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National Donald Duck Day

Join the quacky celebration! National Donald Duck Day is here - gather your friends and family to honor everyone's favorite duck!
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June 9
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Get ready to celebrate National Donald Duck Day on June 9! This special day was created in 1984 to honor the beloved Disney character and all his fans around the world. It's a great opportunity for everyone who loves Donald Duck to come together and enjoy some of their favorite stories, cartoons, toys and games featuring this iconic character. So grab your webbed feet slippers, quack-quack-quack away with good friends old and new - it's time to celebrate National Donald Duck Day!

History of National Donald Duck Day

National Donald Duck Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1934</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Donald Duck's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>In this year, Donald Duck made his first appearance in "The Wise Little Hen" a Silly Symphony Cartoon.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1936</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Donald's Comic Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Donald Duck made his debut in print in a comic strip adaptation of "The Wise Little Hen".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1937</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Solo Film</div><div class='timeline-text'>Donald Duck starred in his first solo cartoon film called "Don Donald".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1942</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Academy Award Winner</div><div class='timeline-text'>Donald Duck won an Academy Award for the animated short film, "Der Fuehrer's Face".</div></div></div><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'>Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>Donald Duck received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame becoming the first Disney character to be honored this way.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Donald Duck Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Donald Duck Day was officially created and celebrated for the first time, marking Donald Duck's 50th anniversary.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Donald Duck 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'>Watch Donald Duck cartoons</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip down memory lane and watch some of your favorite Donald Duck cartoons.  Whether you watch them on DVD, Blu-ray, or online streaming service, you'll have a blast.</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'>Cook Donald Duck inspired dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're feeling adventurous, why not try to cook up some of Donald Duck's favorite dishes?  From his classic pancakes to his beloved spaghetti and meatballs, you won't be disappointed.</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 to Disneyland</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>The happiest place on Earth is the perfect place to celebrate National Donald Duck Day.  Take a ride on the monorail, visit Mickey and Minnie, and get your picture taken with Donald Duck!</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'>Visit the Disney store</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to the closest Disney store and pick up some Donald Duck themed merchandise.  From shirts to mugs and plushies, you'll be sure to find something that will make your National Donald Duck Day complete.</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'>Host a Donald Duck movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends over for a Donald Duck movie marathon!  Pop some popcorn and break out all of your favorite Donald Duck movies from your collection.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Donald Duck 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'>Donald Duck is classic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Disney's beloved Donald Duck first appeared in 1934, and he has been a staple character ever since. He is an enduring figure that has stood the test of time and remains a fan favorite even today. For those who grew up with Donald Duck, celebrating National Donald Duck Day brings back fond memories!</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'>Donald Duck has charisma</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Donald Duck doesn't just look cute - he has loads of personality. His quick wit and often impulsive behavior can lead him into some rather outrageous situations, which always make for great entertainment! Whether you're laughing at his misadventures or admiring his courage, Donald is sure to bring a smile to your face.</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'>Donald Duck is inspiring</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Despite all of his mistakes and mishaps, Donald always finds a way to keep his optimism intact. No matter how difficult life may seem, he always manages to pick himself up and find joy in the little things - something we could all learn from! So when you celebrate National Donald Duck Day, remember it's more than just honoring cartoon ducks - it's about being inspired by their positivity and resilience.</p></div></div>

5 Quirky Facts for National Donald Duck Day

National Donald Duck Day FAQs

When is National Donald Duck Day?

National Donald Duck Day is celebrated on June 9 every year. In 2024, the holiday falls on a Sunday.

National Donald Duck Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jun 9

Friday

2024

Jun 9

Sunday

2025

Jun 9

Monday

2026

Jun 9

Tuesday

2027

Jun 9

Wednesday

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