Ship in a Bottle Day is celebrated on October 4th of every year. Imagine how ships will reside inside a bottle? Isn’t possible? Yes, ships in a bottle are possible if you can craft a ship inside the bottles. The day celebrates and encourages the centuries-old skill of creating a miniature ship that lies inside glass bottles.
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
History of Ship in a Bottle Day
In the year 2013, the day was first celebrated. The celebration of this day encourages people with creativity to draw or build a ship inside glass bottles. The birthday of Jack Hinkley day is memorialized as this day. He was the founder of the Ship in Bottle Association of America. You can now take the ship along with you wherever your voyage be. Building a ship inside glass bottles is a very old and traditional artwork. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, sailors started this artwork. The people usually build the ship outside bottles as the ship is too big to fit inside. One could raise it from outside with the help of the string attached to the ship’s end. It is necessary to have good practice prior to making a good ship in a bottle.
Other Celebrations on October 4
October 4 is also celebrated as
- World Animal Day
- National Vodka Day
- Improve Your Office Day
- World Habitat Day
- National Taco Day
- World Day of Bullying Prevention
- World Architecture Day
How to Celebrate the day
Celebrating the day is very simple. Try to learn the art of creating a miniature ship inside the glass bottle. You can present a ship in bottles to your loved ones with a message written on it. Encourage children and people to learn about this artwork. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #ShipInABottleDay.
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