National Bowling Day celebrates a great family game with a definitive history and charm. Here's a look at why it's time to visit your local lanes!
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National Bowling Day
Let’s roll! The second Sunday in August means it’s National Bowling Day.
While it’s possible that bowling style games originated in ancient civilizations around the world, we likely can give credit to modern game of bowling to Germany.
National Bowling Day Activities
1. Go out and bowl
You'll need a ball and shoes — but you can always rent them from the bowling alley if you don't have your own.
2. Throw a bowling party
It's so 1970s! Organize a bowling party for one of your good friends or family members. Make sure to include refreshments for the whole team. Pretty soon you’ll be the go-to for bowling night.
3. Watch "The Big Lebowski"
While "Kingpin's" definitely a classic (and arguably the more bowling-centric comedy)%2c one can never go wrong when sitting down for a White Russian with The Dude! Fun fact: The Coen brothers shot those scenes inside the old Hollywood Star Lanes in Los Angeles. The alley closed in 2002. Bummer%2c dude.
Why People Love National Bowling Day
1. Bowling equals bonding
It's is a fun way to inspire friendly competition between friends%2c and you can get as serious (or not) about it as much as you want.
2. Bowling + food = good times
Speaking of food%2c there’s plenty to choose from at a bowling alley. If you get that food craving in between games%2c there’s no need to leave.
3. You define your own style
You can throw straight or develop your own signature curve. Hint: A consistent curve is the key.