International Snailpapers Day is an international holiday dedicated to print publications that come out with a certain periodicity. In other words, newspapers and magazines. A few decades ago they were a favorite source of information for many people. You could buy a newspaper in the morning, slowly sip your coffee, flip through the rustling pages, while breathing in the aroma of the typographic ink and reading the latest news from the life of the city and the world. The holiday is celebrated on April 7.
Today, in the age of technology, newspapers and magazines are already losing their relevance. It is much easier and faster for people to open any social network on their phone/computer or go to a news portal to keep up with what is happening anywhere in the world.
In 2010, newspaper enthusiast Dan Bloom decided to stop the extinction of print by establishing International Snailpapers Day. Thanks to him, people had a great opportunity to go back a few decades to enjoy reading a newspaper or magazine again. Today’s print editions are packed with lots of useful information. For example, you can find interesting recipes, various advertisements, or simply train your brain by solving crossword puzzles or puzzles. Often publishers supplement their print media with a collection of anecdotes that are sure to lift your spirits!
- Newspapers are thought to have been developed from handwritten news bulletins that were written in the ancient world. In Rome in those days, they were clay plaques with inscriptions stamped on them.
- Printing as a whole began to develop in 1455. It was then that H. Gutenberg printed the Bible.
- The name newspapers comes from the Italian “gazette,” the name given there in the 16th century to the coin with which one could buy a sheet of news.
How to celebrate
Buy your favorite print publication that you enjoyed reading 10-15 years ago, if it is still in production. If not, buy any other publication. Make a cup of tea or coffee to immerse yourself in the world of printed information, enjoying every moment.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they still read newspapers or have given them up completely?
When is International Snailpapers Day celebrated in 2024?
International Snailpapers Day is observed on April 7 each year.