World Habitat Day is celebrated on first Monday of October. When we hear the term habitat, we often think of places like the rainforest and deep open forests, the places that wild animals live and that are all too often frightened. Rarely do we believe that we are animals and that we also have habitats, though mostly we call them our homes. Habitat for Humanity has been working to assure that people everywhere have homes to call their own, especially in those places where the environment is either dangerous or harsh.
History of World Habitat Day
It’s been three decades since the (UN) United Nations General Assembly declared to the world that it is a human right to have a beautiful place to live. So it was that they built the most important holiday for those without proper houses, World Habitat Day. Habitat for Humanity works side by side with their global allies to work to provide homes for everyone who needs one and supporting people to work towards a better tomorrow for themselves and our world. The story of Environment for Humanity started in the year 1976 and has since spread all over the world to bring together investors, volunteers, and businesses to build homes and provide security for those in need. Houses give a family a sense of self-reliance, strength, and stability, valuable treasures in a changing world.
Habitat for Humanity has operated closely with the UN (United Nations) to advance the fight for proper housing for everyone, and the year 2016 saw the arrival of the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, aimed at addressing the progressive trend of people moving from rural to the urban areas. This new trend needs new concepts of urbanization to help maintain it sustainably, and Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to seeing the future cities be full of proper housing.
Other Celebrations on October 7
October 7 is also celebrated as
- World Day of Bullying Prevention
- World Architecture Day
- National Bathtub Day
- Change a Light Day
- National Frappe Day
- Physician Assistant Day
How to Celebrate World Habitat Day
The best way to honour World Habitat Day is by getting involved with your local Habitat for Humanity; there is always a need for more hands working together to help bring proper housing to those who need it. Maybe get a group of buddies together to volunteer on a particular project being done by Habitat for Humanity, you can have a great time offering skills of every kind. Just because you don’t have the talent to swing a hammer doesn’t mean that you can’t help out this important organization, if nothing else there’s always the option of donating to help keep them going.