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World Thinking Day

Join the worldwide celebration of World Thinking Day and take part in activities that will inspire innovative solutions to global issues!
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Get ready to celebrate World Thinking Day on Feb. 22 and make your mark in the world! This day was created by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, who wanted to recognize the important role of young people in bringing about change in their communities. Over 2 million members from 150 countries around the world come together each year to celebrate this special day that encourages global citizenship. From discussing issues such as poverty, access to education and human rights, to taking part in fun activities that promote cultural understanding, World Thinking Day is a great way for young people to connect with each other and make a difference.

History of World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1926</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Thinking Day Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Thinking Day was first created by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts during the 4th Girl Guide/Girl Scout International Conference.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1945</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts became one of the first organizations granted consultative status by the United Nations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Thinking Day expands to foster international understanding between all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and raise awareness on global issues.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Thinking Day Fund</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Thinking Day Fund was established, supporting projects that will benefit Girls Guides and Girls Scouts especially in developing countries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Thinking Day Online</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts launched an online campaign for World Thinking Day, reaching over 100,000 participants globally.</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 Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Thinking Day took on a virtual format with activities and events held online.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Thinking 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'>Organize a discussion</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a discussion on the importance of global citizens and how we can work together to make a difference in the world. Invite friends, family and members of the community to get involved.</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'>Write letters</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family to write letters to people in different countries who are affected by poverty or have been affected by natural disasters. Make sure to include messages of hope, support, and encouragement.</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'>Explore cultures</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a global trip, either virtually or in person, to explore different cultures around the world. Visit local museums or participate in cultural events that celebrate diversity and understanding between people.</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'>Read stories</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Read stories from different parts of the world to learn about other cultures and share them with others. Exchange stories with people who live in different countries so that you can learn more about the world.</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'>Donate</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a donation to a charity that helps those less fortunate around the world. Whether it's money or goods, your donation will help those in need and make a difference.</p></div></div>

Why World Thinking Day 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'>It encourages global friendship</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Thinking Day is a time to recognize our commonalities and celebrate the diverse cultures around the world. It's a reminder of how interconnected we all are, despite our different backgrounds, beliefs and customs, and how important it is to maintain peaceful relationships between countries.  By taking part in World Thinking Day activities, we can foster mutual understanding and respect across borders.</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 promotes awareness of global issues</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Thinking Day is an opportunity to learn about the unique challenges that different people face around the globe. By discussing these issues with others from all over the world, we can better understand why they are important and figure out ways to help each other tackle them. This helps build stronger bonds between people and encourages us to work together for a brighter future.</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 teaches empathy and compassion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On World Thinking Day, we're reminded of how fortunate many of us are to have what we need - shelter, food, education - while other still struggle. But more than just recognizing this inequality, World Thinking Day also provides us with an avenue to express our compassion for those who may not be as lucky as us. Through World Thinking Day, we can learn empathy by listening to stories from people around the world and honoring their experiences.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day FAQs

When is World Thinking Day?

World Thinking Day is celebrated on February 22nd every year. In 2024 World Thinking Day will occur on a Thursday.

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