Saturday January 13th is National Rubber Ducky Day. And where better to celebrate than Essex Duck (across the street from the Griswold Inn in Essex) where there are thousands of rubber ducks in hundreds of exciting styles. There are ducks resembling rock stars (Prince, Kiss, Elvis) and legends (Harry Ponder, Goosebusters, The Duckinator); ducks representing various professions (doctors, pilots, business women), trades (plumbers, carpenters, miners), and sports (polo, soccer, golf); historic ducks (Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Churchill); artist ducks (Frida Kahlo, Picasso, Salvador Dali); and ducks dressed up like animals, angels, flowers, and more.
The inspiration for National Rubber Ducky Day can be traced to the children’s television series “Sesame Street,” where in 1970, Muppet Ernie sings “Rubber Duckie,” an anthem for his beloved yellow bath toy. According to the first Sesame Street calendar, published in 1972, Rubber Duckie’s birthday is January 13th.
Additional ideas for celebrating National Rubber Ducky Day (along with rubber duck jokes to share with anyone who will listen) can be found at www.essexduck.com.