American Touch Tag Day
Tag! You’re it! American Touch Tag Day on October 8th celebrates the traditional childhood game and encourages kids of all ages to get out play! Tag can be spent playing outside at recess, after school and on weekends. It can be celebrated by getting out in the fresh air, running around and tagging someone.
Dating back to ancient Rome, this game has been played worldwide with a variety of names and rules.Typically it involves a player running around, chasing other players, in an attempt to “tag” or touch them. Most forms of this game have no teams, scores, or equipment. Usually, the goal involves being the last player left untagged or being safe.
The classic game is ideal for physical education classes as a way to get kids up and moving. Often, students are divided into teams and given boundaries with safe zones.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AmericanTouchTagDay
On American Touch Tag Day, get outside, run around, have some fun. Tag! You’re it! Use #AmericanTouchTagDay to post on social media.
AMERICAN TOUCH TAG DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this fun holiday.