International Day of Acceptance is a holiday dedicated to people with disabilities. They have every right to exist on an equal footing with others. We should not renounce them and forget about them. The holiday is dedicated to the acceptance of disabled people in society. It is celebrated annually on January 20th.
Acceptance is a very important part of anyone’s life. Imagine that you were not invited somewhere. It’s sad, a little insulting, but then we accept this fact and continue to live on.
Same with disability. For people who have lost their normal habitual life, it is very important to find support from others. A good mood and the realization that they are not alone will have a positive impact on health and even speed up the recovery period (if the disability is temporary), as the person understands that they are waiting for him.
The history of Annie Hopkins contributed to the creation of the International Day of Acceptance holiday. She was disabled. During a simple medical procedure, she developed complications that led to her death. During her lifetime, she supported the disabled, promoted the idea of acceptance, and even created an appropriate organization – 3E Love. The wheelchair inside the heart has become a symbol of acceptance.
- Disability is considered a global health problem.
- According to statistics, about 15% of the world’s population are disabled. That’s over a billion people.
- About 20% of all disabled people return to normal life after rehabilitation. Many people do not receive qualified assistance in rehabilitation. There is also a lot of work to be done on this.
How to celebrate
Dedicate International Day of Acceptance to friends or family with disabilities. You can become a volunteer for a day and help other people with disabilities. Take care of them, go for a walk and so on. Anyone can find themselves in such a situation, so it is important to accept people with disabilities into society.
Share information about the holiday on social networks. Learn more about the organization created by Annie Hopkins.
When is International Day of Acceptance celebrated in 2024?
International Day of Acceptance is observed on January 20 each year.