National Check Your Batteries Day is observed annually on the second Sunday of every March. This year it will be celebrated in March 14. This day serves as a reminder to check and replace (if needed) the batteries which are essential at the emergency time. On this day, check devices like flashlights, carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector, portable radios, HVAC thermostat and much more. On this day, you may consider buying some of the items which don’t need batteries like the hand-cranked flashlight, hand-cranked emergency radio and much more.
History of National Check Your Batteries Day
The exact origin and the founder of National Check Your Batteries Day are still unknown. But it is created to raise awareness about the importance of the testing and having working batteries in household appliances like carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors. These devices will warn us the potentially life-threatening situation, which gives us the vital time to get ourselves and our family to safety. Hence it is crucial to check these devices regularly to make sure that they are working properly.
Other Celebrations on March 14
March 14 is also celebrated as
- National Potato Chip Day
- National Learn About Butterflies Day
- International Ask a Question Day
- National Pi Day
- Legal Assistance Day
- Science Education Day
- Crowdfunding Day
How to celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by checking the batteries to work correctly. If there is a need to change the battery, then replace the battery immediately. The first few things that could quickly need a battery change are your smoke detector, flashlight, alarm clock, camera, toothbrush, Xbox and Wii controllers, TV remotes, and calculators. These things can be essential, and some of them could save your life. These are beneficial things that are often used, but they need batteries to work. If you are going to celebrate National Check Your Batteries Day, then find everything in your house that requires batteries and replace them. Share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #CheckYourBatteriesDay.
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