National Coloring Book Day

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National Coloring Book Day is recognized annually on August 2.  Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved with coloring.  Obviously, adult coloring is now a huge trend. Many find that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress.

Founded in 1941, Dover Publications leads the way. Dover released their first coloring book for adults, Antique Automobiles Coloring Book, in 1970. Dover now publishes Creative Haven®, a popular line of coloring books specially designed for adult colorists.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go find a coloring party near you or participate online.  Spend some time coloring with your friends, children or grandchildren or by yourself. Enjoy the creativity of making a picture come to life. Download the official National Coloring Book Day 2017 color page.

Post your pictures on social media using #NationalColoringBookDay to encourage others to find the enjoyment in coloring.

HISTORY

National Coloring Book Day was submitted by Dover Publications in May 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Coloring Book Day to be observed annually on August 2.

HERE ARE SOME FUN THINGS FOR YOU TO COLOR…JUST IN CASE YOU DON’T HAVE A COLORING BOOK!

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January 18th – Thesaurus Day

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HEY KIDS!  Time to learn!!!!

January 18 is Thesaurus Day. Impress your family and friends with big, complicated, and fancy sounding words to celebrate this lexicographic holiday.

The unofficial holiday commemorates the birth anniversary of British lexicographer and physician, Peter Mark Roget, the author of the Roget’s Thesaurus.

Storehouse of Words

A thesaurus is a book that compiles words grouped by similarity of meaning. The term thesaurus comes from the Greek word, thesauros, meaning treasure or storehouse.

Roget’s Thesaurus is one of the most widely used reference books in the English language around the world. It was first published in 1852 with 15,000 words. Since then, the book has never gone out of publication.

Therapeutic Origins

It is believed that Roget worked on making word lists that later became the Roget’s Thesaurus as a way to combat with depression and mental illness. Roget is also known for inventing the log slide rule in 1814. The slide rule helps calculate the roots of number very easily.

How to Celebrate?

  • Bring out your thesaurus and carry it with you the whole day, using it every time you want to speak with someone.
  • Play a game of Synonym.

Did You Know…

…that synonym is an antonym of antonym?