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National Rubber Ducky Day

Celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day with a splash! Get ready for some fun-filled water games, rubber duck races and other activities.
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Get ready to celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day on January 13! This special day has been around since the late 1970s and is a celebration of everyone's favorite bathtime companion; the rubber duck. Originally invented in 1929 by a man named Peter Ganine, rubber ducks have become a beloved toy for both children and adults alike. So get out there and make some bubbles in honor of this wacky holiday!

History of National Rubber Ducky Day

National Rubber Ducky Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>19th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rubber Duck Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rubber ducks were conceptualized and developed as a toy in the late 19th century with the advent of rubber production.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Iconic Yellow Rubber Duck</div><div class='timeline-text'>The iconic yellow rubber duck became popular in the United States after World War II, becoming a symbol of childhood bath times.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Debut on Sesame Street</div><div class='timeline-text'>The rubber duck was immortalized on Sesame Street as the favorite toy of Ernie, one of the show's main characters.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rubber Duck Races</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Great British Duck Race, where tens of thousands of rubber ducks are released into the River Thames, began as a charity event in London.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World's Largest Rubber Duck</div><div class='timeline-text'>The world's largest rubber duck, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, began touring the world, heightening awareness and appreciation for the iconic toy.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Rubber Ducky 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'>Host a rubber ducky race</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and family, head to a stream or river, and have a rubber ducky race! Have each person decorate their own duck and let them race down the stream. Make sure to pick winners for best decorated duck, fastest duck, etc.</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'>Organize a rubber ducky hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide rubber ducks around your house or neighborhood and organize a scavenger hunt for the kids. Offer prizes for those who find the most ducks or offer clues that lead to different locations where ducks can be found. The possibilities are endless!</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'>Enjoy a rubber ducky picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some of your favorite food, grab a blanket, and head to your local park for a rubber ducky themed picnic. Be sure to bring along some plastic ducks as decorations and even incorporate them into the food – from cupcakes to sandwiches.</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'>Make a rubber ducky craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative with some supplies from the craft store – felt, fabric paint, pipe cleaners, etc. – and make your own rubber ducky craft. Whether it’s a wall hanging, pillow cover, or something else entirely – get creative and show off your work!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Rubber Ducky 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'>Rubber Duckies are Cute</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Everyone loves rubber duckies! Whether they're in the shape of traditional yellow ducks or dressed up in fun outfits, rubber duckies are just so darn cute. They are a fun and whimsical way to liven up any bathtub or pool area.</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'>Rubber Duckies are Affordable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to break the bank to show your love for rubber duckies. You can often purchase inexpensive rubber duckies at your local dollar store. Or, if you want something special, there's plenty of online stores that sell unique and handmade rubber duckies.</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'>Rubber Duckies can be Collected</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you're looking to start a new hobby, consider collecting rubber ducks! There's tons of rare and hard to find rubber duckies out there that make perfect additions to any collection. Plus, it's such a great feeling when you finally track down that elusive duck you've been searching for!</p></div></div>

5 Quirky Facts About Rubber Duckies

National Rubber Ducky Day FAQs

When is National Rubber Ducky Day?

National Rubber Ducky Day is celebrated on January 13th every year. In 2024, National Rubber Ducky Day will fall on a Saturday.

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