Be part of the WL Day celebration!

We recognize the vibrant spectrum of leisure activities. While the WL Day is on April 16, we encourage you to celebrate leisure all month long. Whether before, on, or after this date, let’s illuminate the importance of leisure in our digital age together! Spread the word within your community to engage in the celebration and enrich it with diverse insights on digital leisure.

These are the ways in which you could get involved:


Label your event
To label any event you are planning or organizing within April with the World Leisure Day (WL Day) initiative, ensure it aligns with WL Day’s goals of promoting leisure as a vital aspect of social, cultural, and personal well-being. Your event should focus on the importance of leisure in our lives, incorporate themes of innovation, inclusivity, and community engagement in leisure activities, and highlight how leisure contributes to quality of life.


Organize your own activity or event specifically for WL Day.
Everybody could organize a WL Day event or activity from every corner of the globe! It could be an individual or group event, or organized by any community or organization, virtually, hybrid or face-to-face. The canvas is yours to paint! Ensure that you register your event here and tag us on social media!


Post your takeaways, photos, or videos related to the event
Showcase how you’re embracing digital innovations in your leisure activities. Share your innovative leisure activities, thoughts on digital leisure’s role, or any leisure-related content using #WLDay2024 #WLDay #WorldLeisureDay and tagging us on Instagram at @worldleisureday.


WL DAY 2024 All Over The World

Unleash your creativity, the canvas is yours to paint!

Submit your event!

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

Additional info on our FAQ section

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.

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.

Activity Map:

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.