What is National Nude Day and why is it trending?

What is National Nude Day

Nudist groups around the world celebrate National Nude Day by going “au naturel” on July 14.

Nudism is the act of practicing nudity, or arguing for the right to do so.

Most — although certainly not all — nudism occurs on private or specifically designated property. While not all nudists share the same philosophy, many espouse the belief that the human body is inherently beautiful, and that clothes enforce artificial and destructive social boundaries.

Think of all the resources we would save without doing laundry every week.

What could be more natural than that?

What is National Nude Day

When is National Nude Day 2022?

The beauty of the human form in all its splendor is celebrated on National Nude Day on July 14.

History of National Nude Day

National Nude Day is celebrated all around the world on July 14. As the name suggests, people remove all articles of clothing on this holiday.

Many perceive this as a perverted notion, but the day celebrates freedom and the aesthetics of the human body.

There is an entire movement devoted to this concept, known as naturism or nudism (although the two slightly differ). The holiday started in New Zealand, and from there it spread to other Western countries.

National Nude Day came into being when former-rugby-player-turned-television-presenter Marc Ellis dared viewers to streak in front of New Zealand’s former prime minister, Helen Clark, some time at the beginning of the 21st century. The holiday is now celebrated in over 30 countries worldwide.

Nudists believe that the human body is at its most beautiful when it is completely in its natural form. This is debatable and often frowned upon but, like it or not, nudists encourage others to free themselves from the confinements of clothing. The health benefits of going nude are undeniable, however.

Many studies prove that walking barefoot potentially decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s, as the neurons in the brain are stimulated.

The skin is exposed to sunlight and, hence, the body stores higher levels of Vitamin D. Fitted clothing restricts circulation, which is another reason to go without it. Benjamin Franklin was apparently aware of all these benefits, as he would reportedly enjoy ‘air baths’ near an open window, allowing fresh air to envelope his uncovered body.