National Go Barefoot Day
National Go Barefoot Day is an annual celebration held on June 1st of every year. Let you be a child or adult, walking or running barefoot gives you lots of benefits. Kick off your shoes to enjoy your summer and feel the freedom of going barefoot. Nothing can compensate the feeling one gets over strolling on the ground or grass with barefoot. So rebel against your shoes for a day and go barefoot as a way to celebrate the National Go Barefoot Day. Be where ever you are, just put off the shoes to enjoy the shoe-free celebration.
“You learn a lot when you’re barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.” – Michael Franti
History of National Go Barefoot Day
The National Go Barefoot Day has been in celebration since the year 2004. The people at Soles4Souls, a global charity organization, has come up with such an idea and created this Day. It has been created after the attack of Tsunami, a disaster that occurred in 2004. It was aimed at supporting those people who are affected by this natural calamity. The real purpose of Go Barefoot Day is it encourages people to donate shoes both new and used in a way provide support for the victims of natural disasters. Nearly 19 million pairs of shoes have been donated from all over the world in the year 2005. Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization that is encouraging people to provide their help and support in the form of shoes for millions of underprivileged children who are residing globally. So you can do a little spring cleaning and give away the pairs of shoes you are no longer using it to those who are in need of it.
Other Celebrations on June 1
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How to Celebrate National Go Barefoot Day
Celebrating the National Go Barefoot Day is very simple. Firstly you have to go barefoot as a way to start indulging yourself to celebrate this observance. Next, you have to clean out your closets to donate your pair of shoes that you are not using to those in need as a way to support this Day. You could even organize a shoe drive around your community to collect shoes for those underprivileged people. For a chance, you can take a barefoot walk leisurely on the beach along with your family. Share your barefoot pictures and your celebration moments on the social media using the hashtag #GoBarefootDay.