World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021: World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global UN day celebrated on April 21 to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem-solving with respect to advancing the United Nations sustainable development goals, also known as the “global goals”. In 2017, the 21st of April was officially recognized by the UN as being the World Creativity and Innovation Day.
History of World Creativity and Innovation Day
In 1452, a man was born who would set the standard for what it meant to be a Renaissance man, excelling in both the arts and the sciences. He was involved with Invention, Mathematics, Music, Geology, Astronomy, Cartography, just to name a few. In just about anything he turned his mind or hand to, Leonardo da Vinci made significant advances.
In fact, this man was seen as the utterly perfect example of a universal genius, and his logical approach to the world was truly advanced and unusual for his time. And although he was admittedly unique, that doesn’t mean others can’t take a cue from him and try to think in innovative ways as well.
World Creativity and Innovation Day was established to encourage everyone to dig deep and find their own inner da Vinci.
Creativity and innovation are beneficial in every walk of life, occupation and career. From those in customer service finding ways to improve their customers’ experiences to scientists whose every workday is filled with learning new things about the world and finding new ways to apply it. From politicians who could use their creativity to find new ways to solve problems and aid the public to medical workers who can seek out new ways of doing things that will protect their patients as well as society. With efforts supported by the United Nations, World Creativity and Innovation Day encourages every individual to imagine what it would be like to live in a better world with different solutions and more cooperation.
How to Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day
Try out these ideas for celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day. Or, better yet, come up with your own creative ideas!
What is creativity?
There may be no universal understanding of creativity. The concept is open to interpretation from artistic expression to problem-solving in the context of economic, social, and sustainable development. Therefore, the United Nations designated 21 April as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise the awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.