Alabama Vest and Thaddeus Von Clegg invented the kazoo in the 1840s. Little did they know that commercial production of their musical invention would begin in 1912, that the kazoo would become a child’s party staple, that kazoo bands would form and that the little musical instrument would have it’s very own holiday…
Update, even Reddit.com got on board this year and made their own branded Kazoo for sale.
What is National Kazoo Day?
National Kazoo Day was founded by Chaplin Willard Rahn of the Joyful Noise Kazoo Band at Williamsport, Marlyand’s Homewood Retirement Home. National Kazoo Day celebrates the invention of the kazoo and the joy kazoos bring to young and old.
When is National Kazoo Day?
National Kazoo Day falls on January 28 each year. However, some kazooists opt for celebrating Kazoo Day on the 26th, 27th or 29th while others find the fourth Thursday of January convenient.
How do I celebrate National Kazoo Day?
Celebrate National Kazoo Day by playing the kazoo. Don’t know how? Simply hum into the big end of the kazoo and you’ll be playing in a kazoo band by noon and going solo by dinner time.
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