National Kazoo Day
When is National Kazoo Day? This holiday is always observed on January 28
It’s concert time. Dust off your favorite childhood musical instrument. People young and old love Kazoos. They are fun and easy to play. You don’t have to have musical talent. National Kazoo Day, a January 28 holiday, celebrates the joy of this musical instrument.
Alabama Vest of Macon Georgia made the first Kazoo in the 1840s. He conceived the Kazoo and had Thaddeus Von Clegg, a German clock master make it to his specifications.
Commercial production of the Kazoo didn’t occur until many years later in 1912. Manufacturing was first started by Emil Sorg in Western New York. Sorg joined up with Michael McIntyre, a Buffalo tool and die, maker. Production moved to Eden, NY where the factory museum remains today.
Kazoos are easy to play. Simply hum a tune into the kazoo, and you’re an expert. Kazoos can be played solo, or in groups. It plays a great tune both ways.
What do you do on National Kazoo Day? Why, play the kazoo, of course. A solo is quite acceptable. playing the kazoo with a group of friends is even more fun.
Ways to Celebrate National Kazoo Day
- Listen to someone play the Kazoo.
- Play it yourself.
- Get a group of people together, children or adults, and have a kazoo concert.
- Hand them out to family, friends, and even strangers. They are very inexpensive.
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History and Origin of National Kazoo Day
We know when the Kazoo was invented, and by whom. We know a lot about the history of the Kazoo. But, we do not know who started National Kazoo Day…..yet. Stay, uh…tuned.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation about this special day.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – Music is a form of art. Therefore, music from a kazoo is beautiful art.
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