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National Poetry at Work Day - January 9
Tue, Jan 9, 2024

National Poetry at Work Day

Poetry at Work Day is an interesting holiday that you can celebrate right at your workplace. Everyone should take a break to gain strength – writing poetry is perfect for this. If you don’t believe us, let’s check it out together!

History

Many scholars are inclined to believe that poetry was already written in the 23rd century BC. The authorship of the first poems that have survived to this day belongs to the Akkadian princess Enheduanna. An alabaster disk was found in the 20s by an English archaeologist. It is noteworthy that on one side of the little thing there was an image of a girl, and on the other side there were inscriptions dedicated to the goddess Inanna, who is the central female deity.

Modern people pay great attention to the functionality of the brain, so the researchers immediately identified the beneficial effects of poetry. The thing is that when writing rhymes, many parts of the brain are involved, this contributes to the emergence of connections between them. Motor skills, pronunciation, prescribing – all this has a beneficial effect. If you write a poem, making your own efforts to find a rhyme, you can feel that the brain “boils and pulsates”!

Interesting facts

6 reasons to write poetry:

  1. Expression of emotions. Paper is the most grateful listener, which will definitely not interrupt. This is a kind of therapy, after which it becomes easier.
  2. Development of creative potential. You may not know much about yourself – discover these talents!
  3. Enrichment of vocabulary. There are many words in the world that you do not use in speech or do not even know.
  4. The emergence of a hobby. It’s 100% fun and exciting!
  5. The ability to leave a mark. Even if you leave poems to your family, they will read and remember you.
  6. The ability to understand oneself and understand one’s feelings.

How to celebrate

Celebrate Poetry at Work Day between work. Take out a piece of paper or open a document on your computer, write down something that worries you, makes you happy, makes you sad or inspired. Get in the habit of relaxing with something useful and interesting. Tell others about the holiday.

When is National Poetry at Work Day celebrated in 2024?

National Poetry at Work Day is observed on the second Tuesday in January each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday January 9 2024
Tuesday January 14 2025
Tuesday January 13 2026
Tuesday January 12 2027