Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day

Morse Code is a method of communication that encodes text characters as standardized sequences of two different signal durations. These signal durations are called dots and dashes. It’s named after the inventor of the telegraph, Samuel Morse, and Morse Code was used for aviation, amateur radio, and other purposes for many years.

This brings us around to a holiday known as Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day – a holiday that’s observed on January 11th every year. Although Morse Code might seem like a defunct method of communication nowadays, it’s still used for a variety of purposes, so learning how to spell your name in it might prove useful to you at some point in the future.

The History Of Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day

It’s currently unknown when this holiday was created or who created it. We can only speculate that it was probably invented by someone who was a HAM radio operator because learning Morse Code used to be a requirement of getting your HAM license until 2007.

Interesting Facts About Morse Code

Below are some fascinating and interesting facts about Morse Code.

  • Morse Code is still useful for SOS calls for help, so everyone should learn at least that much of it.
  • The first official telegram in Morse Code was sent in 1844.
  • Morse Code is officially the first text message ever sent.

Observing Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day

The best way to observe this holiday is to take a few moments to learn how to spell your name in Morse Code. And once you’ve done that, go ahead and try to learn more Morse Code – after all, you never know when it’s going to come in handy.

While you’re observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #LearnYourNameDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about it to everyone who might be interested.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 11 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
January 11 Thursday
Last year (2022)
January 11 Tuesday
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