Today, on January 29, we celebrate National Puzzle Day and Free Thinkers Day. While we think and imagine while putting together a piece of the puzzle, let’s celebrate these two events together.
NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY
January 29 is also known as the National Puzzle Day. Studies indicate that while solving puzzles individuals use both the left and the right hemispheres of their brain. Be it a crossword, jigsaw, sudoku, or riddle. Studies have also indicated that solving puzzles helps to improve one’s memory and cognitive abilities. It increases problem-solving capacity. Completing a puzzle also provides a sense of accomplishment and improves mood.
National Puzzle Day was first observed in 2002 by Jodi Jill. A professional puzzle creator for newspapers, she celebrated January 29 as a means of sharing her joy of solving puzzles. It was also to encourage people of all age groups to solve more puzzles. She developed classroom lesson plans for this and over years it gained more popularity.
How to celebrate?
The best way to celebrate this day is to prepare a cup of coffee and begin to solve crossword puzzles or riddles. Another way could be to call friends over and play jigsaw together. We can also test our skills by challenging ourselves with a new type of puzzle.
FREE THINKERS DAY
Each year on January 29 marks “Free Thinkers Day”. It is a day to celebrate freedom of thought. To use one’s logic and reasoning skills and embrace one’s thought processes. It is also known as “Thomas Paine Day”.
Free Thinkers Day is celebrated concerning Thomas Paine on January 29. He was a prominent thinker and a revolutionary. His works on Enlightenment had an enormous influence on the French and American Revolution. The purpose of the day is to honor and appreciate his contributions to society.
How to celebrate?
The purpose of the day is to create awareness and educate people about Thomas Paine’s work. Thus, one must appreciate and indulge in free thought. Instead of blank acceptance, individuals can always give things thought and question them. Most importantly, individuals can celebrate the day by appreciating civil liberties and thinking about ongoing scenarios and development.