History of World Kindness Day

 

World Kindness Day is a day dedicated to the importance of spreading love and kindness, celebrated around the world. 

 

Each year, World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13th, as a part of the World Kindness Movement. It was first introduced as a National Day of Observance in 2019, but people had participated in it since 1997, when many organizations based in countries met together at a conference in Tokyo. They discussed their dedication to kindness in the world. 

 

“We pledge to join together and build a kinder and more compassionate world,” states their written declaration of inception. 

 

It was the World Kindness Movement’s goal to create a day that brings awareness to people around the world, and that they did. Over 28 nations now celebrate Kindness Day since its founding. 

 

“The purpose of this day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us,” says the official World Kindness Movement. 

 

Due to the worldwide pandemic, it is even more important now than ever to spread kindness, empathy, and understanding with the people around you. 

 

The worldwide response to Covid-19 has demonstrated the power of solidarity” tweets the United Nations, “people are spreading kindness through their words and deeds – while inspiring others to do the same.”

 

Receiving and sharing kindness should be celebrated, not only on November 13th, but every day.