Zipper Day - April 29
Mon, Apr 29, 2024

Zipper Day

Zipper Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to zippers. Today we put on our favorite jacket, zip up quickly, and go to work. But once such convenience was not available to people. Let’s talk about how the zipper appeared, changing everyone’s life for the better. The holiday is celebrated on April 29.


The true history of the Zipper Day remains unknown. According to research by historians, the zipper was first developed by Elias Howe in the 19th century. At that time he received a patent for a device created that would allow two pieces of clothing to be joined together automatically. However, he was left alone with his invention, as he did not offer it on the market or distribute it.

Then at the World’s Fair in Chicago, around the same time, a version of the shoe with a similar clasp mechanism was offered. However, it also did not receive the proper distribution and remained only a piece of history.

The real popularity of the zipper came thanks to engineer Gideon Sandbeck, who on this day in 1913 patented his invention. A few years later it came into use as a shoe element, and later transferred to clothing. The buckle was very popular with the soldiers of the WWI, and then spread around the world and became an integral part in the world of clothing.

Interesting facts

  • In 1989, the longest zipper was made. It is kept in the Netherlands, and the zipper is 2,851 meters long.
  • Half of all zippers today are made in China.
  • The annual output of zippers is so large that if you combine them into one ribbon, it would wrap our planet about 50 times!

How to celebrate

Learn more facts about zippers. Purchase new clothing that uses this zipper.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they like wearing clothes with this type of closure.

When is Zipper Day Celebrated in 2024?

Zipper Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on April the 29th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday April 29 2024
Tuesday April 29 2025

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