National Mason Jar Day

The Mason jar has been used for over 163 years by farmers to preserve foods that they harvested. They would use them to store pickles, as well as fruits and vegetables. It would also be used to safely store everything from soup to salsa. And it’s an invention that’s still used to this day.

Some people continue to use them to store foods, and others have adapted them to be used as drinking vessels. Regardless of how you use them, you might want to take a few moments to honor them by observing National Mason Jar Day on November 30th every year.

The History of the Mason Jar

The Mason jar was first invented in 1858 by John Landis Mason. He was a native of New Jersey who invented the jars as something that could be used for heat-based canning. Heat-based canning was a popular concept for preserving foods for long periods of time since 1806, but before Mason jars were invented, champagne bottles were used. Ball Corporation began to mass-produce these jars in the 20th century, and the rest is history.

Observing National Mason Jar Day

The Mason jar is a traditional American vessel, and that’s because it’s been around since the mid-19th century. Through all those years, people have found all kinds of different uses for them. They have used them for pressure canning, for making pickles, as drinking vessels, and they have even used them for art projects.

Therefore, if you’re looking to celebrate this holiday, then take a few moments to find a way to incorporate the Mason jar into your life. While you’re doing so, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalMasonJarDay to spread the word about it to all of your peers.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 30 Saturday
Next year (2025)
November 30 Sunday
Last year (2023)
November 30 Thursday
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