National Geographic Day

National Geographic Day is observed next on Monday, January 27th, 2025 (228 days from today).

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National Geographic is something we take for granted, which is not surprising given that it has been around for over 100 years. The first issue of the magazine was published in 1888, and the National Geographic Review has been published steadily, once a month, ever since.

National Geographic magazine has covered thousands of topics since its inception, from lovable, gentle Balinese dancers to controversial topics such as the brutal killing of animals by poachers and poachers. People are convinced of the miraculous properties of certain animal parts.

For nearly 130 years, National Geographic magazine has awakened people's interest in distant, unfamiliar countries, their foods and customs, and, above all, the people who live there. And this is of course why National Geographic deserves more than the day itself, and we have seen that it has one.

National Geographic Day is an annual celebration on January 27th.

History of National Geographic Day

National Geographic Day is a day for us to pay tribute to the National Geographic Journal or NAT GEO, which has been increasingly strong for over three decades! It originally contained articles on world culture, history, geography and science. It is known for its glossy format, rectangular borders and bright yellow color, and some of the most amazing and impressive photos. As of 2019, The Walt Disney Company has had control of the magazine.

This magazine is published monthly with subscriptions available and members will receive additional maps. It is still available in print, but also has an online, interactive version. However, a lot of people like to collect the printed versions. Now and again, there are special editions of the magazine released, so it's definitely worth keeping an eye on these!

National Geographic has won several awards over the years. In 2020, it won the News & Magazine Webby Award for the App, Mobile, and Voice category. It also received the National Magazine Award in 2017 for having the best website. Turning the clock back even further, the magazine has won the US Magazine Editor-in-Chief Award a number of times, including in 2007, 2006 and 2011. It has also won three National Magazine Awards joined in 2008. When you take this into account, it's really not hard to see the impact of this magazine, and so we certainly feel it deserves a day of its own!

The National Geographic was created as a text-oriented publication by the National Geographic Society in 1888. Due to the popularity of its image-rich segments, the National Geographic magazine quickly transitioned to rich image content.

National Geographic magazine became especially famous for its balanced portrayal of North America versus the countries behind the iron curtain, downplaying politics to focus on culture, and not shying away from Cold War themes like many publications tended to do at the time. Recently, the National Geographic Journal has been particularly outspoken about environmental issues, such as deforestation and endangered species. National Geographic magazine was also praised for its beautiful and book-like photography.

How to celebrate National Geographic Day

National Geographic Magazine has achieved near-cult status over the years, meaning that even an old issue is considered a collector's item. In that spirit, why not head down to your local thrift store or used book store and see if you can find any old National Geographic Journals? Who knows, they might be valuable one day, and even if they don't, it's a really fun experience to revisit an old issue and see what relevant back is in the days it was published. . Another fun way to send in the day is to bring your own camera to shoot — who knows what you'll manage to capture and maybe you'll discover a hidden talent, too?

Even if you don't find out that you're not quite like Anne Geddes or Annie Leibovitz, you can at least find a new hobby, one that you really enjoy doing and want to keep pursuing. If you have children, taking them along and teaching them how to spot the art present in every little thing can also be a very engaging and valuable lesson for them in the future. Not to mention that no child should ever be subjected to a lesson in how beautiful the world is and how it should be appreciated and respected.

You can also spend some time searching online for some of the best photos that have been taken by National Geographic. You'll find that many online magazines and social media accounts feature their favorite National Geographic photos as a tribute to the magazine on National Geographic Day, so it shouldn't be too hard to hunt. Find some inspirational photos that will really captivate your imagination. Make sure you also share your discoveries with friends, followers, and family members on social media so they can enjoy them.

You can also spend some time on National Geographic Day researching topics the magazine usually publishes on. For example, why not spend time learning about different animals, cultures and histories around the world? This is the perfect excuse to expand your knowledge and learn about topics you wouldn't normally spend a lot of time reading about. We recommend searching the magazine on social media, as a lot of people will be tagging National Geographic with interesting content this day, including content from past issues.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure that this day is the day you take a moment to admire the world around you, from the smallest things to the biggest…and if you can teach for future generations to do it, more power to you. Our planet could employ more people with the same approach to our planet as the National Geographic Review.


National Geographic Day has been observed annually on January 27th.


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