6 communications holidays to celebrate in 2017

Mark your calendar for National Punctuation Day, National Talk Like Shakespeare Day and other fun communications-related observances.

There are two types of people in the world: those who use paper calendars and those who use the calendars on their electronic devices.

I’m firmly in the first camp. Sure, it’s convenient to have all of your meetings and to-do lists synced onto the phone that you carry everywhere—but there’s something about hanging a calendar on the wall and keeping track of appointments the old-fashioned way that I just can’t give up.

No matter how you keep yourself organized, though, you’re likely spending these first few days of the year entering important dates into your calendar. Though you probably have the major ones marked, there are a few communications-related holidays you’re going to want to celebrate:

Jan. 23: National Handwriting Day

Started by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977, this holiday honors the history of penmanship and the creative power of pencils and pens. It’s celebrated on the birthday of the man with America’s most famous signature, John Hancock.

March 4: National Grammar Day

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