Windmill Day is observed next on Saturday, May 11th, 2024 (157 days from today).
We've always loved them, there's something absolutely delightful about their squat construction and the soft hum of their fins when spinning in natural winds.
Windmills have been around for a long time when people first realized that the power of the wind could be harnessed to get work done. Since then, new improvements have been made in the ability to use the inexhaustible source of energy that windmills capture.
Windmill Day celebrates the origins of Windmills and how it has helped shape technology and industry in the past and future.
History of Windmill Day
The idea of capturing the power of the wind to get the job done isn't new, and in fact, it's deeper in history than you might expect and has appeared in many cultures around the world.
Heron of Alexandria is the earliest known person to have harnessed the energy of moving air to do work, using a very rudimentary device to power an organ. Persia developed more traditional windmills, although they had a different orientation than the one we usually think of when we hear the word "windmill".
Some historians think that the Persian patterns were the inspiration for the vertical models that were developed in the middle Ages. The first evidence of windmills can be found in Weedley, Yorkshire, England and is believed to have been built in 1185. As often depicted in the media, they were used primarily for grinding cereals and existed for centuries afterward.
However, lately, more and more movements are using Windmills in a completely different style! The power of wind can be harnessed to turn giant wind turbines into unlimited, clean renewable energy!
Windmills have been around for a long time and although they may seem like primitive technology, they have turned to the world in hopes of a clean future. Together with solar energy, biofuels and fuel cells, windmills are working to save the environment!
How to Celebrate Windmill Day
National Windmill Day can be celebrated in many ways by just visiting the windmills. On this day, you can read about windmills to know about it, and you can only educate yourself by knowing the history of Windmills, with which you must know that it is helping us today. On Windmill Day, you can take your children, family and friends to see the windmills know how they spin, spin, spin… and teach your children how it works. You can share all your thoughts on Social Media using the hashtag #NationalWindmillDay.
ObservedWindmill Day has been observed the second Saturday in May.
Saturday, May 14th, 2022
Saturday, May 13th, 2023
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Saturday, May 10th, 2025
Saturday, May 9th, 2026