Nimbin’s 420 Smoke-In!
Featuring the BIG Joint from 2pm ~ Music, hemp food and 4:20 Smoke In ~ Mingle Park Nimbin ~ 4:20pm April 20 2019
Nimbin April 20 Day invitation… words assembled by Luke Summ
It is widely disputed who started FOUR20 world wide, some say it started as a time when many are finished work and are having their first smoke of the day and others also (wrongly) say that it started as police jargon for “pot smoking in progress.” Stoners in the computer industry most certainly did use 420 as a code, if I said” its almost 420” and you replied ”No its only 3 o’clock“, I would know not to light up in front of you. The first reference to 420 as a time to smoke pot that I could find on the internet was woven into Max Stone’s BigBong Peace Pipe Project in 1997. (BigBong.org)
Local Nimbin legends say that the anonymous man who stands atop the FOUR20 Kombi leading the 420 Global Marijuana March at MardiGrass is the man most responsible for FOUR20 in Australia and he helped to build it into a global movement making Nimbin and the H*E*M*P Bar a mecca for the FOUR20 movement and a FOUR20 in the H*E*M*P Bar has been a must do on many international tourist lists for decades.
Also 420 divided by 10 = 42, the answer to the ultimate question of the meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Its definitely a global peace movement uniting smokers who light up at FOUR20 knowing that millions of people world wide are doing the same thing at the same time, thinking peace for pot and pot for peace and ways to achieve it.
The actual “Four Twenty Day” came about as a “thing” in America because when Americans write the date, the month is put first, thus making April 20 appear as 4/20.
These days Four Twenty is recognized the world over and seen as Cannabis Christmas, Easter and New Years Eve all rolled into one thus, when all is said and done, the 420 fits so well with values held close to Nimbin’s heart that we are happy to invite you all to celebrate pot, peace, music and happiness Easter Saturday in the ‘Bin Easter Saturday 2019.