International Day for Tolerance - November 16
Thu, Nov 16, 2023

International Day for Tolerance

International Day for Tolerance is celebrated globally on November 16th. This day is about being the best version of yourself, by learning to be tolerant of those who have different points of view or come from a different faith.


This holiday was founded by the UN to ensure that human rights are respected around the world. We live in an amazing world surrounded by different nations, religions, and cultures. Unfortunately, even today there are people who look down on those who are perceived to be different. This day aims to teach humanity to treat each other with respect. We are all equal!

In 1995 UNESCO adopted the Declaration of Tolerance as one of the international factors for a stable world. Since then, more people and organizations have joined the celebration of this day. UNESCO also rewards activists in this field who have achieved great success.

Interesting facts

Vivid examples of tolerance include:

  • Traveling to other countries and respecting their life and traditions.
  • Treating everyone equally.
  • Accepting any orientation of a person.
  • Understanding the difference of thoughts.
  • Being in a university class with participants who have opposing political opinions.

How to take part

Learn to listen to others and accept different points of view. Respect the choices of others, as it also means respecting yourself. Read about different cultures, raise your awareness and share it with loved ones. Participate in events dedicated to this day!

When is International Day for Tolerance celebrated in 2023?

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


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