World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13th in many countries across the world, including the United States, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Canada. The holiday is dedicated to the beauty of kindness, which can bring light to even the darkest times.
The World Kindness Organization established the holiday in 1998, with a written declaration to bring people together in pursuit of creating a compassionate world. Every year, more countries join the celebration, furthering the original mission. Currently, work is being done to officially recognize the day.
Today, many cities host lively events for everyone to take part in. Acts of kindness, cheerful dances, entertaining concerts, and charitable assistance are only a few of the activities available.
- At a biochemical level, kindness increases the level of natural opioids in the brain, increasing the level of dopamine and producing endorphins, which are known to have an analgesic effect.
- Oxytocin levels are higher in kind people and has a beneficial effect on the heart and cardiovascular system.
- Kindness is contagious and spreads through chains of good deeds.
- Invisibility is a characteristic of real kindness.
- Anger destroys bridges between people, while kindness builds them.
How to take part
There are many ways to participate in World Kindness Day. Help an elderly person carry groceries, pay for someone’s coffee, volunteer your time, or clean up your neighbor’s area. Attend events in the city, make a charitable donation, or simply talk to others about the holiday.
When is World Kindness Day celebrated in 2023?
World Kindness Day is observed on November 13 each year.