Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day

We have seen people take a variety of pets out for a walk. We’ve seen people walking their dogs, of course, but we’ve also seen people walking their cats, ferrets, and even lizards. If we saw people walking any of these animals, we wouldn’t be surprised.

What would be surprising, though, is if someone decided to take their houseplant for a walk. That would ordinarily be very strange, but it’s evidently what people are recommended to do for Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day.

This holiday is observed on July 27th, and it gives everyone a chance to bond with their plants and probably get a few strange looks from their neighbors as well.

The History of Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day

According to our research, houseplants were commonly raised in many ancient civilizations, including ancient Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Although potted plants had been used even longer for courtyards, it was only a few thousand years ago that people started keeping potted plants in their homes.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by the ancient Greeks, and these gardens were listed as a fantastic feat of engineering. Although some sources have doubts as to whether these gardens actually existed or not, there are still many references to them in ancient texts.

As far as this holiday is concerned, it’s only been around for a few years. It was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of wellcat.com — a website that’s dedicated to selling herbs and creating somewhat wacky holidays.

This website has created holidays such as Bathtub Party Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, and No Homework Day. They created this holiday to encourage people to take their houseplants for a walk so that the plants can learn about their environment. Yes, that’s the official explanation for this holiday.

Observing Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day

Anyone brave enough to observe this holiday is probably going to want to make sure that they choose a houseplant that’s easy to walk. We don’t recommend walking dwarf fruit trees or other large potted plants. Spider plants, aloe vera plants, asparagus ferns, and Chinese money plants are all easy to walk.

No matter what plants a person decides to take with them on their walks, they should take the time to let the world know about it using the hashtag #TakeYourHouseplantForAWalkDay on social media. Now, go out there and take those plants for a walk. After all, they aren’t going to do it for themselves, are they

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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