SuperMario_UK/status/1179053478196457472

They even loved him so much, that they extended the month well past the launch of the game and into November.

The last time Luigi got major recognition, however, was back in 2013. 30 years after his first appearance, a full year was dubbed “The Year of Luigi”. He got his own dedicated expansion to the Wii U title, New Super Mario Bros. U, titled New Super Luigi Bros. U, alongside the launch of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and a couple of other spin-off titles. Most importantly though, Nintendo released a limited edition Luigi-themed 3DS.

Putting the evidence together of the last two Luigi celebrations, it looks like they can only happen in a year when a Luigi’s Mansion game comes out.

https://twitter.com/SuperMario_UK/status/1179421964596854786

Twitter Reacts To Luigi Day

I’m not the only one who believes Luigi deserves his own day either! Here is Twitter agreeing with me:

https://twitter.com/NeonNerd2401/status/1369556673715609601

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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