Let's get the world to fold! Celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding during World Origami Days, held each year from October 24–November 11, a 2-1/2 week celebration of the international community of origami!. Help us make origami as visible as possible: teach a class, fold on the bus, give your friends origami, exhibit your models. The possibilities are limitless, just as with origami itself.

The Origami Connect Team and the PCOC Team have put together 19 days of online origami classes, October 24–November 11, 2024. Registration will be open September 1, 2024. Keep an eye on Current News for information.

October 24 is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), who founded the first origami group in America. She was also one of the founders of the British Origami Society and OrigamiUSA. A dynamic woman, she was delighted in the magic to be found in a piece of paper and wanted to share it with the world.

November 11 is Origami Day in Japan where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace.

Read about how World Origami Days came about.


Many origami organizations schedule activities for World Origami Days. If you've got an event to be listed, you can submit it to the OrigamiUSA calendar.


Celebrate World Origami Days by folding a sailboat with a celebration notice on it or a flapping bird with "Celebrate World Origami Days" on the wings in your native language. Download diagrams and templates for folding.

Social Media

Go here for some additional venues to help spread the news about World Origami Days.