National Simplicity Day: History, importance and other details

National Simplicity Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Henry David Thoreau

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 06:17 PM IST
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National Simplicity Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Henry David Thoreau. He was an author, historian, philosopher, naturalist and transcendentalist. He was a lawyer who lived a simple life.

History of National Simplicity Day

The day is celebrated in remembrance of Henry David Thoreau who was born in Concord, Massachusetts, US. He always encouraged the masses to live a simple life. He was also influenced by powerful people like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Leo Tolstoy to name a few.

Significance of National Simplicity Day

The motive behind this day is to be free from unnecessary things and enjoy life without electronic gadgets. One should connect with people physically rather than on social media.

Theme

The theme of National Simplicity Day 2022 is “Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities". It means that everyone should live life by purchasing essential things. One should not spend money on things that are not needed. One should also spend less time on the phone and more with family and friends.

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