Wikipedia Day is an opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Wikipedia, which was founded and first edited on January 15, 2001. Coincidentally, it also registered its website with Creative Commons on January 15, 2001.
Every year around January 15th, Wikipedia fans organize their own parties in their communities to discuss Wikipedia. Typical activities at these events include Wikipedia editors sharing what they did on Wikipedia in the past year, anyone proposing to share information on Wikipedia in the upcoming year, Wikipedia training for newcomers, and socializing.
On January 15, 2001, Wikipedia was founded and edited for the first time. Coincidentally, on the same day, Creative Commons registered its website. Creative Commons developed a free and open copyright system that Wikipedia uses, and Wikipedia is the most enthusiastic community of free media that Creative Commons promotes. Another celebratory event at this time is Public Domain Day, which celebrates the entry of media into the public domain due to the expiration of copyrights at the end of the previous year.
Do not hesitate and celebrate Wikipedia Day. If you want, also celebrate the birthday of Creative Commons. Combine Wikipedia Day, Creative Commons Day, and Public Domain Day into one January celebration of open knowledge and free media.
Anyone can organize a Wikipedia Day event. The tradition is to discuss Wikipedia with a group of other people and have a birthday cake. You don't need any special permission to host a party. Just do it and have fun.
And we are joining the general celebrations by creating previously non-existent records in Czech for individual ECO days from our ECO calendar.