World Tessellation Day

World Tessellation Day is a holiday observed annually on June 17th. This day celebrates the beauty of the art form known as tessellation, which is essentially the effect that occurs when identical shapes are repeated over and over to fit perfectly against one another.

A good example of a tessellation used in a practical form is the tiles on kitchen floors. They are often made with tessellations. Of course, these repeating patterns can also be found in various art and architectural forms and can even be found in nature. They’re always fascinating and beautiful. That’s why many of us will want to take some time to mark this holiday on our calendars.

The History of World Tessellation Day

The first celebration of this holiday occurred in 2012. This is when an unknown person created the holiday to celebrate the work of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher — an artist well-known for his graphic art that often features tessellations. Four years later, Emily Grosvenor released her children’s book “Tessellation.” This is when she revived the holiday. It has been celebrated ever since.

Observing World Tessellation Day

This day can be explored in a variety of different ways. People can try their hand at creating their own tessellation art, they can enjoy the art of famous graphic artists who specialize in this field, or they can spread the news about this holiday online using the hashtag #WorldTessellationDay.

This is a great day to enjoy the wide variety of tessellation art or to bring new tessellation art into the world. Although this form of art has gone unnoticed for most of its history, its popularity has been rising in recent years, so it’s a good time to begin to observe this art form and the holiday that celebrates it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 17 Monday
Next year (2025)
June 17 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
June 17 Saturday
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