Day Of 8 Billion

The Day of 8 Billion is a holiday that was observed on November 15th, 2022, and is the approximate day when the human population of Earth reached 8 billion people. In 1999, the population of the planet was 6 billion people, and it took another 12 years before the world population reached 7 billion in October 2011.

It only took about 11 years to reach the 8 billion person mark on this date. This milestone is seen as both a blessing and a curse by scientists around the world. It’s a blessing because it’s an achievement of longevity thanks to public health standards and medicine. It’s a curse because the growing population places an undue burden on the planet.

The History Of The Day Of 8 Billion

This day was designated by the United Nations on November 15th, 2022, and it was described by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a milestone that celebrates human diversity, recognizes our common humanity, and acknowledges the amazing achievements in health. He also said that it was the responsibility of all of us to care for not only our planet but also one another.

Important Facts About The World Population

Since we’re talking about a day that celebrates the 8th billion person being born on this date, we thought that we’d take the time to talk about the population of the world. Below are some cold, hard facts about the world population that we would like to now share with everyone reading today.

  • Due to slowing population growth, it will take until 2037 for the world to reach 9 billion people.
  • One of the most densely populated countries in Europe is the Principality of Monaco.
  • There are approximately 5% more women in Europe than men.
  • Almost 300 million people live outside their country of birth.
  • The two most populous countries in the world are India and China.

Observing The Day Of 8 Billion

This holiday isn’t really observed as a recurring holiday. It was originally intended to be a one-off holiday that celebrated the birth of the world’s 8th billion person. Who was this person?

We’re not entirely sure, but most scientists believe that it was probably born somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere. However, we are straying from the point. The point is that most people don’t observe this holiday every year.

Of course, anyone who wants to celebrate this holiday can do so if they want. They can observe this holiday as one that celebrates human diversity and the advancement of medicine.

After all, we are living in marvelous times, although it can also be sad that we’re also living in trying times. Both sentiments can be true at the same time. This just highlights the complexity of humanity and humanity’s struggles.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 15 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 15 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 15 Wednesday
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