National Talk in an Elevator Day - July
Fri, Jul 26, 2024

National Talk in an Elevator Day

National Talk in an Elevator Day is celebrated on the last Friday of July. Why did this holiday appear on the calendar? It turns out the elevator is an ancient device that has existed since 200 BC. A worthy reason to, rising or falling in the elevator, start a conversation with a fellow traveler.

The History

Elevators appeared in our lives thanks to Archimedes, a Greek mathematician who gave the world many useful inventions. The first device used pulleys, and they were controlled by people or animals. 800 years later, the Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi appeared, where an elevator for lifting animals was described. The first modern elevator appeared in the 19th century when the Otis Elevator company was founded.

Interesting Facts

  • Before the founding of Otis Elevator, people refused to use the elevator as they thought it dangerous, because periodically the cables that raised and lowered the cabin broke off.
  • Otis Elevator eliminated the problem of broken cables when they introduced spring technology.
  • It was Otis Elevator that received the contracts to install an elevator in the Rockefeller building.
  • According to statistics, every year 26 people die in elevators, and 26 people die in car accidents every hour – draw your own conclusions about that.
  • Initially, music was played in the elevators, as it calmed the passengers.

How to take part

Talk to passengers in an elevator; psychologists say that this is a great way to make new friends. Tell people about a funny holiday. If you find it difficult to start a conversation, first just smile. Read the history of the elevator, as well as other inventions of Archimedes.

When is National Talk in an Elevator Day Celebrated in 2024?

National Talk in an Elevator Day is observed on the last Friday in July each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday July 26 2024
Friday July 25 2025
Friday July 31 2026

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