International Skeptics Day is an annual celebration observed on January 13th of every year. Most often there will be situations in which we are surrounded by doubting Thomas and non-believers. They are the ones who don’t believe certain things and go on for investigation about it. Those skeptics will ask questions and only after getting the perfect answers, they would go with any fact. International Skeptics Day celebrates all those never believe things at their face value. The Day encourages us to be skeptical and never accept anything without questioning and knowing the truth.
“Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.” – John Dewey
History of International Skeptics Day
The history and the founder of the International Skeptics Day are unknown. It has been celebrated on three dates such as on January 13th, or October 13th, and the first Friday of the year. There is no mention about the reason for all these dates as it is also skeptical. The Day might be created by a skeptic who thought of recognizing all the skeptics. An attitude of doubt towards a particular object or a piece of knowledge, irrespective of it being philosophical, religious or scientific is called as Skepticism. It is not that the skeptics don’t believe things. Instead, they just need to see the evidence to believe it as true. They are more in number in the field of science, and without whom the world wouldn’t have seen so many proven facts and theories. One must understand that the world we live in has undergone so many developments and improvements only because of such doubtful questions. There is nothing wrong in asking a question or doubting things as to get it proved.
Other Celebrations on January 13
January 13 is also celebrated as
- National Peach Melba Day
- National Rubber Ducky Day
- Make Your Dreams Come True Day
- National Sticker Day
- Public Radio Broadcasting Day
- National Clean Off Your Desk Day
How to Celebrate International Skeptics Day
Celebrating International Skeptics Day is quite simple. Get to be sceptical and ask questions to know the right answers. Try to get clarified whenever you get doubts. Ask those questions to those who are expert in that field and verify. If you find any sceptics, then appreciate and encourage them to let know about the proven facts and theories. You can even ask your doubts and share your views about this Day on social media using the hashtag #SkepticsDay.