On 23 January, countries around the world, including Slovenia, celebrate National Handwriting Day. It falls on the birthday of John Hancock, the first person who signed the Declaration of Independence, the document which ratified the USA’s independence from the UK. It has been celebrated since 1977, and came into being because many educators felt that students were losing their penmanship skills. We encourage writing by hand at our school; therefore, the students will join some activities to celebrate the day. Everyone is welcome to celebrate by practising their signature, taking organised notes, learning a new writing system, researching the origin of writing, writing a handwritten letter or postcard, amongst many other things.