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Walk on Your Wild Side Day

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About Walk on Your Wild Side Day

When is Walk on Your Wild Side Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 12

Walk on Your Wild Side Day encourages us to take a chance and just go wild. As you begin this April 12 holiday, you first need to cast away your inhibitions.  Bring out the inner strength within you, to do something out of your comfort zone. Throw caution to the wind, and do something wild and crazy, and perhaps a little daring.

To participate in this special day, you don’t have to do something dangerous, like hang gliding, parachuting, or riding a zip line. But, you might choose to do one of these things in the spirit of the day.  But, please don’t do something dangerous or illegal. Rather, think of something that the normal and usual “you” would not do. Then, kick your shoes off and go do it……. just go wild. After you have performed this wild and crazy thing, don’t forget that you have Facebook bragging rights. 

The creators of this day are unknown (see below). And, they did not clearly say why or what inspired them to create this event. Two things may have led to the inspiration for this day. In 1956 Nelson Algren published the novel A Walk on the Wild Side. And, Walk on the Wild Side was a song written and sung by Lou Reed in 1972.

How to Celebrate Walk on Your Wild Side Day

We are certain you’re going to have fun participating in this day. Here are a few ideas:

  • Do something out of the ordinary for you.
  • So something daring.
  • Have you ever watched someone do something and say to yourself “I’d never do that!”. Well, do it.

Today's Quote

“Ability is what you’re capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – – Lou Holtz

History and Origin of Walk on Your Wild Side Day

Thomas and Ruth Roy created According the Roys “It’s high time you went out and did something no one expects you to do.

Did you know? Walk on Your Wild Side Day is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided, courtesy of the great folks at

If you like Walk on Your Wild Side Day, you will also enjoy all the wild crazy, and zany holidays in Chase’s Annual Events with CDROM

More April 12 Holidays

Here are more April 12 holidays we are sure you will enjoy:

Big Wind Day – this day blows me away!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

International Day of Human Space Flight / Russian Cosmonaut Day

National Licorice Day

More About Today

This Day in History

Famous April Birthdays

Flower of the Day: Broom Corn

Recipe of the Day: Asparagus with Chive Sauce

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