National Earmuff Day is celebrated on March 13 of every year. The day honors Chester Greenwood’s “Ear Mufflers” patent granted on March 13, 1977. It is also a day to remind you that the early spring weather cannot be predicted. Chester Greenwood is a prolific inventor, but he is mostly known for the invention of the earmuff. Hence March 13 is the perfect day to honor the invention and contribution of Chester Greenwoods.
History of National Earmuff Day
Chester Greenwood was born in 1858 in Farmington, Maine. He was a grammar school dropout and he invented earmuffs at the age of 15. He grew frustrated at trying to protect his ears from the bitter cold when testing a new pair of ice skates. After covering his head in a scarf, he made two ear-shaped loops from wires as the scarf was bulky and itchy. Then he asked his grandmother to stitch fur on them. In 1877, he patented the improved model with the steel band, and he established the Greenwood’s Ear Protector factory with Greenwood’s Champion Ear Protectors. At the time of World War I, he created the fortune supplying Ear protector to the U.S. soldiers. In 1977, Maine’s Legislature declared “December 21” as National Earmuff Day to honor the contributions and invention of Chester Greenwood which helps us to withstand the cold weather.
Other Celebrations on March 13
- Ken Day
- National Jewel Day
- National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
- Smart and Sexy Day
- National Coconut Torte Day
- International Fanny Pack Day
- National Check Your Batteries Day
How to celebrate National Earmuff Day
National Earmuff Day can be celebrated by wearing your favorite type of Earmuffs. There are several types of Earmuffs are available, and you can wear what you like most. If you don’t have any earmuff, then it is the perfect day to buy the new Earmuffs which helps you to withstand the cold weather. Take pictures after wearing the Earmuff and share them with your friends on social media by using the hashtag #EarmuffDay.
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