National Draw A Dinosaur Day

Even though dinosaurs have been extinct for over 65 million years, they are still capable of capturing the imagination of children and adults alike. If you don’t believe us, then all you have to do is to show someone a picture of a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a Velociraptor and see just how quickly a smile spreads across their face.

Dinosaurs also make great subjects that people love to draw, which sort of brings us to the holiday National Draw a Dinosaur Day. On this holiday, adults and children alike can try their hand at drawing their favorite dinosaurs. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

The History Of National Draw A Dinosaur Day

During an anthropology class in 2007, a student named Todd Page decided to draw a dinosaur to relieve his boredom. He felt like it was a great way for a person to entertain themselves, so he decided to encourage his classmates to do the same.

He then registered the holiday on January 30th as National Draw a Dinosaur Day and began to promote it through social media. It’s since been a holiday that’s been enjoyed by people all across North America.

Interesting Facts About Dinosaurs

We can’t complete a holiday article without taking some time to talk about the subject of the holiday now, can we? That’s why we’ve decided to list some of the facts that we’ve learned about dinosaurs and then decided to place them in a nice easy-to-read list. Let’s look at them now.

  • Dinosaurs are believed to have been around at least 230 million years ago, if not longer.
  • All birds are descendants of dinosaurs.
  • Charles Dickens included a Megalosaurus in his novel Bleak House.
  • Almost a thousand different types of dinosaurs roamed the Earth at one time or another.
  • Some dinosaurs were covered in feathers.
  • The smartest dinosaurs all happened to be carnivores.

Observing National Draw A Dinosaur Day

To observe this holiday people are going to get a couple of things together first. They are going to have to grab some pencils, crayons, or pens, and then they’re going to have to grab some paper. Once they have those things gathered together, they can then take the time to draw their favorite dinosaurs.

Will they stick with the classics like a T-Rex, Velociraptor, or a Brontosaurus, or will they go with another type of dinosaur such as an Allosaurus or Gallimimus? No matter what dinosaur a person chooses to draw, they should make sure they let the world know about it using the hashtag #DrawADinosaurDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 30 Monday
Next year (2024)
January 30 Tuesday
Last year (2022)
January 30 Sunday
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