International Ask A Question Day

International Ask a Question Day is a holiday observed annually on March 14th and encourages everyone to ask questions that they might otherwise be scared to ask. Most of us have probably heard the saying, “There are no stupid questions, except the questions that are never asked,” and this holiday encourages people to ask their questions so they can receive the answers they want.

It is a holiday observed on the birthday of theoretical physicist and genius, Albert Einstein, which we feel is quite apropos for this day. After all, even Mr. Einstein would likely be happy with observing this holiday, as some of the greatest scientific finds in the world have happened because someone asked a simple question.

The History Of International Ask A Question Day

Unfortunately, we are unable to uncover who invented this holiday, when it was invented, or precisely why it was invented. We like to think that it was invented by a teacher to encourage his or her students to ask more questions, but at this moment in time, we can’t verify that as fact.

All that we really know about this holiday is that it coincides with Albert Einstein’s birthday. Einstein was born on March 14th, 1879, in Ulm, Germany.

Observing International Ask A Question Day

This is a great day for people to find the answers to their long-sought-after questions. Teachers can use this day to encourage their students to be more inquisitive, but it can also be a day for everyone else to seek the answers to their questions as well — no matter how old they are.

It’s also a day to encourage other people to ask more questions. This can be done in person or by circulating the hashtag #InternationalAskAQuestionDay on social media. Let’s all find the answers to the questions we have so that we’re better-informed people.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 14 Thursday
Next year (2025)
March 14 Friday
Last year (2023)
March 14 Tuesday
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