International Mud Day

Even though International Mud Day might seem like a holiday on which adults and children can get down into the mud and have a little bit of fun, the truth of the matter is that this holiday has a more serious meaning to it. It was founded to address some of the common reasons that many children in the world can’t play in the mud.

Reasons include a lack of access to a way to clean their clothes, proper cleaning supplies, basic access to water, or living in an area that has sandy soil. So this holiday was created to address those problems, and everyone might want to take a few moments on June 29th to observe this holiday.

The History of International Mud Day

This holiday was first founded in 2009 at a World Forum Event. This is when Australian Gillian McAuliffe and Nepalese Bishnu Bhatta got together and talked about ways to encourage feelings of community and to help children all over the world appreciate the world better. It has since spread and is recognized as an international holiday celebrated by everyone who knows the importance of children playing in the mud.

Some Amazing Facts About Mud

Do you not only want to celebrate International Mud Day but also want to know everything there is to know about mud? Then you’ve come to the right place. While we can’t tell you everything about mud, we can give everyone reading this some amazing and fun mud facts. Facts that we have kindly listed below for everyone.

  • Mud contains microscopic bacteria known as Mycobacterium vaccae—these bacteria boost the immune system and increase serotonin levels in the brain.
  • There has been evidence of mud pottery going back over 29,000 years.
  • Volcanic mud is a great moisturizer for hair and skin.
  • There are mud walls built all over the world that continue to provide shelter to people—even after hundreds of years of use.
  • The word ‘mud’ has been around since at least the 15th century.

Celebrating Mud Day

There are endless varieties of ways to observe this holiday. For one, you can take your children outside and give them the chance to play in the mud. Maybe they can make mud pies or even a mud sculpture.

You can also participate in one of the International Mud Day celebrations that occur all over the world. Another way to celebrate this holiday is by giving clothing or other essentials to people who need it so they too can go play in the mud.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 29 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 29 Sunday
Last year (2023)
June 29 Thursday
Nature & Environment