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National Paper Airplane Day

May 26

National Paper Airplane Day - May 26

National Paper Airplane Day on May 26 pays homage to that delightful toy of folded paper. Good paper airplanes stay in the air for a long time, and require a good hand, experience, and patience.

The History

Creation of paper airplanes is a variation of the Japanese art of origami. It first appeared in ancient China, and acquired a distinct form in Japan. In the 1930s, engineer Jack Northrop created paper models of airplanes to test the aerodynamic characteristics of real aircraft. In 1998, a world record was set: a paper airplane stayed in the air for 27.6 seconds. Ken Blackburn set this record. In 2010, Takuo Toda created a paper airplane that flew for 29.2 seconds.

Interesting Facts

Creating paper models develops creativity.

  1. Practicing origami is similar to meditation, and teaches perseverance, patience, and creativity.
  2. Creation of paper objects is an opportunity to show individuality: the paper often has different colors; ornamentation is applied in the form of patterns.
  3. Working with paper is a great alternative to constantly using a smartphone or computer. It is a useful activity that develops fine motor skills and cognitive abilities.

On this holiday, fold a paper airplane, and go have an ice cream! It is a trip to your childhood; the tour is free, and the emotions are priceless.

When is National Paper Airplane Day celebrated in 2022?

National Paper Airplane Day is observed on May 26 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 26 2022
Friday May 26 2023
Sunday May 26 2024
Monday May 26 2025

Details

Date:
May 26
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Venue

United States

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