Did you know there is a national day for just about anything? Well today is National Drinking Straw Day.

Here is some background on the drinking straw courtesy of National Day Calendar

On January 3, 1888 Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw in acknowledgement of that invention, each year on January 3, people across the nation observe National Drinking Straw Day

It is believed that the very first drinking straws were used by the Sumerians for drinking beer. It is speculated that they used the straws to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation that would have sank to the bottom. The oldest drinking straw known to be in existence was found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 B.C.E. This found straw was a gold tube inlaid with a precious blue stone.

Neighbors to the Sumerians, the Argentines used a similar metallic device called a bombilla. Used for hundreds of years, the bombilla acted as both a straw and a sieve.

Here is my selection of straws in my DIY Skull Straw holder.

 

Enjoy your favorite beverage using a drinking straw. Use #DrinkingStrawDay and #HauntedHomemaker to post on social media

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