International Slowness Day
International Slowness Day is held on June 21. Clémence Boucher, a Montreal community worker, got together with some friends in 2001 and picked June 21 — the longest day of the year — to kick off her movement. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us
Overall, slowing down will help you make better decisions, connect deeper with people, have more meaningful experiences, all while improving your mental well-being by avoiding burnout. You may go slower, but you will go further. By slowing down and intentionally placing your true values at the heart of your lifestyle, a slow living mindset encourages you to live in self-awareness and make conscious, purposeful decisions for the benefit of your well-being and that of the planet.
Clémence Boucher, a Montreal community worker, got together with some friends in 2001 and picked June 21 — the longest day of the year — to kick off her movement.
The International Slowness Day is an occasion to reflect on the role that slowness can play for our students, in their study activities and in the optimal organization of their days to achieve their goals.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
World Humanist Day on June 21 (from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, the American Humanist Association and International Humanist and Ethical Union passed resolutions declaring World Humanist Day to be on the northern summer solstice);
World Giraffe Day on June 21 (is an exciting annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night);
Make Music Day on June 21 (Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries);
Sleep Day in Germany on June 21 (Tag des Schlafes);