Scotch Tape Day is celebrated on January 31st. It marks the day the product scotch tape was invented and introduced to the public market.
Issues with the immense adhesive, Scotch Brand Masking Tape, led to the invention of scotch tape known today. The most immediate problem at the time was taping off sections of cars to paint two tones. Richard Drew conceived the idea of scotch tape as a solution. Unfortunately, the origin of "Scotch" in the title is from a racist perspective; "Scotch" a synonym for "cheap" in reference to Scottish individuals.
How to Celebrate Scotch Tape Day
The most common creative use for scotch tape today is producing art from the material. There are many accounts of scotch tape wallets, dresses, wall decor, decorations, etc.
Scotch Tape Day unites people through appreciation of the mundane. Scotch tape is a popular household item used regularly. It is an item many people might overlook with the assumption they always have it if needed. It is always there. This holiday reminds everyone we must appreciate every resource available.