Today's Reason to Celebrate

March 09, 2021 is

Barbie's Birthday

Today is Barbie's birthday! This childhood icon has been sparking imaginations for over six decades. She was created by Ruth Handler – a businesswoman, mom, and true pioneer of her time.

She made her debut on March 9th, 1959 at the New York Toy Fair. At first, toy buyers were skeptical at how different she was from the typical toddler and baby dolls of the time. She quickly proved them wrong, and has taken the world by storm ever since!

Barbie is well known for her wide variety of careers – over 200 and counting! She helps inspire children to believe in themselves and never doubt their potential.

Celebrate Barbie's birthday as you encourage your children to use their imagination when playing with their own! You can also celebrate by sending one of our free Barbie online invitations for your next party!

  • March 09, 2021 is also Joe Franklin Day | National Crabmeat Day | National Meatball Day | National Frozen Food Month | National Women's History Month | Registered Dietitian Day
  • March is International Ideas Month | National Celery Month | National Craft Month | National Peanut Month
  • This week is Celebrate Your Name Week | Chocolate Chip Cookie Week | Pet Sitters Week | Teen Tech Week