National Buy a Musical Instrument Day - May 22
Mon, May 22, 2023

National Buy a Musical Instrument Day

National Buy a Musical Instrument Day is an American holiday celebrating the purchase of a new musical instrument. If you are little friends with music, then this holiday can be devoted to learning to play a certain instrument. Try your hand at guitar, drums, violin, and more. Perhaps you will find your vocation. The holiday is celebrated annually on May 22.


Music has long accompanied human society. In the ancient world it was no longer a means of entertainment, but an important part of the ceremonies that shamans organized to establish connections with deities and the various forces of nature.

The oldest instrument is the drum. It was made of a wooden frame, which was covered with animal skin. Today the technology of its production has not changed much. But in addition to the standard multi-dimensional drums there were added percussion cymbals, made of metal.

A significant development of musical instruments took place during the Renaissance. It was there that many of the instruments we know today were created and refined to their modern form. The Renaissance period was a time when many musical instruments were created and refined to their present form.

Interesting facts

  • Most instruments together are found in orchestras. There it is customary to divide them into several groups: brass (brass and woodwind), percussion, and string bowed instruments.
  • In 2009, archaeologists in Germany discovered an ancient flute, the age of which is about 35 thousand years.
  • Violinmakers say that strings are better made of light horsehair, they are more durable and sound better than strings made of dark hair.

How to celebrate

Enroll in a course to learn to play a musical instrument. If you already know how to play, visit a store to buy a new instrument.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they know how to play a musical instrument.

When is National Buy a Musical Instrument Day celebrated in 2023?

National Buy a Musical Instrument Day is observed on May 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday May 22 2023
Wednesday May 22 2024
Thursday May 22 2025

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