World Hello Day is a day celebrated in 180 countries around the world. This day was created to encourage us to greet people in peace and to understand how important simple communication is in our daily lives.
The story of how this day was created is long and interesting, and its foundation is in the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Egypt. Hello Day in Wikipedia
The history of World Hello Day
World Hello Day was first created in 1973 with the aim of showing people, and especially the people of the Middle East, that conflicts must and must be resolved through the media and not through violence. The idea is that clear and honest communication brings peace. In the 1970s the conflict between Egypt and Israel was difficult and many people feared it would lead to a great war. Indeed as we know it happened.
World Hello Day was actually created as a direct response to the Yom Kippur War that ended in October 1973, during which thousands of soldiers and civilians were killed, including many soldiers who were tortured and executed.
The idea of World Hello Day was created by Brian McCormack, a doctoral student graduating from Arizona State University, and his brother Michael McCormack, a Harvard graduate.
32 Nobel Peace Prize winners have stated that World Peace Day is a significant value as a tool for promoting peace, and as an event that allows anyone in the world, individual, organization or government, to contribute to the process of creating peace.
How do you celebrate Hello Day?
The goal on this day, celebrated in 180 countries, is for everyone to say "hello" to at least ten people, in order to convey a message to world leaders that conflicts are resolved through the media, not by force. This little gesture is meant to demonstrate, according to the creators of this special day, how communication can be helpful in resolving disputes and preventing conflicts.
If you want to take the idea one step further, you can think of a person in your life who is important to you, but you disagreed with him about something that is really not worth it. Time is a great doctor. Why not look back on your conflict and analyze it from the other side's point of view as well, see the faults and injustices that you are also responsible for and reconnect with that person to put the conflict behind you?
Many people do not know how good it really is to admit you were wrong and say sorry. Instead, they see such behavior as an expression of weakness, when in fact it is an expression of strength and self-confidence. People are often mistaken in thinking that the other person will lose respect for them if they apologize to him and this is also not true. Most people will respect you more because of the ability to admit your responsibility for the situation. It is worth making the effort and lending a hand for peace as a first step.
How do you say hello in other languages?
Arabic - مرحبا (marhabaan)
Italian - Ciao
Japanese - こんにちは (Kon'nichiwa)
Hindi- नमस्ते (namaskaar)
Norwegian- God dag
Russian - Привет (Privet)
Thai- สวัสดี! (S̄wạs̄dī)
Chinese- 你好 (Nǐ hǎo)
Hebrew- שלום (Shalom)
Greek - Γειά σου (GEIA SOU)
Korean - 안녕 (annyeong)
Swedish - Hej
Suahili- Sasa / Mambo / Jambo
November 21 is also World Television Day
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