National Package Protection Day

A problem that has been increasing over the last few years is the theft of packages from people’s porches. It is estimated that every year, over 1.7 million packages are stolen, and it is a problem so common that you can see thousands of videos online of thieves walking off with packages.

This has prompted people to take protective measures to ensure that their packages do not become the next target. It has also prompted the creation of a holiday known as National Package Protection Day, which is observed on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving every year. The purpose of this holiday is to raise the public’s awareness of potential package thefts so that everyone can take preventative measures to stop them.

The History of National Package Protection Day

This holiday was created by RING—the company that makes those doorbells that capture video of the front of a person’s home. Although we do not know when they invented this holiday exactly, it was sometime between the company’s conception in 2012 and the time that we first caught wind of this holiday in 2019.

Since its inception, it has been a holiday that has been increasing in popularity as more and more people realize that they are vulnerable to package thieves.

Observing National Package Protection Day

Protecting their packages is important to everyone, especially during the holiday season. That is why many people are probably going to want to celebrate this holiday. They can do so by adding a Ring doorbell or some other security camera to their home, by adding a secure package dropbox to the front of their home, or by having their packages held at a secure location such as a UPS office.

People can also spread the word about this holiday by using the hashtag #NationalPackageProtectionDay to remind everyone around the world that they too should take measures to protect their holiday packages.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 4 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
December 3 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
November 29 Wednesday