Kids celebrate International Mud Day

MORGANTOWN — There are minor holidays celebrated worldwide that many people get involved in: April Fool’s Day, Friday the 13th and much more.
Another celebrated among several cultures is International Mud Day.
The celebration of playing in the mud began in 2009 and ever since, it has been celebrated all over the world.
It allows kids to get outside and use their creativity.
Caitland Farley, assistant director of Suncrest Childcare and Early Learning Center at Suncrest United Methodist Church, said in preparation for their first mud day, she reached out to parents to ask for any donations towards the event — whether it be buckets or pools. Then, she purchased the most important item: mud.
Farley was happy to get the kids outside in the nice weather Friday so they could be active and get dirty.
“Who doesn’t love mud?” Farley asked. “It was just a great day for the kids to get outside — it’s a beautiful day — and play in mud.”
Angelia Barnett, teacher at the Suncrest center, said for the kids to be able to go outside and enjoy the weather is important.
“What’s going on is kids are becoming technology kids,” Barnett said. “Today is the day to go out there, get dirty, get wet and enjoy outside.”
Barnett said she wants Mud Day to encourage kids to get outside and know it’s OK to get dirty.

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