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Showing posts with label social days. Show all posts

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day- June 15

Abuse of older people is a serious issue for which awareness is very important.
The UN has declared that June 15 each year will be a day to raise awareness of the phenomenon of elder abuse and neglect, to prevent such incidents from happening.

Unfortunately, around 1 in 6 adults experience some form of abuse. Abuse rates may be higher for older people living in nursing homes, by caregivers, than in the community. Elder abuse can take various forms such as physical, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual and financial. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect.
Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences.
Elder abuse is expected to increase as life expectancy increases in many countries and the elderly population increases.
The global population of people aged 60 and over will double, from 900 million in 2015 to about 2 billion in 2050.

How to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?
There are several ways you can help mark this day and raise awareness of the sad phenomenon. You can volunteer in the frameworks for the elderly in your community.
Many seniors in the community live in solitude, and volunteering for an hour a week, talking over a cup of coffee or going on a short walk can contribute a lot to them and help them, and even find out if they are experiencing any distress like abuse or neglect.
Share the information about this day on social media, so that everyone is aware of the phenomenon and its importance, because it can happen to any adult, even to someone close to you and dear to you!

The people in the picture have nothing to do with the phenomenon

June 15 is also Nature Photography Day

World Day of Social Justice- February 20

It is true that social justice is something that should exist all year round, but it is good to have one day dedicated to raising awareness of how important social justice is to live in peace all of us together.
World Social Justice Day is a day proclaimed by the UN to raise awareness of this principle. Social justice is the basis for the coexistence of peace and prosperity between peoples and within peoples.


The principles of social justice are gender equality, the rights of indigenous and immigrant peoples, the removal of barriers to people because of gender, age, race, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability.
Social justice is a general concept that refers to the conditions and rules that must exist in society in order to regulate the relations between human beings, between them and social institutions, between them and human beings from other peoples. They rely on morality and human dignity and are free from biases and biases.
According to the liberal conception, the principles of social justice do not prefer one conception of good over another and they apply to each and every person equally, regardless of their origin.
For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the heart of the global mission to promote development and human dignity.
In honor of World Social Justice Day, you can learn about the subject, teach others and think about your position.
Only where there is social justice among human beings, can there also be cooperation, peace and mutual respect.


February 20th is also Handcuff Day and Love Your Pet Day

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation- February 6

February 6 has been declared by the UN today as zero tolerance for female  Genital Mutilation.
Female  Genital Mutilation is a cruel practice committed primarily against minors aged 3-13, which involves all procedures involving partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, and is recognized worldwide as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
Female  Genital Mutilation is very common especially in Northeast African countries, the Horn of Africa and West Africa. The custom also exists among the Bedouin and Kurds in the Middle East (except in Israel). Thousands of women go through the process every day, even today.


The custom is almost non-existent in Muslim countries in the rest of the Middle East and Central Asia.
Female circumcision is a cruel way of reflecting the inequality that is rooted between the sexes and is an extreme form of discrimination against women. Female circumcision not only destroys women's lives by infringing on their physical integrity and right to sexual pleasure, but also endangers their lives. The surgeries are apparently performed without medical supervision and often, with contaminated knives, leading to the deaths of many as a result of the surgery.
The practice of female circumcision has been going on for more than a thousand years, but the World Health Organization and UNICEF are working to eradicate it completely from the world. One of their major achievements was its outlawing in Egypt and Eritrea, but it seems the road is still long.
Although it seems to be done only in Third World countries, it turns out that even in Europe Muslims practice their daughters in secret. In East London, in 2010, young Muslim girls undergo the painful surgery at the initiative of their mothers Link to the article.


February 6 is also Frozen Yogurt Day

Global Community Engagement Day- 28 January

Community involvement is a process of collaboration within community groups to address issues that affect the well-being of these groups. Although the term seems vague, community involvement is a concept that is a part of every person's life.

Any action you take that helps people in your community, whether it's a local community like the neighborhood or city where you live, or the country where you live, any such thing is community involvement. Community Involvement Day is designed to express appreciation to people who contribute to their community through various activities. Even if you contribute in your actions to something global, outside the boundaries of where you live, you are considered community involved because you are part of a large community of Earth inhabitants and you deserve appreciation.
Community involvement can be manifested in many activities for the community such as: helping the elderly, assisting the disabled, working with autistics, providing free private lessons for needy children, raising and distributing food packages to the needy, medical assistance to animals or providing assistance in animal shelters, animal adoption As a foster family until they find a permanent home, volunteering for the Civil Guard or rescue organizations and more.

Global Community Involvement Day started as an idea of the Engage 2 Act, an organization that aims to promote community involvement by bringing people together to talk about important issues in their community. Engage 2 Act started as a small group in South Australia that wanted to reach out to people all over the world and talk about what they are doing for community involvement. Because they wanted to put the holiday on the world map, they started with a survey, and asked their followers on social media, who is the person most active in community involvement. Whoever received the most number of votes, his birthday will be their official holiday date.
The results of the surveys showed that the most prominent person in his community involvement is the writer Dr. Wendy Sarkissian and that is why they chose her birthday today as the world community involvement.

How to celebrate Community Involvement Day?
One way to celebrate this special day is to meet with your colleagues who are involved in the community and do for it and celebrate with a good meal. You can also talk to other people about it, organize lectures and post on social media your activities and those of other people in your community. Today almost every locality in the country has a Facebook page and it is today to post on this page the special holiday and encourage people to take part in the community and donate their time and skills to it. Everyone has something to contribute and it is always exciting to see people helping each other.

January 28 is also Data Privacy Day

Kiss A Ginger Day- January 12

Redheads are people with hot orange-red hair, light skin, sometimes freckled and sometimes even blue or green eyes.
Kiss A Ginger Day is a day created in 2009 by Derek Forgie, an actor, activist and stand-up comedian, Redhead of course, who wanted to empower the redheaded children around the world who sometimes suffer from child bullying others. He set this day in response to a day someone invented in November, a day called "Kick a ginger day," inspired by the South Park series.

Fun facts about Gingers:

In the distant past humans believed that redheads are saints because they stole the fire from the gods. Kiss A Ginger Day is a good opportunity to kiss gingers and get some of that fire 😉.

Redheads are rare in our world. Only 1-2% of the population are redheads. Hair color ranging from burgundy red to light copper is a genetic expression of a high concentration of the reddish pigment Phenomelanin and a low concentration of the dark pigment Eumelanin.

The country with the highest percentage of redheads in the world is Scotland. 13% of the population in Scotland are redheads and about 40% of them carry the recessive gene responsible for redheaded hair.

In the Bible it is written of King David that he was "reddish, with beautiful eyes."

Famous redheads: Rupert Grint, English actor (Ron Weasley in "Harry Potter" movies), Donald Trump, former US President, Prince Harry, English royalty, Michael C. Hall, actor Who plays the protagonist of the series "Dexter", Emma Stone, an American actress and more ...

How to celebrate Redhead Weapons Day?
Easy and simple of course. Find someone redheaded and kiss them after getting their permission. Of course there is no legitimacy to bother redheads on this day by offering kisses so offer only to those who know you. You can also send a virtual kiss or an air kiss. If you want to be a little more generous, you can hand out red candy kisses or Hershey kiss chocolate.

January 12 is also Marzipan Day

World Introvert Day- January 2

Are you introverted or extroverted? When you are in company do you prefer to sit quietly on the sidelines or show a stormy presence and be the center of attention? If the first option suits you better, Introverted Day is your day.
Introverted-extrovertedness is a dimension in psychology that characterizes personality. The dimension was defined by the psychoanalyst Carl Jung and is considered one of the most accepted dimensions in psychology and is used in many personal theories.

An introverted person is a person who directs his energies towards himself, as opposed to an extroverted person who directs them towards society. The qualities of the introverted person are caution, quietness, contemplation and restraint.
The introverted-extrovert dimension is a kind of axis that anyone can find themselves on. Each is on the axis closer to the polarized or extroverted pole to some degree.
Introverted people prefer to spend time at home, reading books or watching movies or in front of the computer, while extroverted people will prefer to go to parties and be the center of attention.
Introductory Day has been celebrated around the world by many introverts since 2011. German psychologist Felicitas Heyne posted on her website, "ipersonic", a call to mark a special day for the human introverted aspect that should be accepted and understood in such a noisy and colorful world. In response, a special day was dedicated to the introverts by various organizations that celebrate it every year and raise funds, among other things to help introverts recover from the holidays of the end of the year and the beginning of the new year and recharge their batteries after so many meetings with people.
Introverted Day has a special website that lists the activities for introverted people:
Introverted Day is designed to raise awareness that even quiet and introverted people have a contribution to make in this world and even if their voice is not heard much, they have a very important and large presence. Many times their activity is behind the scenes and they do not take the fame for themselves, even though they deserve it.

How to celebrate the introverted day?
The most appropriate pastime for the introverted day is a quiet and homely pastime such as reading a book, self-study, engaging in a creative hobby, sleeping and more. Take the time to learn about the introverted trait and know that you are not alone and that being introverted is okay. After all, it also has benefits: who like you knows that you can also enjoy being alone and that you do not need attention and compliments from others to feel good about yourself.

Immigrants Day - December 18

International Immigrants Day is a day of global solidarity with immigrants. Today, the UN International Covenant on the Rights of Immigrants declared in 1990. It was first celebrated in 1997 and only 17 years later, after the unification of immigrants and propaganda on the subject, it was celebrated again. Even today almost no one knows about the existence of the day This one, including the immigrants themselves.Immigrant Day is a celebration of 232 million people who said to themselves “I can no longer live in this place” and jumped on a plane with a one-way ticket.

There are lots of immigrants who have left to find new opportunities, but there are also those who have been forced to leave their homeland involuntarily, due to war, famine, natural disaster or human trafficking.
Due to climate change, the number of immigrants is expected to increase in the coming years. People who live in places that are prone to flooding due to rising ocean water levels for example, may get into a situation where they will have to leave where they live and start their lives in new places.
The issue of immigrants is very sensitive. It is not easy to absorb new immigrants, probably in a period that is not as quiet as it is today. But it also has a positive side - immigrants have millions of babies born in the receiving countries and they will be the future taxpayers who will help finance the pensions and social security of the locals.
International Immigrant Day was set for December 18, by the United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 2000.

December 18 is also Arabic Language Day

Philanthropy Day - November 15

November is a holiday month in the US that is full of generosity and giving. Those who have improved their fortune enjoy family meals with lots of food, a festive atmosphere with lots of decorations and joy and especially a feeling of warmth and security. There are lots of homeless, or destitute and poor people, who have no way of keeping the holiday customs full of good meals and gifts.
Philanthropy Day was created for them. 

It is a day founded in 1986 by a philanthropist named Douglas Freeman and officially announced by the then President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.
On this day, many charitable activities are held throughout the United States, such as festive meals whose proceeds are donated to organizations that care about the well-being of people who do not have them.

How to celebrate Philanthropy Day?
Today is an opportunity for us to remember the importance of giving and helping those who do not even have routine periods when there is no holiday, but these people still have no shelter and nothing to eat. . Especially now that winter and with it the cold and rains are approaching, it's time to contribute and help.

November 15 is also the day of cleaning the refrigerator

World Religion Day - the third Sunday in January

In our world there are hundreds of countries with thousands of cultures whose traditions began in very ancient times in history and they have adopted many religions that have risen to greatness. Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Shinto and many other currents within the religions themselves are all part of the cultural fabric of our world and World Religion Day is an opportunity to share cultures with each other and learn about others.


The history of World Religion Day
World Religion Day was first celebrated in Portland, Maine, USA, under the title "World Peace through World Religion." Social leaders, educators and philosophers talk about the importance of religions in the world.
Sri Lanka issued a postage stamp dedicated to World Religion Day, followed by the Republic of Congo. The focus of this holiday is to spread awareness and knowledge about the religions that exist in the world today, and to share tolerance and understanding between people of all religions.


How to celebrate World Religion Day?
World Religion Day is recommended to be celebrated by learning and observing other religions, with an open mind. The goal of this day is not for people to convert, but to learn about other religions and the impact of this difference on our world.

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