International Men’s Day 2023: Theme, Quotes, Significance, History

International Men’s Day is a day of annual observance celebrated all over the world on November 19. the day provides an opportunity to people to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make to the society. It also encourages men to teach the boys in their lives the values, character and responsibilities of being a man. Other than this, the day is also a platform to raise awareness to the issues that men face in life, especially focusing on the international male suicide rate. Let us learn in detail about International Men’s Day 2023, its significance, celebration, theme, etc.

International Men’s Day 2023 Date

International Men’s Day celebration is held on a fixed date every year.

International Men’s Day 2023November 19, 2023Sunday
International Men’s Day 2024November 19, 2024Tuesday
International Men’s Day 2025November 19, 2025Wednesday
International Men’s Day 2026November 19, 2026Thursday
International Men’s Day 2027November 19, 2027Friday

International Men’s Day 2023

EventInternational Men’s Day
DateNovember 19, 2023
Declared byDr Jerome Teelucksingh
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose of celebrationTo appreciate and celebrate the men in our lives and the contribution they make to the society.

Significance of International Men’s Day

November is an important for men as it gathers several events that are crucial to them. It is the month to focus on raising money for men’s health. The International Children’s day is also observed in November that celebrates the special bond between men and the children in their life. This gives plenty of reasons to celebrate International Men’s Day in November.

International Men’s Day 2023 will be observed worldwide on November 19 to celebrate the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. It is one of the most famous days in November. The day will also highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being. The day also focuses on the many issues that men face in their daily lives.

Below here are some more reasons why it is important to observe International Men’s Day:

  • Men have 3 times higher suicide rate than women.
  • 1 in 3 men have been the victims of domestic violence.
  • On average, men die 4-5 years before women.
  • Men are nearly twice as likely to suffer from lung cancer & heart disease than women.

History of International Men’s Day

The international call to observe International Men’s day was first made in 1960 in the form of rhetorical questions about gender equality. Men’s contributions and concerns deserve a day of recognition in their own right and so the question arose “Why do women have an international celebration and not men?” International Women’s Day celebration has been going on since 1901. In the New York Times in 1969 it was reported that “Many men have been agitating privately to make February 23 International Men’s Day, the equivalent of March 8, which is International Women’s day“.

Finally in 1999, International Men’s Day was founded by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a history lecturer at University of the West Indies in Trinidad Tabago. November 19 was selected as the day of observation and along with International Men’s Day on November 20, the day forms a 48-hour celebratory event.

International Men’s Day 2023 Celebration

International Men’s Day is celebrated with conferences, public seminars, forums, festivals, fundraisers, classroom activities at schools, etc all over the world. Other than this, Movember fundraisers, radio and television programs, award ceremonies, photos & film competitions, music concerts & art displays and peaceful awareness marches also form a part of IMD celebration. People are encouraged to post info about the day on social media with hashtags #internationalmensday #celebratemen #menshealth #stopmalesuicide #thankamantoday. Many local organizations host their own events to celebrate the day. The day also honors the brave men who protect our communities in the defense force and emergency services.  Key men in different sectors of government, business or academia that help create a fair and safe society for others are also honored on this occasion.

5 Great Manhood Quotes this International Men’s Day

Check out some inspiring quotes on the occasion of International Men’s Day:

  1. “Being a male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of choice.” – Edwin Louis Cole
  2. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
  3. “If Boys don’t learn, men won’t know.” – Douglas Wilson
  4. “A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.” – John Wayne
  5. “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

FAQs related to International Men’s Day 2023

When is International Men’s Day celebrated?

Every year on November 19

What is the theme for International Men’s Day 2023?

The theme for this year’s International Men’s Day is “Zero Male Suicide”.

Is there any holiday on the occasion of International Men’s Day?


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