The day is celebrated on the 20th of July every year. Since the beginning of the time, man has gone through many journeys and adventures. One of the most amazing and mind-blowing adventures that ever took place was the time when man first stepped on the moon. Discovering the universe has always been one of the fascinating ideas. Throughout history, astronauts have tried to work their way up to the moon but it only becomes possible on 20th July 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked the surface of the moon in Apollo 11. NASA broadcasted the whole transmission live on national TV and the world witnessed the greatest technological achievement of all time. Many have tried to make this day a national holiday. In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the day, later in 1975, a Michigan native wrote to all governors of the states to make this holiday official and James J. Mullaney, former Curator of Exhibits and Astronomy at Pittsburgh’s original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and Staff Astronomer at the Allegheny Observatory is still working on making the national moon day an official Federal Holiday.
How to observe it?
Celebrate the day as an anniversary of the man’s first steps on the moon. Educate your little ones about the greatest achievements that have taken place in history. Watch the broadcast on the internet of that day and raise awareness by posting on social media.