World Citizen Day is an annual celebration observed on November 19th of every year. Being a citizen of the world makes a closer bonding with people of different culture, religion, races, and location. It makes every citizen of the world know every other citizen of the world in a better way possible. World Citizen Day is celebrated to provide a chance for the people to understand and recognize different kinds of people and their actions.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
History of World Citizen Day
There is no proper mention for the first occurrence of the World Citizen Day. In the year 2000, the Association of World Citizens (AWC) has filed a resolution proposing that November 19th should be declared as World Citizens Day. The Canadian Centre of World Citizens in 2002 has launched the Newsletter No.11 for celebrating this Day in Mississauga. Gerhard Hirschman has invited the World Citizens for a gathering in Magdeburg in the year 2005. The aim of the Citizens Day is to make the people realize that all the humans of the world are united, and any decision taken by few will impact others.
Despite having so many differences, every citizen of the world is equal in having the rights and duties. So this day is celebrated for greater recognition of the need for collaboration and making the voluntary action. Every citizen of the world has the ability to learn something from other people, other cultures and other races. On this Day anyone must learn to respect the differences by recognizing in them what we all have in common.
Other Celebrations on November 19
November 19 is also celebrated as
- International Men’s Day
- National Integration Day
- National Have a Bad Day Day
- World Toilet Day
- National Entrepreneurs Day
How to Celebrate World Citizen Day
Celebrating World Citizen Day is quite simple. Learn to know about the different sections of the world and the people living, their custom, tradition, language, religion, race, and more. Encourage people around you to let them think that the whole world is one. It is the sole duty of every world citizen to know about the importance of integration, unity, and brotherhood. Make people understand that humanity and human bonding are the ones that unite all of us. Share your World Citizen Day celebrations and thoughts on social media using the hashtag #WorldCitizenDay.