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Hot Air Balloon Day - June 5
Wed, Jun 5, 2024

Hot Air Balloon Day

Hot-Air Balloon Day is one of the most beautiful and colorful holidays in America. Visit a festival of hot air balloons, see how these large and almost weightless structures smoothly rise into the sky. The sight is truly mesmerizing.

History

Nowadays, we perceive balloons only as a means of travel, photo shoots, romantic dates, and entertainment. But once, during the Civil War, they were even used for gathering military intelligence. The first balloon flight was made in 1783. Since then, the design has changed a little, and they have become safer and more beautiful, which has increased their popularity. Real festivals are organized where dozens, even hundreds, of colorful balloons slowly rise into the sky one after another, creating an unusually beautiful and unique picture that literally takes your breath away.

Hot-Air Balloon Day’s origin is unknown. But it is a truly magical day. It is worth it to rise into the sky at least once and admire the landscapes from a bird’s-eye view, as a romantic date or a beautiful photo session. If you are afraid of heights and do not want to go up in a hot-air balloon, visit a festival and watch the colorful balloons rising. You will love it! It will be an experience you will never forget.

Interesting Facts

Did you know?

  1. The first balloon weighed 450 kg and had a volume of 1000 m3.
  2. In 1999, a balloon flight was made around the Earth.
  3. In 2010, Jonathan Trapp flew across the English Channel on a bunch of balloons attached to a chair.
  4. The largest balloon in Europe is the Record balloon, with a volume of 4200 m3. Record’s basket holds 36 people of average weight.

When is Hot-Air Balloon Day celebrated in 2024?

Hot-Air Balloon Day is observed on June 5 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday June 5 2024
Thursday June 5 2025
Friday June 5 2026
Saturday June 5 2027
Monday June 5 2028
Tuesday June 5 2029