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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 toys and collectibles, bobbleheads continue to amuse and captivate us. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBobbleheadDay

National Bobblehead Day is the perfect opportunity to explore the world of bobbleheads. 

  • Share your favorite bobblehead, or collect a new one! 
  • Give the gift of a bobblehead to someone you know. 
  • Learn something new about bobblehead history. 
  • Visit the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

Use #NationalBobbleheadDay to post on social media.

Do you want to know more about bobbleheads? Read Celebration Spotlightwhere we interview Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. 


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 also announced. The museum opened in 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and houses the world’s most extensive collection of bobbleheads. The museum houses a hall of fame honoring the best bobbleheads and exhibits related to the history and making of bobbleheads.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the National Bobblehead Day in 2014 to be observed annually on January 7th. 

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