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WORLD CAR-FREE DAY

When is World Car-Free Day in 2022?

World Car-Free Day in 2022 is on the Thursday, 22nd of Sep (9/22/2022).

World Car-Free Day is on the 265rd day of 2022. There are 100 days left in the year.

World Car-Free Day Facts

  • Date: Sep 22, 2022
  • International
  • Also Called: World Car-Free Day
  • Celebrations: Grab the bicycle and head to work
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Over the last 21 years, the world car-free day has traditionally been celebrated annually on the 22nd of September. The organizers choose a particular theme each year primarily aimed at awareness creation on the numerous benefits of cycling, carpooling or even walking to work. Motorists are urged not to drive their cars for a day.

Cities across the globe hold organized and varying car-free day activities. These include people leaving their cars at home and instead opting to walk or cycle to run different errands. The primary aim of this is to change people’s perception of private car use and reduce noise and motor vehicle air pollution.

What are the Objectives of World Car-Free Day?

The primary objective of the world car-free day is to raise awareness on the importance of embracing alternative means of travel other than dependence on private cars. The principal focus of the campaign is environmental conservation and the reduction of noise and air pollution in our cities.

On this day, city planners and the local authorities get a perfect opportunity to present ideas on alternative modes of transport to the public. This day offers us an ideal platform to either pledge support or even suggest ways of improving the ideas presented. The overall aim of this car-free campaign is to come up with a policy that can reduce traffic jam, pollution, and grant clean air to every city.

World Car-Free Day History

The first world car-free day was observed in the year 2000. The Environmental Transport Association established the World Car Free Day but the initial observance day was the first Tuesday in the second half of June. The holiday was later designated as a self-standing day to be celebrated on September 22nd. In a bid to tackle deadly pollution, car-free days the UK has been increased especially in London.

Today world car-free day is observed in many countries to improve the pedestrian spirit, mass transit, public transit, use of bicycles and walking.

How to Celebrate World Car-Free Day

Take the initiative to reduce planet pollution today. Leave your car at home and instead, grab the bicycle and head to work. If you intend to go shopping, take a walk or use public transport instead. However, be sure to make this a regular affair and not a one-day thing.

Additionally, take this chance to educate others about the car-free day initiative. There is a high chance that many people in your locality have never heard nor celebrated the car-free day. Take this opportunity to educate your neighbors, family members and friends and highlight to them the importance of the car-free day.

If your town is organizing car-free events, add value to this day by volunteering and participating in the organized activities. By being part of these celebrations, you will get a chance to make new friends, expand your social or business networks and most importantly, remain physically fit after indulging in the various activities.

Why Celebrate World Car-Free Day?

Research has shown that motor vehicles account for the highest amount of gas emissions into the atmosphere. When we use public transport and leave our cars at home, the number of cars on the roads is reduced and so is pollution. This also reduces traffic jam and road pack hence making commuting easy and convenient for everyone.

When we use bicycles or walk to our destinations, we get a chance to enjoy nature. Personal vehicles contribute to noise pollution giving us no opportunity to hear voices of birds and other animals. So, a car-free day means that you get to enjoy the scenic views and everything else mother nature has to offer.

Most importantly, the world car-free day gives us a chance to save money for car fuel and maintenance costs. Moreover, you get to have peace of mind and no tension or stress especially if your car tends to break down regularly.

Indeed, the above car-free day advantages should motivate us to take a break from our cars from time to time.

World Car-Free Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Sep 22, 2015
  • Thu
  • Sep 22, 2016
  • Fri
  • Sep 22, 2017
  • Sat
  • Sep 22, 2018
  • Sun
  • Sep 22, 2019
  • Tue
  • Sep 22, 2020
  • Wed
  • Sep 22, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01Global Family Day
MondayMonJan 04, 2021Jan 04World Braille Day
MondayMonJan 11, 2021Jan 11International Thank-You Day
SaturdaySatJan 30, 2021Jan 30World Leprosy Day
FridayFriFeb 12, 2021Feb 12Darwin Day
SundaySunFeb 21, 2021Feb 21International Mother Language Day
MondayMonFeb 22, 2021Feb 22World Thinking Day
MondayMonMar 01, 2021Mar 01International Day of the Seal
MondayMonMar 08, 2021Mar 08International Women's Day
SaturdaySatMar 20, 2021Mar 20World Frog Day
SundaySunMar 21, 2021Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
MondayMonMar 22, 2021Mar 22World Water Day
TuesdayTueMar 23, 2021Mar 23World Meteorological Day
WednesdayWedMar 24, 2021Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 27, 2021Mar 27Earth Hour
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02International Children's Book Day
WednesdayWedApr 07, 2021Apr 07World Health Day
MondayMonApr 12, 2021Apr 12Yuri's Night
FridayFriApr 16, 2021Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
WednesdayWedApr 21, 2021Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
ThursdayThuApr 22, 2021Apr 22Earth Day
FridayFriApr 23, 2021Apr 23World Book Day
SundaySunApr 25, 2021Apr 25World Malaria Day
SundaySunApr 25, 2021Apr 25World Penguin Day
MondayMonMay 03, 2021May 03World Press Freedom Day
WednesdayWedMay 05, 2021May 05International Midwives Day
SaturdaySatMay 08, 2021May 08World Red Cross Day
MondayMonMay 10, 2021May 10World Lupus Day
WednesdayWedMay 12, 2021May 12International Nurses Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
SaturdaySatMay 15, 2021May 15International Day of Families
MondayMonMay 17, 2021May 17World Hypertension Day
TuesdayTueMay 18, 2021May 18International Museum Day
FridayFriMay 21, 2021May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
SaturdaySatMay 22, 2021May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
SundaySunMay 23, 2021May 23World Turtle Day
MondayMonMay 24, 2021May 24World Schizophrenia Day
TuesdayTueMay 25, 2021May 25Towel Day
MondayMonMay 31, 2021May 31World No-Tobacco Day
TuesdayTueJun 01, 2021Jun 01World Milk Day
ThursdayThuJun 03, 2021Jun 03World Bicycle Day
SaturdaySatJun 05, 2021Jun 05World Environment Day
TuesdayTueJun 08, 2021Jun 08World Ocean Day
MondayMonJun 14, 2021Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
WednesdayWedJun 16, 2021Jun 16International Day of the African Child
ThursdayThuJun 17, 2021Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
SundaySunJun 20, 2021Jun 20World Refugee Day
MondayMonJun 21, 2021Jun 21International Yoga Day
SaturdaySatJun 26, 2021Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
SundaySunJul 11, 2021Jul 11World Population Day
FridayFriJul 16, 2021Jul 16World Snake Day
WednesdayWedJul 28, 2021Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 01, 2021Aug 01International Friendship Day
SundaySunAug 08, 2021Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
MondayMonAug 09, 2021Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
TuesdayTueAug 10, 2021Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
ThursdayThuAug 12, 2021Aug 12International Youth Day
FridayFriAug 13, 2021Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
SaturdaySatAug 14, 2021Aug 14World Lizard Day
MondayMonAug 23, 2021Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
WednesdayWedSep 08, 2021Sep 08International Literacy Day
MondayMonSep 13, 2021Sep 13International Chocolate Day
WednesdayWedSep 15, 2021Sep 15International Day of Democracy
WednesdayWedSep 15, 2021Sep 15Software Freedom Day
ThursdayThuSep 16, 2021Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
SundaySunSep 19, 2021Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
TuesdayTueSep 21, 2021Sep 21World Gratitude Day
WednesdayWedSep 22, 2021Sep 22World Car-Free Day
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29World Heart Day
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29Inventors Day
FridayFriOct 01, 2021Oct 01World Ballet Day
FridayFriOct 01, 2021Oct 01International Music Day
SaturdaySatOct 02, 2021Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
SundaySunOct 03, 2021Oct 03World Temperance Day
MondayMonOct 04, 2021Oct 04World Animal Day
TuesdayTueOct 05, 2021Oct 05World Teacher's Day
SundaySunOct 10, 2021Oct 10World Mental Health Day
SaturdaySatOct 16, 2021Oct 16World Food Day
SundaySunOct 17, 2021Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
SundaySunOct 24, 2021Oct 24United Nations Day
FridayFriOct 29, 2021Oct 29International Internet Day
MondayMonNov 08, 2021Nov 08World Town Planning Day
SundaySunNov 14, 2021Nov 14World Diabetes Day
TuesdayTueNov 16, 2021Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19World Toilet Day
SundaySunNov 21, 2021Nov 21World Television Day
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
TuesdayTueNov 30, 2021Nov 30International Computer Security Day
WednesdayWedDec 01, 2021Dec 01World Aids Day
ThursdayThuDec 02, 2021Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
SundaySunDec 05, 2021Dec 05International Volunteers Day
TuesdayTueDec 07, 2021Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
FridayFriDec 10, 2021Dec 10Human Rights Day