National Superhero Day
April 28 is National Superhero Day. We’re celebrating all superheroes, including police, firefighters, military, medical professionals, and, of course, the comic book superheroes.
Super Mom Mug/Super Mum Mug
Wonder Woman Through The Years Mug
Justice League of America Magnetic Action Set
Superman Pint Glass
DC Comics Dress Up Napkins
Super Dad Heat Reveal Mug
Our real-life superheroes may not have superpowers or wear capes. However, just like fictional superheroes, children also look up to them as role models. They serve and protect their communities. These real-life superheroes also dedicate their lives to helping others, saving lives, or being a mentor. Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and teachers are just a few of the heroes who protect us on a daily basis.
A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn’t ended. Ben Affleck.
The first fictional superhero stories were published in a comic strip in 1936 (Phantom), then in 1940 a female counterpart was introduced (Fantomah), and since then hundreds of them have been created and developed. And now, when we think of Superheroes, it’s all too common that what comes to mind is a man or woman with special powers, donning a tight, spandex suit that is often brightly colored, garishly patterned, and inevitably has the underwear on the outside.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSuperheroDay
Take your favorite superhero to lunch and say thank you for all they do. Let them know that you appreciate them. Other ways to celebrate the day include:
- Share what you think makes a hero.
- Take a picture with your favorite hero and post it on social media.
- Draw your version of a superhero.
- If you could have one superpower, what would it be?