National Mud Day takes place around the world on Friday 29 June.

According to Muddy Faces, the day gives practitioners the opportunity ‘to encourage children to shake off modern restrictions, changing don’t get dirty to a much more positive get dirty’.

The annual event first started in 2009 at a World Forum event, when Australia’s Gillian McAuliffe and Nepal’s Bishnu Bhatta joined forces to encourage people to think about working together with their community and have an appreciation for the wold around us.

Many nurseries and schools use the day as an opportunity to talk to their children about nature and the world we live in.