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National Bubble Gum Week – March 12-18, 2023

Bubble Gum Week is a unique celebration that takes place during the second week of March annually. This year, it takes place from March 12 to 18. The event promotes bubble gum as an essential industry for manufacturing, but it also gives us a chance to celebrate and honor bubble gum in other ways. That’s because Bubble Gum Week turns bubble gum into a fun gift and shows how chewing gum has benefited our society so that we can learn more about this particular type of chew.

History of National Bubble Gum Week

The first documented mention of bubble gum was in an editorial in the “New York Post” in 1848, which claimed that a guy called Frank Fleer developed it. He did not, however, find a means to mass-produce the product until 1906, when he created Blibber-Blubber, the first commercial bubble gum.

Bubble gum was originally pink because it was the only food coloring available at the time but now comes in many different colors and flavors. In 1939, Philip Wrigley created Dubble Bubble as a product to use up the surplus of wax. It became a huge success! The origins of National Bubble Gum Week are a bit of a mystery, but it is clear that the celebration was designed to pay tribute to the beloved confectionery. In its earliest incarnation, National Bubble Gum Week was observed in 1975 and celebrated by school children and adults alike who enjoyed a little gum chewing.

Since then, National Bubble Gum Week has grown into something much more significant than just a week-long celebration. There are several events held worldwide every year that celebrate National Bubble Gum Week. This year’s events include workshops on how to make your bubble gum, as well as competitions between schools and organizations that use their creativity to create new flavors of bubble gum.

National Bubble Gum Week timeline

1848
The Earliest-Known Reference

The earliest-known reference to bubble gum is in an editorial in the “New York Post,” which states that a man named Frank Fleer invented it.

1906
Blibber-Blubber is Mass-Produce

Fleer produces Blibber-Blubber, which is the first commercial bubble gum.

1939
Dubble Bubble is Created

Philip Wrigley creates Dubble Bubble Bubblegum as a product to use up the surplus of wax.

1975
The Earliest Celebration

National Bubble Gum Week is first celebrated.

National Bubble Gum Week FAQs

Is it rude to pop your gum?

It’s not a pretty sight to watch someone chew gum with their mouth open. The short answer is that it is appropriate to chew gum on the job, as long as you do it quietly: no popping bubbles, smacking sounds, or other inappropriate noises.

Why is gum not allowed in school?

The main reason teachers and administrators oppose chewing gum is because it is a distraction, unsanitary, and annoying. However, if allowed in school, students would not feel the need to stick their gum on desks sneakily.

Can you be addicted to chewing gum?

Some people may feel addicted to sugar-free gum. However, we believe that the tendency to develop a habit of chewing gum, for whatever reason, is real. You may create the habit of having something to chew on, independent of its flavor, and come to depend on it for stress relief or creative thinking.

National Bubble Gum Week Activities

  1. Chew gum

    This one seems obvious, but it is always important to remember why we celebrate this weeklong holiday. It's simple, chew some gum, blow it, and pop it. That's how you can celebrate National Bubble Gum Week.

  2. Try different flavors

    There are so many bubble gum flavors out there that you can try during this week. Some common flavors include strawberry, watermelon, grape, and more. But why not try something different? A simple Google search shows there are more unique flavors of bubble gum that you can buy.

  3. Play with gum

    First and foremost, this is the time of year when we celebrate the joy of bubble gum. So why not go out and buy yourself a variety of brands? And while you're at it, get some bubble-blowing accessories like bubble rings and see how long you can blow them for. You can even see if you can break your record!

5 Fun Facts About Bubble Gum

  1. The largest bubble blown

    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest bubble ever blown was 20 inches in diameter.

  2. An old ingredient

    Bubble gum has a unique component called chicle, which comes from a sapodilla tree in Central America and was utilized as chewing gum by the Mayans about 2000 years ago.

  3. It is a fantastic amount of bubble gum chew

    100,000 tons of bubble gum is chewed every year all around the world.

  4. Making bubble gum is difficult

    It takes three to five days to make the bubble gum base, which is then aged for at least one to two weeks.

  5. 50 licks

    It takes 50 licks on average to finish a piece of bubble gum.

Why We Love National Bubble Gum Week

  1. It brings happiness

    The main purpose of celebrating this week is to bring a smile to everyone's face, make us happy, and realize how important it is to have fun in life. People are supposed to blow as many bubbles as possible to be as happy as they can during this week.

  2. It’s a time to appreciate the invention of bubble gum

    During this week, we can learn the long history of bubble gum and ultimately make us appreciate the discovery of this thing that is famous throughout the world. By learning its history, we will enjoy bubble gum more.

  3. It’s a week of fun activities

    There are many fun activities that you can do with your family and friends during National Bubble Gum Week, including blowing bubbles, popping bubbles, or simply sharing bubblegum with others. We certainly love a fun celebration.

National Bubble Gum Week dates

YearDateDay
2022March 13Sunday
2023March 12Sunday
2024March 10Sunday
2025March 9Sunday
2026March 8Sunday

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