Disobedience Day is observed on July 3 of every year. Disobedience Day is doubted to be an observation of civil or social disobedience as an act of protest. The day suggests people learn about civil disobedience and the reason for using it. Being very obedient may sometimes cause boredom as well as curtail our creativity and liberty. Living by rules everywhere and being watched every time may result in frustration and a feeling of being controlled. So take a break and let loose those rules. Step out a little to enjoy yourself, do things on your own, and feel the freedom that you always wanted. This day doesn’t encourage people to be utterly disobedient to their parents, teachers, government, or society, but little disobedience may help in refreshing oneself.
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” – Henry David Thoreau
History of Disobedience Day
Our research team couldn’t find the creator or the origin of Disobedience Day. The exact reason to celebrate the day is not clear. The reason can be either to promote the beliefs of Civil Disobedience or to tell people that it is fine not to obey few rules in their life. Civil obedience is a nonviolent implementation against certain rules, laws, and demands of the government, as it may seem unfair to the public. It is similar to the movements like ahimsa or satyagraha adopted by the people of India. It is a day to matter your conscience rather than human law.
Other Celebrations on July 3
July 3 is also celebrated as
- National Eat Your Beans Day
- National Chocolate Wafer Day
- Stay Out Of The Sun Day
- International Plastic Bag Free Day
- National Compliment Your Mirror Day
- National Build a Scarecrow Day
How to celebrate Disobedience Day
Disobedience Day can be taken as an excuse to disobey a few rules that don’t hurt anyone. It does not mean that you can break all rules or violate anyone around you, it gives you a chance to feel free from everyday rules and conditions. This day is observed differently by each people, so make sure that your liberty doesn’t affect the freedom of others. You can spend this day doing things that you haven’t tried in your life; a little adventure can make your life more interesting. You can observe the day by changing your daily routine or by going out on getting a fake excuse from the office. Think out of the box and build your creativity, and live a little more on this day. Post pictures and share your Disobedience Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #DisobedienceDay.
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