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National Puzzle Day

Crossword Puzzle

About National Puzzle Day

When is National Puzzle Day? This holiday is always observed on January 29

There is nothing puzzling about this January 29 holiday. National Puzzle Day celebrates puzzles of all sizes, shapes, and forms. Crossword puzzles and jig saw puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. And, don’t forget the ever-popular picture puzzles. There are easy puzzles, and there are puzzles for experts. They fit the needs of every person and every skill level. And, if that’s not enough you can do and say puzzling things today.

Puzzles are a favorite pastime of millions of people, young and old. So, what’s with this fascination over puzzles? There are numerous reasons for its popularity. For many, doing puzzles is fun. Some people just like the challenge of completing them, and graduating to evermore complex and difficult puzzle-solving levels. For others, it is a way to kill time and eliminate boredom. Others still, do puzzles to keep their mind sharp or to learn new words.

Whatever the cause for your interest, spend National Puzzle Day doing puzzles. On this day, you can do crosswords, picture puzzles, Sudoku, or any other kind of puzzle that you prefer.

Did You Know?  Doing puzzles helps to keep your brain sharp. It helps improve memory. It also helps to avoid Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Sudoku Puzzle

Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day

  • Get out the card table. Complete a 500- or 1,000-piece jig saw puzzle.
  • Do sudoku or crossword puzzles today.
  • Make a puzzling statement. or two.
  • Buy a puzzle book.
  • Play online. There are plenty of free apps.
  • Give a puzzle book to someone.

Today's Quote

I’m feeling pretty proud of myself. I bought a puzzle that said “3 – 5 years”, but I finished it in 18 months.

History and Origin of National Puzzle Day

Who created this day and when remains a puzzle. Our research did not uncover any factual information about the creator or the reason for this day. 

There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation about this special day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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