March 31 – National Crayon Day

National Crayon day

National Crayon Day is a day to celebrate the humble crayon! These colorful little sticks have been bringing joy to children (and adults!) for generations. On this day, take some time to break out the crayons and coloring books, or get creative and make some art. Whether you go all out or just color for a few minutes, National Crayon Day is a great excuse to let your inner child out and have some fun!

Crayola crayons were first invented by Binney & Smith in 1903. The company held a contest in the 1930s to name the new yellow crayon, and the winner was chosen as “maize,” which is another word for corn. In celebration of National Crayon Day, Crayola usually holds a crayon contest for children.