Apparently, the Japanese think so. In the nation where every day is hand-scrubbing, mask-wearing day, the Japanese got into the spirit of Global Hand Washing Day with a special dance, DVDs, posters and pamphlets. The video above depicts a special global hand washing dance composed by well-known Japanese choreographer Kaiji Moriyama.
But even though I scoff at the idea of a global hand washing day, I have to admit I see the need for such a designation. Almost nine million children younger than 5 die of preventable illnesses worldwide. How can these diseases be prevented? You guessed it...hand washing. So if it takes a silly You Tube video and a global holiday to spread the message, I'm all for it. Just don't make me don the ridiculous hand washing costume, OK?