National Hermit Day
On October 29th every year, National Hermit Day is recognized within all of us to relieve ourselves from all the hectic and hustle we do every day.
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Why National Hermit Day?
On this day, each one of us lives in seclusion from society and takes a break from social interactions.
There is no evidence or theory as to why National Hermit Day falls on this date. It is believed that it was the death anniversary of Saint Colman Duagh, who lived his entire life in isolation, where he used to pray and fast. The very first time he did, this was on an Irish island known as Inishmore and, after a while, in a cave in Burren, Ireland. Many people hermits due to some religious purposes but anyone can hermit for any reason. People who hermits often have austerity where they are self-disciplined and do not indulge themselves in any form. They are strictly religious and have a life that is prayer-focused. In this modern world, National Hermit Day focuses on those people who live alone or does not involve in social gatherings.
In other words, Hermit Day is a day to avoid public and spending a day alone. People who celebrate this day are independent who can live on their own without depending on social interactions. Even today, many people do like living alone life without any interference, which is basically ‘Hermit.’
The word ‘Hermit’ comes from a Latin word, ‘eremita,’ and it means ‘of the desert.’ Do not take this day to be the days of your whole life. It is just one day where you get to be yourself where you can peacefully relax and isolate yourself from the world. Whenever you feel like crawling back to your cave with no one but only you and enjoying the day alone, Hermit Day is for you.
This day is very special for those who have a hard life where they are so busy and working continuously. This day will be so tempting for them, and the thought of celebrating this day will be so appealing and attractive for them. You can go to someplace where there is no one, read a book on your own, or do whatever makes you feel happy. This day is yours, enjoy it! You will feel very calm and peaceful where all your worries are gone, even for a day. Hermit Day is a mind refreshing day filled with serenity and tranquility.
How can we Observe National Hermit Day?
National Hermit Date is a day where you turn off the world and your phone and live a day alone peacefully. Enjoy this day on your own, or you can spend it with your pet. You can go for a walk in the woods, read a book, write at home, paint, dance, sing or anything you like to do. Do not forget to add a picture on your social media with a hashtag #HermitDay or #NationalHermitDay to aware people who have a hard life and require a day off.
Moreover, you can also learn about this day or read online about those people who have lived in isolation for a long time and why this day is referred to as Hermit Day. After spending this day, come back to your original life with a refreshed mind and energetic feel.
Interesting Facts on National Hermit Day:
As you know by now, this day is all about yourself. But there are some interesting facts on this day which are as follows-
- This day is honored for the death anniversary of St. Colman, who died on this day in 632 A.D.
- He lived in seclusion for 7 years in a cave.
- It is a holiday for extroverts who also needs a day off from social life.
- Teachers and librarians use this day as an event to introspect and learn about various things, promoting thinking skills and reading.
History of National Hermit Day:
St. Colman died in 632 A.D. on this day and lived in isolation in a Cave in Ireland for seven years. Hence, this day is celebrated to honor his memory and how he lived his life alone and away from everyone and everything. People enjoy a day off on October 29th every year to remember him and spend a day in introspection. There were some great poets and authors who were hermits as they used to write alone. For example, Walden was written by Henry David Thoreau in a cabin alone. So, find a corner and start reading a book and fall into deep thoughts.