National Brown-Bag-It Day - May 25
Thu, May 25, 2023

National Brown-Bag-It Day

National Brown Bag it Day is an American holiday dedicated to brown paper bags for wrapping. It is a great invention of mankind. Such packaging has several advantages at once: it is environmentally friendly, easy to recycle, allows you to maintain an optimal temperature for products, and is practical. It is celebrated annually on May 25.


The history of National Brown Bag it Day is not known. Supposedly the holiday began to be celebrated after 2010.

The creation of brown bags for packaging is attributed to F. Wolle, M. Knight, and W. Deubener. They all worked hard to develop the best bag that would meet our needs in every way. And they succeeded. Modern paper bags are a great alternative to classic plastic bags and cellophane bags.

By choosing brown bags for lunch packaging, you are also helping our environment become better. They are made from recycled paper, so they are easily recyclable and decompose in the environment without contaminating it.

Interesting facts

  • У. Goodale was the first person to receive a patent for the invention of paper bags in 1869.
  • The popularity of paper bags in the United States came in the second half of the 20th century.
  • Standard paper bags hold an average of 14 products.

How to celebrate

Be more active in using brown bags on this day. Stop ordering food from cafes and bring your own lunch. It’s a great way to save money, and use brown paper bags for packing.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, how often do they use brown bags?

When is National Brown-Bag-It Day celebrated in 2023?

National Brown-Bag-It Day is observed on May 25 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 25 2023
Saturday May 25 2024
Sunday May 25 2025

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