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Sesame Street Day

Celebrate Sesame Street Day with your favourite furry friends! Sing and dance along to classic songs, watch episodes, and have a blast!
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When it is?
November 10
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Introduction

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate Sesame Street Day on November 10! This day recognizes the beloved children's show that has been entertaining kids for over 50 years. It was first aired in 1969 and since then, it has become a classic around the world. The lovable characters like Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and so many more have helped teach valuable life lessons to generations of children. So let's celebrate this special day by singing along to some of our favorite songs from Sesame Street!

History of Sesame Street Day

Sesame Street Day Dates

Sesame Street Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sesame Street's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first episode of Sesame Street aired on November 10, 1969, by the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop).</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'>Introduction of Elmo</div><div class='timeline-text'>Elmo, one of Sesame Street's most beloved characters, made his debut.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mr. Snuffleupagus Revealed</div><div class='timeline-text'>For years, Big Bird's friend Mr. Snuffleupagus was thought to be imaginary by other characters, until he was finally revealed to them all.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Super Grover Flies</div><div class='timeline-text'>Grover's superhero alter ego, Super Grover, becomes a recurring character providing comedic relief with his "super" antics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Sesame Street Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first official Sesame Street Day was celebrated in New York City, recognizing the show's educational contribution to children.</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'>50th Anniversary</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sesame Street celebrated its golden anniversary with a special episode, continuing its legacy of educating and entertaining kids worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Sesame Street 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 an episode</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some popcorn and snacks and watch an episode of Sesame Street. You can find episodes on Youtube, Netflix, or on the official Sesame Street website.</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'>Sing along</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab a few friends and have a karaoke night singing all the classic Sesame Street songs. You can find the lyrics online, so everyone can join in.</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'>Take a quiz</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Test your knowledge of Sesame Street with a quiz. You can find plenty of quizzes online that will test your knowledge of the characters, songs, and other fun facts.</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'>Dress up</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Have a dress up party and dress up as your favorite Sesame Street character. You can find costumes online or make some yourself!</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'>Play games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and play a few rounds of Sesame Street themed games. You can find plenty of board games online or make up your own.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Sesame Street 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 teaches important values</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sesame Street has been teaching children important lessons since its debut in 1969. From respect and kindness to sharing and problem solving, Sesame Street recognizes the importance of early learning and helps to instill positive values in young viewers.</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’s fun & entertaining</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Although the main purpose of Sesame Street is to educate, making it fun for kids is also a top priority. From zany characters to silly songs and dances, Sesame Street offers a wealth of entertainment that will keep young viewers engaged - and maybe even teach them something too!</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 promotes diversity & inclusion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Inclusivity is at the heart of what makes Sesame Street unique. From its diverse cast of charismatic Muppets to its inclusive storylines celebrating different cultures, genders, and family structures, Sesame Street strives to promote acceptance and understanding in a lighthearted and enjoyable way.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for Sesame Street 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'>Sesame Street was Co-Created by a Woman</h3><p class='facts-content'>Joan Ganz Cooney co-created Sesame Street. As a television producer, she noticed a lack of educational content for children on television and decided to make a difference by creating the show.</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'>Sesame Street has Won Over 100 Emmy Awards</h3><p class='facts-content'>This beloved children's show is arguably the most award-winning television program in history, receiving countless Emmy Awards over its lengthy run.</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'>Sesame Street has its Own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p class='facts-content'>In recognition of its cultural impact, Sesame Street was awarded its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.</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'>Sesame Street is Telecasted in Over 150 Countries</h3><p class='facts-content'>The educational outreach of Sesame Street is truly global with the show being broadcasted in more than 150 countries, making its cast of characters some of the most universally recognizable in the world.</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'>First Show to Utilize Educators and Researchers for Creating Content</h3><p class='facts-content'>Sesame Street was groundbreaking in its extensive use of research, education advisors, and psychologists to ensure that the show was as engaging as it was informative.</p></div></div>

Sesame Street Day FAQs

When is Sesame Street Day?

Sesame Street Day is celebrated on November 10 every year. In 2024 Sesame Street Day will occur on a Sunday.

Sesame Street Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Nov 10

Friday

2024

Nov 10

Sunday

2025

Nov 10

Monday

2026

Nov 10

Tuesday

2027

Nov 10

Wednesday

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