International Safety Pin Day is observed on April 10 of every year. It is an unofficial observance dedicated to the simple yet clever invention, i.e. safety pins. The safety pin is mainly used to secure clothes together. It is sometimes used in decorative aspects of clothes and is also worn as accessories. The design of the safety pin has not changed much since its invention. It is a day to celebrate the simple, useful still less appreciated invention of Hunt.
“For me the safety pin is about rebellion, and I’m punk in the soul.” – Donatella Versace
History of International Safety Pin Day
The origin and reason for the celebration of International Safety Pin Day remain unknown. This day may be selected because Walter Hunt, the founder of the safety pin received a patent for his invention on April 10, 1849. Walter Hunt was an American mechanic. He made this invention to pay a debt of $15 to a friend. It is believed that he accidentally invented the safety pin while he was using an eight inches long brass wire. He didn’t get any money or fame during that time, so he sold the patent to W. R. Grace and Company for $400. Hunt used that money to repay his debt and the rest for himself. Later W.r Grace and Company made millions of profit from his invention.
Other Celebrations on April 10
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How to celebrate the day
On the day, celebrate the usefulness of this simple piece of wire turning to the most creative uses possible for it. It is a reminder for everyone to be grateful for all the small things in the world. On this day you can also try making some jewelry, adjusting your outfit, or creating a work of art. Spend this day by doing something on your own that may trigger your creativity. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about International Safety Pin Day by using the hashtag #SafetyPinDay.
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