National Doorbell Day

When was the last time you thought about your doorbell? If you don’t know, then don’t worry because most of us don’t give much thought to the doorbell. The only time we think about this device is when someone is ringing it. So, it’s quite surprising that someone thought enough about doorbells to actually create a holiday around them.

This holiday is known as National Doorbell Day and it’s observed annually on October 31st. This is the day on which everyone is encouraged to give a little bit of thought to their doorbells and maybe even buy a new doorbell if they think they need one.

The History Of National Doorbell Day

This holiday was created by Broan NuTone—a company that sells a number of different items, including doorbells. Joseph Henry invented the first electric doorbell in 1831 and during the Great Depression, J. Ralph Corbett invented doorbells that feature different chimes. The reason that National Doorbell Day falls on Halloween is that this day of the year is when the doorbell is rung more than any other time of the year.

Interesting Facts About Doorbells

Let’s go over some interesting facts about doorbells so that we’re well informed for National Doorbell Day.

  • Doorbells were originally fully mechanical.
  • During the Victorian Era, doorbells were either Twist Doorbells, or Pull Doorbells.
  • The Ring Video Doorbell was originally called a DoorBot.
  • Amazon now owns Ring.
  • Ring doorbells deter intruders and can reduce robberies by up to 50%.

Observing National Doorbell Day

National Doorbell Day can be observed by taking a few moments to evaluate the doorbell you have outside of your door. Does it still serve your needs, or should you replace it with some more modern like a video doorbell?

It’s also a good day to learn more about the history of the doorbell. While this day is being celebrated, don’t forget to also use the hashtag #NationalDoorbellDay on your social media feeds.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 31 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
October 31 Thursday
Last year (2022)
October 31 Monday
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