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National Lazy Day

August 10

National Lazy Day - August 1

National Lazy Day was created specifically for people who need a good rest from worries. This is a real celebration of relaxation: you do not need to care that your holiday is fruitful or “right”. Just be lazy and enjoy life.


It is not known when National Lazy Day appeared and who initiated its appearance. However, this holiday is very useful for people. The desire for rest is embedded in human psychology and physiology: laziness is a mutation in the gene associated with dopamine receptors. The desire to be lazy must be periodically given an outlet, otherwise it can lead to overstrain, anxiety and depression. A modern person often overworks, so he needs good relaxation.

Interesting facts

  • It is difficult for a person to do absolutely nothing: even while resting, we are subconsciously looking for some kind of activity.
  • The reason for the famous slowness of sloths is an evolutionary strategy aimed at conserving energy.
  • When a person is in a state of complete rest, the parts of the brain responsible for creative thinking are activated in him.
  • Oscar Wilde admired lazy people, linking the reluctance to work hard with high intelligence.

How to celebrate

This day is made specifically for being lazy, so don’t let your day-to-day worries take over. Be as lazy as you want: you can lie in bed all day, watch your favorite series or YouTube videos, read a book. Spend time chatting or texting with friends. Give yourself a proper rest: having given up on business, you will later be able to work much more fruitfully.

When is National Lazy Day celebrated in 2022?

National Lazy Day is observed on August 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday August 10 2022
Thursday August 10 2023
Saturday August 10 2024
Sunday August 10 2025
Monday August 10 2026


August 10
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United States

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