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National Beach Day - August 30
Fri, Aug 30, 2024

National Beach Day

National Beach Day is celebrated on August 30 and is a celebration of the outgoing summer, as well as a reminder of the country’s most beautiful beaches and an invitation to participate in beach clean-ups to help save wildlife.

History

The initiative to create National Beach Day in 2014 belongs to Colin Page, an animal behavior expert, photographer and author of many publications for the protection of wildlife. Page has created a number of holidays that are aimed at helping a variety of animals (both domestic and wild) and the theme of environmental protection.

Childhood Colin Page spent his childhood in the sun-drenched paradise of the United States, specifically Southern California with its stunning beach areas. In 2009, Colin found a pelican chick on one of them close to starvation, its beak and wing tangled in a strong fishing line, unable to free itself. This event gave him the idea to create a holiday that raises awareness of the loss of marine and coastal life due to human fault.

Vacationers leave behind huge amounts of garbage in the sea and on the beaches, which can be dangerous for animals – they can easily get injured or painfully die due to plastic bags, aluminum cans and other objects that are unnecessary in nature. But their death is easy to prevent – by not littering on the beaches, or at least by cleaning up after yourself.

Interesting facts

In 1929, an unsuccessful attempt was made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to organize a similar holiday, but it didn’t gain popularity.

How to take part

It doesn’t matter that National Beach Day is a US holiday, it can be celebrated in any country:

  • Have a beach litter clean-up day with your family or friends. Children will be delighted to join if you organize a fun game or speed competition with small prizes. They will benefit from participating in such activities.
  • Before the end of the beach season, remind people on social media to save the environment – clean up the garbage from the beaches. After all, it isn’t difficult, but the animals will have a better chance of survival.
  • Make a donation to the environmental organization of your choice.

When is National Beach Day celebrated in 2024?

National Beach Day is observed on August 30 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 30 2024
Saturday August 30 2025
Sunday August 30 2026