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National Barbie Day

Celebrate National Barbie Day with your inner child - dress up, have fun, and let the nostalgia take over!
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March 9
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Get ready to celebrate National Barbie Day on March 9! This day is all about honoring the iconic doll that has been around for over 60 years and inspiring generations of girls. On this day, we can look back on how far Barbie has come since her debut in 1959, from being a fashion icon to becoming an empowering role model for young women everywhere. It's time to pay homage to the original girl power symbol and get excited about National Barbie Day!

History of National Barbie Day

National Barbie Day Dates

National Barbie Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1959</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Barbie's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Barbie, created by Ruth Handler and manufactured by Mattel, was first introduced to the world at the New York Toy Fair on March 9, 1959.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1967</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Twist 'N Turn Barbie</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mattel introduced a new model of Barbie known as Twist 'N Turn Barbie, featuring a movable body that could twist and turn.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Diverse Barbie World</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mattel expanded Barbie's world with different ethnic versions, such as Hispanic and African American Barbies, promoting diversity and representation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Career Woman Barbie</div><div class='timeline-text'>The company introduced "Career Woman Barbie", which showcased Barbie as a presidential candidate, reinforcing the toy's potential for empowering narratives.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New Body Types for Barbie</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mattel added tall, petite, and curvy body types to the Barbie line, along with a variety of skin tones, eye colors, and hairstyles, marking a major shift in the brand's approach to body diversity and inclusivity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Barbie's 60th Anniversary</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Barbie Day is celebrated with various events around the world to mark Barbie's 60th anniversary.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Barbie Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Barbie dress up day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family, find the brightest and most beautiful clothes you can, and spend the day dressing up like your favorite Barbie doll.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Barbie shopping spree</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your local toy store or online shop, and buy all your favorite Barbie dolls. You can even invite some of your friends along for the ride!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Barbie movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for an all day marathon of classic Barbie movies. Everyone can bring their own snacks and drinks, and you'll have an amazing time singing along to all the songs.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a DIY Barbie craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some cardboard, paint, glitter, and glue and get creative! You can make anything from a mini house to a dream bedroom for your favorite Barbie.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Barbie themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Let everyone come dressed as their favorite Barbie character, decorate with pink balloons, and eat cupcakes decorated with Barbie's logo!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Barbie Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Barbie is timeless</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Barbie doll has been around since 1959, and continues to be a favorite of children (and adults!) all over the world. From her iconic fashion looks to her daring career choices, Barbie will always be remembered as a source of inspiration for little girls everywhere.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Barbie promotes creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From creating stories with Barbie's play sets to coming up with new and exciting outfits for her and her friends, playing with Barbie can help foster children's imaginations and encourage them to explore their own creative ideas. Plus, it's just plain FUN!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Barbie encourages positive body image</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Barbie has come a long way in terms of promoting positive body images for young girls. In recent years, the toy company has created dolls with varying sizes and body shapes, giving young women more options when selecting which Barbie they wish to identify with.</p></div></div>

Discover 5 Amusing Facts About Barbie

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Barbie's Full Name is Barbara Millicent Roberts</h3><p class='facts-content'>The iconic doll actually has a full name given by its creator, Ruth Handler. She named the doll Barbara Millicent Roberts, affectionately known as “Barbie”.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Barbie Has a Very Impressive CV</h3><p class='facts-content'>Over the years Barbie has had more than 200 inspirational careers, including astronaut, doctor, architect, and even the President of the United States, to inspire girls that they can be anything.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Barbie Has Represented More Than 40 Nationalities</h3><p class='facts-content'>In a celebration of multiculturalism and diversity, Barbie has been produced to represent various cultures and nations around the globe, including Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and many more.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Barbie Was Based on a German Novelty Doll</h3><p class='facts-content'>Barbie was inspired by Bild Lilli, a German novelty doll created in 1952 that was sold as an adult gag gift. Ruth Handler came across Bild Lilli during a trip to Europe.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Barbie’s Signature Color is Powerful</h3><p class='facts-content'>Barbie’s iconic pink color—officially known as PMS 219—was chosen for its strong association with girls and women, the power of femininity, and the inspiring potential of 'girl power'.</p></div></div>

National Barbie Day FAQs

When is National Barbie Day?

National Barbie Day is celebrated on March 9 every year. In 2024 National Barbie Day will occur on a Saturday.

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