Home   Calendar   Holidays   Fun   Puzzle Day

Jan
29
Fun Holiday – Puzzle Day

What is 24 hours long, all about solving problems, and is one of the best unofficial holidays of the year? Puzzle Day, of course.

Smiling dad and son building puzzle together.
Smiling dad and son building puzzle together.
Solve a puzzle today.
©bigstockphoto.com/warrengoldswain

Celebrated every year on January 29, the holiday honors puzzles of all stripes - jigsaws, riddles, science, math, mechanical, and word puzzles, and of course, real life puzzles.

Develops Skills

Puzzles are problems that are difficult to solve or require special skills to resolve. They can take various forms and emphasize different expertise. For example, crosswords, word search, and anagrams put a person's vocabulary and skills with a language to test. Games like Sudoku and Rubik's Cube, on the other hand, test the player's logical thinking and mathematical skills. Jigsaws develop patience and visual skills.

Beneficial to Health

In addition to being entertaining and fun, puzzles have distinct health and social benefits, especially in early childhood. Collaborative puzzles help children learn how to work together while learning other spatial, motor, and problem-solving skills. Studies have shown that doing puzzles can help enhance brain activity in adults. It also increases creativity and concentration, and it improves memory.

Puzzle Day is also known as National Puzzle Day in the United States.

How to Celebrate?

  • Host a puzzle party and solve puzzles with family and friends. Send out invites in the form of a crossword, decorate the venue with puzzles and serve a Rubik Cube shaped cake.
  • Learn about the history of puzzles and about the science behind creating them.
  • Spend the day solving puzzles of all kinds.

Did You Know…

…that the world’s first crossword was published on December 21, 1913 in the Sunday newspaper, New York World? The puzzle was created by journalist Arthur Wayne.

Puzzle Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Puzzle Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2018MonJan 29Puzzle Day
2019TueJan 29Puzzle Day
2020WedJan 29Puzzle Day
2021FriJan 29Puzzle Day
2022SatJan 29Puzzle Day
2023SunJan 29Puzzle Day
2024MonJan 29Puzzle Day
2025WedJan 29Puzzle Day
2026ThuJan 29Puzzle Day
2027FriJan 29Puzzle Day

See all Fun Holidays

SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
February 2018
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   
March 2018
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April 2018
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
May 2018
SMTWTFS
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
June 2018
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
July 2018
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
August 2018
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
September 2018
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
October 2018
SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
November 2018
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
December 2018
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

See all Fun Holidays

Advertising

January 29, 2018 – Other Holidays this day


Create Calendar with Holidays


Add Event to Calendar

Other Fun Holidays around January 29

27 Jan

e-Day

Held either January 27 or February 7, this mathematical holiday celebrates the constant e.

30 Jan

Croissant Day

The fun food holiday is dedicated to the flaky, buttery pastry, usually enjoyed with a cup of coffee at breakfast.

31 Jan

Backwards Day

Do everything sdrawkcab or backwards to celebrate this wacky and fun holiday.