Saturday, April 21, 2012
April 21 - World Creativity and Innovation Day
Today is a day to celebrate your creativity and new ideas! World Creativity and Innovation Day has been celebrated in over 46 countries since 2002. People in businesses, organizations, schools, and communities take part in this day to generate new ideas for a brighter future.
This day was created by Marci Segal, a creativity specialist. After reading a newspaper headline, “Canada in Creativity Crisis,” Segal decided to do something about it. With the help of her colleagues, she organized the first World Creativity Day to encourage people to use creativity to make the world a better place.
There are various ways that people can celebrate this day. One year in Markham, Ontario, a school wrote and produced a musical featuring seven creative principles of Leonardo da Vinci. Another year in Brussels, Belgium, people organized a number of creativity workshops throughout the day.
These are just a few ideas to help spark your imagination. Now go ahead and put your own creativity skills to good use. Try to think of something innovative that could benefit humanity in one way or another. Good luck!
World Creativity and Innovation Day (www.creativityday.org)
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