Today's Reason to Celebrate

February 3, 2017 is

Elmo's Birthday

Today is Elmo’s birthday! He is the favorite red monster from Sesame Street –  always friendly, playful, and lively. We adore him for his cute giggle and adventurous ways. Many different people have played Elmo over the years, with his first appearance being in 1972.

Elmo was such a popular character that he was given his own segment, called Elmo’s World. This furry monster always refers to himself in the third person. He has a large family, including a goldfish named Dorothy. His favorite toy that he often carries around is a monster doll, and he loves his blue blanket. Elmo loves almost all foods, especially wasabi, but hates Brussels sprouts!

To celebrate this beloved character’s birthday, watch an episode of Sesame Street or Elmo’s World, and enjoy some spicy wasabi while you watch. You can also celebrate by sending one of our free online Sesame Street invitations for an upcoming party!

  • February 3, 2017 is also National Wear Red Day | National Carrot Cake Day
  • February is National Weddings Month | Potato Lover's Month | Black History Month