Wikipedia Day - January 15
Sun, Jan 15, 2023

Wikipedia Day

Wikipedia Day is an international holiday dedicated to the creation of the most capacious information resource on the Internet. It is celebrated annually on January 15th. Wikipedia provides users with free access to millions of articles that will be useful for improving their own erudition, as well as useful in the preparation of scientific and student papers.

History

Before the advent of Wikipedia, it was sometimes very difficult to find the information you needed. It was scattered over many sites and there were always doubts about its authenticity. Now this problem is solved, as the largest website has been created, which is controlled by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.

January 15 became a significant date for all Internet users in 2001. It was on this day that Wikipedia was created and edited for the first time. The history of the website began even earlier. In 1996, Jimmy Wales developed the Bomis company, whose main activity was the creation of web portals. In the spring of 2000, he introduced the world’s first free online encyclopedia, which he called Nupedia. A year later, wiki software was added to it, and the encyclopedia received its own separate website, and became known as Wikipedia.

Today, Wikipedia is an independent source where you can find any information. For the benefit of the encyclopedia, many authors work daily, who not only write articles, but also constantly supplement them with relevant data.

Interesting facts

  • The total number of registered users on Wikipedia exceeds 35 million, but only about 200-300 thousand people edit articles.
  • The reliability of Wikipedia is almost the same as the authoritative Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, but the number of articles is in the millions.
  • There is a Wikipedia Anthem which is copied from The Eagles song “Hotel California”.

How to celebrate

Visit the Wikipedia Day encyclopedia website for interesting articles. The choice is huge! You can register and become one of the thousands of contributors to help Wikipedia improve daily by editing and writing articles.

Share information about the holiday on social networks. Tell us about how often you turned to the online encyclopedia, perhaps there were cases when information from Wikipedia helped you a lot.

When is Wikipedia Day celebrated in 2023?

Wikipedia Day is observed on January 15 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday January 15 2023
Monday January 15 2024
Wednesday January 15 2025
Thursday January 15 2026
Friday January 15 2027

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