Bubble Gum Day
(Also known as Bubblegum Day)
Bubble Gum Day is observed next on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 (128 days from today).
Gum (also known as gum or bio-gum due to the transliteration of chewing-gum) is a form of candy designed to be chewed without swallowing. February 4 was chosen by the author of children's books, Ruth Spiro, as National Bubble Gum Day, for the purpose of charity. Instead of the classic no-gum rule, this day allows kids to break that rule by forgetting to donate 50 cents to school charities. That's why National Bubble Gum Day is so popular.
History of Gum
Gum has existed for a very long time, possibly as far back as ancient Greece. They exist in many different forms. The Greeks chewed the resin of the frankincense tree, the Indians had a habit of chewing betel nut, while the Indians chose pine resin.
Around 1850, a resin from paraffin developed rapidly and became popular, surpassing even turpentine. By 1860, the first modern chewing gum made from chicle sap imported from Mexico into the United States dominated the market. Chicle resin and similar resins are chosen by gum companies for their soft, smooth texture and good taste.
The Mayans began chewing chicle 2,000 years ago, and since then Mexicans have also often chewed this plastic. Dictator Santa Ann himself chewed chicle.
In addition to the ancient Greeks and Mayans, chewing gum can be traced back to a wide range of civilizations around the world, including the Eskimos, South American, Chinese, and Indians from South Asia. This product is mainly modernized and commercialized in the United States. Native Americans chewed resin made from spruce sap.
In 1848, American John B. Curtis chose this practice, producing and selling the first commercial chewing gum called the Gum of Spruce Gum of Maine. Just like that to this day, there are thousands of different types of gum around the world.
What are the benefits of chewing gum?
Gum may be credited for a number of health benefits, such as:
Improve eating habits and control weight.
Helps relieve stress and anxiety
Ear pain relief
Fights dependence on addictive stimulants
Reduces Reflux and Heartburn: Chewing gum and saliva help balance stomach acid levels. It also helps push acid back into the stomach when it starts to crawl out, thus preventing heartburn from occurring. Prevention of tooth decay: When you chew gum containing Xylitol, bacteria will not be attached to tooth enamel.
Improves Memory and Cognitive Ability: Chewing gum is an activity that helps your mind focus on the task at hand. It provides help with information retention, which can improve short-term memory and recall. Chewing sugar-free gum can even help stimulate brain activity levels.
People usually feel good when they chew gum. Blowing bubbles with gum can be entertaining. Chewing gum is one of the most valuable forms of personal entertainment we have available to us today.
Gum is not inherently harmful. It's just that if people use it the wrong way and chew it too many times a day, it can pose some small risk.
Blowing bubble gum or making a clicking sound is not too strange, sometimes it becomes an interesting hobby of many young people.
How to celebrate National Bubble Gum Day
There are many different ways to celebrate Bubble Gum Day. One of them, you can buy and give your child a few pieces of gum when they go to school. Teach them what it means to be charitable. Show your kids why they get a few pieces of candy, and maybe that 50 cents really means a lot to other people in the world. Even on Bubble Gum day you can enjoy several different gum flavors. Or if you are a teacher, organize a bubble blowing contest on your classroom or school campus. Choose the person who blows the biggest gum and keep them for the longest time to give them meaningful gifts. Share your Bubble Gum day on social media with a Hashtag #NationalBubbleGumDay.
ObservedBubble Gum Day has been observed the first Friday in February.
Friday, February 4th, 2022
Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Friday, February 7th, 2025
Friday, February 6th, 2026
Ruth Spiro in 2006