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. Additionally, no area code is as tightly tied to its demonym as area code 906. For Yoopers, 906 has become a unique symbol identifiny the Upper Peninsula and its islands, where the area code is exslusive to the region.
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 through U.P. Supply Co. 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.
Let’s celebrate the Upper Peninsula, ‘eh!
– Bugsy Sailor
Official Unofficial Ambassador of the Upper Peninsula