Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Date in the current year: January 30, 2017

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Like many other informal holidays dedicated to various objects and phenomena, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day originated in the United States. It is celebrated on the last Monday of January every year.

Bubble wrap is a pliable transparent material used for packing fragile items. It received its name due to small protruding air-filled hemispheres called bubbles. They are designed to provide cushioning for sensitive or fragile items.

Bubble wrap was created by Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding as an easily washable plastic wallpaper. Although their original idea was a failure, Chavannes and Fielding realized that their invention was a great packing material and founded Sealed Air Corporation.

However, bubble wrap is much more than just a packing material. Because it makes a characteristic popping sound when compressed and ruptured, it is also a great source of amusement. No wonder that Sealed Air’s new product, iBubble wrap not able to be popped, wasn’t met with much enthusiasm.

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day was created after a radio station in the city of Bloomington, Indiana received new equipment wrapped in bubble wrap. After being unwrapped and installed, new microphones inadvertently broadcast the sound of bubbles being popped.

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Unofficial Holidays

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Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, informal holiday, unofficial holiday, bubble wrap, Sealed Air