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International Day of Charity

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2016MonSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2017TueSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2018WedSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2019ThuSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2020SatSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2021SunSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2022MonSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2023TueSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2024ThuSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance
2025FriSep 5International Day of CharityUnited Nations observance

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