The First Annual National Bobblehead Day is January 7

National Bobblehead Day is January 7, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, is a banner day for the oversized headed doll known as the Bobblehead. That date happens to be the first annual National Bobblehead Day, an occasion which comes complete with a proclamation from the Registrar of the National Day Calendar recognizing the celebration for all spring-connected head-bobbing figurines. Look for sports teams across America to commemorate the day with promotions, Bobblehead unveilings and contests.

Growing up, the Bobblehead was a treasured toy usually meant to commemorate a special outing or a day at the ball park. As a kid, I got a velvet striped tiger Bobblehead every time I went to the zoo. I had a Ringo Starr Bobblehead right around the time the Beatles cartoon series made its debut on Saturday afternoon television (and in recent years, the Aggronauts toy company has created what they call "Thobbleheads" for punk rock musicians such as Roky Erikson and Mark Lanegan). And of course, there was nothing cooler than to get a Bobblehead of your favorite baseball team (mine was the Phillies) any time you made your way to a home game. In the last several years, personalized, on-demand Bobbleheads have become popular: just send a photo of your face to makers like or and they'll pop your wobbling head onto a stock body.

Beginning on January 7, organizations can compete to become the inaugural BobbleDay Champion and win the BobbleDay Bobbly Award. by creating the most unique celebration for the day.  For mnore info about the contest visit

This same date also serves to remind people to check out the Kickstarter campaign for the creation of a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconson.

Photo courtesy of The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015