National Paper Airplane Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, May 26th. There are until the next observance.

Allow your inner kid to soar. Every year on May 26th, National Paper Airplane Day is observed to remember the colorful aeronautical toy. For years, paper airplanes have captivated both children and adults worldwide. The day is traditionally marked by competitions in two main categories: distance and duration in the air. The activity of making paper planes is known as “aerogami,” after origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. Paper aircraft making is supposed to have begun in ancient China, but the skill is said to have been mastered in Japan.

📆 When is National Paper Airplane Day?

This year, National Paper Airplane Day is on May 26th. It is the 4th Friday in May; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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Things to do on National Paper Airplane Day

Design your own paper airplane
This is the simplest and most enjoyable way to celebrate National Paper Airplane Day. Get crafty and channel your inner child! You can use paints, markers, or glitter to decorate. Which color is your favorite? Fly high! Your paper airplane represents you!

Organize a paper airplane contest
Take a group of coworkers or friends outside. Use social media to locate candidates who are interested. Most events include two fundamental flying categories: distance and duration in the air, but you may add additional. Remember the rewards.

Teach a kid to make a paper airplane
You may not believe it, but paper airplanes are rapidly going extinct. Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day and paper aircraft by teaching America’s youngsters the skill and fun of building paper airplanes. It may be difficult to get your children or nieces and nephews away from their computers at first, but once they do, you’ll all have a great time building aircraft and flying them in the sunshine.

📅 National Paper Airplane Day Observances

2023 May 26 Friday
2024 May 26 Sunday
2025 May 26 Monday
2026 May 26 Tuesday
2027 May 26 Wednesday

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