National Punctuation Day commemorates all punctuation on September 24th. A period, a comma, a semicolon, a question mark and an exclamation point are examples of some of the punctuation used in writing. They separate sentences and their elements to clarify meaning. Without them, meaning would be lost or up for interpretation.
Across the country, punctuation events test skill, educate and even poke fun at some of those embarrassing errors.
The founder of the observance sends out a challenge every year. Visit Jeff Rubin’s website to enter the contest.
FontFeed credits the observance with the revival of the interrobang.
Auburn Elementary School of Auburn, MI celebrates the observance annually.
For some, the celebration can be a trying one. If you’re not one to use punctuation in text messages, you might be prompted to use a period or two throughout the day.