Pack Your Lunch Day is an annual American holiday devoted to lunchboxes and snacks between meals. In today’s world, with work taking up most of our time, lunches have become especially popular. Now in between work/study you can easily satisfy your hunger and wait for a full meal. The holiday is celebrated on March 10.
The story of Pack Your Lunch Day begins around the 19th century. When the workday was very long, people had to bring their own food to work. Initially, various paper wrappers were used for this purpose. That all changed in the 1860s, when the first patents for lunchboxes began to appear. They were reusable food packages. It was in the labor movement that they became very popular.
Today, lunchboxes continue to be in demand. They are made of non-toxic, reusable plastic. There appeared multi-sectional boxes in which you could divide your food: put a salad, main course, fruit and other things. Lunchboxes have become an indispensable attribute of schoolchildren/students. Children’s lunchboxes are often decorated with different prints that depict superheroes, cars, animals, and more.
- Mickey Mouse was the first character used to decorate a lunchbox. The event took place in 1935.
- Using a lunchbox allows you to turn a snack into almost a full meal.
- Instead of lunchboxes, many people prefer to buy quick snacks. However, you have to be careful with chips, popcorn, burgers, etc. These are very fatty and caloric foods, which are not very useful if eaten constantly.
How to celebrate
Celebrating Pack Your Lunch Day is a great excuse to rethink your snacks to make them healthier. Start using lunchboxes to take enough food with you to work. Buy lunchboxes for your kids so they no longer feel hungry at school/university.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they use lunchboxes.
When is Pack Your Lunch Day celebrated in 2024?
Pack Your Lunch Day is observed on March 10 each year.