Tin Can Day is an annual celebration observed on January 19th of every year. Often, we drink cold drinks in tin cans. These cans are also used to store perishable food and thus occupy 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 honor this multi-purpose storage material. The Day also raises awareness about the importance of recycling 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 founder of this day are unknown. There is no record of the year 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 patented the tin. It was on January 19, 1825, that the U.S. tin can Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett received a patent. 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 items preserved in the tin cans do not spoil for long durations, and they can be easily carried away.
Other Celebrations on January 19
January 19 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate Tin Can Day
Get to know more in detail about tin cans, their history, and their 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 them. 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.
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