Did you know? Just like a day is dedicated to celebrate womanhood, there is a day to celebrate Men. Yes, you read that right. Just like International Women’s Day we have International Men’s Day. The International Men’s Day is celebrated annually on 19th November, all over the world. A day that is dedicated to enlighten & acknowledge the men of our society. Wishing a Happy International Men’s Day 2020 to all the men.
International Men’s Day 2020 – Why is it celebrated?
We have always seen and judged men on the basis of their masculinity. But, they and their contributions to the society should be celebrated. Therefore, Men’s Day is dedicated to acknowledge the sacrifices, knowledge and contributions of every male on this earth. Be it a brother, father, son, husband, guy-friends or any man/boy of the family. Men too deserve recognition and so, on this day people acknowledge the males of their family or friends or colleagues. In addition, we suggest you to take the opportunity of this day and send the men you know a sweet little message to tell them that they are important.
On the other hand, International Men’s Day is an occasion to appreciate the role, support and sacrifice of men towards the family, community, society, nation and so on.
Origin – International Men’s Day
The day roots back in 1960s from an editorial written by an American Journalist, John P. Harris. In his editorial, he mentioned the imbalance of the Soviet society that acknowledge womanhood on International Women’s Day but no day for men.
Later, in 1991, Thomas Oaster, the director of the Missouri Center for Men’s Studies proposed to celebrate a small Men’s Day in February. He invited US, Malta and Australia. And the day was inaugurated on 7th February, 1992.
In 1999, the day was revived in Trinidad and Tobago by Jerome Teelucksingh. He wanted to recognize the identity of men with spreading positivity. Therefore, he chose 19th November; his father’s birthday and the day when Trinidad and Tobago’s football team united for World Cup in 1989.
In India, the day was adopted in 2007 by an organization for Indian Men’s rights; Indian Family.
Theme – International Men’s Day
Every year, the International Men’s Day is tagged with a particular theme. For instance, it was based on “Healing & Forgiveness” in 2007. And most recently, the last year’s theme was “Making Difference for Men and Boys”.
Similarly, this International Men’s Day 2020 is marked with the theme of “Better Health for Men and Boys”. Which aims to make improvements in the well being of male members of the society.
We have listed a few quotes by famous personalities for you. You can use these quotes along with a Men’s Day wish message to bring a smile on the male faces.
A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality. – 35th US President John F. Kennedy
Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice. – Vin Diesel
A man must at times be hard as nails: willing to face up to the truth about himself… But he must also be tender. No weapon will breach the armor of a woman’s resentment like tenderness – Elisabeth Elliot
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. – Sallust
Just include any of the quote mentioned above with a lovely message like “No man or woman is perfect. Your choices and actions make you a beautiful human. Therefore, there is neither any comparison nor any competition between men & women. Thank you for keeping my faith in good men intact. Thank you for being by my side, like a rock. Your support means a lot. Happy International Men’s day.”
And see, how you light up their face(s) and brighten up their day.