How is this holiday celebrated?
It's a day to annoy your friends and enemies with all manner of trivia!
Most of our research shows that this day is celebrated by sending fun greeting cards and by playing or other games of knowledge. Even elementary, middle, and junior high schools enjoy in trivia fun.
More and more people are celebrating this holiday each year because so many people all over the world loves to play trivia games. As the popularity of this holiday gains strength, we find that trivia lovers turn this day into a party day by gathering together; sharing party food and drinks- and enjoying in the fun of playing trivia on "Trivia Day."
Many groups and clubs enjoy this day by hosting trivia tournments.
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites but no reference to the background of the holiday. Such as- why the month of January was picked to celebrate this holiday or why the 4th day?? That's the question...
This holiday is still referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate and we do in fact find people celebrate this holiday.
So enjoy the day and have fun with it. Make everyday a holiday!
Definition of trivia
Trivia (singular: trivium) are unimportant (or "trivial") items, especially of information. In the late 19th century the expression came to apply more to information of the kind useful almost exclusively for answering quiz questions: a perfect "trivia question" is one that initially stumps the listener, but the answer subsequently sounds familiar once revealed (otherwise the question would be considered either too familiar and therefore not trivia, or so unfamiliar and obscure as to be unanswerable and not as entertaining). The study or collection of trivia is known as spermology, which literally means collection of seeds.
"The two longest continuous trivia contests in the world
are those at Lawrence University and Williams College, which both debuted in the spring of 1966. Lawrence hosts its contest annually, and its 43rd installment was held in January 2008." "Unusually, Williams has a separate contest for each semester, and thus its 84th game took place in May 2008."
"The University of Colorado Trivia Bowl was a mostly-student contest featuring a single-elimination tournament based on the GE College Bowl." "Many of the best trivia players in America trace participation through this tournament including many Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contestants."
"The other subculture is the quizbowl format found in high schools and universities in the U.S., as well as in elementary, middle, and junior high schools; the Canadian equivalent is competition geared toward Reach for the Top, among high schools, whereas Canadian universities are beginning to participate in U.S. quiz bowl leagues."
"The largest current trivia contest is held in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's college radio station WWSP 89.9 FM." "This is a college station with 11,500 watts of power and about a 65 mile (105 km) radius, and the contest serves as a fund raiser for the station. The contest is open to anyone, and it is played in April of each year spanning 54 hours over a weekend with eight questions each hour." "There are usually 500 teams ranging from 1 to 50 players." "The top ten teams are awarded trophies." "The 39th WWSP contest was held in April 2008."
Other January Holidays around the world
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Every Holiday deserves a party! - Get ready for your next party by shopping for the lastest supplies to make your holday a real hit. We found a place that sales products for children and adult parties both.
- Send Free Internet Invitations! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them by email with these fun Internet Invitations. They are always fun & FREE!
- Play Games! - Many people celebrate trivia day by playing trivia games or other games of knowledge. After all this is a game holiday right! Toy stores, retail stores and even the Internet carries a large supply of games to help you celebrate this holiday.