National Jigsaw Day 
3 November 2015

National Jigsaw Day

National Jigsaw Day (3rd November) was founded in 2015 to celebrate the benefits of the jigsaw.  An immersive and rewarding pastime, jigsaw puzzling is often heralded as the ultimate relaxation, particularly in a world where it’s easy to get consumed by the sole pursuit of electronic gadgets.

In this modern age, jigsaws are a delightful distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life and provide an entertaining alternative from excessive screen-time.  The jigsaw dates back to around 1760; still a fundamental part of home life, jigsaws have well and truly stood the test of time.  And jigsaw-making techniques may have changed over the years, but the traditional jigsaw remains as popular as ever.  Her Majesty The Queen, Bill Gates, Olympic Swimmer Rebecca Adlington and actor Rory Kinnear are all known to be a fan of jigsaws.

Tuesday 3 November 2015 is the inaugural National Jigsaw Day, backed by Wentworth Wooden Puzzles.  On the inaugural National Jigsaw Day, leading British jigsaw maker, Wentworth Wooden Puzzles will launch the search for a Junior and Senior Minister for Jigsaws who will be given the honour of road-testing all new jigsaws and will help to design new puzzles for the company as well as backing the campaign to #BringBackJigsaws.  

To celebrate National Jigsaw Day, all puzzles are reduced by 10% on www.jigsaws.co.uk for one day only on 3rd November. 

How can you get involved on National Jigsaw Day?

On National Jigsaw Day (3rd November), jigsaw enthusiasts are encouraged to take some time out of their day to ditch the gadgets, unwind and immerse themselves in a jigsaw.

People are encouraged to share pictures of themselves enjoying jigsaws on social media with #NationalJigsawDay. @Wentworthpuzzle will host a #NationalJigsawDay Twitter party from 1-2pm British time on Twitter. 

If you feel you’re worthy of the accolade of Minister for Jigsaws, then apply by sending an email to ministerforjigsaws@jigsaws.co.uk with any accompanying material explaining why you should be appointed.  All ages welcome.

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