The 2012 National Day of Unplugging will begin sundown Friday until sundown the next day and the challenge is to take a take a digital detox from everything in the virtual world.

This year is the third consecutive National Day of Unplugging.

This year, Sabbath Manifesto teamed up with to create an unplugging pledge, asking people to take on the detox challenge. Sabbath Manifesto describes itself as a creative project designed to slow down lives in an increasingly hectic world.

According to, the National Day of Unplugging has roots in Jewish tradition. That website noted that this modern day form of rest was developed by Reboot in order to strike a balance in the increasingly fast-paced way of life. The day also aims to reclaim time to connect with family, friends, the community and ourselves.

What they are calling for is for people to shut down their computer; turn off their cell phone; stop constant emailing, texting, tweeting and Facebooking so that they can find the time to take in the world around.

Connect with loved ones. Nurture your health. Get outside. Find silence. Avoid commerce. Give back. Eat Together,'s website stated.

To learn more about National Day of Unplugging check out their Facebook page.

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