World Freedom Day is celebrated on November 9 of every year. World Freedom Day honors the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall ( the barrier that was constructed in Berlin during the 1961 Cold War) and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. World Freedom Day is celebrated mainly by conservative youth groups and activists who recognize it as a celebration of the triumph over communism.
“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi
History of World Freedom Day
In 2001, President George W. Bush created World Freedom Day as a United States federal observance to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Union, and global communism. The day reminds the people that the victory over tyranny came without bloodshed, without loss of life, without marching armies, and without nuclear fallout. Every World Freedom Day will indicate to the future tyrants that there is no future for tyranny. The Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was the turning point of the Cold War and an important landmark in the victory over tyranny. The Berlin Wall stands as the main symbol for the separation of free people and those who live under dictatorships. Conservative groups like College Republicans and the Young America Foundation encourage the students to honor the day via activism projects and flyer campaigns. On the other hand, commentators and political activists take this day as an opportunity to recognize President Ronald Reagan as one of the main personalities in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
Other Celebrations on November 9
November 9 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
There are several ways to celebrate this day. Take this day as an opportunity to read some information about Ronald Reagan. The Cold War was a time of tension and uncertainty for the West and misery and destruction for the East, so taking the time to find out a bit more about the people who helped put an end to all of this is the perfect way to celebrate this day. Share your thoughts about the day on social media by using the hashtag #WorldFreedomDay.
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