World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is a day that was started in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. This day is celebrated on November 13th in several different countries all over the world. Some of the countries in which this holiday is recognized include the United States, Italy, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, Nigeria, Japan, Australia and Canada. The latest country to join, as of the writing of this entry, is the Ukraine in 2014.

History

During the mid-1990s, the Small Kindness Movement held a conference for participants from all over the world to come and share their stories of the kindness movements they have started in their own countries. The conference was a smashing success, so a second one was held in 1997. What eventually resulted from these conferences was a movement called the World Kindness Movement.

In 1998, the first official conference of the newly formed World Kindness Movement was held in Tokyo, Japan. One of the first orders of business during that conference was the establishment of November 13th each year.

Customs, Traditions And Celebrations

World Kindness Day is celebrated in many different ways all over the world. Some participants organize concerts or flash mobs, others throw charitable events. Some people merely celebrate the day by showing some extra kindness to their loved ones and complete strangers alike.

Where is World Kindness Day celebrated?

There is no specific location where this holiday is celebrated.
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