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About Nobel Prize Day

When is Nobel Prize Day? This holiday is always observed on December 10

Today is Nobel Prize Day, a December 10 holiday.  It is a day in honor of Alfred Nobel, who died on this day in 1895. In his last Will and Testament, he established several categories of prizes for accomplishments made for the betterment of mankind. While his heirs contested the will, Nobel’s wishes prevailed. The first prizes were awarded in 1901. They are international recognition awards. The Nobel Prize Foundation Prize controls the determination of award recipients, and the annual presentation of awards. 

 What is the Nobel Prize? There are several prizes awarded each year to recognize academic, culture, and scientific advances. One of the most important awards is the Nobel Peace prize. Prizes are awarded each year on December 10. The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, gives the award to “those who did their best for mankind’. All other Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, also on December 10. All recipients receive a gold medal, a diploma, and a monetary gift. No more than 3 recipients can share a prize.

Interestingly, the committee does not award prizes posthumously. But, after a prize is announced, it is still awarded, if the person dies before receiving it.

How to Celebrate Nobel Prize Day

  • Watch for announcements of the annual Nobel Prize awards. 
  • Learn what recipients did to earn the award.
  • Learn more about Alfred Nobel.

Today's Quote

“For the greatest benefit to mankind”, Alfred Nobel, in referencing the reason for the Nobel prizes.

History and Origin of Nobel Prize Day

Nobel prizes have been awarded annually on this date since 1901,

Setting the Record Straight: Our research found a few internet websites incorrectly referring to this as a “National” day. This is totally incorrect. In his Last Will and Testament, Alfred Nobel referred to these international recognition awards as “for the betterment of Mankind”. It is truly an international award in every way.

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