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4.7. International Geocaching Day

3rd Saturday every August

Geocachers unite on the 3rd Saturday every August to celebrate International Geocaching Day. For 2012, that was August 18. Next year it will be commemorated on August 17, 2013.

It's a day devoted to enjoying what we love geocaching. There's even a digital prize. Geocachers who log an "Attended" at an Event Geocache or a "Found it" for another geocache type on International Geocaching Day earn a souvenir (pictured here) for their Geocaching.com profile page. International Geocaching Day is the perfect occasion to hike with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, and log one, two, or a dozen smileys.

In 2012, we made International Geocaching Day the biggest day in Geocaching.com history. More than 94,000 geocachers from around the world charged into the wilderness or perhaps walked casually down the sidewalk to find a geocache on August 18.

Thank you to all those geocachers who organized the more than 250 events, including 3 Mega-Events, on International Geocaching Day this year. The events range from Event Geocaches to CITO Events and include Mega-Events in Germany, Hungary, and the United States.

The Mega-Event in the U.S. for 2012 was the Geocaching Block Party hosted at Groundspeak HQ in Seattle, Washington. We invited the community to attend via this video from some of Geocaching.com's most famous (furry) employees.

Check out the Geocaching.com Event Calendar to find an International Geocaching Day event near you. If there's not an event in your area, consider planing an Event Geocache of your own. Don't forget to share pictures and stories from your International Geocaching Day event on the official Geocaching.com Facebook page.

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