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Holler at me.

Holler if you hear me!  It’s National Hollerin’ Contest Day!  Get your lungs loose and your throat ready to celebrate.  If you think celebrating means you get to start shouting at the top of your lungs, you are gravely mistaken.  Today is not the day to scream at everyone you know or random strangers on the street.  Hollerin’ is the lost art of long distance communication and just like any other language you better know what you’re saying.

Up until last year, Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina held the Annual Hollerin’ Contest every June to preserve the history of hollerin’.  Hollerin’ is a form of oral tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation.  In rural areas when neighbors were acres away, people would communicate by hollerin’.  If you were in the field and wanted some water, a water holler would save you the time and energy of walking back to the house.  Hollerins’ history can even be heard in the sound of the modern ambulance, just listen to the distress holler.

Hollerin’ obviously takes training and stamina.  It’s absolutely amazing! I was blown away.  The next time someone hollers at you on the street, holler back! Oooohhh AAaahhhhaooooo and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!