National Sense of Smell Day is celebrated every year on the last Saturday of April, this year this day is celebrated on April 24. This day is focused on how the sense of smell plays a vital role in our daily life and how it is connected with the other senses especially taste. Using our sense of smell, we can identify our favorite dish even without looking at it, and we can easily find out the scent smell of our favorite person.
“The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind.” – Thalassa Cruso
History of National Sense of Smell Day
It is sponsored every year by the Sense of Smell Institute, an education and research division of The Fragrance Foundation. This day is celebrated annually from the year 1994. Many science centres and Museums across the country will participate in this day by organising various activities and informational shows about the sense of smell. One interesting fact about the sense of smell is that our sense of smell gets stronger as the day progresses and the sense of smell will be stronger in the evening than in the morning. During the day our site is a compelling sense in recognising dangers, and at night we will feel the wafting scent on the wind stronger. National Sense of Smell Day is dedicated to this fantastic sense of ours. Vitamin A is essential for our sense of smell and the lack of Vitamin A can cause “loss of a sense of smell or Anosmia”.
Other Celebrations on April 24
April 24 is also celebrated as
- Firefly Day
- National Poem in Your Pocket Day
- National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
- Fashion Revolution Day
- National Go Birding Day
- World Veterinary Day
- Save The Frogs Day
- International Marconi Day
How to Celebrate the Day
On this day, give your nose a little work by smelling various scents throughout the day and take some time to learn about Sense Of Smell in detail. National Sense of Smell Day is an excellent excuse for you to buy new perfumes. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts about the day with others on social media using the hashtag #SenseOfSmellDay.
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