Tin Can Day is an annual celebration observed on January 19th of every year. Often we drink cold drinks in the tin can. These cans are also used in the storage of perishable food and thus occupied a very own space in every household. Tin cans made of tin-plated steel every way changed the way of storage in day-to-day life in various aspects. Tin Can Day is celebrated as a way to honour this multi-purpose storage material. The Day also raises awareness about the importance of recycling the tins.
“My first phone was two tin cans tied together with string, and it worked pretty good.” – Dolly Parton
History of Tin Can Day
The history, origin, and the founder of the Tin Can Day are unknown. There has been no record of the year from when this Day has been celebrated. However, the Day has been celebrated in recognition of the patent obtained for the tin can. The canning concept was introduced by the French Inventor Nicholas Appert in 1809. Later in 1810, Peter Durand of England has patented the tin. It was on January 19, 1825, the U.S. tin can patent was received by Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett. The tin cans were initially used in the military to preserve the food supplies from being affected by the explosions. Now, these cans have become a staple container used in most pantries. The food item preserved in the tin cans does not get spoiled for long durations and it can be easily carried away.
Other Celebrations on January 19
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How to Celebrate Tin Can Day
Celebrating the Tin Can Day is very simple. Get to know more in detail about the tin cans, its history, and its usefulness in different fields. Have your snacks and lunch packed in a tin can and take it to your place. It is important to know about the necessity of recycling tin cans. So take those tin cans you never use and recycle it. You can even make a tin can craft using those not used cans and place them on your house as a decorative item. Share your celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #TinCanDay.