National Dice Day - December 4
Sun, Dec 4, 2022

National Dice Day

National Dice Day is celebrated in America on December 4th. A great day to play your favorite game with your friends! Cubes are popular all over the world and are irreplaceable in many ways – learn more about them!

History

The bones appeared many years ago, but researchers have not agreed on where it happened. A 5200-year-old item was found in Iran. The discovery amazed scientists: it was a set for playing backgammon, the edges of the cubes practically did not differ from modern ones. Many believe that for the first time they appeared as a magical attribute – they were guessing, they learned fate, the future.

Pharaohs, emperors, ordinary people played dice… Everyone wanted to subdue them in order to constantly win. There were craftsmen who made cubes with an advantage on one side – where the largest number is indicated. There were other fraudulent schemes, so in Europe there was a special Guild fighting crooks.

It’s great that the game has survived to this day, although there were times when many things were forbidden and forbidden. In Britain, bones, for example, were very popular with pub-goers. If they were absent in the institution, then the guests could rebel.

Interesting facts

It is noteworthy that:

  • researchers have found murals depicting quarreling gamblers being kicked out of a bar;
  • throwing dice for money formed a Roman law, which states that a person who allowed to play in his house has no right to file a claim for any reason;
  • ancient cubes did not differ in ideal forms – their corners could be beveled, flaws were visible to the naked eye;
  • no one knew about the theory of probability at that time, so the players relied on the will of the Almighty.

How to celebrate

Find an interesting game and invite your friends! Compete between teams and record your progress. Learn more about game dice – study their history in different countries of the world.

When is National Dice Day celebrated in 2022?

National Dice Day is observed on December 4 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday December 4 2022
Monday December 4 2023
Wednesday December 4 2024
Thursday December 4 2025
Friday December 4 2026