World Creativity and Innovation Day is a worldwide holiday that celebrates creativity and innovation. These concepts are connected and cannot exist without each other. Creating something new and progressive is the key to the successful development of society. It is celebrated annually on April 21.
The history of World Creativity and Innovation Day begins in 2002, when it was established by the UN. The main purpose of this day is to support enterprising and creative people who work for the benefit of society. Also, without the two concepts in the name of the holiday, it is impossible to fulfill the goals of sustainable development, which are set by the UN.
Creativity is a human skill that consists in the ability to deviate from templates and standards, to create something new and previously unseen. Thanks to creative people we can enjoy movies with an unusual plot and interesting endings, use a robot vacuum cleaner instead of walking with an ordinary vacuum cleaner through all the rooms, and much more. As we can see from the second example about the vacuum cleaner – creativity entails innovation. This relationship can apply not only to the creation of technical devices, but also to the management of the organization. For example, Tahiti Ono introduced a “lean manufacturing system,” which has greatly improved Toyota’s efficiency.
- The holiday covers more than 50 countries.
- Creativity can be developed. There are many developmental exercises that can help make your brain more flexible, teaching you to look at familiar things from a different angle.
How to celebrate
Try out the creativity exercises you can find on the Internet. Find out more about events that gather creative people around you: gatherings of robotics enthusiasts, for example. There you can not only meet interesting people, but also see innovative developments.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, do they consider themselves creative people?
When World Creativity and Innovation Day celebrated in 2023?
World Creativity and Innovation Day is observed on April 21 each year.