World Hello Day is celebrated around the world on November 21st. This is a friendly holiday that can unite people’s hearts! It’s so easy to say “hello” to your neighbor and add “have a nice day.” Take part in today’s events, get a good mood and give it to others!
The holiday was founded in 1973 by two brothers from Arizona: Brian Michael McCormack thought about it during the military conflict between the coalition of Arab countries and Israel. The guys were not rich, so they had to save money for various expenses. They used postal services and sent many letters to the leaders of various states. Their goal was simple – to enlist the support of high-ranking people. In the first year, they received assistance from 15 states, but did not stop there, receiving votes from 165 more countries for a further campaign.
Today, World Hello Day is celebrated by both ordinary people and leaders of countries. Communication has always been the ideal solution to conflicts at all times. Not to retell all the stories when a few phrases helped to resolve even the most serious tension between people or entire states.
Moments you didn’t know:
- in different parts of Africa they greet each other in their own way: in Western countries they clap their hands on their chests, in Central Africa they bow, clap their hands;
- New Zealand natives are very tactile. Their greeting is a nose-to-nose touch;
- the handshake is still a reflection of friendship and peace, a tradition that originated in ancient times. Initially, the action was part of any ceremonies and only later developed into a greeting;
- in Tuvalu, people sniff each other when they meet and press their faces against their cheeks.
How to celebrate
Celebrate the holiday cheerfully: say hello to at least a dozen people a day. Let it be strangers, ordinary passers-by. Learn the word “hello” in different languages and put them into practice. Call people with whom you have lost contact, ask about business, personal life and tell about yourself.
When is World Hello Day celebrated in 2022?
World Hello Day is observed on November 21 each year.