International Day for Tolerance - November 16
Wed, Nov 16, 2022

International Day for Tolerance

International Day for Tolerance is celebrated around the world on November 16th. This is an important date to become the best version of yourself. How long has it been since you talked to someone who had a different point of view or came across a different faith? I’m sure this happens almost every day. Today is the best day of the year to learn to be tolerant of everything.


The holiday was founded by the UN so that human rights are not violated in any corner of the planet. We live in an amazing world: we are surrounded by various nations, religions, cultures… Unfortunately, even now you can meet people who ridicule those who, in their opinion, are somehow different from others. Insults and terrible deeds are striking, so the date has a noble goal – to teach humanity to treat each other with respect. We are equal!

Racial or religious origin cannot end a friendship. Every person on the planet has the right to express himself in the form to which he is accustomed. In 1995, UNESCO adopted the Declaration of Tolerance as one of the factors for a stable world, since then more people have joined the holiday. The organization also rewards activists in the field who have achieved success in directions.

Interesting facts

Vivid examples of tolerance:

  • travel to other countries, respect life, traditions;
  • treat others equally;
  • accept any orientation of a person;
  • understand the difference of thoughts;
  • being in a university class with participants who have opposing political opinions.

How to celebrate

Learn to listen to others and accept. Look how many different people are around: they are all truly unique and unusual. Respecting their choice means treating yourself with respect. Read about different cultures, raise your awareness and share with loved ones. Participate in events dedicated to the date!

When is International Day for Tolerance celebrated in 2022?

International Day for Tolerance is observed on November 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday November 16 2022
Thursday November 16 2023
Saturday November 16 2024
Sunday November 16 2025
Monday November 16 2026