GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY - October 15, 2020 | National Today- fact about global handwashing day ,First Global Handwashing Day. Over 120 million children around the world washed their hands with soap in more than 70 countries. 1980s The Beginning. The Global Handwashing Partnership created Global Handwashing Day at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. 1980s Wash Your Hands! The first hand hygiene regulations were published nationally.Global Handwashing Day | Handwashing | CDCGlobal Handwashing Day external serves as a yearly reminder that handwashing with soap is one of the best steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Established by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008, the observance aims to increase awareness and knowledge of the benefits of handwashing with soap.