Drawing Day

Art teachers have long known that drawing is not only good for a child’s soul but also for their mind. This has recently been proven by science. According to the latest research, drawing imparts a number of different benefits to the person doing the drawing.

This includes an increase in their brain’s activity, an improvement in creativity, memory, and communication skills, as well as an improvement in fine motor skills and positive emotions.

That’s remarkable, and that’s why it’s important for Drawing Day to be celebrated every year when it comes around. This holiday falls on May 16th annually and is the perfect day to introduce anyone and everyone to this art form.

The History of Drawing Day

Human beings have been drawing for at least 32,000 years, but probably even longer than that. The oldest cave paintings found by researchers have been on the walls of caves in Spain and France, and these drawings date to anywhere from 10,000 B.C. to 30,000 B.C.

Throughout history, people have etched, drawn, and painted using a variety of mediums and tools. It’s almost as if humans were born to create art, and that’s why art holidays such as Drawing Day are so important.

Unfortunately, while we can draw a straight line from ancient art to modern art, we simply can’t uncover who invented this holiday. It appears to have just shown up on the Internet one day around 2016, and it has been observed ever since. We’ll continue to try to research the origins of Drawing Day, and when we uncover new information, we’ll update this section.

Observing Drawing Day

Placing drawing tools in the hands of children is one of the most important ways to observe this holiday. These tools include paper and/or canvases, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paint, and any other tool that can be used by a child to express their creativity. Of course, this holiday doesn’t just have to be observed by children.

It can also be observed by anyone who wants to express themselves. It doesn’t matter if a person has actual artistic ability or not either. Even if a person can only draw stick figures, they can still take the time to observe Drawing Day.

After all, we all have something to say, and sometimes our scribbles can speak volumes. So everyone is encouraged to grab a pen, pencil, or crayon, a few sheets of paper, and sit down to draw. When they’re done, they can take the time to post their picture to social media using the hashtag #DrawingDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 16 Thursday
Next year (2025)
May 16 Friday
Last year (2023)
May 16 Tuesday
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