World Origami Day
When is World Origami Day? This holiday is always observed on November 11
Today is World Origami Day. Aren’t you glad that this November 11 holiday is finally here!? Origami is a form of art, first practiced in ancient Japan. It is the art of making intricate objects out of squares of paper. The most frequent origami objects are cranes and other birds. You can make any other object, assuming you have the skill and imagination to do so. Origami is extremely popular at weddings, parties of all kinds, and even fancy dinners.
The art of origami first appeared in Ancient Japan. It also has early roots in China and to some extent European countries. Today, you can find origami artists plying their trade to tourists on the streets of cities like Tokyo and Shanghai. In America, it is far less popular. However, if you are interested in trying your hand at origami, you can buy kits at craft stores.
Ready to try your hand at origami? Start with a simple object first. Take a piece of paper. Fold it in almost any number of ways. But, you can’t use scissors, a knife, glue, or tape parts of it together. It can only be made by folding the paper. Simple objects can be made in less than a minute, while other more intricate objects can take quite some time. There are plenty of online sites where you can get instructions.
Did You Know? Making paper airplanes is a form of origami.
How to Celebrate World Origami Day
It’s a cinch:
Teach someone how to do origami.
Make origami objects. Give them away to family, friends, or even strangers on the street.
- Buy origami from someone.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – – Steve Jobs
History and Origin of World Origami Day
We know that the art of Origami first appeared in ancient Japan. During our research on this special day, we did not discover the creator, or when it was first celebrated. Like other special holidays, we suspect it was created by someone interested in this art form, and most likely an artist.
We do know why this date was selected. Origami Cranes were made as a symbol of peace to mark the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.
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