When : Always October 29th
Hermit Day is today. It's a quiet day to spend quietly in seclusion, all by yourself.
For some people, being a recluse is a way of life. They spend everyday by themselves, in peaceful seclusion. For whatever reason, Hermits prefer living away from the crowds and the sea of humanity. For many of us who lead an increasingly busy lifestyle, the idea of being a "Hermit for a Day" is very tempting. The thought of getting away from it all, even if for just one day, is very appealing.
If you are a Hermit, celebrate your lifestyle today. If you're one of the many, who yearn for a break from your hectic lifestyle, be a Hermit on this day. Chill out by yourself where no one can find you.
Spend this day in a secluded area or environment. May we suggest you do so with a good reading book. We hope that no one interrupts your the calm and serenity.
Have a happy, secluded, quiet, and peaceful Hermit Day.
Origin of Hermit Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Aside from Ecard companies and calendar websites, there is little reference to this day.
This Day in History October 29th
First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people. (1390)
English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. (1618)
Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus. (1675)
Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River. (1792)
Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross. (1863)
American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie – Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee. (1863)
The first ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated. (1886)
The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace. (1888)
In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine. (1901)
Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution. (1901)
The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–19. (1918)
The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25 game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football. (1921)
King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister. (1922)
Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. (1923)
The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. (1929)
The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action" (1941)
The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews. (1942)
Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal. (1956)
In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight. (1960)
A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is "Murph the surf") from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. (1964)
The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. (1969)
In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident. (1971)
Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport. (1980)
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid. (1991)
Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton). (1994)
Anton Lavey, founder of the Church of Satan, dies in San Francisco of pulmonary edema (1997)
Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space. (1998)
Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages. (2012)