Drawing Day was started in 2008 with the purpose of “making some noise worldwide for the sake of art.” This day is about remembering the love we have for making and viewing all kinds of drawings. The goal of Drawing Day is to get a million drawings made all around the world on this day.

Drawing Day, also known as Pencil Day, is observed next on Saturday, June 6th, 2020. It has been observed the first Saturday in June since 2008.

How to Observe

All that is needed to be done to celebrate Drawing Day is to pick up a pencil, a crayon, a piece of charcoal, or any other drawing utensil and draw! Drawing can also be done by using your computer. It doesn’t matter if you are a bad drawer or not, what matters is that you try. There is information on the Drawing Day website about how to scan and upload your drawing for the world to see. There may be Drawing Day events in your community as well. You could get together with friends to draw, or organize a Drawing Day event yourself.

Occurrence Patterns

ObservedFirst YearLast Year
the first Saturday in June2008-



Alternate Names

  • Pencil Day


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