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When is World Gratitude Day in 2021?

World Gratitude Day in 2021 is on the Tuesday, 21st of Sep (9/21/2021).

World Gratitude Day is on the 264nd day of 2021. There are 101 days left in the year.

World Gratitude Day Facts

  • Date: Sep 21, 2021
  • International
  • Also Called: Appreciation Day, World Day of Gratitude
  • Celebrations: Thank yourself and everyone else who has done something worth acknowledging.
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Gratitude is an acknowledgment of assistance you have received from someone else. Gratitude is more than just saying ‘Thank You.’ When we are grateful, our moods are enhanced, and this decreases stress thus improving our overall wellbeing. Grateful people have few stress-related illnesses, are more physically fit and have more satisfying relationships. If everyone participated in the service of gratitude, we could have a better planet. For this reason, World Gratitude Day is observed on September 21st every year as a means to reinforce this pro-social behavior. Other names used to refer to this day include Appreciation Day or World Day of gratitude.

History of World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day history dates back to 1965 in the state of Hawaii during a Thanksgiving dinner at the International East-West Center hosted by Sri Chinmoy, a meditation guru, and director of the UN meditation group. Those in attendance at the dinner included delegates and high ranking officials from various countries.

At the dinner, Sri Chinmoy suggested the idea of gratitude as a globally unifying holiday. , and each of them pledged to hold a gratitude gathering in their home countries every year. The following year, many countries observed World Gratitude Day on 21st September 1966.

On September 21st, 1977, the UN Meditation Group officially celebrated the first World Gratitude Day at its New York Headquarters. During the event, Sri Chinmoy was honored for his initiative to create an Appreciation Day.

Today, World Gratitude Day is celebrated in almost all countries across the globe every September 21st.

How to Celebrate World Gratitude Day

Whatever our troubles and challenges are, it’s important to pause and appreciate what we have. World Gratitude Day is the best time to thank yourself and everyone else who has done something worth acknowledging. You can engage in various simple World Gratitude Day activities to recognize the good deeds of other people.

Appreciate your family tree no matter what a bag of mixed character they are. Thank your family members for the goodness they bring to your life. Your siblings need to know how much you appreciate the support they give you. Don’t forget to tell your spouse how good it feels to be loved and connected to him. Your kids also need to know you are proud of them. If you have a pet, this is the best day to give them a treat.

Show gratitude to everyone else on the roads and shopping malls and let them know it’s World Gratitude Day. Appreciate the people who reinforce your life in different ways. It could be the mail carrier, the telephone technician, the trash collectors or even the chef and waiters at your favorite restaurant.

As you show gratitude to others, World Gratitude Day is your opportunity to appreciate yourself. You might be imperfect, but there is plenty to thank yourself for. Write down everything good about you. It does not matter how large, small, easy or sophisticated they are. The thing is, even if no one appreciates you on this day, you personally showed gratitude to yourself.

Be sure to spread the word about gratitude on social media via the hashtag #WorldGratitudeDay

Why Celebrate World Gratitude Day

Everything in the world can get better if we are grateful. Individuals are happier when they are appreciated. Businesses thrive when customer service is excellent. Pets and other animals remain loyal when their owners appreciate them. Indeed, gratitude is the parent of all virtues. By celebrating World Gratitude Day, more and more people understand the importance of acknowledging and being grateful to others.

World Gratitude Day Observances

  • Mon
  • Sep 21, 2015
  • Wed
  • Sep 21, 2016
  • Thu
  • Sep 21, 2017
  • Fri
  • Sep 21, 2018
  • Sat
  • Sep 21, 2019
  • Mon
  • Sep 21, 2020
  • Tue
  • Sep 21, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2021

FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01Global Family Day
MondayMonJan 04, 2021Jan 04World Braille Day
MondayMonJan 11, 2021Jan 11International Thank-You Day
SaturdaySatJan 30, 2021Jan 30World Leprosy Day
FridayFriFeb 12, 2021Feb 12Darwin Day
SundaySunFeb 21, 2021Feb 21International Mother Language Day
MondayMonFeb 22, 2021Feb 22World Thinking Day
MondayMonMar 01, 2021Mar 01International Day of the Seal
MondayMonMar 08, 2021Mar 08International Women's Day
SaturdaySatMar 20, 2021Mar 20World Frog Day
SundaySunMar 21, 2021Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
MondayMonMar 22, 2021Mar 22World Water Day
TuesdayTueMar 23, 2021Mar 23World Meteorological Day
WednesdayWedMar 24, 2021Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 27, 2021Mar 27Earth Hour
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02International Children's Book Day
WednesdayWedApr 07, 2021Apr 07World Health Day
MondayMonApr 12, 2021Apr 12Yuri's Night
FridayFriApr 16, 2021Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
WednesdayWedApr 21, 2021Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
ThursdayThuApr 22, 2021Apr 22Earth Day
FridayFriApr 23, 2021Apr 23World Book Day
SundaySunApr 25, 2021Apr 25World Malaria Day
SundaySunApr 25, 2021Apr 25World Penguin Day
MondayMonMay 03, 2021May 03World Press Freedom Day
WednesdayWedMay 05, 2021May 05International Midwives Day
SaturdaySatMay 08, 2021May 08World Red Cross Day
MondayMonMay 10, 2021May 10World Lupus Day
WednesdayWedMay 12, 2021May 12International Nurses Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
SaturdaySatMay 15, 2021May 15International Day of Families
MondayMonMay 17, 2021May 17World Hypertension Day
TuesdayTueMay 18, 2021May 18International Museum Day
FridayFriMay 21, 2021May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
SaturdaySatMay 22, 2021May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
SundaySunMay 23, 2021May 23World Turtle Day
MondayMonMay 24, 2021May 24World Schizophrenia Day
TuesdayTueMay 25, 2021May 25Towel Day
MondayMonMay 31, 2021May 31World No-Tobacco Day
TuesdayTueJun 01, 2021Jun 01World Milk Day
ThursdayThuJun 03, 2021Jun 03World Bicycle Day
SaturdaySatJun 05, 2021Jun 05World Environment Day
TuesdayTueJun 08, 2021Jun 08World Ocean Day
MondayMonJun 14, 2021Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
WednesdayWedJun 16, 2021Jun 16International Day of the African Child
ThursdayThuJun 17, 2021Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
SundaySunJun 20, 2021Jun 20World Refugee Day
MondayMonJun 21, 2021Jun 21International Yoga Day
SaturdaySatJun 26, 2021Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
SundaySunJul 11, 2021Jul 11World Population Day
FridayFriJul 16, 2021Jul 16World Snake Day
WednesdayWedJul 28, 2021Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 01, 2021Aug 01International Friendship Day
SundaySunAug 08, 2021Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
MondayMonAug 09, 2021Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
TuesdayTueAug 10, 2021Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
ThursdayThuAug 12, 2021Aug 12International Youth Day
FridayFriAug 13, 2021Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
SaturdaySatAug 14, 2021Aug 14World Lizard Day
MondayMonAug 23, 2021Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
WednesdayWedSep 08, 2021Sep 08International Literacy Day
MondayMonSep 13, 2021Sep 13International Chocolate Day
WednesdayWedSep 15, 2021Sep 15International Day of Democracy
WednesdayWedSep 15, 2021Sep 15Software Freedom Day
ThursdayThuSep 16, 2021Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
SundaySunSep 19, 2021Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
TuesdayTueSep 21, 2021Sep 21World Gratitude Day
WednesdayWedSep 22, 2021Sep 22World Car-Free Day
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29World Heart Day
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29Inventors Day
FridayFriOct 01, 2021Oct 01World Ballet Day
FridayFriOct 01, 2021Oct 01International Music Day
SaturdaySatOct 02, 2021Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
SundaySunOct 03, 2021Oct 03World Temperance Day
MondayMonOct 04, 2021Oct 04World Animal Day
TuesdayTueOct 05, 2021Oct 05World Teacher's Day
SundaySunOct 10, 2021Oct 10World Mental Health Day
SaturdaySatOct 16, 2021Oct 16World Food Day
SundaySunOct 17, 2021Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
SundaySunOct 24, 2021Oct 24United Nations Day
FridayFriOct 29, 2021Oct 29International Internet Day
MondayMonNov 08, 2021Nov 08World Town Planning Day
SundaySunNov 14, 2021Nov 14World Diabetes Day
TuesdayTueNov 16, 2021Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19World Toilet Day
SundaySunNov 21, 2021Nov 21World Television Day
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
TuesdayTueNov 30, 2021Nov 30International Computer Security Day
WednesdayWedDec 01, 2021Dec 01World Aids Day
ThursdayThuDec 02, 2021Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
SundaySunDec 05, 2021Dec 05International Volunteers Day
TuesdayTueDec 07, 2021Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
FridayFriDec 10, 2021Dec 10Human Rights Day