World Tessellation Day ― Date, History, and Details

World Tessellation Day

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History of World Tessellation Day and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

World Tessellation Day was created by Dr. Eileen Kramer in 2007. It is celebrated on June 17th each year. The day is dedicated to the mathematical and artistic beauty of tessellations. A tessellation is a repeating pattern of shapes that covers a surface without any gaps or overlaps.

There are many ways to create a tessellation. One way is to use a geometric shape, like a square or triangle, and repeat it over and over again. Another way is to use an irregular shape, like a hexagon or octagon, and fit it together with other shapes like a puzzle.

Tessellations can be found in nature, in architecture, and in art. Some famous examples of tessellations include the honeycomb of a beehive, the scales of a fish, and the tiles of a mosaic.

On World Tessellation Day, people of all ages are invited to explore the world of tessellations. There are many resources available online and in libraries to help you get started. You can also try making your own tessellations at home or in the classroom.