One weird holiday on January 7 is National Bobblehead Day. Check out the other weird January holidays!
History of National Bobblehead Day
In December 2014, the Nat’l Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum submitted Bobblehead Day to be a holiday. Having only been announced themselves the month prior, the museum opened in 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it currently is home to the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads.
Bobbleheads were originally invented in Germany over 100 years ago. Prior to that, there were similar figures made of Buddha and other spiritual figures, and these were called “temple nodders.” They spread to the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, and now there are bobbleheads for almost every famous person.
Many sports teams and venues offer a free bobblehead day throughout the year. You should find out when your local freebie day is and head to the arena to get your own!
Bobbleheads are a popular item for people to collect, although others find them a little bit creepy. There is a wide range in prices based on how rare the item is. This weird holiday about bobbleheads is a great time to let loose your inner child and add to your collection!
Ideas to Celebrate National Bobblehead Day
Here are some great ways for Bobbers (the fans of Bobbleheads) to celebrate this weird holidays:
- Visit the Nat’l Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
- Buy a new bobblehead for your own collection
- Reorganize your bobblehead collection
- Give a bobblehead as a gift
- Share this post on social media so others can learn about its history
- Try making your own bobblehead
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