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Celebrate Hillsborough County on #813Day

August 13, 2018 is "813 Day"
Posted at 7:25 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 07:25:47-04

Today is August 13, 2018, which means it's 8/13, which is also the area code for Tampa and Hillsborough County! 

The county has come up with a fun list for residents of the area. It's called "You know you're from the 8-1-3 when..."

Whether you’re a Hillsborough County native or an “8-1-3” transplant, you can probably relate to most (if not all) of these situations:

  1. You know the staple ingredients for a true Hillsborough County Cuban sandwich include mustard, Swiss, ham, fresh pork, Genoa salami, and pickles on pressed Cuban bread.
  2. Hearing the cannons roar on game day #ItsABucsLife.
  3. Spending your weekend with your favorite amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles at Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
  4. You never knew hiking was a thing in Hillsborough County, until you were introduced to our annual Hiking Spree.
  5. You know better than to leave the house without a poncho or umbrella on any given summer afternoon between 3 and 4 p.m.
  6. Wearing flip-flops 365 days of the year is normal.
  7. You consider the Florida State Fair and the Strawberry Festival holidays in their own right and look forward to Fair Day.
  8. Explaining to out-of-towners that one isn’t simply a Lightning fan… one must Be the Thunder.
  9. Your inner pirate comes out once a year for Gasparilla.
  10. You’ve run, walked, or rollerbladed Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, the world’s longest continuous sidewalk.
  11. You consider yourself a foodie and know the best places to entertain out-of-town guests.
  12. You’re less than an hour from any of the beautiful Bay area beaches.
  13. And at the end of the day, you live, work, and play in paradise.

Click here to learn more about 813 Day

The County is asking everyone to show off their 8-1-3 pride. They're celebrating with an official #813Day filter for your Facebook profile photo and they're asking everyone to use the hashtag #813Day on Twitter and Instagram. 

Want to show off your 8-1-3 pride? Add the official #813Day filter to your Facebook profile photo and use the #813Day hashtag on Twitter and Instagram! You can also download the official #813Day filter to use on social media.