World Speech Day

Public speaking is something that goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. It was considered an important and necessary part of political debate and to persuade people through rhetoric. And it has been that way throughout history.

At some of the most important points in human history, a single speech has been enough to fire people up and move them toward a goal or toward change. That’s why we all should take the time to observe World Speech Day.

This holiday is observed annually on March 15th and reminds us all that we have the power to move the world. Not just through our actions but also through our words.

The History of World Speech Day

This holiday was first launched in 2015 by the Athens Democracy Forum, with the first celebration taking place the following year. It was conceived as a day to celebrate speechmakers and the speeches they create through live public speaking events.

Although this holiday started out modestly at first, it has since blossomed into an international event in over 100 different countries.

Observing World Speech Day

As we said, there are events in over 100 countries for this holiday, and many of these events are live-streamed via television and the Internet. Anyone and everyone can make a speech on this holiday simply by signing up at the World Speech Day website.

Speeches are powerful tools that can touch people in unexpected ways, and we all have the power to move our fellow humans. All we have to do is use that power.

We can let people know of any speech we intend to give by using the hashtag #WorldSpeechDay on social media. So, let’s all go out there and make the world a better place with our words.

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