Any type of event can qualify for participation in WL Day –from individuals and families playing games, to large groups engaged in sport competitions, or educational seminars for the community.

Everyone can participate from all corners of the globe to share their World Leisure Day event, and to inspire others to join us.  #worldleisureday #WLDAY

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WL DAY 2024 All Over The World

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Some of the regional events hosted in 2023

World Leisure Day 2023 – Leisure for Social Transformation


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Some of the regional events hosted in 2022

World Leisure Day 2022 – Leisure Matters

Coordinators: The World Leisure Day 2022 will be organized by Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, BC, in collaboration with l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). Both universities are part of the World Leisure Centres of Excellence Network linked to the World Leisure Organization, which also includes universities in Brazil, China, The Netherlands, Hungary, and New Zealand.

Joanne Schroeder, Co-Director of VIU’s World Leisure Center of Excellence and Board Chair of the World Leisure Organization, leaded the coordination of this global event.

Description: The World Leisure Day will be celebrated on April 16th, 2022 under the theme LEISURE MATTERS. It is expected that the 2022 edition will allow the realization of in-person activities to celebrate leisure within the participant communities, along with an extensive program of online activities to promote leisure and engage academics, practitioners, and general audiences.

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World Leisure Day 2021 – Leisure For a Better Life

Coordinators:  The event was organized and hosted by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, together with the Social Service of Commerce (Sesc) and, the Laboratory of Management of Leisure experiences (LAGEL).

Description: The event was launched on March 26th, 2021, with an online debate about the importance of leisure and the presentation of the World Leisure Day. The full program of the World Leisure Day was attended by organizations from 22 countries, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina, Japan, Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and China. Due to the pandemic, most activities took place virtually.