There's A National Bathtub Party Day? - Amy Brooks


Bathtub Party Day is observed annually on December 5.  Bathtub Party Day was created as a way to skip the ordinary, everyday shower and to luxuriate in the pure pleasure of a good soak in the tub.

I get the idea of making a national "take a bath day" since the bath is something of a lost past time for most of us rushing in and out of the bathroom late for work or school or...a party. But to make a day devoted to partying int he bathtub?  Well that is just something I don't get. It's the word party that throws this national celebration for me.

According to Webster's a Party is a "social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment."  So unless you got a big tub and some live music well I don't see how this National Calendar Day is even valid.


“Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub,” as the nursery rhyme goes. Or maybe Bert and Ernie as innocent puppets having a good old time playing with Ernie's Rubber Ducky (I said innocent).  I'm LGBTQ supportive but some might wonder why there were three men in a tub (and why Ernie and Bert were hanging in the tub together, but then again maybe they were just having a bathtub party!


Thomas and Ruth Roy run some interesting website (no judgement of course) with various quirky holidays, recipes and even herbs and essential oils for aromatherapy at  Well, they are the people behind Bathtub Party Day and they’ve even copyrighted it. so in truth it all comes back to marketing.

Only in America I swear.

-Amy Brooks