National Hermit Day - October 29
Sat, Oct 29, 2022

National Hermit Day

National Hermit Day is celebrated on October 29 every year and is dedicated to unsociable and even mysterious people living in isolation from society. They like a measured life away from the bustle of the city. In the end, everyone wants to be on the edge of the earth and forget about all the problems for a day.


National Day originates from an Irish legend: when Queen Rina became pregnant, she had a colorful dream that her son would become a great man and surpass everyone in the family in status. When she woke up, she was afraid that her husband would try to harm the child, and fled the palace. There were assassination attempts on her, but she was able to give birth. The boy Duaga grew up and was brought up by monks, he could boast of education in the monastery of St. End. In 590 AD led a hermit life, settled in the forest at the foot of the cliff.

The holiday does not need to be taken literally and go to deserted places forever. It is not only dedicated to hermits (and there are not so many of them in the modern world). The date pushes you to think about your emotional state – sometimes it is useful to be alone with your own “I”. It can be a walk, a trip, watching your favorite movie, reading a book. The surrounding bustle should not fill life 24/7.

Interesting facts

Did you know:

  • there is a fear of loneliness – autophobia. Sometimes it takes huge turns;
  • in 2011, the negative impact of loneliness on insomnia was proven;
  • according to statistics, lonely people are more likely to have bad habits;
  • men experience more than women, but the latter often complain about it.

How to celebrate

On National Hermit Day, turn off your phone and TV – let nothing get in the way! Calls, news feeds, talk shows sometimes escalate. Engage in needlework or other creative work, “hear” inner thoughts and relax. On this date, you can go on a short trip for solitude with nature in a house in the forest. Come back the next day with renewed vigor.

When is National Hermit Day celebrated in 2022?

National Hermit Day is observed on October 29 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 29 2022
Sunday October 29 2023
Tuesday October 29 2024
Wednesday October 29 2025
Thursday October 29 2026

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