National Ask a Stupid Question Day is a holiday with no stupid questions. On this day, you can ask anything and not be afraid to look ridiculous or awkward. In the second half of the 20th century, teachers came to the conclusion many questions students are embarrassed to ask are excellent topics for discussion. Thus, the holiday motivates interest and discourages shyness.
There is no reliable version on how the holiday appeared, but there are several versions. Most likely, National Ask a Stupid Question Day was invented by teachers to encourage students to boldly ask, instead of being afraid of being judged. According to statistics, the most popular reason children and adults refuse to express curiosity is fear, since interest often lends itself to ridicule. The holiday teaches us to discard shyness and become more interested.
- A few decades after the first celebration, the book Teach Students to Ask Their Questions was published.
- Did you know there is a technique for formulating questions?
How to take part
Ask yourself as many questions as you can and try to find the answers. Ask friends and colleagues – you will be surprised how much you can learn if you are not afraid to ask. Be prepared to respond to stupid appeals yourself, because this holiday is popular. Throw a party and hold a competition for the most stupid question.
When is National Ask a Stupid Question Day in 2023?
National Ask a Stupid Question Day is observed on September 28 each year.