International Accounting Day
Always on November 10th
About the Holiday
When it comes to holidays everyone has their day, and accountants are no exception. International Accounting Day or Accountant's Day gives recognition to the people who do the job that few others want to do -- trudge through long complex tax forms, deal with the IRS, and being the ones who keep a company's finances and financial strategy healthy.
We haven't been able to locate the creator or origin of this holiday, though it does occur on a date of significance. On November 10th, 1494 the Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita (Everything About Arithmetic, Geometry and Proportion) was published in Venice. One of the tractatus of the Summa, entitled "Particularis de computis et scripturis" (About accounts and other writings) provides a detailed description of Venetian book-keeping.
We've also seen listings for this holiday being celebrated on April 16th, May 9th, and July 28th, though there being significantly more references to the November 10th date and corresponding publication date of Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita, we recognize November 10th as the official day.
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