Aug 24

On this day, 

1️⃣ Pluto Demoted Day: It has been observed yearly on August 24th since 2006 when Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a smaller person planet. This day is viewed as an important day, particularly for science community.


Found in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory with the help of some other astronomers. Pluto was the Solar System's ninth planet for a long time. The name Pluto, after the Roman god of the underworld was given by 11-year-old girl who suggested to her grandfather.

5 ways to celebrate:

  1. Read about solar system

  2. Watch some teaching videos

  3. Best learning and fun experience are to visit local Planetarium

  4. Explore astronomical objects

  5. Celebrate on social media


2️⃣ National Knife Day: Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knife that society use regularly. Nobody can deny the knife is one of the most useful tools – for cooking, eating, fishing, hunting etc.


It is unclear who begun National Knife Day or when they began it, however it was being commended around 2011. It is also unclear why the recognition happens on August 24.

5 ways to spend your day:

  1. Give someone a knife as a gift

  2. Having a cake and enjoying a slice by the knife

  3. Instead of wishing “Have a nice day” just say “Have a knife day”

  4. Swap knives with your friends and relatives

  5. Test your chopping skills in the kitchen