International Geocaching Day

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International Geocaching Day around the world in 2023
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About International Geocaching Day

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Dates of International Geocaching Day
2024 InternationalAug 17
International Sat, Aug 17Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalAug 19
International Sat, Aug 19Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalAug 20
International Sat, Aug 20Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalAug 21
International Sat, Aug 21Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalAug 15
International Sat, Aug 15Observances Holiday
Summary
This very modern treasure hunt takes place on the third Saturday in August

Since 200, the third Saturday in August is the day to celebrate the sport of geocaching: a real-world outdoor treasure-hunting game in which players search for hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices.

Geocaching is enjoyed by people of all ages, and the sport fosters a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

Geocaching began in 2000 when the U.S. government released the Selective Availability feature of GPS technology to the public. The first cache was hidden on May 3rd 2000 by Dave Ulmer in Beavercreek, Oregon.

Since then, millions of geocaches have been hidden in over 190 countries around the world. Geocachers have found and logged over 14 million geocaches. There are probably many more waiting to be found!

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