Everyday we read about the historic events that took place over the centuries. We celebrate each day for different milestones we have achieved in the past. Just like this, on January 4 we celebrate World Braille day and Trivia day. The Braille has given the opportunity for the blind and visually impaired people to read and write as efficiently and quickly as the sighted. So, let us take a deeper look into these days.
Remember as a kid when we used to brag in front of our friends about the little facts we gathered. Therefore, it would determine the more intelligent one. How we would watch afternoon quiz shows. And, then the very next day we would quiz our friends. Well, if you do not know that we have a special national holiday for the same. That is, on January 4, we celebrate the Trivia Day.
One of the earliest known trivia games that debuted in around 1940s was a radio program, “Take It or Leave It”. Then with the televisions entering in our lives, debuted a TV afternoon quiz show, “Jeopardy”. It become one of the most iconic American quiz show. But however, a board game named ‘Trivial Pursuit’ emerged in late 1970s. Chris Haney and Scott Abbott designed this game which later became one of the most famous board game in history. And, this is how the Trivia Day began celebrating.
How to Celebrate
What could possibly be a better way to celebrate trivia day than to conduct a pop quiz! Or you can indulge into any trivia board games with your family. And do not stress if you do not have any such board games, you can always make your own. As you sit together for the dinner, you can share some amazing little amazing facts with each other. You can also celebrate this day with your friends. Share the same with your friends or you can have a little fun during your office lunch breaks too, with your colleagues.
World Braille Day
On January 4 every year, we celebrate international Braille Day to celebrate and spread awareness the importance of Braille. Braille is a means of communication for the blind and visually impaired peoples. This day was selected by the UN general assembly on January 4, 2018 and it is officially celebrated from 2019. It raises the awareness the importance to continue produce works in Braille so that the visually impaired can have the same access to reading as the sighted.
World Braille day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Louise Braille, the inventor of this system. He was born on January 4, 1809, in France. Louise Braille himself lost his both eyes in an accident when he was just a child. He developed this tactile code system that would allow the blinds to read and write efficiently and quickly. The Braille system has a series of 6 dots paired up in 3 rows, that represents numbers and alphabets. Therefore, the blinds can read by moving their fingertips across these dots.
How to Celebrate
We can celebrate this day by reading more about the day and acquiring more knowledge about it. We could also take measure to raise awareness about this through social media. So, that the production of the books and novels must continue in Braille system.
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