National Walk On Stilts Day

Have you ever wished that there was a holiday that would encourage people to walk on stilts? If you have, then you are probably going to be a big fan of Walk on Stilts Day. This holiday falls annually on July 27th and encourages people to use stilts to walk around.

When we first discovered this holiday lurking on our calendar, we can honestly say that we weren’t too sure where we could even find a pair of stilts. Then we took a good look on the internet and discovered that a wide variety of stilts can be bought. This means that anyone who wants to observe this holiday can probably do so after they’ve done a bit of shopping.

The History Of Walk On Stilts Day

Stilts have been around for a very long time. It’s believed that they were invented around the 6th century BCE in the Landes region of France. This is where shepherds used large wooden stilts to help them navigate the marshy ground while they were tending to their flock.

They were then adopted by militaries all across Europe and Asia to ford rivers and to navigate other types of difficult terrain. Eventually, stilts would become associated with carnivals, fairs, and other celebratory events, and that is why today they’re most often associated with clowns and circus performers.

We’re currently unsure of who exactly created Walk on Stilts Day, however. We searched the archives of the internet and were unable to find out who invented this day, where it was invented, or even when it was invented. We can’t even find out how long it’s been celebrated, although we do have to say that we believe that it’s only been around for a few years now.

Observing Walk On Stilts Day

We all know that if you want to celebrate this holiday, then you’re going to have to put in the work. This means that you’re going to have to secure a pair of stilts, then you’re going to have to learn how to walk on them.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? If it really doesn’t, then you can try to observe this holiday in a number of other ways. You can learn more about the history of stilts, or watch people dancing or walking on 10-foot stilts on YouTube.

People can also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #WalkOnStiltsDay on social media. These are all great ways for people to pull themselves out of their funk and have a little bit of fun being significantly taller than they currently are.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 27 Saturday
Next year (2025)
July 27 Sunday
Last year (2023)
July 27 Thursday
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