We’ve compiled 12 somewhat-official holidays that are known around the world:
Work Naked Day. Created by author and home office expert Lisa Kanare, the holiday is not necessarily about working without clothes (though you certainly can, if you would like to), but is about working from the comfortable confines of your home. “If you do decide to work naked, make sure you do not have any official teleconferences.” Alas, Work Naked Day has been criticized in the northern hemisphere for taking place in early February – the coldest time of the year for many. Held the first Friday in February; the next Work Naked Day is Feb 5, 2021.
World Naked Gardening Day. This unofficial holiday is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May. The purpose of this holiday is to help people liberate themselves and help them reconnect with the natural world. And while it’s a holiday that promotes the nudists lifestyle, it is one that is considered to be very nonpolitical and all done in good fun. The WNGD.org website says that “gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us–even if only for those few sunkissed minutes–that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet. Best tip: If you’re a male, be careful using a line trimmer of shears. Held the first Saturday of May.
Nakukymppi is a nude sport event in Finland, held in the municipality of Padasjoki one week before Midsummer every year. Participants run or walk either 10 kilometres or a full marathon naked. Participants tend to wear only shoes, socks and headwear. Every participant starting the race in the accepted gear is considered to have accomplished the race successfully. Every participant receives a diploma! Next event: June 18, 2021.
Naked Hiking Day. Celebrated by naked hikers singly or in groups in the woods and mountains. It falls around the date of Father’s Day, which leads to concerns about families encountering naked hikers. Hiking naked is nothing new, although it is more common in Europe than in the U.S. If a person is hiking on U.S. federal lands such as a National Forest or Bureau of Land Management area, there is no federal law against nudity, but state and local law may take precedence. Naked Hiking Day takes place every June 21, the first day of summer.
World Naked Bike Ride Day. This event dates back to 2004, which asks commuters to, well, do exactly what you’d expect. It’s “a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture,” organisers say. The event, held in more than 20 countries worldwide, has the dual purpose of “protesting against oil dependency” and “celebrating the power and individuality of our bodies.” The 2004 WNBR saw events in 28 cities, in ten countries on four continents. By 2010, WNBR had expanded to stage rides in 74 cities, in 17 countries, from the United States to the United Kingdom and Hungary to Paraguay. Various dates in March (Southern hemisphere) and June (Northern Hemisphere), see worldnakedbikeride.org
Read Naked Day. It’s simple: take off your clothes, and read a book. Remove the obstacles that hinder your freedom to read as a ritual. Doff your clothing on July 5th and get in touch with one of the most powerful forces in history – the reading of the written word. Take part by simply reading naked. And if you want to do more… start a local naked book club! Read Naked Day is about the freedom to read what you want, when you want, and to do it naked, if you want. Held every year on July 5th.
The Running of the Nudes, like the well-known Running of the Bulls, takes place in Pamplona, Spain. The Running of the Nudes is during the first week in July, two days before the Running of the Bulls. The event was created in 2002 and is supported by animal welfare groups, including PETA, who object to the Running of the Bulls, claiming that the event is cruel and glorifies bullfighting, which the groups oppose. In the Running of the Nudes, naked humans, many wearing only plastic horns and red scarves, follow the same route taken by the Running of the Bulls, from the Santo Domingo corrals through the town’s streets, ending at the Plaza de Toros. The length of the run is some 800 metres (about half a mile) and the event takes about one hour.
International Skinny Dip Day. Skinny-dipping celebrates the natural joy of a carefree swim without cumbersome clothing. It’s a tradition that’s been enjoyed by such American patriots as Benjamin Franklin and John Quincy Adams, along with literary luminaries the likes of Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. For the man living in these times, it’s a chance to get our of his comfort zone and learn to be confident, comfortable, and proud of his body and himself. Designated by The American Association for Nude Recreation. Held the second Saturday in July (July 12, 2020, this year)
Nudes-A-Poppin’ is actually a pageant in the United States, for nude women and men competing in erotic dance. It is the most well-known nude event in Indiana, and has been held in mid July since 1975. Although most of the contestants are women, some men are in it, too. The spectators perform as judges. Next event will take place July 17-18, 2021.
The Naked Pumpkin Run is an annual event in the United States where participants run a course through a town whilst nude, save for shoes and a carved pumpkin on their heads. Runs are held in Boulder, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Arcata, California. The Naked Pumpkin Run takes place on either October 30 or 31, depending on the location.
International Nude Day is a holiday celebrated all over the world. It began in 1976. On this holiday, people remove all of their clothing. This is done not only for the freedom it provides but also to celebrate the beauty of the human body and to embrace naturism. This day originated in New Zealand – where it was a huge success – but quickly spread to other Western. This non-official holiday was created by television presenter and former rugby player Marc Ellis, who dared people to streak in front of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark around the beginning of the twenty-first century. Since then it has been celebrated to over 30 different countries. International Nude Day takes place every July 14.
The Oblation Run (sometimes referred to as the Ritual Dance of the Brave) is a yearly event held by the University of the Philippines. The runners are male, and traditionally run completely naked in public places, with their genitals fully visible, on a designated route. The event was first organized in 1977 at the University of the Philippines Diliman to promote Hubad na Bayani (Tagalog for Naked Hero), a film. It draws its name from the Oblation, a statue of a nude man located in every University of the Philippines campus, which symbolizes “a selfless offering of one’s self to the country.” The event is usually done on December 16, and serves as a protest to contemporary national issues.
…so when is Sail Naked Day? As far as we’re concerned, it’s everyday in between April and November! See Everything To Sea sailing dates HERE
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