National Creativity Day

Even though some cynics might say that creativity is only for artists, writers, and musicians, the fact of the matter is that everyone has creativity that they can employ whenever they want. That’s why National Creativity Day was invented—a day that falls annually on May 30th.

This holiday reminds us that all human beings are creative, and it aims to encourage people to use that creativity to make the world a better place, or at the very least, a more interesting place.

The History of National Creativity Day

National Creativity Day was founded in 2018 by Screenwriting U and Hal Croasmun. They wanted to create a holiday that encouraged people to keep using their creativity and keep pushing to have their creative work brought fully to fruition.

Facts About Creativity

Anyone who has ever wondered about creativity might want to read this section of this holiday entry. That’s because we’re going to go over some very fun and interesting facts about human creativity. Facts that everyone can relate to and ones that will give people a peek into the creative process.

Three-Fourths of People Have Bursts of Creativity in the Shower

We think that just about everyone is aware of the cliché of receiving creative thoughts in the shower, but recent research has proven that it’s not only a cliché but is something that happens to almost 75% of people. Although it might not happen every day, 75% of people have reported having some sort of insight while they were taking a shower.

Trying New Skills Makes People More Creative

Something else that science has discovered is that people who try out new things are more likely to be creative. This can be as simple as writers changing their adherence to literary conventions, or someone stepping completely out of their comfort zone and trying a new creative endeavor such as painting or writing poetry. Trying new things will force the brain to develop new neural pathways, and that can spark new bursts of creativity.

Daydreaming Is Good for the Brain

Although a person shouldn’t spend all of their time daydreaming (hey, there’s still work that has to be done), spending a few moments of your day can be good for your brain. It helps to focus the brain, sharpen the brain’s image of itself, and may result in new ways of looking at things. And we should note that up to 75% of workers in menial or boring jobs use daydreaming as a way to deal with their boredom.

Observing National Creativity Day

Anyone, and we mean anyone, can enjoy National Creativity Day. Every single person on this planet has a creative spark that they can press into service. For some people, it’s writing; for others, it’s music or art. Maybe your creativity is the way you plan. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you engage yourself in a creative way. And while you’re doing so, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalCreativityDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 30 Thursday
Next year (2025)
May 30 Friday
Last year (2023)
May 30 Tuesday
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