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Worship of Tools Day

Since tools assist people in so many ways, they are worth being celebrated. We not only celebrate them today, but we also worship them! A tool can be defined as an implement that is held with the hand that performs or assists in a mechanical task or assists the user in modifying the surrounding environment. The first tools were made many thousands of years ago; they were formed of stone and were used for hunting and for preparing food.

Nowadays, there are many types of tools, some powered by hand, some powered by electricity. There are cutting and edge tools, like knives, sickles, hatchets, axes, saws, drill bits, gouges, and chisels. These are made with a hard material so they don't wear down quickly, but they sometimes still must be sharpened. There are moving tools like hammers, mauls, screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches. There are levers that provide users with a mechanical advantage, and there are writing implements. There are fastening tools like welders, nail guns, glue guns, and rivet guns.

There are tools that can make chemical changes, like lighters and blowtorches. There are tools for guiding, measuring, and perception, like rulers, squares, straightedges, microscopes, clocks, printers, phones, and monitors. There are tools for shaping, like trowels, jigs, and molds, and there are information and data manipulation tools like computers. Some tools have more than one use, and some are made up of a few tools brought together to make a new tool, such as the alarm clock, which is made of a clock and an alarm. Some tools are multi-tools, where more than one tool is in a single device, such as the Swiss Army knife. With so many types of tools that help in so many ways, there is much to worship today!

How to Observe Worship of Tools Day

Some ways tools can be worshipped today include:

  • Use some tools.
  • Buy some new tools.
  • Clean your tools.
  • Fix any broken tools you have.
  • Organize your tools.
  • Post pictures of your tools on social media with the hashtag #WorshipOfToolsDay.

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