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International Celebrate Bisexuality Day

September 23 has been celebrated around the world as Bi Visibility Day or International Celebrate Bisexuality Day since 1999. The day aims to provide a platform to the bisexual community and their supporters and to bring global attention to the social, economic and cultural prejudices and challenges faced by bisexual people.

Bi Visibility Day celebrates the bisexual community, its culture, history and norms.
Bi Visibility Day celebrates the bisexual community, its culture, history and norms.
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Celebrate Bi Visibility Day

Events to celebrate Bi Visibility Day include discussions, workshop and conferences that highlight the history and culture of the bisexual community and address the issues faced by it. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations hold public outreach and education programs where they inform the public about the rights of bisexual people.

These organizations also hold lobbying events where they reach out to local governments and representatives to consider issues facing the bisexual community as part of their policy agenda.

Public Life

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day is not an official holiday so businesses, schools and government offices are open.

About Bi Visibility Day

Three bisexual right activists in the US started the International Celebrate Bisexuality Day in 1999. The main purpose of the day was to bring visibility to a community that has for long been ignored, marginalized and discriminated against. This was the first time that an observance solely for the bisexual community was instituted.

The day aims to celebrate the bisexual community, its culture, history and norms. It is also aimed towards bringing more visibility to bisexual persons and the challenges they face in the world because of such identification.

While records have shown that several cultures throughout history openly embraced bisexuality, in recent years the LGBT community and especially the bisexual community has been marginalized.

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
ThuSep 232010International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
FriSep 232011International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
SunSep 232012International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
MonSep 232013International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
TueSep 232014International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
WedSep 232015International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
FriSep 232016International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
SatSep 232017International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
SunSep 232018International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
MonSep 232019International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 
WedSep 232020International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance 

Quick Facts

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bi Visibility Day, promotes the rights of bisexual people around the world.

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
International Celebrate Bisexuality DayEnglish
Día Internacional de la BisexualidadSpanish
ום ביסקסואליות הבינלאומיHebrew
يوم ثنائية الجنس الدوليةArabic
국제 양성애 일Korean
Verdensdag for biseksualitetNorwegian
Welttag der BisexualitätGerman

List of dates for other years

Fun Holiday on September 23, 2016

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