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Have You Said Thank You Yet Today?

January 11th, 2023 | by
"Thank You" as word paper cut in bright colors

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“Please”, “thank you” and “I’m sorry” are words that can truly work magic and are inevitable in social interaction. In keeping with the international “Thank You Day”, we would like to take this as an opportunity to say thank you to our community – that is, to you. Thank you for reading, liking and sharing our posts!

Do you know this curious holiday? In this blog post we would like to give you some background information about this day.


Since 2012, it has been internationally valid to say thank you on January 11. The International Thank You Day has its roots in Mendota, Illinois. It was there that Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith proclaimed this day in 1994. Almost 20 years later, the day manifested itself as an international holiday. However, why the day falls exactly on January 11 is disputed. It is much more important to know that it is not just a single day, but an entire week of celebration that is all about gratitude. The day is also meant to remind us to be grateful for the little things in life.

We say “Thank you!”

Over the past year, you have diligently read our blog posts. We would like to thank you for that! You especially liked the following posts. These are the TOP 5 of the most read posts in 2022:

1. RWTHApp 2.0 – Test the Beta Version now!
2. Sharing LaTeX documents – Pilot project Overleaf started at RWTH
3. Connecting Multiple Apple Devies to Eduroam
4. Cyber-Security-Awareness-Training at RWTH Aachen University
5. Hooray, Hooray the New Backup System Is Here!

We look forward to providing you with interesting blog posts again this year and hope that you will continue to visit us on this blog. Would you like to see topics that are of particular interest to you? Then let us know in the comments. And if you liked this post, we would be very happy if you leave us a heart! ♥


Responsible for the content of this article is Arlinda Ujkani.

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