International Migrants Day - December 18
Sun, Dec 18, 2022

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day raises a hot topic in the modern world. Man has always tried to organize a better life for himself. The will and courage of such people can be envied – not everyone dares to leave their home and take risks. Do you know such daredevils? Congratulate them on the holiday!


Civilizations at all times migrated from one area to another. Ancient people moved around the area in search of fertile land, rich flora and fauna. Migration provided an opportunity for development: people living at a distance of thousands of kilometers mutually adopted useful experience. Moving to another place was not as easy as it is now. However, before there were opportunities for movement, for example, the Great Silk Road.

The geographical discoveries that took place in the 15th-17th centuries were reflected in America. People from Portugal, France, Ireland, England went here … The African population also did not stand aside. At that time, there were about 50 million settlers, and this was only from Europe.

International Migrants Day has been celebrated since 1997, but acquired official status after 3 years. It was proclaimed by the UN Main Assembly. In 2016, the New York Declaration was invented, reflecting a set of rules for migration security.

Interesting facts

It is curious that:

  • researchers believe that the first migrants were tribes following to Eurasia from Africa;
  • genetic analysis can track ancestral migrations;
  • in 2016, there were 5 million migrants from Syria scattered around the world;
  • “Green card” – a document that allows you to live and work in the United States. Any person on the planet can get it by participating in a lottery founded by the US State Department;
  • in Israel, more than half of the population are not indigenous – they are migrants or their descendants.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the history of migration at International Migrants Day. Read stories not only with happy endings, but also with sad endings – it is sad stories that clearly show the problem. Organize a party and have fun with your friends in honor of the date and everyone who decided to start a new life!

When is International Migrants Day celebrated in 2022?

International Migrants Day is observed on December 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday December 18 2022
Monday December 18 2023
Wednesday December 18 2024
Thursday December 18 2025
Friday December 18 2026

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