World Tessellation Day is celebrated on the 17th of June every year. The day is celebrated to honor the math-inspired artist and also the tessellate extraordinaire Mr. M. C. Escher’s Birthday. Tessellation is the process or art of tessellating a surface. The Tessellation of a surface is the tiling of a plane using two or more geometric shapes called tiles. It doesn’t contain any overlap or any gaps. In mathematics, the Tessellation can be generalized with a variety of geometric shapes.
History of World Tessellation Day
In the year 2016, Emily Grosvenor declared June 17 as World Tessellation Day and since then the day is being celebrated as Tessellation Day. The Tessellation day was created to honor the birth of M. C. Escher. On the same day in the year 2016, Emily Grosvenor published her children’s book Tessellation. The book describes a girl who sees shapes and patterns everywhere around her. When people hear the word Tessellation, they just imagine a pattern or a shape which is all over the surface.
But the Tessellation is also patterns of a different object which are drawn on a surface. The patterns can also differ. There are many artists around the world who are experts in Tesselating a surface. Many unique and different patterns are being tessellated and there are people who are keen on observing the work of the Artists. Tessellations are also used for construction purposes. The Tessellated designs are bought and utilized while flooring, quilting, etc.
Other Celebrations on June 17
June 17 is also celebrated as
- National Eat Your Vegetable Day
- National Apple Strudel Day
- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
- National Flip Flop Day
How to Celebrate World Tessellation Day
Tessellation day can be celebrated by making yourself a tessellation on your own pattern. Learn the skills on how to Tessellate a tile and teach others the skills you have acquired through Tessellation. Make new patterns and see how others have pattered their tile. Share your experience and create awareness about this day with the hashtag #WorldTessellationDay.
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