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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.

Is International Celebrate Bisexuality Day a Public Holiday?

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2016FriSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2017SatSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2018SunSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2019MonSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2020WedSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2021ThuSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2022FriSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2023SatSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2024MonSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance
2025TueSep 23International Celebrate Bisexuality DayWorldwide observance

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