Facts to know about World Kindness Day


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How did the celebration of World Kindness Day start?

World Kindness Day is internationally observed on the 13th of November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations’ kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries, including Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Japan, and Canada. 

Singapore also observed the day for the first time in 2009. India and Italy also observed the day. In the United Kingdom, it is fronted by David Jamily. He co-founded Kindness Day UK with Louise Burfitt-Dons.

History of this day

This day was first introduced as a day of observation by the World Kindness Movement. In 2019, the organization was registered as an official NGO under Swiss law, but the history of the group stretches back to a Tokyo-based convention in 1997.

An array of institutions and associations based in countries including Australia, Thailand, the United States, and the United Kingdom had been assembled at this conference because of their dedication to championing kindness in society.

The initial configuration of the World Kindness Movement would form as a result of this event, with the written declaration of their inception stating their “pledge to join together to build a kinder and more compassionate world.” In 1998, in pursuit of this aim, they would facilitate the launch of the inaugural World Kindness Day.

Significance of this day

The significance of this day is outlined by the World Kindness Movement. It “highlights good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.”

Since its creation more than two decades ago, the day has achieved truly global notice; events associated with the day have attracted participants from every inhabited continent. These have included activities such as concerts, dance mobs, and the distribution of “kindness cards.”

When will people celebrate this day in 2021?

World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13 every year. This year too, it will be celebrated on the same day. It is on this Saturday.

What is the purpose of World Kindness Day?

This day presents us with the opportunity to reflect upon one of the most important and unifying human principles. On a day devoted to the positive potential of both large and small acts of kindness, try to promote and diffuse this crucial quality that brings people of every kind together. 

How can people celebrate this day?

On this day, groups and individual people are encouraged to go out of their way to be kind to others, whether that be at home, work, school, or just out in public. They can celebrate by pledging to do at least one intentional act of kindness on that day to benefit someone else. It can be as straightforward or as involved as they like. No matter what they decide to do, their act of kindness will unite them with others dedicated to changing the world one kind act at a time. 

This day is also meant to celebrate and encourage the good deeds that others already do. On World Kindness Day, people must be sure to let others around them know how much they appreciate their kindness and generosity. Sometimes saying, “thank you,” is one of the kindest things they can do! 

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