According to Hoyle Day - August 29
Mon, Aug 29, 2022

According to Hoyle Day

According to Hoyle Day is celebrated on August 29 in honor of the most interesting personality and great player – Edmond Hoyle, known for his books about the rules of popular board and card games of his time. His extensive knowledge of gameplay and rules gave rise to the saying “According to Hoyle…”.

History

Edmond Hoyle was a lawyer by profession, but became famous when he codified the rules for the most popular board games (cards, backgammon and chess). Perhaps his most important contribution was a small pamphlet written in 1742 for the card game whist. For the next 100 years, everyone played according to the “Short Treatise on the Game of Whist.”

Edward Hoyle died on August 29, 1769, and celebrating According to Hoyle Day is a way to both honor the memory of this passionate man and acknowledge his great contribution to the development of the laws of many games. In a broader sense, this holiday can be celebrated in honor of real experts in any field of knowledge. Expertise in the 21st century is in trend – after all, thanks to the development of the Internet, a lot of various charlatans and impostors have appeared. You can call yourself on the Internet by anyone, but only real professionals and enthusiastic people can confirm their expert status.

Interesting facts

Hoyle is a Welsh name derived from the Old English word holh, meaning “hole”. There is a certain symbolic connection with games here: unsuccessful but persistent gamers are sometimes called “black holes”, where their fortunes fly away, and often family relationships and friendships.

How to celebrate

Check According to Hoyle Day:

  1. Use the phrase According to Hoyle when talking about subjects you are good at. “According to Hoyle, dogs should not be fed from the table.” “According to Hoyle, these pies require yeast dough.”
  2. Learn how to play whist with Hoyle’s “textbook”.
  3. Think of your favorite board and card games, take them out and gather family or friends for a game party. If time permits, you can arrange a whole game night! Take care of the treat in advance – they need to be cooked perfectly so that the guests will like them. What kind of dishes are you a real “Hoyle” in cooking?

When is According to Hoyle Day celebrated in 2022?

According to Hoyle Day is observed on August 29 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Monday August 29 2022
Tuesday August 29 2023
Thursday August 29 2024
Friday August 29 2025
Saturday August 29 2026

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