It's Balloons Around the World Day! Today we celebrate the joy and delight that balloons bring to our lives. To mark the occasion, balloon artists from around the world will showcase the art of balloon twisting and decorating.
Did you know that the first rubber balloons were invented in 1824? Professor Michael Faraday used them for his experiments with hydrogen at the Royal Institution in London. Today, millions of balloons are manufactured daily in a number of different countries.
Guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face, balloons come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and can be used to play a number of different games or for colorful decoration. To celebrate this fun holiday, check out events happening in your neighborhood with local balloon artists or create some of your own balloon art!