National Creativity Day
National Creativity Day is observed next on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 (178 days from today).
National Creativity Day is commemorated on May 30th to applaud the hidden artistic side of people to help the world a better, more friendly and beautiful place to survive.
Unleash your imagination on May 30th for National Creativity Day! Whether you're an artist, writer, musician, filmmaker, blogger, photographer, graphic artist, or any of the 100 other creative personalities, the world will honor you and your pursuits. And you totally deserve it! Unlike nature, everything in sight is rooted in a creative idea from someone like you!
Why National Creativity Day?
Humans are born to create. Some are less, and others more. More creative people implement their innovative ideas in their daily lives and have an edge over others. Creativity broadens perspectives and helps people develop new ways of solving problems, always providing a sense of expression and joy. It allows highlighting a subtle and hard to see side of a person, providing a sense of self-reflection.
Creativity makes life more interesting and dreamy. As we grow older, the creative fire begins to fade away due to the whirlwind of everyday life. A day to ignite that fire again can never be the wrong approach as it is at the core of being human; it is about making a dramatic change in the direction of happiness. It also helps balance the brain and heart.
Every human being is creative. Early humans also wore leaves as clothing and as tools for hunting, a clear representation of their creativity on a prehistoric level.
Before the 14th century, creation, known as human expression, was considered divine. Plato coined the term 'divine madness' on the premise that the human body was controlled by the gods as a means of their expression. In the 14th century, a book titled Parson's Table was written and references to creation were found. Around this time, famous artists like Leonardo Da Vinci also began to credit their work by saying, "this is an expression of my creativity." Creation began to lose ground after that and lost its 'divine' status.
After World War II, many ideas arose due to increased funding for research and nascent industries. Has started hoarding to make things better than others and freedom of speech is most supported. The Abstract Expressionism movement introduced the dominant trends in American Painting in the 1950s. People began to emphasize their inspirational words and exercise freedom of technique and execution. to express their creative personality. After a while, scientists began to really systematic study to understand creativity. It was discovered that creativity is a human trait located in the core of the Anterior Cortices of the brain, with the advancement of science.
Imaginary bliss releases dopamine, which calms our mood, so innovative medical treatments for mental disorders are also born. Dancing, singing and coloring are now an integral part of spiritual therapies. The progress we see now is the result of the continuous initiatives of the imagination of many people. We must carry on more 'creative legacy'.
But, unfortunately, what was once a symbol of freedom is now in a state of crisis. Many important studies show that there is a significant decrease in ‘out of the box’ thinking skills. Time requires many sacrifices, and the spirit that can still keep the enthusiasm is creativity and imagination. A day to remind yourself of the artistic side can prove to be very refreshing and fulfilling.
Albert Einstein rightly said that "creativity is intelligence having fun." It is a mixture of imagination, happiness, mistakes, experimentation and fun. So why not make it contagious?
History of National Creativity Day
People have different opinions about the history of creation. Some believe it dates back to prehistoric times when humans first used leaves to cover their bodies and developed tools for hunting. Others believe it is of Aboriginal Australian origin. They moved from India to Australia, in the process inventing an incredibly innovative hunting tool, the boomerang. People also tend to think that creativity originated in ancient Egypt, Mexico, and Asia. The pyramids, geometry, astronomy, and advances in manufacturing and science are all examples of creative bending. The term 'creation' itself has changed over the years, adapting to how different cultures see it. The ancient Greeks preferred to avoid freedom of action in favor of following rules when creating art, a practice that creators dislike in today's world. Nor did the Greeks have a specific term corresponding to 'creation', but there was one exception - the word 'poiein' (meaning 'made') was applied specifically to 'poiesis' ('poetry') and 'poietes' ('poet' or 'producer'). After the Hellenistic civilization, the Romans developed a new vocabulary, literature, art, and most famously sculpture. Medieval Christianity gave a new meaning to the term 'creation.' The Latin 'creatio' refers to God's act of 'creatio ex nihilo' ('creation out of nothing'). Subsequent changes in this definition have allowed the creative skill to become independent - it is no longer simply associated with art. The greatest creative period in history is arguably the Renaissance, where everyone sought to express themselves and creativity flourished in all aspects of life, including politics and economics, society, art, philosophy, science and education.
The past decade has been rife with revolution, with science taking an interest in creative skill. To encourage us to nurture our creativity and thus inspire others to do the same, film producer and president of ScreenwritingU, Hal Croasmun, together with ScreenwritingU, established National Creativity Day.
Some ways to enhance creativity
- Shower time is good for us!
According to a study done in 2014, 72% of creative insights come while people are taking a shower.
- Try new things for one of your creations
Dopamine in our brain, which is released when we try new things, has also been linked to creative achievement.
- Sleep to be more creative
A person who restores overall health, sleep also promotes creativity.
- Creative ideas have a bad history
History shows that the most innovative ideas have been mocked and ridiculed such as Galileo's astronomical discoveries.
- Daydreaming also promotes creativity
A good day of daydreaming can allow your mind to enter the mental incubation stage, allowing it to sort through creative ideas and planning.
Why we love National Creativity Day
- It is impossible to underestimate the power of a doodle
A creative outlet can help you express all the repressed emotions you have buried deep within. Even just scribbling on a piece of paper can help relax our minds and reduce stress.
- It encourages an open mind
The creativity inspires us to see the world with new prism. It could include exposing people to a new culture through photos, cooking dishes from around the world, or even writing down your thoughts on your most recent movie. Not only do you put your ideas into perspective, you also learn from the experience. The more creative new ideas you come up with, the greater your experience and the more your mind introduced to new concepts and dialogues.
- From nothingness to something
An idea that your mind comes up with, all by itself, has been brought into the world by you! Effectively, you've created something out of nothing before. In fact, our creative thoughts will be created and can be seen by the world!
How to celebrate National Creativity Day
Spend the day on supporting the creativity of others and encouraging keeping creating. Moreover, nurture your own creativity and learn a strategy to improve is also useful. You can read an article such as 25 Ways to Be More Creative, about author and psychologist Keith Sawyer's eight steps to becoming more creative, from his book Zig Zag: The Way surprise for greater creation. You can read that or his other book on the subject of Explaining Creation: The Science of Human Innovation.
There are an almost limitless number of creative things you can do or things you can do to get you in the creative mood:
- Write a priority list with full of your hopes and goals for yourself at present and in the future.
- Join a book club.
- Stay away from the technology of the day and connect and interact with the things around you. Say "hello" to friends passing by and notice the birds, trees, flowers, and beauty that can be found everywhere.
- Start with something small like organizing a drawer or a dresser, and then expand to an entire room.
- Call a friend.
- Write your own diary or journal, or start one if you don't already have one. Journaling is an effective way to help us understand more about your inner thoughts.
- Pick a topic and write some freelance articles. Write a poem or a short story. Start writing a novel or screenplay. Write a letter to a friend. Write a letter to your past, or write a letter to your future and put it in a timeline.
- Start learning how to play a new instrument or play an instrument you already know.
- Start a band. Bring your old band back together. Sing in the bathroom. Sing in the car. Sing karaoke.
- Go for a walk to immerse in beautiful nature.
- Read poetry in public.
- Join a drama group.
- Learn to dance or go dance.
- Comedy show host.
- Do some visual arts like drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, photography or videography?
- Visit a museum or art gallery, or travel around the city to see the murals.
- Do some needlework, needlework, knitting, pottery, or candle making.
- Make some new recipes.
- Gardening or planting.
- Play board games.
ObservedNational Creativity Day has been observed annually on May 30th.
Sunday, May 30th, 2021
Monday, May 30th, 2022
Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
Thursday, May 30th, 2024
Friday, May 30th, 2025