This January 9, we will explore something fun. Creativity turns new and imaginative ideas into reality. With it, we create some of the most beautiful and loving things around the world. It can be hot air balloons or dance steps. However, not everything is created by us. Like static electricity, let’s connect with events of today.
National Balloon Ascension Day
Be it Mickey Mouse or Carl from Up, we all have seen hot air balloons in their majestic beauty. Our fascination with exploring the sky has never died. If you are someone who wishes to fly high, this is your day to achieve it. While flights have made it convenient for us to fly, the beauty of watching the landscape from a hot air balloon can never die. On January 9, we will know more about this day.
In 1793, Jean Pierre Blanchard, a French aeronaut, flew a hot balloon in Philadelphia. He took his flight on a hydrogen gas balloon. A large crowd including Geroge Washington, witness this marvel. This created a curiosity among everyone. While onlookers warned him, he took off. Later, he landed smoothly in the field. Since then, a hot air balloon trip has been on our wish list.
How to Celebrate?
One of the ways to celebrate this day is by taking a trip. The United States hosts over thirty balloon festivals. You can visit the nearest one and enjoy the festival. Also, if you are not a fan of heights, you can fly small balloons up in the sky. Duly note that balloon festivals occur on different days as per the climate condition of different states. So, if you cannot attend this month, don’t worry. So go on, and explore your horizons.
Static Electricity Day
Ever when near a television screen and felt those sparks? Well, they are not pleasant ones. Static electricity is produced with help of positive and negative charges. Unlike normal electricity, static does not require any wire or cables to connect. It has many uses in our daily lives.
The origins of Static electricity can be traced back to ancient Greece. Thales, a Greek philosopher, noticed it while cleaning his amber. It wasn’t until the late seventeenth century when it poked the interest of human minds. However, the origin of static electricity day is still unknown.
How to Celebrate?
You can learn more about Static electricity. One of the most important uses of this is in printers. You can check out the Triboelectric series to know what items in your house can create static electricity. You can also conduct a small experiment to explain static electricity to your kids. One of the fun ways is to celebrate is to do harmless pranks.
International Choreographers Day
Do you love to dance? Do you often find yourself rehearsing to YouTube videos? Can you see the efforts behind the well-coordinated dance? This January 9, let’s acknowledge the efforts of those who bring life to the emotions of the music. Be it contemporary dance or classical dance, choreography leaves its mark.
This day honors George Balanchine, the co-founder of New York City Ballet. He was the pioneer of contemporary ballet. George was the most important choreographer of all time. He studied at Imperial Ballet School on Broadway and in Hollywood. Many dance companies still use their techniques and methods to improve the dance. The Balanchine method uses sharp, dramatic moves with flexibility.
How to Celebrate?
We can celebrate it while remembering the great choreographers. You can watch dance performances to see the brilliance of creativity. If you have never seen Balanchine’s work, you can check it here. Wish your mentors and teachers who guided you in your dance class.