National Relaxation Day - August 15

National Relaxation Day – August 15


August 15 annually celebrates a day that is looked forward to by many people across the country, it is National Relaxation Day.  This day is set aside to slow down, unwind and relax!

National Relaxation Day is an important day as we all need a break from the fast paced and often times hectic lifestyles that we live.  There are always schedules that we have to follow and appointments, meetings, errands, chores and etc. that keep us busy every day.  The often “too busy” days can become stressful.

It has been proven that stress can be harmful to our health, both mental and physical.  Most doctors will agree that finding ways to relax and making time for relaxation may reduce some of the stress-related health risks.

What is your favorite relaxation activity?

  • Reading a book
  • Fishing with a friend
  • A picnic in the park
  • Walking along the beach
  • Taking a drive in the country
  • Spa
  • Golfing
  • Photography
  • A movie
  • Window shopping
  • Lunch with friends
  • Drinks with friends
  • Watching sports
  • Swimming

These are just a few of the many possible relaxation ideas that you may want to use to celebrate today’s holiday.


We are aware that not everyone is able to get this holiday off from work, so while you are at your job, do what you can to avoid stress and do not work late today.  When you get off of work, take a deep breath, unwind, relax and begin your National Relaxation Day celebration! Post on social media using #NationalRelaxationDay to spread the word.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Relaxation Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


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