International Day of Pink
International Day of Pink is observed next on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 (125 days from today).
Meaning Pink represents care, compassion and love. Pink is associated with giving and receiving care and symbolizes unconditional love and understanding. Because when you mix red and white, you get pink, pink adds add a bit to character to both colors. It receives the opportunity to achieve success and understanding and the desire for action from red. Red gives passion and strength from, softened with the purity and openness of white. The deeper the pink, according to color psychology, the more passion and energy radiate. Pink is known as a sign of hope in color psychology. It inspires warmth and comfort and is a positive color. Pink gives the feeling that everything is going to be fine or fine. International Day of Pink is celebrated as the International Day Against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia and Transgender around the world with a message of compassion every year on April 8. Besides the message: Bullying is never fun; it's a cruel and terrible thing to do to someone. Because you are bullied so you deserve to be protected and of course, can’t say it is your fault. No one deserves to be bullied, ever. On International Day of Pink, people will wear pink because of this day’s motivation and also encouraged to celebrate diversity and plus organize activities in their workplaces, schools and communities.
History of International Day of Pink
The International Day of Pink supposedly began in Nova Scotia. When two outspoken high school students in Nova Scotia saw a gay student in a pink shirt being bullied. Two students intervened but wanted to do more to stop gay and homosexual bullying.
They decided to buy pink shirts, everyone after a few days later at school came to school wearing pink shirts, standing in solidarity. As a result, entire schools stood up and started working together to stop gay and homosexual bullying.
The campaign has continued to grow and spread widely: it is an international campaign that thrives in communities, schools, workplaces. The Day of the Pink and the conversations, awareness and acceptance that stems from it are making a real difference in the lives of gay and transgender people. So wear pink, spark some conversation and inspire acceptance.
How to celebrate International Day of Pink
Wearing pink isn't just a one-day affair. It's an allied commitment that lasts until the end of the year. An important first step is wearing a pink shirt on April 11 - it shows that you stand with those who have been bullied, especially those who have been bullied because of their gender identity or their sexual orientation.
The word ally is a verb and not a noun. Allying yourself with someone is about listening and learning about how to care for and support different people. It is essential to work year round to stand up not only for others but for them as well.
We can make real progress toward eliminating bullying and discrimination in all communities only with this year-round commitment. If you see someone in your community being bullied, whether it's the schoolyard or the office, it's time to step up and say something.
Only by being active and continuing to discuss bullying can we hope to end this harmful practice and make the world a safer place for all. Share your International Day of Pink on social media with hashtag #InternationalDayofPink to spread the message to everyone or at least to draw attention to those around them so that they can better understand this day.
ObservedInternational Day of Pink has been observed the second Wednesday in April.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Wednesday, April 10th, 2024
Wednesday, April 9th, 2025
Wednesday, April 8th, 2026