World Atheist Day
Every March 23rd is observed as Atheist Day. This is a holiday that’s observed by people who don’t believe in a “higher power.” Although some people have rejected the concept of god (or gods) for thousands of years, the term “atheism” didn’t originate until 16th century France.
It’s mainly a day for atheists to connect with like-minded individuals, to debate with religious people on the voracity of their claims, or to just observe this holiday as any other regular day. No matter how a person celebrates this holiday, they should take the time to promote this holiday using the hashtag #AtheistDay online.
The History Of Atheist Day
This holiday was created in 2003 and actually came out of a spoof story that was posted on the World Wide Web. It was a fictional article about a fictional atheist who decided to sue the U.S. Government for there not being a day dedicated to atheism.
Although this was obviously a hoax, a lot of people did end up believing it and leveling their rage at the atheists around them. This is when the day was then turned into an actual holiday. We don’t know who decided to go ahead and invent it, but it was probably someone who had a sense of humor.
Observing Atheist Day
Although some people might believe that atheist is pushing their agenda, the truth of the matter is that the majority of atheists merely want to be left alone. They simply don’t want to be forced to observe a religion that they don’t believe in.
As a result, they’re more likely to spend this holiday doing nothing, than organizing or performing any other “atheist-related” activity. It’s just a normal day for most people, although there are a few who might use this day to argue against organized religious celebrations such as Easter or Christmas.