International Rock Day is observed on July 13 of every year. The day celebrates rock (stone) and not rock and roll music. Rock is a large rough mass of one or more hard minerals formed naturally and fragmented from large rocks. Earth’s outer layer is made of rocks and appears to us like mountains. Three major types of rocks are differentiated based on how they are formed. Rocks have been used widely by humans for many purposes throughout history. During the stone age, rocks were used as a tool, and now different stones are used for various purposes. For example, marble and granite are used for flooring buildings, and small rocks are used for construction purposes, laying roads, and other similar uses.
“If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.” – Carl Perkins.
History of International Rock Day
There is no history behind the creation of International Rock Day. The origination and the creator of International Rock Day remain unknown. But the day is believed to be celebrated for its uses to humankind and encourages people to learn the science behind various rocks and their suitability. Stones are naturally formed on the earth serving many purposes for humans. For example, gemstones are found in the mountains, and these mountains are bombed to extract stone from them. These are then processed to get the final product.
Other Celebrations on July 13
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How to celebrate the day
The day can be observed by doing a little research on naturally available rocks worldwide and their peculiar uses, which may differ with the locality. Spread your knowledge to your family and friends. You can go on a rock hunt to collect different rocks. There are a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors in stones, and some may even have some sculptures carved in them. You can buy gemstones as it is believed to have healing properties and bring the person peace, joy, happiness, etc. Post pictures and share your International Rock Day celebrations using the hashtag #InternationalRockDay.
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