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BUBBLE WRAP APPRECIATION DAY – Last Monday of January

BUBBLE WRAP APPRECIATION DAY - Last Monday of January

National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is observed annually on the last Monday in January.  The primary purpose of bubble wrap is to protect fragile items either in shipping or storage.  People also get enjoyment from popping the bubbles in bubble wrap.

Engineers Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding sealed two shower curtains together in 1956 in the town of Hawthorne, New Jersey.  This technique created a smattering of air bubbles which the engineers initially thought would make a great wallpaper!  Sales for the wallpaper never materialized, so they moved to selling the product as greenhouse insulation.

The Sealed Air Corporation was founded in 1960, but Air Cap (name before it became Bubble Wrap) wasn’t used for shipping until IBM starting shipping the 1401 computer in 1961.  Bubble Wrap is a trademarked brand of Sealed Air Corporation.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Wrap up something in bubble wrap.  Find an old piece and have some fun popping the bubbles.  Use #BubbleWrapDay when posting on Social Media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day assignment.

HISTORY

In 2001, Jim Webster of Spirit 95 WVNI radio in Bloomington, Indiana created National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.

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DATES
January 28, 2019
January 27, 2020
January 25, 2021
January 24, 2022
January 30, 2023
January 29, 2024
January 27, 2025
January 26, 2026
January 25, 2027
January 31, 2028
Janaury 29, 2029

 

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