International Mud Month
June is International Mud Month, and it’s the perfect time for people to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty…literally! As children, many of us spent our time playing outdoors. We climbed trees, we played sports, and sometimes we just sat in the backyard and dug a hole with a stick.
What we’re trying to say is that we spent happy childhoods frolicking through nature. Unfortunately, as we grew up, we spent more time outdoors and less time in those idyllic fields, and there’s probably a piece of us missing because of that fact. That’s why we all should take the time to reconnect with the earth and spend some time getting dirty.
The History Of International Mud Month
This holiday was actually formed by the cooperation of a school and an orphanage in 2009. Bald Park Community School and Panchkhal Orphanage in Nepal decided to create a day when children can leave the confines of their indoor environments and reestablish a connection with the planet.
It was also a day for funds to be raised for the less fortunate. Of course, this initial holiday was known as International Mud Day and it only lasted for a 24-hour period. It wouldn’t be until 2015 that the holiday would be expanded to an entire month. As a result, International Mud Month was born.
Observing International Mud Month
International Mud Month can be observed simply by enjoying the planet. A person doesn’t have to literally get their hands dirty, but hey, sometimes it’s nice to play in the dirt. No matter how a person spends this month, they should take the time to visit national or provincial parks.
Some of the most famous natural landmarks in the world, or some of the natural wonders that exist around their home. And while they’re doing all this exploring, they should use the hashtag #InternationalMudMonth to spread the word about this month around the Internet.