World Labyrinth Day

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World Labyrinth Day is an annual event sponsored by The Labyrinth Society as a worldwide action to “walk as one at 1” local time to create a rolling wave of peaceful energy across the globe. Every year on the first Saturday in May thousands of people around the world participate in this moving meditation for world peace and celebration of the labyrinth experience.

15th Annual World Labyrinth Day: Saturday, May 6, 2023


World Labyrinth Day is an annual international event founded by The Labyrinth Society (TLS) in 2009. World Labyrinth Day in Educational Settings was initiated by the Australian Labyrinth Network (ALN) in 2019 in collaboration with TLS. In 2021, TLS and ALN also partnered with Veriditas and Legacy Labyrinth Project to bring together engaging events, labyrinth-based research, helpful resources, and a vibrant new website dedicated to World Labyrinth Day. In 2022, this collaboration continued with pre-World Labyrinth Day events, updated resources, and the Big Connection 2.0 research project.

World Labyrinth Day in Educational Settings - 5 May 2023 (Friday before WLD)

We encourage teachers and parents to explore labyrinths with children and teens as a creative activity, calming and centering space, and walking meditation. Labyrinths have been created and walked by people of all ages as a mindfulness activity, to focus, increase connectedness, calm anxiety, quieten head chatter and for mental/emotional wellbeing. Visit the Australian Labyrinth Network website for resources and join others around the world as we walk for peace.

World Labyrinth Day - 6 May 2022 (first Saturday each May)

Many ways to participate:

  • Walk a labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. local time to help create a rolling wave of peace passing from one time zone to the next around the globe.
  • Walk alone or with others observing all applicable health protocols.
  • Build a permanent or temporary labyrinth.
  • Use a finger labyrinth.
  • Create labyrinth art.

Visit our World Labyrinth Day website for more information, partner organization events, PR materials for your own events, and our Community Calendar of local public events.

Lima, Peru shared by triskel tacuaremboJoin us!

If you are new to labyrinths, find one to walk in your area using the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator. You can also learn to draw or build a simple labyrinth with links in our resources section below. Already planning an event? Fill out our survey and be counted on the WLD 2023 participation survey.

If you are unable to “Walk as One at 1,” other opportunities to participate include tracing a finger labyrinth on paper or using a mobile app. Labyrinth walks and events can also be held in the morning or evening, as others will be walking in unison with you in other time zones. Just as there is a wide variety of uses of the labyrinth, creativity and diversity are encouraged in celebrating this event. Tips for Organizing a Labyrinth Event

The Labyrinth Society Global Group on Facebook has over 17,000 members from 100 different countries. The group is very active year round, but World Labyrinth Day is by far the busiest time as folks share photos and experiences from their celebrations.

Warsaw, Poland by Sylwia HanffHere are a Dozen Ways to Celebrate World Labyrinth Day!

  • Walk as One at 1 in the afternoon (or as time permits).
  • Trace or draw a finger labyrinth on paper or by using a smartphone or tablet app.
  • Watch a pre-recorded labyrinth walk video (the Australian Labyrinth Network has a great list for 2020)
  • Build a temporary or permanent labyrinth
  • Find a new labyrinth or submit an unlisted site to the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator.
  • Write a blog post, newsletter submission, letter to the editor, or article for print or the internet
  • Share and view WLD stories, photos, and videos on social media using the hashtag #WorldLabyrinthDay (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
  • Read labyrinth books, watch movies, or sing songs.
  • Create a labyrinth art project, exhibition, or drawing class.
  • Purchase a WLD t-shirt, sign, mug, or sticker!

For more information about World Labyrinth Day, contact the WLD Coordinator. Press photos are available from previous years for publication in print and online as well as assistance finding local participants for quotes and coverage in your area.