Fountain Pen Day

Fountain pens have been around for quite some time. It’s believed that Leonardo da Vinci designed and used an early type of fountain pen called a reservoir pen, and a pen of this type was available in Europe in the 17th century.

The fountain pen became one of the most important writing implements in the world during the 1960s and was used by people all over the world. Although these writing implements aren’t as important as they once were, they are still used by millions of people. That’s probably why there’s a holiday called Fountain Pen Day that’s observed annually on the first Friday in November.

The History of Fountain Pen Day

Fountain Pen Day is a holiday that was first created and observed in 2012. It was created by a website called This holiday was supported by several organizations that manufacture or sell writing implements. This day was conceived as a day to promote, embrace, and share fountain pens and the art of handwriting.

Fun Facts About Fountain Pens

Below are some interesting facts about fountain pens that we think everyone will enjoy as they celebrate Fountain Pen Day.

  • A fountain pen’s nib will personalize itself to a person’s handwriting if they use it enough.
  • More left-handed people use fountain pens than right-handed people.
  • Over 100 million fountain pens are sold per year.

Observing Fountain Pen Day

Fortunately, fountain pens are pretty easy to find nowadays, so everyone has an opportunity to celebrate this day. And we suggest that one of the best ways to do that is by purchasing some fountain pens and using them.

Fountain pens also make great gifts, and this day is a great excuse to pass some of them out. After you do that, just be sure to use the hashtag #FountainPenDay to spread the word about this holiday online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 1 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 7 Friday
Last year (2023)
November 3 Friday
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