World Day of Social Justice - February 20
Tue, Feb 20, 2024

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice is a day that is celebrated annually on February 20 in most countries of the world. This day was established by the UN together with other public organizations in order to maintain social justice and involve the public in important social problems. The holiday makes you think about the problems of people around the world, do not forget about its importance.


The history of this holiday is quite old and interesting. At all times, many countries of the world have faced such serious social problems as the growth of poverty, sexual and racial discrimination, problems with employment. In developing countries, these problems are much more pronounced than in developed countries.

The first meeting on social justice, which was attended by representatives of different countries of the world, was held in the Danish city of Copenhagen in 1995, and since then such meetings have been held regularly, only in different cities. This is how the origins of the holiday – the Day of Social Justice – were born.

Interesting facts

A lot of interesting things are known about this important and necessary holiday, for example:

  • The annual celebrations of Social Justice Day are attended by representatives of more than 100 developed and developing countries of the world;
  • On this day, the leaders of the countries make promises to participate in the fight against poverty and take other measures to maintain social justice;
  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) always takes an active part in the annual celebrations, and every year it offers various solutions to the problems of unemployment.
  • Trade unions of developed and developing countries play an important role in the development of this holiday. On this day, trade unionists organize demonstrations and rallies dedicated to the protection of the rights of working citizens in many countries of the world.

How to celebrate

The best way to celebrate this original holiday is to do something that promotes social justice on earth. For example, you can provide humanitarian assistance to low-income people or social organizations on this day. And you can participate in trade union rallies and actions. The main thing is to do this not formally, but sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts.

When is World Day of Social Justice celebrated in 2024?

World Day of Social Justice is observed on February 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday February 20 2024
Thursday February 20 2025
Friday February 20 2026
Saturday February 20 2027