September

International Dot Day

"International Dot Day" observed next on Sunday, September 15, 2019

The International Dot Day is celebrated on September 15. This is the time when people all over the world come together to recognize the powerful message of the masterpiece called “The Dot”. There are various activities conducted during this day which include watching YouTube videos, doing art projects, discussing themes, and many more. However, the prime message of the International Dot Day will always be at the heart of the celebration.

What is “The Dot”?

The Dot is a story about a caring teacher who dared a doubtful student to trust in her own talents and abilities by becoming brave enough to make her mark. The student began by making a small dot which then became a breakthrough of courage and confidence. These qualities became the engines of sharing and self-discovery. These has inspired lots of children and adults all over the world.

Learn About International Dot Day

The International Dot Day is always celebrated on September 15th. This holiday is when people of all ages harness their own creativeness and embrace their confidence and all sorts of talents – drawing, painting, writing, etc. All people can participate – parent or child, student or teacher, old or young. And each year, the celebration becomes even better when more avenues for talents are showcased.

History

The history of the International Dot Day can be traced back to September 15, 2009. This was the day when Terry Shay, a teacher, brought a book to his class and introduced it to his students. Such book is called “The Dot” written by Peter H. Reynolds. This book is about a teacher who was able to encourage a doubting student to make a small dot on a piece of paper, which then kick-started that student’s journey towards discovering more about herself.

When Celebrated

This special day is always held on September 15 each year. This means that the upcoming International Dot Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Why Celebrate

This holiday is important because it gives an important message to people that they can attain whatever they want as long as they start to do something and perseveres to do it. The Dot can be an inspiration to all people – men and women, adults and children, rich and poor. A lot of people doubt themselves these days. You might be one of them or you may know some of them. Hence, you should celebrate this important holiday so that such an important message and inspiration can be spread to all the people in the world.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the staple activities that people usually do for the celebration of the International Dot Day:

Read “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds

If you haven’t read “The Dot” yet, then this is the perfect time for you to do so. It is actually an easy read without any complicated things or whatsoever. You can read it easily and understand the message clearly. Hope that you will be inspired by the important message that this story brings.

Participate in Story-Telling

You can also celebrate this day by participating in a story telling activity where you get to share the story of the dot to the people you are about to read it to. You can be the reader of an audience composed of children, adults, or both. This can be a really good way to share such a good story to the people and let them be inspired by the inspirational story this book has.

Celebrate On Social Media

You can also take your celebration on social media. For instance, you can use the hashtag #InternationalDotDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this important day. Other hashtags you can use are #MakeYourMark and #DotDay. You can also share a photo of you reading “The Dot” or sharing it with your friends and relatives. There are so much things to do during this day. Just don’t forget the important message and purpose of the celebration and trying to share the message to other people as much as possible.

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