23 January is handwriting day. Image: Pixabay

Celebrate an everyday art – it’s handwriting day

With computers and typing becoming the norm, handwriting day celebrates the importance of putting pen to paper


23 January is handwriting day. Image: Pixabay

We frequently overlook the trusty pen and paper method of handwriting since computer keyboards have become the new standard for writing.

On 23 January, you are encouraged to put pen to paper and display your talents on this day!

Appreciate the art of handwriting

National handwriting day is observed for no specific cause other than to raise awareness of the fine art of handwriting.

This day is all about having the freedom to be who you are and taking some time to appreciate the fine art of writing.

It’s crucial to remember the value of handwriting in this age of computers and electronics and how heavily we would rely on it if technology suddenly stopped working.

This day allows everyone, whether they are adults or children, the chance to improve their writing.

You might even have a contest to see who has the greatest writing among the people you know.

You may think it’s a little crazy, but unless you try it, you won’t know how much fun it is!

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The history behind this day

When educators noticed that writingtalent was vanishing, handwriting day was created in 1977.

Handwriting Day was created due to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association’s (WIMA) decision to take action.

Even though not everyone observes this day, it is becoming more popular, and more people than ever are participating.

The development of writing is credited to Mesopotamia circa 3400 BC, where cuneiform writing on clay tablets was practiced.

The practice of writing then spread to Egypt, Rome, and the rest of Europe from there.

Good writing abilities became a status symbol as handwriting spread over Europe since only royal families were taught how to do it correctly.

The first handwriting and penmanship schools were established in the 1700s to educate scribes.