World Kindness Day 2023: Significance, History and Celebration

World Kindness Day 2023 is on Monday, 13th November 2023. It is a day of international observance celebrated all over the world every year on 13th November. This special day was first introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of kindness non-government organization from different nations. The aim behind observing this day is to promote act of kindness all over the world and highlight and encourage good deeds in every community.

World Kindness Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Kindness Day for the next 5 years.

World Kindness Day 2023November 13, 2023Monday
World Kindness Day 2024November 13, 2024Wednesday
World Kindness Day 2025November 13, 2025Thursday
World Kindness Day 2026November 13, 2026Friday
World Kindness Day 2027November 13, 2027Saturday

World Kindness Day 2023 Overview

EventWorld Kindness Day 2023
DateNovember 13, 2023
Declared byWorld Kindness Movement
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose of celebrationTo promote act of kindness all over the world and highlight and encourage good deeds in your community.

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Significance of World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is observed to highlight the good deeds that happen within any community and encourage everyone to be kind to others. It is an important day in November because Kindness plays very important role in bridging the gap that comes because of different race, religion, politics, gender or even geographical location. To encourage people to be more kind through simple gestures, World Kindness Day 2023 is all set to be celebrated on November 13, 2023.

History of World Kindness Day Observation

World Kindness Day was established by the World Kindness Movement in 1998. The World Kindness Movement was formed in 1997 during a conference held at Tokyo, Japan where Japan urged and brought kindness organizations of multiple nations together to emphasize on the necessity of a global kindness movement. Thus the World Kindness Movement organization was formed and currently more than 28 countries are a part of this group. The first thing that the organization did after its formation was introduce the World Kindness Day in 2008. The first World Kindness Day was observed in different parts of the world on 13 November.

World Kindness Day is observed in many countries, including Canada, Australia, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Italy, India and the UK. Efforts are also going on by the World Kindness Movement to have this day officially recognized by the United Nations and its members to sign a Declaration of Support for World Kindness.

World Kindness Day 2023 Celebration

Every November 13, World Kindness Day is celebrated with great excitement among people. They are encouraged to be kind to others, whether it is at home, work, school, or even any public place.  Pledging to do at least one act of kindness on world kindness day to benefit someone else is also a great idea for celebrating this day. Fun activities include making and passing kindness cards which can either be passed on to recognize an act of kindness and or ask that an act of kindness be done. The day is also about reciprocating the act when someone is being kind to you. Appreciate the good selfless deed that someone does and let them know how much you value their kindness. Celebrate and highlight the good of others and encourage everyone to take inspiration from them. A polite thank you goes a really long way and is one of the kindest things one can say to others.

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Famous quotes on kindness for this World Kindness Day celebration

Here are some quotes given by famous personalities on kindness. Share them with others this World Kindness Day and ask them to do the same.

  1. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart
  2. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey
  3. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan
  4. “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
  5. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop


When was the first World Kindness Day celebrated?

November 13, 1998

Who started the celebration of World Kindness Day?

World Kindness Day

Can you provide simple tips to celebrate World Kindness Day?

Here are few things you can try this World Kindness Day:
Compliment at least three people on your way, known or unknown.
Greet your neighbors and let them know you think and care about them.
Be kind and thankful to those who work for you, maid, gardener, or even your employees.
Wish good morning to the person who is with you in the elevator.

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