Tin Can Day - January 19
Fri, Jan 19, 2024

Tin Can Day

Tin Can Day is an American holiday dedicated to tin cans. This type of packaging has allowed manufacturers to keep their products much longer. Celebrated annually on January 19th.


There is no information about the history of Tin Can Day, but the tin cans themselves have come a long way of development before appearing before us in their modern form. In 1818, the American manufacturer Durand introduced the world to the first samples of tin cans, which were made of tinplate. Over time, they have gained wide popularity.

The names of some more famous people are associated with the popularization of the canning method. Developer Brian Donkin from the English kingdom of Northumbria built the first tin can factory. The first patent for the production of such packages was received by Peter Durant, and Nicolas Upper made their use possible. He came up with a method of canning that involved sterilizing food before placing it in jars. It is thanks to Apper that we can buy green peas and open them in a few months without fear that they will spoil by this time.

Interesting facts

  • An interesting fact is that the first canned food was found in the tomb of the Pharaoh during excavations. It was duck meat embalmed in olive oil and placed in an earthenware jar.
  • The can opener was invented in the USA in 1860.
  • Banks with a key to open were also invented in the USA, but already in the middle of the 20th century.

How to celebrate

Add tin cans to your Tin Can Day diet. You can also cook many interesting dishes based on canned products. Learn more about the production technology of canned foods that are packaged in cans.

Share information about the holiday on social networks. Discuss with other users their favorite canned foods.

When is Tin Can Day celebrated in 2024?

Tin Can Day is observed on January 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday January 19 2024
Sunday January 19 2025
Monday January 19 2026
Tuesday January 19 2027