World Humanist Day is observed every year on June 21. It is an opportunity for humanist organizations and humanists to publicize the positive values of Humanism and to share the global concerns of the Humanist movement. Humanist groups around the world mark World Humanist Day with a numerous variety of activities ranging from activism to parties. The day may be recognized as the official proclamations or promotional campaigns to educate the people about the maturity of the secular community and the ethical values of the humanitarian and humanists.
“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.” – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
History of World Humanist Day
World Humanist Day celebrated since the 1980s. It is observed on the day of the solstice on June 21st. Humanist Day is celebrated by honoring humanism by the value of science and rationalism. The Day is created during the 1980s by the people who were affiliated with the American Humanist Association. It is regarded as the only holiday for free thought in the world. In recent years, It is growing rapidly and even received television coverage in some nations.
Other Celebrations on June 21
June 21 is also celebrated as
- National Daylight Appreciation Day
- International Yoga Day
- World Music Day
- World Giraffe Day
- National Peaches and Cream Day
- Go Skateboarding Day
- National Selfie Day
- World Hydrography Day
How to Observe the day
Celebrating World Humanist Day differs significantly from country to country, with some groups hosting parties and some others favoring conferences and activism. The primary objective of the day is to make the world a better place by enhancing the public’s knowledge of scientific methods in the hope, that it can get rid of many age-old myths. The famous supporters of the Humanist Day include the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, the philosopher AC Grayling, bestselling author Phillip Pullman, and the comedian Tim Minchin. You can share your views and thoughts on social media using the hashtags #WorldHumanistDay.
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