Smart is Cool Day - October 22
Sun, Oct 22, 2023

Smart is Cool Day

Smart is Cool Day is celebrated on October 22nd every year! Organizations have started to recognize that a smart person is someone who leads an interesting and busy life. However, the media often portrays smart people through stereotypes, usually of annoying know-it-alls who think they know everything and feel the need to share their opinions. This is not true – join the celebration and find out for yourself!


We don’t know who founded this special day, but that’s no reason not to celebrate! This holiday aims to show that being smart is great, and also to raise awareness about the issue of ridicule in society, especially when it comes to children who mock and laugh at those who demonstrate brilliant intellectual skills during their studies. The movement behind the holiday breaks stereotypes, showing that smart people are usually cheerful, open, friendly, and sociable, rather than aggressive – and all the doors in life are open to them. Organizations have reported positive effects of this work, and it’s never too late to start developing yourself – so why not do it now, even before the date arrives?

Interesting facts

  • William Sidis is thought to be the smartest man in history – as a child he showed incredible language and math skills, with an IQ of 250-300.
  • It used to be believed that left-handers were smarter than right-handers, due to the large number of famous lefties.
  • Hong Kong has the highest number of people with the highest IQ (107).
  • Some studies have claimed that serial killers have a higher intelligence than the average person.
  • Smart people are often the biggest empaths, being able to empathize with people even if they don’t know them.

How to take part

Why not test your own IQ? Invite friends and family to join in and compare the results – it could be a fun and interesting activity. Develop the areas that you love the most – for example, if you have a passion for cooking, read up on new recipes, watch experts in the field, and experiment with new dishes.

When is Smart is Cool Day celebrated in 2023?

Smart is Cool Day is observed on October 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 22 2023
Tuesday October 22 2024
Wednesday October 22 2025
Thursday October 22 2026