More About World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is a holiday that’s been celebrated since 1998 and was originally founded by the World Kindness Movement. This holiday is observed on the 13th of November in several different countries all over the world. Some of the countries in which this holiday is recognized not only include the U.S., but also Italy, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, India, Nigeria, Japan, Australia, and Canada. In 2014, Ukraine became the next country to join in on the celebration of this holiday and new countries are added to the list of countries that observe this holiday regularly. Currently, over 27 countries are engaged in observing the goals of this holiday. What are the goals of this holiday? The goals of this holiday are to promote kindness in all of its forms, as well as a spirit of collaboration between different countries. When is World Kindness Day? This year (2021) November 13 (Saturday) Next year (2022) November 13 (Sunday) Last year (2020) November 13 (Friday) The History Of World Kindness Day In the mid-1990s, the Small Kindness Movement held a conference for participants from all over the world to come by and share their stories about how they started a kindness movement in their very own countries. This conference was considered to a huge success, so a second one was thrown in 1997. When they collected all of the stories of kindness and how kindness movements worked in other countries, they had all of the information they need to start the World Kindness Movement. And that’s exactly what they did and by 1998, the first official conference of the newly minted World Kindness Movement was held in Tokyo, Japan. The first order of business during that conference was to establish a holiday to spread the word about the World Kindness Movement. They then decided to create World Kindness Day and to set it to be observed on November 13th. The purpose of this holiday is to shine a spotlight on the good deeds in the community and the thread of kindness that binds all of us to one another. Kindness is one of the most important and primal parts of the human soul and is capable of bridging the gaps that divide us by race, religion, gender, location, or politics. Kindness doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, a Republican or a Democrat, or are a male or a female. It just a force that can bring us all together and make the world a better place. And that’s a good reason why more people should take the time to observe World Kindness Day.

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November 13, 2022

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