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World Hello Day

Join in on World Hello Day and spread a little kindness - say hello to your friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers!
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November 21
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Introduction

Get ready to spread some cheer and positivity on November 21 with World Hello Day! This annual event was established in 1973 as a way to promote peace, understanding, and communication among different nations and cultures around the world. The idea is simple – greet 10 people that day with a friendly "hello" or wave. It's an easy way to make someone's day brighter, while also helping to increase global unity. So go ahead and have some fun with this special holiday, and don't forget to say hello!

History of World Hello Day

World Hello Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of World Hello Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday was created by Brian McCormack and Michael McCormack in response to the Yom Kippur War, with an aim to advocate peace and communication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Anniversary and Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>On its first anniversary, the event had gained recognition worldwide, with people from 180 countries participating.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Letter by Queen Elizabeth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom sent a letter to the McCormacks in recognition of the importance of World Hello Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Geographic Feature</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Geographic wrote an article about World Hello Day, further increasing its global prominence and recognition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Peace Prize</div><div class='timeline-text'>The creators of World Hello Day, the McCormack brothers, were awarded the World Peace Prize for their contribution to peace and communication efforts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Message by Kofi Annan</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, sent a message of support on the occasion of World Hello Day, affirming its ideals of peace and understanding.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Hello Day

<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'>Send a greeting card</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Send a greeting card to friends and family, reminding them of the importance of saying 'hello'.  Personalize the message with a few lines about how you plan to make the day special for them.</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'>Invite friends for coffee</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Meet up with friends for coffee and take a few moments to simply say 'hello' and catch up on what is going on in each other's lives.</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'>Volunteer in your community</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteer at your local homeless shelter or soup kitchen and greet the people that you are helping with a warm 'hello'.</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'>Host a hello gathering</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family and host a World Hello Day celebration. Decorate the house, pick out some festive music, and enjoy some light refreshments while exchanging greetings.</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'>Say hello online</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Send out eCards or post messages on social media sites wishing everyone a happy World Hello Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Hello Day

<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'>It promotes global connections</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Hello Day is an international event that encourages people from all over the world to connect and break down cultural barriers through a simple act of saying hello. By participating in this event, you will feel a sense of connection with people from all corners of the globe!</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'>It's a powerful message of peace</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In today's world, countries are more divided than ever before. World Hello Day is a great opportunity to join forces and send a strong message of peace and understanding to others. By taking part in this international event, you can show that we are truly stronger when we stand together!</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'>It's quick & easy to participate</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Unlike other events that require lengthy preparations or donations, World Hello Day makes it incredibly easy for anyone to take part without having to go out of their way. All you have to do is go out into the world and greet someone - whether it be a stranger, friend or family member - with one simple word: hello!</p></div></div>

5 Mind-Blowing Facts for World Hello Day

World Hello Day FAQs

When is World Hello Day?

World Hello Day is celebrated on November 21 every year. In 2024 World Hello Day will occur on a Thursday.

World Hello Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Nov 21

Tuesday

2024

Nov 21

Thursday

2025

Nov 21

Friday

2026

Nov 21

Saturday

2027

Nov 21

Sunday

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