An initiative of The Labyrinth Society, World Labyrinth Day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday in May. This is a day when people all over the world can join together to walk labyrinths for the good of all. In the past, a variety of events were held at over 100 locations worldwide, including the Ellipse in Washington DC, public parks, churches, a maximum-security women’s prison, retreat centers, and many private labyrinths. Countries joining the celebration include: the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, the Bahamas, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, China, South Africa, Australia, and the list grows every year. The World Wide Labyrinth Locator, an online database, lists over 4000 labyrinths world-wide.