New Conversations Day

Humans are social beings, meaning that we should be talking with one another. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Too often we fail to connect with our fellow humans in a meaningful way or fail to let people know of our true intentions.

We don’t have to let that happen, however. We can take the time to strike up a conversation with our friends, family members, coworkers, and other people that we might meet. A good day to start that conversation is the holiday New Conversations Day.

This day is observed on July 12th and encourages everyone to strike up a new conversation with someone.

The History Of New Conversations Day

Unfortunately, we’re unsure of who invented New Conversations Day, or even when it was invented. All that we really know about this holiday is that it’s been observed all over the world for the past few years now. As usual, we’ll continue to try to research the origins of this holiday and will update this section if we uncover any new information.

Some Fun Facts About Talking

Talking is important to us as humans and that’s why we should take the time to learn more about it. Towards that end, we’ve listed some of the facts about talking that we think all of our readers will appreciate. So, let’s take a moment to look at these facts below.

  • The average person speaks about 16,000 words per day.
  • Men interrupt women 300% more than women interrupt men.
  • A 2005 study in Spain showed that rats can be trained to distinguish between spoken Dutch and spoken Japanese.
  • People spend about 60% of conversations talking about themselves.
  • The average Briton spends almost 6 months of their lives talking about the weather.

Observing New Conversations Day

On this day, people are encouraged to strike up conversations with the people around them. This can be a neighbor, friend, family member, or anyone else that the person wants to talk to.

People can also volunteer at nursing homes and hospitals to talk to patients who might be in need of social stimulation. People can also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NewConversationsDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 12 Friday
Next year (2025)
July 12 Saturday
Last year (2023)
July 12 Wednesday
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