Forgiving others will not solve or fix anybody’s mistake. But, it will at least release us from holding grudges and carrying bitterness in our heart. It even allows us to move on, much happier. To uphold this act, people across the world, celebrates Global Forgiveness Day. Observed on July 7, the significance and history associated with the day to forgive and forgiven varies. Individuals celebrate, share quotes and held meets to discuss the support the nature of forgiving. Since it is a very significant human behaviour, let us understand why and when the celebration started. You Need a BIG Hug! 5 Health Benefits of Hugging It Out.
Global Forgiveness Day 2019 Date
It is important to note here that annually Forgiveness Day is celebrated twice: one in July and the other in August. People should not get confused between the two different dates. On July 7, we celebrate Global Forgiveness Day and on the first Sunday of August, International Forgiveness Day is observed. However, the significance of both days is the same, with a slightly different history.
Global Forgiveness Day 2019: History, Significance & Theme
The Forgiveness Day in August is founded by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance a non-denominational, educational foundation. Again, the Global Forgiveness Day 2019 on July 7, is introduced by the Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors (CECA). Both the days have one significant theme and aim to uphold: forgive. Hence, no new theme is introduced every year, since the objective of the celebration is clear as the name suggest.
Spiritual traditions and human values embrace the concept of forgiveness as a trait of virtue. Think about how many times your parents forgave you, throughout the time you grew up? All your mistakes do not stop them from showering all their love. Making mistakes are important and are a part of our human journey, while forgiveness allows the growing process to continue lovingly. So, forgive and be forgiven.