National Bathtub Day

Celebrated on the 7th of October annually, National Bathtub Day is a holiday that encourages people to think more about the centerpiece of many bathrooms. These large containers for holding bath water are usually made out of porcelain-enameled steel, cast iron, fiberglass-reinforced polyester, or thermoformed acrylic and come in several different sizes.

They’re perfect for not only enjoying a nice bubble bath but also for unwinding and relaxing. Although more and more people seem to be moving towards showers and away from bathtubs, there are still many of us who think of them as an important place in the home. It’s for this reason that many people celebrate this holiday when it rolls around every year.

The History of National Bathtub Day

Bathtubs have been around for quite a long time. They can be found among some of the earliest plumbing systems of the Indus River Valley, approximately 8,000+ years ago. However, these early tubs had to be filled manually, and the water had to be removed from them manually.

A tedious process that required quite a bit of work and time. It wouldn’t be until the 19th century that the modern bathtub was invented. John Michael Kohler invented the modern bathtub when he took a cast-iron horse trough and covered it with an enamel finish.

Since then, the design of the modern bathtub has changed very little — with the only notable changes being the addition of a drain and connecting them to modern plumbing systems. Who invented National Bathtub Day? At this point, we’re not entirely sure.

It’s quite possible that it was invented by a bathtub manufacturer or was created by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. It’s also possible that it was invented by a plumber or even someone who just loves soaking in a hot bath.

We may never know exactly where this holiday came from, but we’ll continue to try to find its origins as we research deeper into the subject.

Observing National Bathtub Day

Learning more about bathtubs, installing a new tub in your home, or simply enjoying a nice hot bath are the main ways that people observe this holiday. People also tend to spread the news about this holiday online using the hashtag #NationalBathtubDay on social media.

Sharing a nice bubble bath with your significant other is also a great way to observe this holiday. A few candles, some scented oils, and maybe a handful of rose petals can easily turn an ordinary bath into a romantic getaway. Sounds like a great way to spend a day, if you ask us.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 7 Monday
Next year (2025)
October 7 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
October 7 Saturday
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