Old Rock Day is an annual celebration observed on January 7th of every year. Those who love and admire the beauty of nature will find this Day a bit more than a normal day. Can you remember the Earth’s outermost part? Of course, it is the rocks. Rocks are a part of nature that has been present in the world even before the existence of humankind. The rocks are being used for various purposes, including tools, weapons, musical instruments, used in mining, and jewelry. Old Rock Day is observed to celebrate and know more about the old rocks. It is also the perfect day to start collecting old rocks. It is the best opportunity to appreciate old rocks and fossils.
“All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed – the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?” – Diane Lane
History of Old Rock Day
The origin, history, and founder of this Old Rock Day are anonymous. There is no specific mention of the year since this Day has been celebrated. However, the roots of this Day are as old as the fossils. It is the perfect day to learn more in detail about the rocks and start collecting them. Rock is a solid substance that is made of minerals as whole or mineral-like materials. Radioactive dating or radiometric dating is a technique that Geologists use to date old rocks. In this process, the decay of the radioactive elements available in rocks is observed. Fossils, jewelry stones, coal, etc., are old rocks.
Rocks are formed due to erosion, volcanic eruptions, and other natural processes. As a result, rocks are created, which after centuries are called the old rocks. With the study of old rocks, it is possible to know more about Earth, its history, and mysteries beyond Earth’s formation. With the fossils like remains of plants, animals, and other organisms present in some old rocks, it is possible to find the kind of flora and fauna of the past, the cause and result of its extinction. Zircon was the oldest rock of terrestrial origin that was as old as 4.4 billion years. By radioactive dating, it was found in the Jack Hills of Australia.
Other Celebrations on January 7
January 7 is also celebrated as
- Harlem Globetrotters Day
- National Bobblehead Day
- I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day
- National Tempura Day
How to Celebrate Old Rock Day
Celebrating Old Rock Day is quite simple. It is the best Day to celebrate old rocks and get to know more information about the types of old rocks. Go to your yard to dig the ground to find some old, differently-shaped rocks. It is the best Day for the children to discover and create their first “pet rock.” Ask them to paint and decorate the old rocks. You can even gift your loved ones with jewelry made of the old rocks you have collected. Have your fish tank filled with those old rocks you have collected. Take this Day as the best opportunity to start having a rock collection. Make a rock garden built using different types of old rocks you have. You can share your old rock collections and jewelry on social media using the hashtag #OldRockDay.
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