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Day Without
Bathing Suits

July 21st 2013

 

Día Sin Bañador


Dear friends at the FNI-INF,

Six year ago, the Spanish Naturist Federation launched an initiative called Day Without Bathing Suits geared to all Spaniards and tourists in Spain, that was to be held on the third Sunday in July. As it turned out, the initiative was highly successful and we would like to share the experience with all world federations in order to spread it to other countries if that is your wish. The 2010 Word Congress in Italy aproved this day as an International day.

The outcome of first year’s Day Without Bathing Suits can be read on our web http://www.naturismo.org/adn/ediciones/25y/20e.html

The call to the general public has been published in the Spanish media with this naturist manifesto:

· To claim social tolerance towards nudity, the 6th Day Without Bathing Suits will be held all over Spanish beaches on Sunday, July 21, 2013 (3rd sunday every year)

· Free nudity at all beaches will be promoted on that day. Thus, we foster the choice of sunbathing with or without swimming suits as a way to increase greater acceptance of nudity by the general population.

· Hence, on July 15 th, come without bathing clothes to any generally non-nudist beach and exercise your right to sunbathe in the nude. It is as simple as that.

· We want this day to be a day, at most beaches, where tolerance and respect is exercised, as much as we respect other options such as the swim suit, the bikini, or the tanga.

· Would you like to go either with company to a specific beach or to help other people to exercise this right? Get in touch with your association or the closest you find to the place where you are staying.

In order to claim social respect towards nudity at all beaches, the Spanish Naturist Federation declares that:

· Nudity is just another option such as wearing a bikini or going top-less are. Nudity should be seeing as an accepted choice at all beaches.

Discrimination between nudists and non-nudists should disappear; all are just sunbathers.

All beaches must be places where everybody can have the right of choice to their own image as it reads in article 18.1 of the Spanish Constitution.

· According to present legislation, nudity cannot be limited, fined , and much less prohibited.

· After 24 years of de-penalization of social nudity, nudism is still discriminated against and misunderstood by a large section of society; furthermore, autonomous, local and national police, at large, still ignore the law.

· UNICEF, the highest international institution for the defence of family and children, does not consider the sight of human nudity by children harmful in any of its documents.

· Puritan groups who, under the false pretence of protecting family and children, want to impose their morality on others and cut back public freedoms, should be exposed for what they are.

· Nudism is socially beneficial since it helps to fight common stereotypes of gender and to blur the sexual connotations of nudity.

· The Spanish Naturist Federation also declares that nudity helps all people to accept their own bodies for what they are. A person who takes off his/her clothes accepts his/her own body naturally as it is.

Original text in Spanish at http://www.naturismo.org/acontecimientos/11diasinbanyadors.html
Ismael Rodrigo,
FEN President.
www.naturismo.org

In 2011 more countries are joined this day:
United Kindong and France are the more relevants.
The New Zeland Federation celebrate it in their summer time: it will be at 29 January 2012

First Day Without Bathing Suits, 15th July 2007. Press
By becoming a member of any of the FEN associations you get the FEN-INF card, which is exactly the same as those issued in any of more than 30 countries which are members of the International Naturist Federation, INF.


   
   
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