World Walking Day
World Walking Day is held on October 1. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Since 2016, World Walking Day has been held as part of the European Sports Week and officially took place on the weekend of September 29-30, 2018. The world celebrates it on the first weekend of October.
Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. Walking sideways burns more calories than walking forward – this is due to the effort it takes to make your body work in unfamiliar ways. Walking is a mood improver and great for mental health. Walking improves quality of sleep.
Dave Kunst (born July 16, 1939) is the first person independently verified to have walked around the Earth. The walk was intended to be achieved along with his brother John, but during the event John was shot and killed by bandits, and Dave wounded; Dave resumed and completed the walk with another brother, Peter. His walk was officially stated to be 23,250 kilometres (14,450 mi).
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
European School Sports Day on September 29 (the last Friday of Septembe);
National Coaches Day in US on October 6 (PROCLAMATION 4157 -SEPT. 19, 1972. RICHARD NIXON. Coaches are highly qualified teachers — in highly specialized fields);
National Coaches Appreciation Week in USA on October 8 (is a time to recognize the contributions of coaches across the U.S. Week begins on the second Sunday of October);
Physical Education Day or Health and Sports Day or Taiku-no-hi in Japan on October 9 (体育の日 is a public holiday and is celebrated since 2000 on the second Monday of October);
National Sports Day in El Salvador on October 14 (Día Nacional del Deporte, la Recreación y la Educación Física - the second Saturday of the month of October)