Colorful and weightless, with inscriptions or plain – they rush into the sky and delight us on special occasions. There is no person in the world who has not blown up a balloon at least once in their life.
Balloons Around the World Day was founded by Jeff Brown in 2000. Initially, it was celebrated unofficially, but the people of America fell in love with it so much that it began to be celebrated every year on October 1. Today, it is easy to find balloons of any shape and color, so you can always use your imagination to create an original composition. Mention of balloons has a long history. For example, the Aztecs inflated the intestines of animals to make a sacrifice. In India, balls were created from the bladders of marine inhabitants. Rubber balloons were created in 1824, but not at all for the holiday. Michael Faraday – English physicist and chemist used them as experiments with hydrogen. Then other materials were practiced: latex, foil, nylon… Various technologies were used.
Catch amazing facts that you didn’t know for sure:
- a balloon is able to lift a person into the air—Jan Ashpole proved this by rising 3 kilometers above the ground with the help of 600 balloons filled with helium;
- Larry Moss is a famous American designer who creates copies of paintings using balloons;
- Andrew Dahl set the Guinness World Record by blowing 23 balloons with his nose in 3 minutes;
- balloons are even used in cooking – with their help, it is easy to prepare chocolate cups that can be filled with delicious fillings.
How to take part
When you see balloons, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Of course, a party! Arrange a fun holiday, decorate your house beautifully, and invite your friends. Buy balloons and give them to passersby – this way you will bring joy to strangers and receive gratitude in the form of smiles. Another way to celebrate the day is to join in the art. Check out the instructions for creating balloons and create your own masterpiece.
When is Balloons Around the World Day in 2023?
Balloons Around the World Day is observed on October 1 each year.