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Light up your holiday season with HumanLight - a celebration of human reason, compassion, and hope. Join us for a meaningful and inclusive gathering!
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Get ready to celebrate HumanLight on December 23, a holiday that celebrates human reason and compassion! This secular holiday was first created in 2001 as an alternative to traditional religious holidays. It promotes the values of reason, ethics, and compassion for all individuals regardless of their beliefs or backgrounds. On this day, people gather to share food, exchange gifts, and reflect on the importance of humanity in our world. So let's spread some love and kindness this HumanLight!

History of HumanLight

HumanLight Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>HumanLight's Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>HumanLight was first conceptualized by the New Jersey Humanist Network as a secular celebration during the winter holiday season.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First HumanLight Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first ever HumanLight celebration was held in New Jersey, USA, marking the official start of this unique holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>HumanLight Goes International</div><div class='timeline-text'>In its second year, HumanLight started to be celebrated beyond the US borders, becoming an international holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishing Traditional Elements</div><div class='timeline-text'>Symbols and traditional elements of HumanLight, like the HumanLight symbol and the candle-lighting ceremony, became more established.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>HumanLight Recognition Growth</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday gained wider recognition, with events taking place in several cities across the United States and other countries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Virtual HumanLight Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many HumanLight celebrations were held virtually, allowing more people to join in from different parts of the world.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate HumanLight

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a HumanLight party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family for a HumanLight celebration! Decorate your home with candles and have a potluck dinner to celebrate the values of reason, compassion, and hope.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create homemade HumanLight gifts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get crafty and make homemade gifts to give to loved ones on HumanLight. This can be a great way to spread the message of reason and compassion during the holiday season.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a HumanLight event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local community for any HumanLight events or gatherings. This can be a great way to meet like-minded individuals and learn more about the holiday.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a charity organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread compassion and hope by volunteering at a charity organization in your community. This is a great way to give back during the holiday season and embody the spirit of HumanLight.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread awareness on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use your social media platforms to educate others about HumanLight and its values. Share informative posts and encourage others to celebrate this inclusive holiday.</p></div></div>

Why HumanLight is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Celebrating human reason and compassion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>HumanLight is a holiday that celebrates the values of reason, compassion, and kindness towards others. By recognizing this holiday, we are promoting the ideals of critical thinking and empathy - two important qualities for building a better world.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Embracing diversity and inclusivity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>HumanLight is a secular holiday that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs to join in celebration. It acknowledges the diverse identities and experiences of all individuals and promotes unity and acceptance among different cultures and communities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Creating meaningful connections with loved ones</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>HumanLight provides an opportunity to gather with family and friends to reflect on the values that bring us together. It's a time to show gratitude for our relationships and share meaningful conversations about making positive changes in our lives and society as a whole.</p></div></div>

5 Enlightening Facts About HumanLight Celebration

HumanLight FAQs

When is HumanLight?

HumanLight is celebrated on December 23rd every year. In 2024 HumanLight will occur on a Monday.

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