If you are a rain lover, a child, or a child-at-heart, you definitely should not miss a chance to have fun outside on January 11, which is National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. Jump in the puddle and wet some friends. The holiday is mostly enjoyed by kids who love playing with water and causing a splash. So wear your boots and raincoats and go make one!
HISTORY OF NATIONAL STEP IN A PUDDLE AND SPLASH YOUR FRIENDS DAY
National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is especially for the rainy season. We go out into the street and splash ourselves and have fun. The origin of the holiday cannot be traced, although it had been mentioned on a Usenet forum in 1998. The holiday came to prominence when it was included in a published children’s book, making it a day to mark for moms and children.
The holiday, since it came into the limelight in 2014, has been reported by many media platforms, including Bustle and Elite Daily, and has gained recognition in many homes. It remains one of our favorite holidays in the rainy season. It is assumed that the holiday was created in a place that experiences rain in January.
National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day helps us to enhance our social skills because it’s not a holiday to celebrate solo. You have to enjoy it with others, and this strengthens relationships. Since it involves water play, which aids children’s development, the holiday is good for your child’s mental growth. Water play enhances motor skills and coordination in children. While dodging a splash or splashing a friend, children develop good concentration and focus, which are qualities of a sharp mind. Water play is a great means of relaxation and recreation, and it helps you form stronger ties with your children.