Walk On Your Wild Side Day

Every day of our lives, we are told what we can and cannot do. We are also told what is safe and not safe, and most of the time, we adhere to those warnings. This often leads us down a path where we are calculating every single risk and living a safe, ordered life.

Unfortunately, that also means that many of us end up in a rut and have to deal with extreme boredom. That doesn’t have to be the case, however. We can reconnect with our wild side and get more enjoyment out of our lives.

A holiday that encourages us to do just that is observed on April 12th every year. This day is known as Walk on Your Wild Side Day, and it’s a holiday that reminds us all that having fun is also a part of the human experience.

The History of Walk on Your Wild Side Day

As we did the hard work of researching this holiday’s history, we realized that it was actually a day that was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy. If you’re not familiar with this husband and wife team, then allow us to tell you that they own a website called Wellcat.

Although that website is mainly dedicated to selling herbal products, they do have a section on quirky holidays. Holidays that they’ve created over the years. Days such as I Need a Patch for That Day and Stay out of the Sun Day. Walk on Your Wild Side Day is a holiday that encourages people to do something that they wouldn’t ordinarily do.

According to their website, this can be something like dressing as a gorilla for the day or getting a Master’s degree. And there you have it. This holiday was one that was created to encourage everyone to do something out of character.

Observing Walk on Your Wild Side Day

We think the name of this holiday says it all. People are encouraged to go out there and live their best life. Now, we feel the need to say that this holiday doesn’t advocate for unhealthy or destructive behaviors, so people shouldn’t get too wild during their celebration of it.

They should remain safe and not do anything that would put them in physical danger, damage their health, or get them in trouble with the law. Instead, they should go out there and do the things that they wouldn’t ordinarily do. This might be pursuing an advanced degree, engaging in sports or other physical activities that they wouldn’t ordinarily do, or even taking the time to overcome a phobia.

No matter how a person celebrates this day, though, we do encourage them to take the time to spread the news about it online using the hashtag #WalkOnYourWildSideDay. Let’s encourage everyone to go out there and start living their BEST life.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 12 Friday
Next year (2025)
April 12 Saturday
Last year (2023)
April 12 Wednesday
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