World and National Play-Doh Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on September 16
Now here's a holiday that just can't be limited to a "National" day. Play-Doh is a popular child's toy around the world. So in 2015, Hasbro Toys, the creator of this special day, wisely changed the title to World Play-Doh Day.
Both World Play-Doh Day and National Play-Doh Day celebrates a great childhood play toy. Play-Doh was invented in the mid 1950s. It has entertained millions of children, allowing them to express their creativity, both at home and in the classroom.
The invention was simple. A school teacher wanted a safe modeling clay for her pre-schoolers. She asked her brother-in-law Joseph McVicker, who worked at a chemical company, to come up with something. The result was simple....flour, water and food coloring.
It's fun and easy to celebrate World Play-Doh Day and National Play-Doh Day. Simply pull out the Play-Doh and ......Play! There are other brands of play clay on the market. Having raised three children, this author has never seen a better brand than Play-Doh.
Happy World Play-Doh Day and National Play-Doh Day!
Origin of World Pay-Doh Day and National Play-Doh Day:
Play-doh was created in 1955 by Joseph McVicker of Kutol Chemicals in Cincinnati, Ohio. It hit the market in 1956, and has been a popular play toy ever since. It was created because McVicker's sister-in-law wanted a safe, clay-like product for her nursery school children to use. Noah and Joseph McVicker received U.S. Patent No. 3,167,440 for Play-Doh.
Hasbro Toys, the current makers of Play-doh, say it a little differently. From their website, they state: "The story of PLAY-DOH modeling compound begins in 1956 when scientists at Rainbow Crafts, a Cincinnati soap and cleaning compound company, stumbled upon a new use for the unique dough-like cleaning product. The company realized this products potential as a childs modeling compound; and thus, the original, reusable PLAY-DOH compound was born."
National Play-Doh Day was created in 2006 by Hasbro toys. In 2006, Hasbro changed the title to World Play-Doh Day, to recognize Play-Doh's popularity around the world.
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