World Humanist Day
World Humanist Day is held on June 21. From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, the American Humanist Association and International Humanist and Ethical Union passed resolutions declaring World Humanist Day to be on the northern summer solstice. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us
Roughly speaking, the word humanist has come to mean someone who: trusts to the scientific method when it comes to understanding how the universe works and rejects the idea of the supernatural (and is therefore an atheist or agnostic); makes their ethical decisions based on reason, empathy, and a concern for human beings and other sentient animals; believes that, in the absence of an afterlife and any discernible purpose to the universe, human beings can act to give their own lives meaning by seeking happiness in this life and helping others to do the same.
World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on 21 June and we’ve been celebrating it since the 1980s. It’s an opportunity for humanists all around the world to publicise the positive values of humanism and to share the global concerns of the humanist movement.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Slowness Day on June 21 (Clémence Boucher, a Montreal community worker, got together with some friends in 2001 and picked June 21 — the longest day of the year — to kick off her movement.);
World Giraffe Day on June 21 (is an exciting annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night);
Make Music Day on June 21 (Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries);
International Women in Engineering Day on June 23 (National Women in Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Since that launch in 2014 the day has grown enormously over the subsequent years to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016. In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years);
International Rosé Day on June 23 (Celebrated on the 4th Friday of June)