October 29th National Hermit Day

National Hermit Day October 29th

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The only thing a hermit really wants is to be left alone. They can be found anywhere but generally like to be in the woods or on a mountain top where they are difficult to find. The “Eremith” (Hermit in Latin) means “Of the dessert”.

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So I am guessing that the original hermits lived in the desert. It is believed the day comes from St. Colman who died in Ireland in 623 A.D.. Colman spent his last seven years in the Burren Forest.

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How to celebrate – See if you can find a hermit in your neighborhood. Become a hermit yourself, at least for the day. Build your own hermit shack somewhere away from the public.