Orbital View: Take a Walk

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

That’s what this post hopes to inspire you to do today; its caption reads, “It's #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay!”

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It’s Grant Park in Chicago, which is, by all accounts, a real park. But is “Take A Walk In The Park Day” a real holiday? The National Park Service appears recognize it as such, though it acknowledges that “the origins of this holiday are unclear.” If you’re interested in more micro-holidays, Megan wrote about their rise in 2014.

Holiday or not, it’s springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. A walk in the park probably wouldn’t hurt you.

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