Good Memory Day

Oh, dear. Just as I started to get ready to write this holiday article, I realized that I had forgotten what I was going to write about. Fortunately, Good Memory Day is being covered today—a holiday that’s observed annually on the 19th of January.

This is a holiday that reminds us all of the importance of memory and how it plays a crucial role in our lives. This is a day for people to look at old family photos and remember those fond occasions.

It’s also a time for people to capture pictures of present events to memorialize them for future generations. Even though our memories may fade over time, we can ensure to preserve them for future generations, and we can begin on this holiday.

The History of Good Memory Day

At this moment, we’re unsure of when Good Memory Day was invented. We either forgot when this holiday was created, or we never knew when it was created. We simply can’t remember. What we do know is that this is a holiday that celebrates the good memories in our lives, and that’s why we should celebrate this day by making future good memories.

Important Facts About Memory

Let’s all take a few moments and talk about memory. Before we began this article, we have to admit that we didn’t know much about memory or how it works. However, once we researched this holiday, we had more than enough information to share with everyone. So that’s what we did below.

  • It’s been estimated that the human brain can store over 2.5 petabytes of data. That’s the equivalent storage of almost 4,000 256GB iPhones.
  • Studies have shown that children between 5 and 7 forget about 60% of their early childhood events.
  • Studies also show that children between 8 and 9 recall less than 40% of earlier memories.
  • Scientists believe that sleep is essential for shifting memories to more efficient storage regions in the brain.
  • About 65% of people are characterized as visual learners.

Observing Good Memory Day

Good Memory Day can be observed simply by preserving photos of past family holiday events and taking pictures of current family members to preserve them for future generations. This is also a good day to begin taking care of your memory.

This can be easily done by exercising regularly and eating a variety of foods that help boost brain health. Foods that boost the brain and memory include fatty fish such as salmon, coffee, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, and dark chocolate. People are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #GoodMemoryDay online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 19 Friday
Next year (2025)
January 19 Sunday
Last year (2023)
January 19 Thursday
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