In the days, weeks and months following the intrepid traveler’s passing, fans around the world emerged to share stories of the storytelling chef. Through grief and sadness over the loss, a common theme emerged: Anthony Bourdain meant a whole lot to a whole lot of people, even ones who’d only gotten to know him through a TV screen or from the page.
His immeasurable impact stretched further than anyone might have initially guessed. Social media feeds lit up (and are still lighting up: Dedicated Facebook groups exist to celebrate the late Bourdain) with tales of the ‘Parts Unknown’ host’s role in changing the way we travel, the way we understand other people, cultures and places.
Anthony Bourdain and his friend Eric Ripert in The French Alps for an episode of ‘Parts Unknown.’
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And now, following the announcement from José Andrés and Eric Ripert, longtime friends of Tony and world-renowned chefs, that June 25 is ‘Bourdain Day’ — friends and fans of the late, great Anthony Bourdain will have a dedicated day to remember and celebrate the legend.
Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés traveled together in Asturias, Spain.
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The hashtag began trending shortly after Andrés and Ripert’s initial announcement, but it’s likely to go viral on June 25 when fans all over the world begin celebrating the inimitable Tony Bourdain.