National Dice Day has been celebrated on December 4th annually. The dice exists over the centuries that been popularly used in snake and ladder board games. Most famous board games like Monopoly, Backgammon, Balut, Beetle, Boggle, and Bunco uses dice for playing. The dice are also used as a gambling tool. National Dice Day is a fun celebration that encourages all of us to take a break from our busy work schedule to play a game by rolling the dice.
“One who doesn’t throw the dice can never expect to score a six.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu
History of National Dice Day
The origin, history, and the person who established this National Dice Day are unknown. The dice have a long tradition. Dice have been existed since before recorded history, and it is unclear where they have originated. They are small throwable objects used for generating random numbers with multiple resting positions. Die is a singular term, and dice is the plural form of it. A traditional die is a cube, with six faces. Each of its six faces shows a different number of dots from 1 to 6.
When the die is thrown or rolled, it comes to rest showing on its upper surface with a random integer from one to six, and each value being equally likely. The oldest known dice were excavated as a portion of a backgammon-like game set at the Burnt City, that dates back to 2800–2500 BCE. Dice were first made from the talus or ankle bones of the hoofed animals. Later, ivory, wood, and plastics are other substances used in making the dice. Presently, they come in various shapes and colors.
Other Celebrations on December 4
December 4 is also celebrated as
- Wear Brown Shoes Day
- World Wildlife Conservation Day
- National Cookie Day
- Cab Franc Day
- Indian Navy Day
How to Celebrate National Dice Day
The best way to celebrate National Dice Day is to indulge yourself in playing a dice game. Get to know more about dice, their history in detail, and the games involved with dice. You can even call your friends and family to join the fun game event on this celebration Day. Make sure you are not involving in gambling and make it a grand celebration. Get into the shop and start collecting the different types of dice available. You can tell your children about the popular epic story Mahabharata that happened about 5,000 years ago. Let them know one of the moral that game is a game and make them clear about the result of gambling. You can share your views and celebration photos on social media using the hashtag #NationalDiceDay.
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