Chewing Gum Day - September 30
Fri, Sep 30, 2022

Chewing Gum Day

Chewing Gum Day is celebrated every year on September 30th and is dedicated to entertainment loved by millions of people around the world for its pleasant texture, bubbles and fun clicks.

History

Many people think that chewing gum is a modern invention, but it is much older than it may seem. In the city of Kierikka in Finland, a piece of chewing gum was discovered, which is almost 5 thousand years old. It was made from resin collected from tree bark. This remedy was used as a natural antiseptic. Scientists managed to find teeth marks on this piece.

Interesting Facts

Chewing gum was used already in ancient Greece, then it was called mastic gum, since the raw material for manufacturing is the resin of the mastic tree. The finished product had antiseptic properties, so it was used to maintain oral health. The Aztecs, Mayans, and also Native Americans also used various substances for chewing – the juice of firs, chicle. Gum became a truly commercial product in the mid-19th century, when a product called Maine Pure Spruce Gum was invented, and flavored gum appeared in 1860.

Interesting Facts

  • Today, the chewing gum market is huge, manufacturers offer a huge selection of products that differ in color, aroma, taste, there are sugar-free chewing gums that care for the oral cavity.
  • Research has shown that chewing gum improves memory and reduces stress.
  • Use sugar-free chewing gum and your teeth will be reliably protected from caries.
  • Try chewing gum while chopping onions and you won’t cry.

How to celebrate

Join the holiday – start chewing, write a post about chewing gum, tell the story of appearance, varieties, benefits. Use the hashtag #NationalChewingGumDay on social media. Throw a party and have a fun contest for the biggest bubble to pop.

When is Chewing Gum Day in 2022?

Chewing Gum Day is observed on September 30 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 30 2022
Saturday September 30 2023
Monday September 30 2024
Tuesday September 30 2025
Wednesday September 30 2026

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