World Gratitude Day - September 21
Wed, Sep 21, 2022

World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day is celebrated annually on September 21st. This is a holiday with a noble mission – to remind you how important it is to express gratitude. Modern people are so immersed in themselves and their worries that they often do not attach importance to such words as “thank you”, “thank you”. Psychologists note that one of the easiest ways to make the world a better place is to give thanks.


Gratitude is a worldwide practice available to absolutely everyone to improve their lives and relationships with other people. World Gratitude Day was invented by Sri Chinmoy. A renowned meditation teacher suggested an annual Thanksgiving celebration in a special meditation room at UN Headquarters. This event took place in 1965, and a year later many countries joined this initiative. In 1977, a group of Chinmoy’s followers gathered to pay tribute to their mentor. At the same time, a resolution was drawn up on assigning the status of a world holiday to the holiday.

Interesting Facts

  • Gratitude makes people happy, it only takes 5 minutes a day to write down what you want to say “thank you” for.
  • The words “thank you” and “thank you” increase positive emotions, according to statistics, people who often say these words deal with negative emotions more easily.
  • Grateful people are socially active, they have more friends.
  • The ability to appreciate what we have, to say “thank you” for it, helps us make effective decisions.
  • Every gratitude you say normalizes the pressure.

How to celebrate

Express gratitude in any way you can — write letters, posts on social networks, send postcards, make phone calls. But according to psychologists, the best way to say “thank you” is personally to a person, looking into his eyes. Give thanks for everything that comes to your mind, the main thing is to be sincere and honest. Be sure to appreciate yourself on this day, write down your good deeds, positive traits. You are the first person to appreciate yourself.

When is World Gratitude Day in 2022?

World Gratitude Day is observed on September 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 21 2022
Thursday September 21 2023
Saturday September 21 2024
Sunday September 21 2025
Monday September 21 2026