National Bobblehead Day is an annual celebration feasted on January 7th of every year. The spring-connected head bobbing figurines are the most famous collectible toys. Not all of us can take our favorite personalities to our homes.
However, it is not right with the bobbleheads as you can have all your stars from the almighty to celebrities, cricketers to the basketball team, cartoon characters to mascots.
So it’s time to celebrate all the spring-connected head bobbing figurines. Get ready to celebrate the oversized head of any of your favorites connected to its body with a spring on National Bobblehead Day.
History of National Bobblehead Day:
National Bobblehead Day has been celebrated since the year 2015. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has established this national observance Day. Bobblehead is also known as a nodder, bobblehead, or wobbler.
It is a type of collectible toy whose head is often oversized when compared to its body. The head of the bobblehead is connected to the body by a spring or hook instead of a solid connection.
Thus a light tap will cause the head to bobble, hence this name. Bobbleheads are found in different shapes, sizes, and have been in existence for 100 years.
The figurines of Buddha and various other religious figures called “temple nodders” were produced in Asia during the seventeenth century. These bobbleheads were created with ceramics initially.
The bobbleheads variety has grown to include relatively obscure popular culture figures and notable people over the years. This is true in the case of the material as the bobbleheads are switched from ceramic to plastic.
Thanjavur Dolls are the famous bobblehead dolls in India. They are of a class known as “Thanjavur Thalayatti Bommai” in the Tamil language, which means “Tanjore Head-Shaking Doll.”
They were made of clay or wood and painted in bright colors and kept as a part of the Navarathri festival that is exhibited. Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2016 has opened a house with the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads.
It is a hall of fame section for the best bobbleheads, and it also has the history, making of bobbleheads, and more.
How to Celebrate National Bobblehead Day:
Get to know more about the history of bobbleheads and their making. Take this Day as the best opportunity to collect all the bobbleheads of celebrities.
Invite your family and friends on this Day to showcase all your so far bobblehead collections. Be it a celebrity, a team of players, mascots, and cartoon characters.
How to observe National Bobblehead Day:
National Bobblehead Day is the perfect opportunity to explore the world of bobbleheads.
- Share your favorite bobblehead, or collect a new one!
- Give the gift of a bobblehead to someone you know.
- Learn something new about bobblehead history.
- Visit the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
Some Interesting Bobblehead Facts:
If you want to learn a little bit more about bobbleheads and their history, allow us to entertain you with some interesting facts we’ve uncovered over the course of our research.
We think the following bobblehead day facts will give you something to share with your friends and family on this holiday.
- The first sports bobbles were made during the 1920s.
- A pair of Chinese bobbleheads made during the early 19th century sold for over $35,000 at an auction in 2010.
- The biggest bobblehead in the world is one that resembles a Saint Bernard and is over 15-feet tall.