National Bobblehead Day
National Bobblehead Day is an annual celebration feasted on January 7th of every year. The spring-connected head bobbing figurines are the most famous collectible toys. Not all of us can take our favorite personalities to our home. However, it is not right with the bobbleheads as you can have all your stars from the almighty to celebrities, cricketer to the basketball team, cartoon characters to mascots. So it’s time to celebrate all the spring-connected head bobbing figurines. Get ready to celebrate the oversized head of any of your favorite connected to its body with a spring on the National Bobblehead Day.
“Never thought I’d be a bobble-head, but little did I know.” – Kenan Thompson
History of National Bobblehead Day
The National Bobblehead Day has been celebrated since the year 2015. National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has established this national observance Day. Bobblehead is also known as a nodder, bobblehead, or wobbler. It is is a type of collectible toy whose head is often oversized when compared to its body. The head of the bobblehead is connected to the body by a spring or hook instead of a solid connection. Thus a light tap will cause the head to bobble, hence this name. Bobbleheads are found in different shapes, sizes and have been in existence for 100 years. The figurines of Buddha and various other religious figures called “temple nodders” were produced in Asia during the seventeenth century. These bobbleheads were created with ceramics initially.
The bobbleheads variety has grown to include relatively obscure popular culture figures and notable people over the years. This is true in the case of the material as the bobbleheads are switched from the ceramic to plastic. Thanjavur Dolls are the famous bobblehead dolls in India. They are of a class known as “Thanjavur Thalayatti Bommai” in the Tamil language, which means “Tanjore Head-Shaking Doll.” They were made of clay or wood and painted in bright colors and kept as a part of Navarathri festival that is exhibited. Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2016 has opened a house with the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads. It is a hall of fame section for the best bobbleheads, and it also has the history, making of bobbleheads and more.
Other Celebrations on January 7
January 7 is also celebrated as
- Old Rock Day
- Weigh-In Day
- Harlem Globetrotters Day
- I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day
- National Tempura Day
How to Celebrate National Bobblehead Day
Celebrating the National Bobblehead Day is quite simple. Get to know more about the history of bobbleheads and its making. Take this Day as the best opportunity to collect all the bobbleheads of celebrities. Invite your family and friends on this Day to showcase all your so far bobblehead collections. Be it a celebrity, a team of players, mascots, and cartoon characters. Share your bobbleheads collection on social media using the hashtag #BobbleheadDay.