Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles NATIONAL CHOPSTICKS DAY- February 6 National Chopsticks Day, celebrated on February 6th, pays homage to the cultural and historical significance of chopsticks. Originating in China around 1200 B.C. as cooking tools, chopsticks evolved into essential eating utensils across many Asian countries. The design of chopsticks varies by region, with the Chinese version being longer and blunt-ended and the Japanese variant shorter and pointed. This day is an opportunity to appreciate the skill involved in using chopsticks, which engage over 50 joints and muscles in the body. It's a celebration of an ancient tradition that represents more than just a way to eat, but also a deep cultural heritage. Celebrations can include trying out different styles of chopsticks, learning about their history, and enjoying Asian cuisine in the traditional way.