History, significance and other details

National Simplicity Day is celebrated on the birthday of Henry David Thoreau. He was an author, historian, philosopher, naturalist and transcendentalist. He was a lawyer who led a simple life.

History of National Simplicity Day

The day is celebrated in remembrance of Henry David Thoreau, who was born in Concord, Massachusetts, United States. He always encouraged the masses to live a simple life. He was also influenced by powerful figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr and Leo Tolstoy, to name a few.

Importance of National Simplicity Day

The motive of this day is to free yourself from unnecessary things and enjoy life without electronic gadgets. You have to connect with people physically rather than on social networks.


The theme for National Simplicity Day 2022 is “Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities”. This means that everyone should live their life buying essentials. Don’t spend money on things you don’t need. You also need to spend less time on the phone and more time with family and friends.

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