National Ask a Stupid Question Day is a holiday when there are no stupid questions, on this day you can ask anything and not be afraid to look ridiculous or awkward at the same time. In the second half of the 20th century, teachers came to the conclusion that many questions that students are embarrassed to ask are an excellent topic for discussion. Thus, the holiday motivates to be interested and not to be shy.
There is no reliable version of how the holiday appeared, but there are several versions on this topic. Most likely, National Ask a Stupid Question Day was invented by teachers to encourage students to boldly ask, not be afraid of judgment from classmates. According to statistics, the most popular reason why children and adults refuse to express curiosity is fear, since interest often lends itself to ridicule. The holiday teaches to discard shyness and start to be interested.
- A few decades after the first celebration, the book Teach Students to Ask Their Questions was published.
- Did you know that there is a technique for formulating questions?
- From time to time, teachers in America require a revision of wages in accordance with the level of professionalism and workload, so the curiosity of children is only encouraged.
How to celebrate
Ask yourself as many questions as you can and try to find the answer. Ask friends, colleagues – you will be surprised how much you can learn if you are not afraid to ask questions. Be prepared to respond to stupid appeals yourself, because the holiday is popular. Throw a party and hold a competition for the most stupid appeal.
When is National Ask a Stupid Question Day in 2022?
National Ask a Stupid Question Day is observed on September 28 each year.