Show And Tell At Work Day

Show and Tell at Work Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 8th of January. It’s a day for people to show off the things that they love to their coworkers. Perhaps you have a deep love for the Beatles, carrot cake or role-playing games, or literally anything else that you might be interested in.

If you tell your coworkers that you’re going to be observing this holiday before it actually arrives, then that gives them a chance to also share the things that they love. This allows people to exchange the cool things that they love and fosters an exchange of ideas. Sounds like a great holiday to us!

The History Of Show And Tell At Work Day

Show and tell is something that has been used in schools for decades now. Also known as sharing time or show and share, this activity goes back to at least the 1920s and might even go further back than that. The first written explanation of it didn’t appear until the 1950s, however. This is when it appeared in the journal Childhood Education in 1954.

Show and tell is used to develop storytelling abilities, help students forge connections with one another, and allow students to bridge the gap between home and school. It is also commonly used for developing speaking ability, and teaching vocabulary. Show and tell is not only common in the United States, but is also used in classrooms in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and a number of other countries.

As far as Show and Tell At Work Day goes, this holiday was invented by the popular website This site is known for creating such amazing holidays as Snow Ploy Mailbox Hockey Day, Humbug Day, and Name Your PC Day. They invented this holiday sometime after 2018 we believe, although we don’t have exact statistics to accurately pinpoint the date.

Observing Show And Tell At Work Day

This holiday can be easily observed simply by sharing some of the things that you enjoy with your coworkers. We recommend everyone who works together to plan an event together as a group so it can be observed like a party.

Imagine everyone bringing food drinks, their favorite games, and some of the things that they’re passionate about. Sounds like a good time, although we predict that most people aren’t going to be able to get much work done.

Just be sure to get your bosses’ permission to throw a Show and Tell Party, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ShowAndTellAtWorkDay to spread the word about it. Now go out there and have some fun.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 8 Sunday
Next year (2024)
January 8 Monday
Last year (2022)
January 8 Saturday
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