Ken Day - March 13
Wed, Mar 13, 2024

Ken Day

Ken Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to the Ken doll. Speaking of the doll world, it is impossible to imagine the famous Barbie without her partner. Ken was introduced later, two years later. Soon it was impossible to imagine Barbie without Ken, and his popularity skyrocketed. It is celebrated on March 13.


The doll’s full name is Ken Carson. It was created by Mattel, a major toy company. The world first saw Ken at the toy fair, where the company presented its new creation in 1961. He originally had very short hair and was quite thin. Later, Ken turned into a pumped-up, handsome man.

The humanoid dolls from Mattel were produced in the same universe. Barbie quickly fell in love with society, began to appear cartoon series, comic books and other things. The pair remained indivisible until 2004. However, the company decided to separate them and released an Australian surfer doll, Blaine Gordon, who became the new partner. Ken got his beloved back in 2011, which was a bright and memorable event in the toy world!

Interesting facts

  • Barbie, released in 1959, ushered in a new era in the creation of humanoid dolls.
  • The name Ken was given in honor of the son of the married couple, the founders of the company, Kenneth.
  • Ken is 1.3 cm taller than his partner. His height is 31 cm.

How to celebrate

Buy your daughter dolls from the Barbie universe at Ken Day. There are many variations of Ken’s image. Collect them all! Learn more online about the universe of dolls from Mattel. You can also check out the collections of dolls from the Barbie universe.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they like Barbie dolls, Ken dolls and many others from Mattel.

When is Ken Day celebrated in 2024?

Ken Day is observed on March 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday March 13 2024
Thursday March 13 2025