National Windows Day 2023: History, Activities
National Window Day isn’t all that strange, to be honest. National days for eggs, “speak something kind,” cows, chocolate eclairs, handshakes, and black cows all exist. And only those national holidays are observed each June on a yearly basis.
The heroes of design do, in fact, also value windows. Making a house feel like home requires windows. And in order for us to be happy, those windows need to function flawlessly and look magnificent, just like the other unsung heroes of our homes (like our roofs and siding). Maintaining weather protection, comfort, and a family’s own style statement in one’s home may be challenging.
When is National Windows Day?
Every year on June 1, we commemorate the creation of the window as National Window DayTM. An aperture in a wall, door, or roof that lets light, sound, and air into space is called a window. “Picture windows” are fixed windows that cannot be opened or closed. Others can be opened to let fresh air inside a structure and closed to keep out bad weather (heat, cold, and pouring rain).
Since it’s the unofficial start of summer, June 1 was designated as National Window DayTM. After being cooped up for the winter, we begin to open windows more in the summer to let in the fresh air. The most popular season of the year is summer.
We take this crucial aspect of building for granted since we have always had windows in our lives. National Window DayTM honors the development of window design and the components that go into them over many centuries.
National Windows Day History
The first cave dwellings featured a single hole in the roof, primarily for light entry. Additionally, some buildings had a hole in the wall for ventilation. The holes were covered with animal skins when the weather turned bad, such as during the winter or when it poured. Paper windows eventually became affordable and were commonly utilized in historic China, Korea, and Japan. In Alexandria, Egypt, the Romans are said to have used glass for windows for the first time. Despite the fact that only the rich class could afford to employ glass in windows, many people think the technology was created about 100 AD.
Window panes constructed of flattened animal horn were used in England in the fourteenth century. However, when glass became more affordable and the fixed glazed sash came into being during the late Middle Ages in Europe, there gradually became more glazed windows in both residential and public structures. In the 1600s, glass started to appear often in the windows of typical residences.
Windows are now practical, intricately designed, and energy-efficient components of any structure. Single-hung and double-hung sash windows, horizontal sliding sash windows, casement windows, awning windows, hopper windows, tilt-and-slide windows (often door-sized), tilt-and-turn windows, transom windows, sidelight windows, skylights, picture windows, stained glass windows, and many other varieties of windows are among the varieties that are offered.
National Windows Day Activities
Open the windows to let in the fresh air on National Window DayTM to commemorate the occasion! This is a wonderful time to purchase new windows if you have any that need to be replaced due to damage. Don’t forget to rejoice that you won’t need to put up animal hides the next time it rains because you can just shut the window.
Child-proof your windows.
If you haven’t already, double-check window guards to get the week off to a good start. Stops should be installed because they restrict how long a window may be left open.
Review the security of your house.
Make a note of any windows that might be dangerous. Never leave youngsters unattended in their vicinity. Additionally, you may close them.
Create a safety strategy.
Make a safety plan for your house with the help of your family. On paper, draw the home and indicate any safety areas or emergency exits. You could want to highlight such areas with color. Include illustrations of what to do in the event of a fire, earthquake, or theft.