906 Day

September 6 is …

Upper Peninsula

What is 906 Day?

September 6 is 906 Day, a celebration of America’s greatest area code. No area code in America is so unique in its defined borders. And no area code is as tightly tied to its demonym as (906), for Yoopers, it means something speical.

During the early morning of September 6, 2012, I had an epiphany, “Today’s date 9-6 looks awfully like 906.” Quickly I rushed off to send a message out on Yooper Steez and (906) Day was born.

New to the 906? Here’s a blog post from 2008 that began our obsession with this sphenic number. At the time, 906 was only loosely associated with the Upper Peninsula. Today, the presence of 906 can be seen everywhere, from business names, to #906life, countless products, and if you’re in the Upper Peninsula it won’t take you very long to spot a 906 bumper sticker. In fact it has become so synonymous with the U.P. that some people simple call it The 906.

-Bugsy
Official Unofficial Ambassador of the Upper Peninsula
yoopersteez.com

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Participating Businesses

These businesses are making it happen. Please visit their stores, their websites, and social media accounts. If you see them on the sidewalk give them a high five, a hug, and tell them thanks for all their quality work. The same goes for the countless other Upper Peninsula businesses who keep our community amazing. Thanks for being awesome.

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Ways to Celebrate

  • Take a sauna
  • Buy a friend a pasty
  • Swim in the Great Lakes
  • Give Phil of Phil’s 550 a high five
  • Play a game of Euchre or Cribbage
  • Test your nerves at the Paulding Light
  • Make a toast with some Upper Peninsula brews
  • Pay for the car behind you at the Mackinac Bridge
  • Send a really nice tweet to Vicky Crystal @TV6AMNews
  • Sing “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Go hiking, kayaking, fishing, stone skipping and other things that end with -ing

All about the 906

  • Area code 906 was created in March 19, 1961 as a split from what was area code 616
  • Area code 906 is not expected to be exhausted until at least 2023
  • Area code 906 is the 6th largest area code east of the Mississippi River
  • 906 is a sphenic number, a positive integer that is the product of three distinct prime numbers (2 × 3 × 151)
  • 906 is the number of Perfect graphs with 7 vertices
  • In 906 AD in China the Tang Dynasty fell to the Sung rule
  • And yes, if you flip it, it is identical!