National Rubber Ducky Day is celebrated on January 13 of every year. Rubber Duckies are toy-shaped stylized ducks. They are made from rubber and are typically yellow in color with a flat base. These stylish ducks have iconic status in Western Pop culture, and they are linked to bathing. No one in the world can’t tell where Rubber Duckies come from, but we people want them in our own bath time. Hence, National Rubber Ducky Day was created to appreciate childhood memories.
When I was around 9 years old, I was watching TV one day. I was looking at this commercial, with a kid in the bathtub playing with a rubber ducky or something, and I said, ‘Where do those kids come from? How come they get to be on TV? I could do that stuff.’ – Kristy Swanson
History of National Rubber Ducky Day
The exact origin and the founder of National Rubber Ducky Day are still unknown. In the late 19th century, the History of Rubber Duckies referred to the origin of rubber manufacturing. The rubber duckies, which were found earlier, are very hard because manufacturers used vulcanized rubber, which is Charles Goodyear’s invention. As they are not floating, we used them as a chew toy. In 1940, Peter Ganine created a sculpture of a duck that is reproduced as a floating toy. Amazingly, nearly 5 Million Rubber duckies were sold in one year. In 1969 Jim Henson popularised the Ruber Duckies through the song “Rubber Duckie” as Ernie, a famous Muppet from Sesame Street.
Frequently, Ernie spoke to his duck, and he carried it with him to the other segments of the show. In January 1992, nearly 29,000 rubber duckies fell off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean. By 2007, the “Friendly Floaties” had traveled nearly 17 Thousand Miles across the world in the ocean currents, and some of them are still afloat today. The people in Australia, South America, Indonesia, and the Bering Strait said that they had seen those rubber ducks in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean.
Other Celebrations on January 13
January 13 is also celebrated as
- National Peach Melba Day
- Make Your Dreams Come True Day
- National Sticker Day
- Public Radio Broadcasting Day
- International Skeptics Day
How to Celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day
Celebrating the day is quite easy by taking a bath with Your Favourite Rubber Duckie toy. There are a lot of varieties of Rubber Duckies available, ranging from pirate duckies to devil duckies. Pick up your Favourite Rubber Duckies from the nearby stores. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about National Rubber Ducky Day by using the hashtag #RubberDuckyDay.
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