Created to revive a fading communication, Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day is a holiday you should celebrate. Morse Code is a language that uses dots and dashes to communicate words using signals. It has been in constant use since January 11, 1838 when it was first demonstrated by Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse, its creators. Though it is not as used today as it has been in the past, it is still an interesting thing to know. This holiday doesn't require you to learn the entire language, just the letters in your name! It can be a great way to teach yourself or your kids about one of the most important inventions in transportation.
How to Learn:
Know the history of this genius communication, it will inspire you to participate. It’s difficult to try something new if you don’t know why you should be learning it in the first place.
Hundreds of movies and TV episodes contain scenes with Morse Code, from Independence Day to Cheaper by the Dozen. These scenes might’ve been added for the war history or comedic punchline. However, one of the most recent Morse movie scenes might inspire you to learn your name on this holiday… Did you see the movie Parasite? Not only is it a great film, but Morse Code becomes a very important part of the plot in the end. No spoilers here, but you definitely need to watch it.
Plenty of fictional characters claim to know Morse Code, like Dwight Schrute. But plenty of celebrities actually know Morse Code, including Johnny Cash. Join them by learning your name, then maybe you can add this skill to your resume.