serendipity

Serendipity Day: January 28th, 1754

January 28th is “Serendipity Day”.

On this day in 1754, the word “serendipity” was coined by British politician and novelist Horace Walpole.

Serendipity is a term often used in the business and psychological worlds to mean “unexpected good encounters and accidental discoveries.”

The etymology of serendipity comes from the Persian fairy tale “The Three Princes of Serendip”.

After reading this story, Horace wrote to a friend of the British minister on January 28, 1754.

The new expression “serendipity” was used in the letter.

・References
https://tama.wtf/jp/society/today/serendipity
Wikipedia: Serendipity

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