National Puzzle Day - January 29
Mon, Jan 29, 2024

National Puzzle Day

Any puzzles have a beneficial effect on the brain, help develop memory and conflict resolution skills. National Puzzle Day is for everyone who loves crosswords, puzzles or sudoku. It is celebrated annually on January 29th.


The first puzzles appeared in antiquity. In ancient Egypt, archaeologists have found wall paintings that resemble a labyrinth with riddles in their structure. In medieval culture, they were developed at the end of the 19 century. Over the years, the popularity of logical problems has grown, many scientists attribute this fact to an increase in the need for a decent education. The Irish educator even compiles a collection entitled “Problems for the Development of the Young Mind”.

The spread of the puzzle was also due to S. Loyd. It is he who is credited with the creation of the famous “Fifteen”. It consists of fifteen identical square bones, each of which has numbers. One of the cubes is empty. The goal of the game is to arrange the figures in order of size. In this case, you need to take as few steps as possible.

In 1974, the Rubik’s Cube appeared, named after the creator. This invention so excited the minds of young mathematicians that they even came up with special clubs and competed in the speed of collecting.

Interesting facts

  1. The first puzzle in the magazine was published in 1913. A. Wayne became its author.
  2. L. Carroll gained fame thanks to the children’s book “Alice in Wonderland”. There are many secrets hidden in it, most of which are based on a play on words. During his lifetime, Lewis had an extraordinary mind, so he himself was engaged in the development of puzzles.
  3. During the Great Depression, puzzles were one of the few forms of entertainment. They were recyclable and had a fairly low cost, which increased the demand for the product.

How to celebrate

The best way to spend a holiday is to solve a puzzle. You can go to the store and buy a new set or try to find a long forgotten toy at home. There are also many sites with virtual puzzles on the Internet. Don’t forget to share your pastime story with your friends via social media by hitting #NationalPuzzleDay.

When is National Puzzle Day celebrated in 2024?

National Puzzle Day is observed on January 29 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday January 29 2024
Wednesday January 29 2025
Thursday January 29 2026
Friday January 29 2027

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