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International Day of Charity

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The International Day of Charity raises public awareness of what charities do to help minimize poverty.

Local names

NameLanguage
International Day of CharityEnglish
Día Internacional de la CaridadSpanish
היום הבינלאומי של צדקהHebrew
اليوم الدولي للجمعيات الخيريةArabic
자선의 날Korean
Internationaler Tag der WohltätigkeitGerman

International Day of Charity 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

International Day of Charity 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015
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September 5 is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Charity, which promotes charitable efforts made to alleviate poverty worldwide.

Charity workers visiting homes with donation boxes.

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Celebrate the International Day of Charity

Educational events and fundraising activities are held worldwide on the International Day of Charity. Media publicity about the day is promoted via social networks, online news, radios, and TV. Printed material is also published and distributed to publicize this observance.

Public life

The International Day of Charity is a worldwide observance and not a public holiday.

About the International Day of Charity

Poverty persists in all countries ‎regardless of their economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing countries. Concerned with the poverty problem, the UN called for countries to recognize and contribute towards the efforts of charitable organizations and individuals.

On December 17, 2012, the UN designated September 5 as the International Day of Charity, which was first celebrated in 2013.

International Day of Charity Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
ThuSep 52013International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
FriSep 52014International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
SatSep 52015International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
MonSep 52016International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
TueSep 52017International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
WedSep 52018International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
ThuSep 52019International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
SatSep 52020International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance 
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