Today is International Men's Day! This holiday focuses on improving men's health, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.
The origin of International Men’s Day can be traced back to the 1960s, but the first official celebration did not occur until 1999. Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh conceived and coordinated the event in Port of Spain, the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He promoted the importance of male role models and eventually received written support from the United Nations. Today, over 60 countries recognize this event.
Celebrations of International Men's Day include marches, debates, panel discussions, public seminars, art displays, and much more. To learn more about this holiday and the events going on in your area, check out the official website.
- November 19, 2018 is also World Toilet Day