Universal Music Day

The second Saturday in October is observed as Universal Music Day. This holiday celebrates music in all its forms, from the beginning of human civilization to the present day. It’s a day to remember that music not only binds communities together but also has a substantial effect on individuals’ mental and physical health.

Recent studies have shown that music can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and decrease anxiety levels. And all of that is available for almost next to nothing. That’s the power of music, and everyone should take the time to embrace it when this holiday appears on the calendar every year.

The History of Universal Music Day

This holiday was created in 2007 by Susan Patricia Golden. She was a mentor, life coach, and professional speaker who believed that making music is necessary for a person’s well-being.

She also believed that music is the greatest gift that a person can give to themselves or to the ones they love. And that’s why she created this day. It’s a day when everyone can share their love of music with one another to help each other grow.

Amazing Facts About Music

Almost everyone loves music, although we may disagree on what genre of music is the best. Music is something that has been with humankind since time immemorial, and that’s probably because it resonates on a level that we can’t fully understand.

However, music isn’t a complete mystery to us. There are some things that we do know about it, and we’ll prove that point by sharing the following facts about music below.

  • No member of The Beatles knew how to read or write music.
  • Studies have shown that loud music is played in bars and taverns to encourage patrons to drink more alcohol.
  • Listening to music releases dopamine in the brain, the same chemical that’s released while a person is eating or having sex.
  • Studies have also shown that playing calming music to cows can improve their milk production.

Observing Universal Music Day

Everyone is encouraged to take some time out of their busy schedules to enjoy music in its many forms. It’s also a good day for people to gather with friends and family to enjoy music together.

Those taking the time to enjoy this holiday should use the hashtag #UniversalMusicDay on social media to spread the word about it. We know that’s what we’ll be doing as we celebrate this holiday with our communities.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 12 Saturday
Next year (2025)
October 11 Saturday
Last year (2023)
October 14 Saturday
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