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National Ding-A-Ling Day

Get your bells ready and join in on the fun - it's National Ding-A-Ling Day! Celebrate with a jolly good time and some sweet chimes.
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Get ready to celebrate National Ding-A-Ling Day on December 12! This fun-filled holiday was created in the 1960s as a way to spread joy and laughter while ringing bells. From churches, schools, parks and homes all around the world, people will be joining together in harmony to honor this special day. So grab your bells of any size and shape and get ready for some festive ding-a-linging!

History of National Ding-A-Ling Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National Ding-A-Ling Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Ding-A-Ling Day was established in the 1960s with the aim of promoting joy and laughter through the noise of ringing bells.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growth in Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The joyous celebration started gaining recognition and popularity throughout the 1970s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spread across Communities</div><div class='timeline-text'>The tradition spread in different communities across several countries with more institutions like schools and churches participating in the 1980s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Acknowledgement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday was nationally acknowledged in the 1990s, marking it as an official National Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the advent of the internet and social media, National Ding-A-Ling day began to be recognized and celebrated globally during the 2000s.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Ding-A-Ling 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'>Sing a song</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Ding-A-Ling Day by singing a silly or fun song about ding-a-lings. Write your own lyrics or choose one from a book of children's songs.</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 a craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making a craft is a great way to celebrate National Ding-A-Ling Day. Get creative and make something like an origami ding-a-ling, a clay ding-a-ling, or even a paper mache ding-a-ling.</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'>Go on a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide small ding-a-lings around the house or neighborhood and send your kids on a mission to find them all! They'll have so much fun searching for the hidden ding-a-lings.</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'>Play dress up</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dress up in silly costumes that incorporate ding-a-lings. You could make your own costume with bells and ribbons, or you can purchase costumes from party stores.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Ding-A-Ling 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'>It's fun!</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Ding-A-Ling day is one of those holidays that's all about having a good time. Ringing bell, playing jingle bells, and singing songs... there are so many ways to join in on the festive spirit and have a great time celebrating together!</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'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What better way to bring holiday cheer than gathering around some bells and ringing them with your friends and family? Coming together in celebration can help build strong relationships and create memories that will last for years to come.</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'>It encourages creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ringing bells isn't just limited to traditional ding dongs. Get creative and make up your own songs or melodies - who knows, you might even end up writing a hit song! There are so many possibilities when it comes to ringing bells and having a blast on National Ding-A-Ling Day.</p></div></div>

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When is National Ding-A-Ling Day?

National Ding-A-Ling Day is celebrated on December 12 every year. In 2024 National Ding-A-Ling Day will occur on a Thursday.

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