Global Handwashing Day – October 15th


October 15th is Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap and water.

Each year on October 15, over 200 million people are involved in celebrating “Global Handwashing Day” in over 100 countries around the world.

It all begins with soap (non-antibacterial soap is even better), warm water, and scrub hands (don’t forget to scrub in between fingers) for a minimum of twenty seconds
(singing one rendition of Happy Birthday or the ABC song usually accomplishes the twenty second minimum). Rinse hands well, turn off water faucets with dry paper towel and toss away, proceed to dry hands with dry towel and toss away. Open door handles, turn off light switches with a dry towel, or if possible use elbow so not to recontaminate clean hands.

* Handwashing with soap and water remains the most effective & inexpensive way to prevent serious germs from spreading. Let’s join the millions around the globe and continue to share the news, wash our hands
and stop giving harmful germs a free ride.