Nudist groups around the world celebrate National Nude Day by going “au naturel” on July 14.
Nudism is the act of practicing nudity, or arguing for the right to do so. Most — although certainly not all — nudism occurs on private or specifically designated property. While not all nudists share the same philosophy, many espouse the belief that the human body is inherently beautiful, and that clothes enforce artificial and destructive social boundaries.
Think of all the resources we would save without doing laundry every week.
What could be more natural than that?
National Nude Day Activities
Join a local AANR club
The American Association for Nude Recreation has hundreds of chapters which allow nudists to meet and practice.
Read some Elton Raymond Shaw
Elton Raymond Shaw was a groundbreaking methodist churchman and naturist, who wrote extensively on the subject of societal taboos.
Practice some heliotherapy
Many believe the sun's rays have many healing properties. A day out in the sun, minus clothes, may help your body as well as your mind! Tip: Bring the sunscreen.
Why We Love National Nude Day
It's way cool(er)
Mid July is the height of summer, so what could feel better than shedding the outer layers and cooling off the old fashioned way?
It's older than you think
While the origins of National Nude Day are unknown, the practice of nudism — revolving around the philosophy of naturalism — is thousands of years old. Alexander the Great encountered wandering bands of naked holy men in the 4th century BC!
You have plenty of options
The U.S. alone is home to hundreds of nude beaches. Make sure you research your intended spot on the American Association for Nude Recreation website to celebrate so you don't break any laws!