National Flashlight Day
About National Flashlight Day
When is National Flashlight Day? This holiday is always observed on December 21
Don’t be left in the dark on National Flashlight Day. The basic requirement for this December 21 holiday, is a flashlight and good batteries. Flick the switch, and you can put anything into your spotlight. We’d like to shed a little light on this special day. National Flashlight Day arrives on Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day…and longest night…. of the year. “Watt” means, is that there’s lots and lots of darkness. With all of those dark hours, your flashlight is apt to get a good workout.
You never know when you will need a flashlight. National Flashlight Day is a good day to make sure you and your family know where the flashlights are. Test each flashlight, to be sure the batteries are good. When in doubt, replace the batteries with new ones. It is also a good idea to put a flashlight in your car.
Did You Know? The flashlight was invented in 1898 by Joshua Lionel Cowen. However, this wasn’t his greatest invention. He also invented the Lionel train.
How to Celebrate National Flashlight Day
- Check your flashlight batteries.
- Find a reason to use your flashlight after dark. Any excuse will do.
- Buy a new one, if need be. You can never have too many.
After all is said and done, more is usually said than done.
History and Origin of National Flashlight Day
We researched this holiday in the early 2000s, and then again in the early 2020s. Neither of our extensive searches has yet to discover any factual content on this very special day.
Ecard companies and calendar website pages unanimously note this as a “National Day”. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation to support this claim.
Definition of “National” Days – And why it is important to distinguish true national days.
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