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​National Violin Day

Celebrate National Violin Day by strumming your favorite tunes - let the beautiful melody take you away!
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December 13
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Put on your favorite music and get ready to celebrate National Violin Day on Dec. 13! This day is dedicated to the beloved stringed instrument that has been around for centuries. The violin originated in Europe during the 16th century, but its popularity spread throughout the world, becoming one of the most widely played instruments. Not only is it a beautiful instrument that produces amazing sounds, it's also incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of musical genres such as classical, folk, jazz, rock and more. So join in on the celebration and make some music with your violin!

History of ​National Violin Day

​National Violin Day Dates

​National Violin Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1555</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Violin's First Appearance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The violin made its first documented appearance in Italy, where it was used for both court music and public dances.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1666</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stradivari's Master Creations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Antonio Stradivari, the most famous violin maker, started creating his world-renowned violins, forever shaping the standards for violin construction.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Violin Becomes Symphony Staple</div><div class='timeline-text'>Violin became a key component in symphony orchestras throughout the 19th century with the Romantic period solidifying its popularity in orchestral music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1924</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jazz Violin Emergence</div><div class='timeline-text'>Violin makes its mark in the Jazz genre with Stephanie Grappelli, who co-founded Quintette du Hot Club de France, becoming a key figure in jazz violin playing.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Electric Violin Innovation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1970s saw the rise of electric violins, opening up new possibilities for the instrument in rock, pop, and experimental music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Violin Day Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Violin Day began to be widely celebrated, recognizing the instrument's significant contributions to music and culture.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate ​National Violin Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to a violin performance</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it’s a live performance or one you can find online, listening to a violin performance is a great way to celebrate National Violin Day. Appreciate the skill and talent of the musician and the beauty of the instrument.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn to play the violin</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the opportunity to learn how to play the violin. Find an instructor, buy a book with easy-to-follow instructions, or watch online tutorials. It’s never too late to pick up a new skill!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a violin concert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local music hall or concert venue and experience a live performance! It’s a great way to appreciate the beauty of the instrument and its music.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to a violin charity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support organizations that work to make music available for people who can't afford instruments or lessons. Donating money or an instrument is a great way to recognize National Violin Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own violin craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create your own violin craft such as a paper mache replica or a colorful painting. It’s also fun to make mini violins out of popsicle sticks, string and other materials.</p></div></div>

Why We Love ​National Violin Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The sound of a violin is beautiful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing compares to the ethereal sound of a violin. The haunting melodies created by each sweeping bow draw listeners in and invoke feelings of nostalgia and joy. From classical compositions to modern tunes, there's something special about hearing a violin that captivates the soul.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Playing the violin takes skill and dedication</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Playing the violin is no easy feat. It requires hours of practice to master and years to truly perfect. But all that hard work pays off when you hear your own performance fill a room with music. Plus, learning how to play the violin can help boost memory skills, coordination, concentration and self confidence!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Violins come in all shapes and sizes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From classical concert instruments to electric violins, there is sure to be one out there for everyone. Whether you are looking for a starter instrument or something more advanced, getting the right fit will make all the difference in playing quality. So don't forget to shop around until you find the one that's perfect for you!</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Melodious Facts for National Violin Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The most expensive violin in the world was valued at $16 million</h3><p class='facts-content'>The "Lady Blunt" Stradivarius violin, created by the master luthier Antonio Stradivari in 1721, was sold in 2011 for over $16 million, making it the most expensive violin in the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Violins are mainly handcrafted pieces of artwork</h3><p class='facts-content'>Creating a single violin requires intricate and precise handiwork, with a professional luthier (violin maker) typically spending between 150 to 200 hours to craft one instrument.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A violin is made of over 70 individual pieces of wood</h3><p class='facts-content'>A finished violin is a complex assembly of more than 70 separate wooden components, typically using different types of wood like spruce for the top, maple for the back, ribs and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Violin strings were once made from animal intestine</h3><p class='facts-content'>The violin's strings were originally made from dried and twisted animal intestines, often sheep or goat known as "catgut." Steel and synthetic materials became the preferred string materials over time.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are violins specifically designed for left-handed players</h3><p class='facts-content'>While most violinists, regardless of their dominant hand, play the violin by bowing with the right hand and fingering with the left, a special type of violin is available for those who feel more comfortable playing in the opposite way, known as "left-handed" or "reverse" violins.</p></div></div>

​National Violin Day FAQs

When is ​National Violin Day?

National Violin Day is celebrated on December 13 every year.In 2024 National Violin Day will occur on a Friday.

​National Violin Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Dec 13

Wednesday

2024

Dec 13

Friday

2025

Dec 13

Saturday

2026

Dec 13

Sunday

2027

Dec 13

Monday

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