Lighthouse Day falls on August 7. A lighthouse is a building, tower, or another type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lenses and lamps used as an aid to navigating for maritime pilots on inland waterways or at sea. Lighthouses point the dangerous coastlines, reefs, hazardous shoals, safe entries to harbors and can also assist in aerial navigation. The light shines in the darkness to alert and protect. The day honors the beacon of light that for hundreds of years symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. Once, people widely used the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expenses of maintenance and replacement by the modern electronic navigational system.
“You have to scuba dive in the Alexandrian harbor if you want to see what remains of the lighthouse of Cleopatra’s day, and the water in the Alexandrian harbor is not really something you want to come into contact with.” – Stacy Schiff
History of Lighthouse Day
On August 7, 1789, Lighthouse Day was established by the 9th act of the first Congress which placed lighthouses under federal control. The day targets to recognize the importance of lighthouses in maritime navigation and for helping ships safe harbor during bad weather. Lighthouse protects from the fog, reefs, rocks, and other hazards of the coastline. The electricity and the light bulb paved the way for the current lighthouse, the rotating light that is done with the amazing creative positioning of mirror and motor to spin a curved mirror. Legislation to declare August 7 as Lighthouse Day and was introduced by Congress in the spring of 1988 and was signed by the President on November 5.
Other Celebrations on August 7
August 7 is also celebrated as
- Professional Speakers Day
- Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
- International Friendship Day
- National Sister’s Day
How To Celebrate the day
Celebrate the day by reading about the history of Lighthouses as the importance of lighthouse are becoming less important for the maritime industry. If the living place is near the coast, have a visit to the local lighthouse. Visit the lighthouse on that day and enjoy the night with the cool breeze near the sea area. Convey the message to some people about the Lighthouse and the importance of the lighthouse and usefulness of the lighthouse. You can use the hashtag #LighthouseDay to express your views about Lighthouse Day on social media.
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