National Rubber Ducky Day - January 13
Sat, Jan 13, 2024

National Rubber Ducky Day

National Rubber Ducky Day is an American rubber ducky holiday. These cute toys are so popular with children and often act as an integral element of bath procedures. Celebrated every year on January 13th.


The history of the toy is calculated for centuries. For all its time, the product has undergone many changes. The first examples were made in the 1800s when rubber gained popularity. During the wars, other materials were used for it, since rubber was in short supply.

The official start of the start of sales of this product is considered to be 1928, when the toy was patented by Landon Smart Lawrence. Back then, you could often find cute products called “ducky” in stores.

This product was featured in the Sesame Street movie. She was Ernie’s character’s favorite toy, who always carried it with him. Jim Henson also dedicated a song to this toy. However, the peak of popularity came in 2001. Then it turned out that Elizabeth II has her own duck in the bath. Sales of toys increased by 83%.

The toy has become so popular that now you can even meet collectors who collect rubber ducks of different years of release.

Interesting facts

  • In 1992, more than 20 ducks were heading to Washington by boat. A storm began and all the toys fell overboard. They say they sailed to the Arctic, froze there, and then thawed and are now drifting in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • In many cities around the world, rubber duck swimming competitions are held. More than 200 thousand toys took part in the London race.

How to celebrate

If you still don’t have this cute toy, then National Rubber Ducky Day is a good reason to get one. Don’t forget to take a duck bath. If possible, be sure to attend duck swimming competitions and even take part in them.

Share information about the holiday online. Let more people know about such a funny holiday!

When is National Rubber Ducky Day celebrated in 2024?

National Rubber Ducky Day is observed on January 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday January 13 2024
Monday January 13 2025
Tuesday January 13 2026
Wednesday January 13 2027

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