National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day:
The National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day takes place on the Second Wednesday in October. It is a day set aside for people to cuddle with a teddy bear.
Why National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day?
The teddy bear is one of the most common toys that people had in their childhood. A teddy bear offers comfort and love, and many people, in their childhood, cuddled it when they were sick or frightened. In adulthood, teddy bears are a sign of love, and they give you a cheerful day when you have one at your workplace. Teddy bears come in different sizes and shapes, and they are therefore perfect for all ages. When you carry a teddy bear during this day, you are able to give a sign of encouragement to those who are around you. By taking part in this day, people are also reminded that there is nothing wrong with being comforted every now and then.
How Can We Celebrate National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day:
You can celebrate the national Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day in the following ways:
- Carry a teddy bear to work or school
This is the major way of celebrating this special day. You can carry your teddy bear to your workplace or school and then use it to enjoy a little bit of comfort all day. You can carry your favorite childhood teddy bear, and if you do not have one, you can just buy one and take it with you.
- Make your teddy
If you have the time, you can choose to be crafty on this day and make your own teddy bear. This can be a lot of fun if you are doing it with your friends, family, or colleagues. Besides, many toy stores sell teddy bear parts that you can easily assemble and build your perfect teddy bear
- Share your teddy
You can also celebrate this special day by sharing your teddy bears with others. If you have multiple teddy bears that you received as a gift in your childhood, you can share these with those who do not have them. This way, you will be sharing love and comfort with others. You can also bring all your teddy bears to work or school and let your friends enjoy as you tell the stories behind each one.
- Watch films about Teddy bears
You can also spend this day watching films and documentaries about teddy bears. Many movies have been created about teddies, and watching them will remind you just how comforting these toys are. You can watch the films alone, or you can invite others to watch them with you.
- Share your memories on social media
The other way that you can celebrate this special day is by sharing memories of your first childhood teddy and how the teddy helped you overcome tough situations. You can share these memories on social media platforms together with the images of that teddy. Use the Hashtags #NationalBringYourTeddyBearToWork/school And #BringYourTeddyBearToWork/school
Interesting Facts about oi Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day:
Some of the interesting facts about teddy bears include:
- The first stuffed bear toy was invented by Margaret Steiff. She was a German toymaker who made this invention after going to the zoo with her nephew in 1903.
- The largest teddy bear in the world measures 55 feet, and it was created in America, while the smallest teddy bear measures 0.29 inches tall and was created by an artist from South Africa.
- A person who collects teddy bears is known as an arctophile. The person who has the largest teddy bear collection in the world is Jackie Miley, who has a collection of 8026 teddy bears.
History of the day :
The history of the National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day dates back to 1902 when the idea of a teddy bear was first invented. The American President at that time refused to hunt a bear club down, and this made news on the Washington Post and around the country. A store owner in New York then created the first teddy bear toy that he named a ‘teddy bear’. However, the creator of this national celebration, when people come together to celebrate this famous toy, remains a mystery. Research is, however, ongoing as to the origins of the holiday.