Balloons Around The World Day

Balloons Around The World is a holiday observed on October 1st every year that encourages children of all ages to play with balloons, make balloon art, and decorate their homes with balloons. It is a holiday that can be traced back to 2000 and has been growing in popularity ever since.

On this day, not only will balloon artists show off their amazing skills, but average people can also try their hand at using balloons in creative ways.

The History Of Balloons Around The World

Balloons Around The World was created by Jeff Brown in 2000 to encourage everyone to play with balloons. Although we are unsure of the motivation for creating this holiday, we think it was probably a way for him to bring smiles to people’s faces.

Now that we have talked about the holiday, let’s turn our attention to finding out when the first balloons were invented. To find the true origins of the balloon, we have to go back to the ancient Aztecs – people who inflated cat intestines to make shapes of objects to present to the gods. We suppose those shapes were the first balloon animals.

Near the end of the 18th century, the first hydrogen-filled gas balloon was flown, and a hundred years later, the first weather balloons were launched. However, for the first modern balloons, you have to go back to 1824. This is when Michael Faraday invented the first modern balloon.

Observing Balloons Around The World

Balloons Around The World can be enjoyed simply by flying balloons, making balloon sculptures, decorating with balloons, or using them in other creative ways. While you’re doing so, be sure to use the hashtag #BalloonsAroundTheWorld to spread the joy of this holiday around the globe. Let’s show the world just how much fun balloons can be to play with.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday
Fun & Joy