International Rock Day
International Rock Day is observed on July 13 of every year. International Rock Day celebrates the rock (stone) and not the rock and roll music. Rock is a large rough mass of one or more hard minerals formed naturally and are 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 are used widely by humans for many purposes throughout the history. During stone age, rocks were used as a tool, and now different stones are used for various purposes, for example, marble, granite is used for flooring buildings, small rocks are used for construction purpose and to lay roads, and has similar other 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 the humankind and also to encourage people to learn the science behind various rocks and its suitability. Rocks are naturally formed in the earth serving many purposes to the humans. Rocks are found in the mountains, and these mountains are bombed to extract stone from it. These are then processed to get the final product.
Other Celebrations on July 13
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How to celebrate International Rock Day
International Rock Day can be observed by doing a small research on rocks that are naturally available all over the world and its 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 some different kinds of rocks. There are a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors in stones and some may even have some sculptures carved in it. 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 by using the hashtag #InternationalRockDay.