National Pencil Day is an annual celebration observed on March 30th of every year. Do you ever remember the days your mommy has thought how to catch the pencil? Though there are many kinds of pens available, none of us would have crossed the primary school without the pencil. The tall, slim, lightweight wood, pointed graphite tips of pencil and the eraser fixed on its top makes the pencil complete. Writing and drawing needs are utterly satisfied with the help of pencils. More than all, handling pencil is the simplest thing when compared with pens which need some practice. It is indeed must to celebrate this multipurpose utensil with a particular day and thus National Pencil Day has been created in honor of the pencils.
“What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.” – Adam Braun
History of National Pencil Day
The National Pencil Day’s history and origin are unknown. There is no mention of the start of this celebration and the creator who has come with such a special day for the pencils. The date is precisely chosen as it was on this date in the year 1858, Hymen Lipman has received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the top end of a pencil. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the patent for the modern pencil with an eraser attached to it. The invention of the wooden pencil by Hymen Lipman has received high praise as his pencil has done both writings and drawing an easy way. It is because of the lightweight nature of the pencil, and the eraser fixed on its top that removed the mistake easily.
You would be amazed on how creative you will become when you take a pencil in your hand. The pencil manufacturers have painted the first pencils in yellow as the colour was associated with royalty and honour. It is believed that this painting the pencils in yellow colour were introduced by L & C Hardtmuth Company of Austria-Hungary in 1890 who introduced the Koh-I-Noor brand, named after the famous diamond in yellow. Quickly people began assuming that yellow pencils were the best pencil types. Today lots of colours are used in painting the outer layer of the pencil. The first known usage of the term “pencil” has occurred during the 14th century. The word pencil has derived from Old French word pincel which means “artist’s paintbrush.”
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How to Celebrate National Pencil Day
Celebrating the National Pencil Day is very simple. Take time to know more about pencil and its history. Visit a local stationery shop and buy pencils for drawing or writing. Use the pencils for every other need of yours on this Day. You can even make pencil sketching and make it creative by adding different pencil shades or use your fingers to rub off an make it interesting. Encourage people around you to use only pencils as a form of celebration. You can even buy a new variant of pencil box to your children as a celebration gift. Share your pencil day celebration photos on the social media using the hashtag #PencilDay.