International Firewalk Day

International Firewalk Day is observed next on Saturday, April 5th, 2025 (319 days from today).

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The first Saturday in April every year is considered as International Firewalk Day in order to celebrate the ancient practice and a lesson for new generation to have embraced as a way to face.

History of International Firewalk Day

International Firewalk Day has a long history with the first records dating back to 1200 BC. Around the world, different cultures have embraced fire walking using it as a method of showing religious devotion, initiation into secret societies or adulthood, or as a ways to promote healing through faith.

From Sawau on the island of Beqa in the Fiji Islands to Eastern Orthodox Christians of Greece, Grilling is a practice that exists in almost every culture imaginable.

However, the secret of walking on fire lies in confidence and science, not magic. When done properly, the ash layer and certain thermodynamic properties help protect the feet from burns. A fire pedestrian's steady and confident walk is not only bravery, but a surefire way to protect your feet by treading flat on the ash and pushing evenly and slowly to make sure you don't break the barrier between the feet and smolder hot coals below. Lose your temper and start plunging and you'll almost certainly burn yourself; Confidence is definitely the key!

How to celebrate International Firewalk Day

The most effective way to celebrate International Firewalk Day for you is to find a team or a group near your living that has been practicing this ritual regularly. Through careful observation and the guidance of someone who knows their way around the firewalk, you will be able to experience the amazing and transformative effect of striding confidently on a withered coal beds.

Although the science of this method is well known, the transformative effects cannot be reduced. Terry Pratchett said it best: "It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works."


International Firewalk Day has been observed the first Saturday in April.


Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Saturday, April 6th, 2024

Saturday, April 5th, 2025

Saturday, April 4th, 2026

Saturday, April 3rd, 2027

Founded by

Asa Beckman in October 2017

Baiba Vecvanags in October 2017

Martins Vecvanags in October 2017

Rolf Beckman in October 2017

Stephen Brown in October 2017

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