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Each year on January 7th, National Bobblehead Day recognizes a day of celebration for all spring-connected head bobbing figurines.

For over 100 years, bobbleheads have been entertaining and fascinating fans and collectors. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, too. Bobbleheads commemorate iconic teams, movies, and cartoon characters. Individually, they represent some of our most exciting athletes or thrilling television and movie characters. 

Early bobbleheads, known as bobbers or nodders, developed from Germany. They took root in the United States pop culture in the 1950s and 60s. Bobbleheads resurged in the late 1990s when professional sports teams began using them as promotional items. Today, as both toys and collectibles, bobbleheads continue to amuse and captivate us. 

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The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum submitted National Bobblehead Day in December 2014. On November 18, 2014, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced.  The museum opened in 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and houses the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads. The building houses a tribute to the best of bobbleheads with a hall of fame and many exhibits related to the history and making of bobbleheads. 

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on January 7th annually in accordance with the policies set forth to designate a National Day. – © 2020 All Rights Reserved.