Global Handwashing Day – October 15

Global Handwashing Day – October 15

Did you know that there is a Global Handwashing Day? October 15 is the day when we celebrate the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This important day has been celebrated since 2008. The theme for 2022 is “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene."

As a maker of handmade soap, JDNatlady's Creations is joining in helping to spotlight this important day. Handwashing and the need to wash our hands has been a hot topic for the past couple of years due to the world facing the COVID-19 pandemic. We're all trying to do our part in preventing the spread of germs and bacteria, and one of the best ways to do that is by washing our hands regularly.

handwashing infographic

Did you know that hands are one of the most common ways that disease-causing germs are spread? Germs can get into our bodies through our eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Washing our hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to remove these germs and prevent getting sick. Handwashing also prevents the spread of germs to others.

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day! The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness and shine a spotlight on the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

How You Can Celebrate Global Handwashing Day

There are many ways that you can celebrate Global Handwashing Day. Here are some ideas:

• Teach young children how to wash their hands properly using the "Wash your hands" song from Cocomelon or one of the many other children's nursery rhymes about handwashing.

• Decide to become more conscious about using good hand hygiene.

• Treat yourself to a bar of handmade natural soap to make handwashing more pleasurable.

• Read information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the "CDC:) about "When and how to wash your hands."

• Check out this "What you need to know about handwashing" video from the CDC.

person washing hands with soap and water

Are there any other resources available to learn more about Global Handwashing Day?

•Check out the website of the Global Handwashing Partnership, the originators of the day.

•You may learn more at the website dedicated to this annual, global event focusing on the importance of handwashing,

•The CDC also has a web page dedicated to Global Handwashing Day.

Are there any other global celebrations focusing on handwashing besides Global Handwashing Day?

The World Health Organization has great information about World Hand Hygiene Day, which was celebrated on May 5, 2022.


This October 15th, let’s all take a moment to celebrate Global Handwashing Day! This is a great opportunity to teach children proper handwashing techniques, read some of the additional resources mentioned above, or just take a moment to appreciate how important this simple act can be in preventing disease. How will you be celebrating Global Handwashing Day? If your way to celebrate it is to buy handmade soap online, then check out our selection of homemade soaps that will make washing your hands more pleasurable.

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