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Drinking Straw Day!
I guess you don't find paper straws that much anymore do you? Yes in deed drinking straws have been improved since that day in 1888 when it was first invented. Now-ah-days, Straws are made of plastic, and include bendy straws, candy straws, and spoon straws too. My alltime favorite straws are fun twirling straws just like the picture shows! There's lots of fun in drinking out of a fun straw- Give it a try!  Live Everyday like A Holiday!

Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites-
(see drinking straw day greetings)

Why January and Why the 3rd day?
We did find reference to the background and the date-
It seems the first modern drinking straw was invented on January 3, 1888 so that's where the date came from.

This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So enjoy the day and have fun with it.

Marvin Chester Stone, straw inventor
Wikipedia encyclopedia tells us "Marvin Chester Stone was the inventor of the modern drinking straw." "He lived in Washington DC most of his life, until his death in 1898."

"The first drinking straws were made of dry, hollow, rye grass." "Stone, who worked in a factory that made paper cigarette holders, did not like this design because it made beverages taste like grass." "As an alternative, on January 3, 1888, he got a piece of paper from his factory." "He wrapped it around a pencil." "He coated it with wax so it would not leak or get waterlogged."

Definition of a Drinking Straw
"The drinking straw is a short tube used for transferring a liquid - usually a drink from one location to another (such as from a cup, to one's mouth)."  "A thin tube of plastic (such as polypropylene and polystyrene) or other material, straight or with an accordion-like living hinge, it is employed by being held with one end in the mouth and another end in the drink." "Muscular action reduces air pressure in the mouth, whereupon atmospheric pressure forces the drink up the straw." "The first straws were made by the Sumerians, and used for drinking beer (as to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation)." "Argentines and their neighbors use a similar metallic device called bombilla that acts as both a straw and sieve for drinking mate tea. The modern drinking straw was patented in 1888 by Marvin C. Stone."
wikipedia the free encyclopedia / documentation_license

If you are new to this holiday:
If you are new to this holiday; then maybe you would like to find more information about this subject. We found that Amazon.com is a popular Internet Site for finding books, supplies and more.


Other January Holidays around the world
National Hot Tea Month  / National Oatmeal Month  / New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day  / National Bird Day  / National Peanut Brittle Day
National Toilet Day / Thomas Crapper Day  / Gone-ta-pott Day
National Spaghetti Day   / Rhubarb Pie Day  / National Pie Day
National Irish Coffee Day  / National Peanut Brittle Day
National Chocolate Cake Day  / National Brandy Alexander Day

How can I Celebrate this holiday?

When is this holiday celebrated?
Drinking Straw Day is celebrated annually on January 3 in the United States!

Happy Drinking Straw Day everyone!
On drinking straw day we are encouraged to celebrate the invention of the drinking straw. So enjoy this day by drinking cool drinks with cool straws all day long!
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