When is "Take A Hike Day"?
No Beard Day is always on November 17!
What is this Holiday for?
This holiday is for taking a hike!!
But which take a hike is this holiday referring to?? Through our search about this holiday we really didn't find out. We found both the reference to both meaning of take a hike. The meaning of actually going on a hike and also the "Idiom" of take a hike slang: which means- To leave because one's presence is unwanted.
Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We did find reference to this holiday on several ECard websites.
"Hey ! It's Take A Hike Day!" "Time for you to nudge the hiker within you and go for a long, refreshing walk." "No doubt that it's good for your health." "But it's good for your mind too!" "Get a little adventurous and explore those places you have never trodden before. "
What type of holiday is this?
Definition of hiking
The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries, but there are differences in usage.
- In some places, off-trail hiking is called 'cross-country hiking', 'bushwhacking', or 'bushbashing'.
- In the United Kingdom, hiking is a slightly old-fashioned word, with a flavor more of heartiness and exercise than of enjoying the outdoors; the activity described here would be called hillwalking or simply 'walking'.
- Australians use the term 'bushwalking' for both on- and off-trail hiking.
- New Zealanders use 'tramping' (particularly for overnight and longer trips), 'walking' or 'bushwalking'.
- Hiking in the mountainous regions of India and Nepal and in the highlands of East Africa is sometimes called 'trekking'.
- Overnight hiking is called 'backpacking' in some parts of the world.
- Hiking a long-distance trail from end to end is referred to as 'thru-hiking' in some places.
Kinds Of Hiking:
- Backpacking – also known as trekking, a multi-day, often arduous hike especially in mountainous regions
- Dog hiking – hiking with dogs
- Freehiking - hiking while unclothed, also hiking off-trail
- Hillwalking - an English form of hiking
- Scrambling - "non-technical" rock climbing or mountaineering OR "technical" hiking
- Thru-hiking – hiking a trail from end to end
- Waterfalling – AKA waterfall hunting and waterfall hiking is hiking with the purpose of finding and enjoying waterfalls
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and tell us about your favorite cleaning day or your favorite cleaner recipe.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
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Other November 17 holidays around the world
November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year.
- International Students Day
- Slovakia and the Czech Republic - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Shogi day. (More accurately 17th day on Kannazuki; 17th November in modern calendar)