National Relaxation Day – celebrated on August 15th every year – is a holiday for people to take a break from their hectic lives and to smell the proverbial roses. On this holiday, people are encourage to engage in activities that not only rest their bodies but also their minds as well. Some of these activities include taking the day off of work, taking a relaxing walk or perhaps spending the day in front on the television.
While the origins of National Relaxation Day aren’t all that clear, many people attribute this holiday to a similar British holiday called Slacker’s Day that was invented in the UK in 2001. It also isn’t clear how many people actually celebrate this holiday either. After all, citizens of the United States take the fewest holidays (or vacation days) than residents of any other country.
Customs, Traditions And Celebrations
This unofficial holiday is celebrated by different people in different ways. Some people spend the day lounging around the house, some may take relaxing morning walks, and some people may sleep in. However, that isn’t the only ways to spend this important day.
Over the past few years, it has been suggested that not only should people relax on this day, but that they should also unplug from all of their electronic devices; devices such as tablets, cell phones and computers, as well as the Internet.