Other Old Rock Day


Old Rock Day

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When is Old Rock Day? This holiday is always observed on January 7

Old Rock Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate old rocks and fossils. Perhaps you can start a rock collection. Or, you can use this January 7 holiday to go on a field trip in search of old fossils (the stone kind). Or, if you choose, you can just play with old stones, pebbles, and boulders.

There are a lot of fun-filled, yet ill-defined, wild, and wacky holidays. This is one of them. There is little information available on what this day was truly meant to mean. So, the interpretation and the means of celebration are left up to you.

Interestingly, you are standing on an old rock. The earth is a huge and very old one. It is estimated to be over 4.6 billion years old. But the earth is just a baby compared to other rocks in a universe that is 13.8 billion years old, give or take a few hundred billion years. So, if you prefer, you can celebrate the rock called earth today.

By definition, fossils and jewelry stones are old rocks. And, coal is one, too. You can celebrate any or all of these today.

Song of the Day: “I am a Rock”, by Simon and Garfunkel

How to Participate in Old Rock Day

  • Play with your collection.
  • Trade with others.
  • Gather new rocks for your collection.
  • Start a rock collection.
  • Go explore a fossil bed.
  • Go exploring in a cave.
  • Learn more about the earth’s core.

Today's Quote

“Too often… we enjoy the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought.: – – John F. Kennedy

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History and Origin of Old Rock Day

Our research did not discover the originator, nor the reason for Old Rock Day. Its roots could be as old as a fossil.  Or, perhaps it was created by an old fossil who couldn’t remember the details of his or her creation.

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