International Rock Day

Three of the world’s major rock groups are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Oops! I just know you thought I was going to say the Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Led Zeppelin.


(In an interesting twist, July 13th is also “World Rock Day” which does celebrate rock music. The date was selected in reference to the request made by Phil Collins at the July 13, 1985, Live Aid concert to raise funds for fighting famine in Ethiopia.)

But International Rock Day is recognizing that the Earth’s outer layer is made of rock. Whether you are talking about quartz, feldspar, or biotite minerals, rocks have been vital to human civilization ever since they became tools during the Stone Age.


Recognize rocks today. Paint a rock. Climb a rock. Or talk to your pet rock. (Okayyyy… please don’t “stone” me for that one.)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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