National Teddy Bear Day | September 9
Sat Sep 9th

National Teddy Bear Day

National Teddy Bear Day, September 9th, honors the past of one of childhood's favorite toys. As an infant, we've all had a special cuddly teddy. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood. No matter what kind of teddy bear you had, the day is a perfect opportunity to honor your childhood friend.


When hunting in Mississippi in 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to fire a bear cub. The incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902, and the caricature became an instant hit.

Morris Michtom, the Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom. He invented a new toy and even had a name in mind. President Roosevelt told Michtom that Michtom told him not to call the new toy a "Teddy Bear."

Following the introduction of the Teddy Bear, a parade of famous characters was followed.

His Teddy Bear Radar from Sesame Street named him his Teddy Bear Radar. Pooky, the lasagna lover's lovable scapegoat, was on hand over Garfield, the Cat Day. Winnie-the-Pooh and Paddington are among Teddy Bears' British invasions. The Care Bears first became greeting cards in 1981. They first stepped into television and toy history not long after.

And let's not forget the Muppet character Fozzie Bear. The lovable and comedic bear has humbly continued with one-liners, slapstick, and musical comedy for the rest of his life.

How to celebrate national teddy bear day on national teddy bear day

Share some of your favorite Teddy Bear characters from a time long ago. Is it new interpretations of the lovable creature? Is your love for the classic Teddy Bear? Or is it a case of the classic Teddy Bear? Other ways to celebrate include:: Here are some other ways to celebrate:

  • Gift a Teddy Bear to someone you love
  • Donate Teddy Bears to a local charity for children
  • With your children, you can attend a Teddy Bear tea party
  • The Teddy Bear coloring page is available to download, print, and color

Use #NationalTeddyBearDay to post on social media to share your Teddy Bear memories.

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