🗓️ January 6
Created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in 1994
January 6th is Smith Day, a holiday created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in 1994 to celebrate the art and craft of smithing, and the name Smith, which is just so happens to be one of the most common last names in the world.
The day is a celebration of the skill and creativity of smiths and the role that blacksmiths, coppersmiths, silversmiths, and other smiths have played throughout history in shaping society.
It’s important to celebrate because smithing is an ancient and important profession that has shaped human history and culture.
Smiths have created tools, weapons, jewelry, and artwork that have been used and admired for centuries.
January 6th is Smith Day, a day created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in 1994 to celebrate the art and craft of smithing.
The origins of Smith Day can be traced back to the desire to acknowledge and honor the skill, creativity and hard work of smiths, and the ancient tradition of metalworking.
To celebrate Smith Day, there are several things you can do:
- Learn about smithing: Learn about the history of smithing, different techniques and tools used by smiths, and the role of smiths in different cultures and societies.
- Visit a blacksmith shop: Visit a local blacksmith shop and watch a blacksmith at work. You can also take a class and learn how to make something yourself.
- Make a craft: Make something, a tool, jewelry or something fun, using metal or other materials, to pay homage to the art of smithing. Maybe you can even forge new friendships.
- Appreciate metal art: Visit a museum or an art gallery that specializes in metal art.
- Cook with cast iron: Cook a meal using cast iron pans, to appreciate the durability and heat retention that is a result of smithing.
Remember to appreciate and honor the skill, hard work and creativity of smiths and the impact they have had on human civilization. It’s a day to appreciate and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of smiths, and all the metal objects they have created throughout history.
Take this day to appreciate the beauty and utility of hand-forged metalwork like the works of art they are.
Forge ahead and celebrate Smith Day!