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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29.

Local names

NameLanguage
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleEnglish
Día Internacional de Solidaridad con el Pueblo PalestinoSpanish
היום הבינלאומי לסולידריות עם העם הפלסטיניHebrew
اليوم العالمي للتضامن مع الشعب الفلسطينيArabic
팔레스타인 사람들과 연대의 날Korean
Welttag der Solidarität mit dem palästinensischen VolkGerman

Alternative name

Solidarity Day

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015
List of dates for other years

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29. The day is also known as Solidarity Day.

November 29 is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, also known as Solidarity Day.

This illustration is based on artwork from ©iStockphoto.com/Joel Carillet & ©iStockphoto.com/Benoit Roussseau

What do people do?

Special meetings may be held to observe Solidarity Day in some UN offices, councils, government bodies and organizations that have a special interest in the issues encompassing the event.  The day may also be publicized through newspapers, magazines, radio and television news, and online media.  Some topics that may be publicized or discussed include the status and plight of Palestinian refugees, as well as general information on Palestinian culture and society.

Public life

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Background

On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II)). On December 2, 1977, it was recorded that the assembly called for the annual observance of November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (A/RES/32/40 B). On December 1, 2003, the assembly encouraged member states to continue to provide support and publicity to observe the day. So the day was observed on December 1 in 2003.

The assembly also requested that the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat should continue to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights or a cultural event with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations.

Symbols

The UN logo is often associated with marketing and promotional material for this event. It features a projection of a world map (less Antarctica) centered on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree. The olive branches symbolize peace and the world map depicts the area of concern to the UN in achieving its main purpose, peace and security. The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes five concentric circles.

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
ThuNov 291990International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
FriNov 291991International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SunNov 291992International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
MonNov 291993International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
TueNov 291994International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
WedNov 291995International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
FriNov 291996International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SatNov 291997International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SunNov 291998International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
MonNov 291999International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
WedNov 292000International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
ThuNov 292001International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
FriNov 292002International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
MonDec 12003International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
MonNov 292004International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
TueNov 292005International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
WedNov 292006International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
ThuNov 292007International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SatNov 292008International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SunNov 292009International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
MonNov 292010International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
TueNov 292011International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
ThuNov 292012International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
FriNov 292013International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SatNov 292014International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SunNov 292015International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
TueNov 292016International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
WedNov 292017International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
ThuNov 292018International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
FriNov 292019International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
SunNov 292020International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUnited Nations observance 
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