Tracky Dack Day is celebrated in Australia on the last Friday of August. This is an amazing holiday dedicated to charity aimed at helping sick children. You can call this holiday Day of casual wear – everyone dresses in tracksuits, baggy trousers or whatever is comfortable, and not in standard office clothes. Schoolchildren and students also wear dacks to educational institutions. Even children in hospitals are advised to change their pajamas and bathrobes for comfortable tracksuits to tone up and feel that something unusual might happen today.
Tracky Dack Day was first celebrated in 2011 as a fundraising event by TLC for Kids. It is an Australian children’s emergency response charity that serves as a support for sick children and their families. She helps them in times of crisis by providing necessary charitable services. All donations made through this dedicated charity are used to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of every sick child, providing them with essential medical equipment, mental health services and emotional support. TLC for Kids also helps their families pay their bills, giving their parents the opportunity to fully care for their children.
Through Tracky Dack Day, TLC for Kids has successfully provided more than 400 hospitals and clinics in Australia and New Zealand with therapeutic distraction boxes. These are special boxes with toys and other accessories that help the child to divert attention during medical or emergency procedures. This holiday is a simple idea, but it has helped millions of children in Australia during the most difficult moments of their lives. Adult sports and casual wear has become a symbol of solidarity with children in hospital and going through a difficult period.
How to celebrate
How to celebrate Tracky Dack Day:
- Visit familiar sick children in hospitals, chat, play with them.
- Donate funds for the treatment of children.
When is Tracky Dack Day celebrated in 2022?
Tracky Dack Day is observed on the last Friday of August each year.