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National Chewing Gum Day

Celebrate National Chewing Gum Day with a smile! Get your favorite flavor and share it with friends, family, or just keep it all to yourself!
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When it is?
September 30
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Introduction

Celebrate National Chewing Gum Day on Sep. 30 with a piece of your favorite gum! Did you know that chewing gum has been around for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient civilizations like Egypt and Greece? It was originally made from tree sap, but nowadays it's usually made from synthetic materials. This holiday is perfect for those who love to keep their breath fresh and get some flavor out of every day!

History of National Chewing Gum Day

National Chewing Gum Day Dates

National Chewing Gum Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1848</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spruce Tree Gum</div><div class='timeline-text'>John B. Curtis creates the first commercial chewing gum, named "The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1869</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Patent For Chewing Gum</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Semple files the first patent for chewing gum, patent number 98,304.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1891</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wrigley's Gum Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Wrigley Jr. founded Wrigley Company and began selling chewing gum.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Bubble Gum" Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Walter Diemer invents the first successful bubble gum, named "Dubble Bubble".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sugarless Gum Approved</div><div class='timeline-text'>The FDA approves the use of the artificial sweetener, aspartame, leading to sugar-free gum products.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Chewing Gum Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Chewing Gum Day is celebrated for the first time on September 30.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Chewing Gum 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'>Taste test different gums</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Go to the store and buy a variety of gum flavors, then organize a taste testing party with family or friends! You can rate each flavor on a scale of 1 to 10.</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'>Make your own gum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>You can make your own chewing gum at home with ingredients like sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and flavoring! It's fun and easy to do.</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 bubble blowing contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your friends and family for a fun competition to see who can blow the biggest bubble! You can make it even more challenging by adding obstacles or making teams.</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'>Eat some flavored gum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create your own special treat by eating a piece of flavored gum! Try out different flavors like mint, berry, or cinnamon.</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'>Share some with others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the joy of National Chewing Gum Day by giving away pieces of gum to friends, family, co-workers, or strangers! It's a small gesture that will bring a smile to someone's face.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Chewing Gum 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'>Chewing gum is tasty</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From fruity bubblegum to minty gumballs, there's something for everyone when it comes to chewing gum. Plus, it's a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding any calories!</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'>Chewing gum can help with stress</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Chewing gum is known to have a calming effect on people, so you can use it to help relieve stress and anxiety. It stimulates the production of saliva and oxygen in your mouth, which can help reduce tension in your jaw and offer some relief from mental exhaustion.</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'>Chewing gum is convenient</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's easy to keep a few sticks of chewing gum on hand for whenever the urge strikes. Just toss out the wrapper when you're done and you'll be ready for your next piece in no time - it's the perfect snack for busy days!</p></div></div>

5 Unwrapped Secrets of National Chewing Gum Day

<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'>Chewing Gum can Help Improve Oral Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Chewing sugar-free gum can help combat tooth decay by producing more saliva, the mouth's natural defense against acid.</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'>"Chicle" was the Base for the First Modern Chewing Gums</h3><p class='facts-content'>Chicle, a natural latex product, was used as the base for the first modern chewing gums invented in the mid-19th century.</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'>First Chewing Gum Factory Was Established in 1848</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first chewing gum factory, Curtis & Son, was established in Portland, Maine by John B. Curtis.</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'>Gum Chewing Speeds up Metabolism</h3><p class='facts-content'>Chewing gum can cause an increase in metabolism and contributes to burning about 11 calories per hour.</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'>Some Chewing Gums are Biodegradable</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some modern chewing gums are eco-friendly and biodegradable, using natural ingredients like beeswax instead of synthetic rubber.</p></div></div>

National Chewing Gum Day FAQs

When is National Chewing Gum Day?

National Chewing Gum Day is celebrated on September 30 every year. In 2024 National Chewing Gum Day will occur on a Monday.

National Chewing Gum Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 30

Saturday

2024

Sep 30

Monday

2025

Sep 30

Tuesday

2026

Sep 30

Wednesday

2027

Sep 30

Thursday

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