International Day of Democracy 2022

International Day of Democracy

When is International Day of Democracy 2022

International Day of Democracy 2022

Thursday, September 15, 2022


When is International Day of Democracy 2023

International Day of Democracy 2023

Friday, September 15, 2023

Why we celebrate International Day of Democracy?

Democracy is a political ideology that has existed since antiquity. Its concept implies equality of all the society members who control the power. The democratic principles guarantee independence, freedom of choice to people and allow them to arrange their lives in the best possible way. Thus, it’s important to support and develop this political regime. For this purpose, people celebrate the International Day of Democracy.

The UN General Assembly established the International Day of Democracy in December 2007. For the first time it was celebrated on September 15, 2008. The resolution instructs countries to educate their citizens, as well as to involve them in active political participation. Its goal is to identify and solve problems, thus contributing to protection and development of democracy. 

What Do People Do?

Every year, a relevant topic is chosen for the International Day of Democracy celebration. In 2021, it was “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises”, and in 2020 the topic was related to COVID-19. The chosen topic-related public events are held. The event makes it possible to assess the state of democracy all over the world. The states look back on the year, analyze the results, and look for ways to improve the life of the society. Every citizen can look through the report on the authorities’ work and suggest changes. 

How to Celebrate International Day of Democracy?

The International Day of Democracy is held annually on September 15. The holiday is celebrated by UN member states, such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA. On this day, you can participate in public events and pay attention to political activities. Think about changes that can help develop democracy.

Interesting facts about democracy

The Athenian democracy is one of the first and well-known democracies in history. It dates back to 507 BC. The rule of people in ancient Greece wasn’t similar to what we know today. Some facts are quite surprising.

Democracy wasn’t for everyone. Only adult men were considered full-fledged citizens.

Compulsory governance of the state. Any citizen could become a member of the Boule state council, even if he didn’t want to. The members were chosen by lot, which implied pulling a short straw. It is believed that Socrates was chosen into the Boule despite being not interested in politics.

Voting under pressure. Initially, it was believed that people would like to participate in people’s voting. But over time, there were fewer and fewer enthusiasts. At first, participants were paid to vote. Then, they changed the tactic. Slaves used a rope to block all the road, but for the one leading to the voting place. The rope was covered with paint to detect a person who got out of the vote. Then he was caught and fined.

Taxes are a privilege. None of the ancient Greek citizens paid taxes unless he was very rich. The rich paid taxes willingly, thus demonstrating their high status.

Preventive expulsion. Citizens could expel any person from Greece, even if he had committed no crime. For this, they held a public vote. If they got a sufficient number of votes, then the wretch was sent into exile for 10 years. The Greek government believed that this would protect the democratic regime and peaceful life of the society. Thus, democracy in Athens existed for about 200 years.

International Day of Democracy Observances

List of dates for other years

Weekday Date Year Name
Sunday 15 September 2019 International Day of Democracy
Tuesday 15 September 2020 International Day of Democracy
Wednesday 15 September 2021 International Day of Democracy
Thursday 15 September 2022 International Day of Democracy
Friday 15 September 2023 International Day of Democracy
Sunday 15 September 2024 International Day of Democracy
Monday 15 September 2025 International Day of Democracy
Tuesday 15 September 2026 International Day of Democracy
Wednesday 15 September 2027 International Day of Democracy
Friday 15 September 2028 International Day of Democracy
Saturday 15 September 2029 International Day of Democracy
Sunday 15 September 2030 International Day of Democracy
Monday 15 September 2031 International Day of Democracy
Wednesday 15 September 2032 International Day of Democracy

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List of Common Holidays in 2022

Date Holiday Type
January 2022    
Jan 1 - Tues New Year's Day 2022 National holiday
Jan 6 - Sun Epiphany 2022 Christian
Jan 7 - Mon Orthodox Christmas Day 2022 Orthodox Christian
Jan 14 - Mon Orthodox New Year 2022 Orthodox Christian
Jan 15 - Tues Makar Sankranti 2022 Hindu
Jan 21 - Mon Tu B'Shevat 2022 Jewish
Jan 21 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2022 National holiday
February 2022    
Feb 1 - Fri National Freedom Day 2022 Observance
Feb 1 - Fri National Wear Red Day 2022 Observance
Feb 2 - Sat Groundhog Day 2022 Observance
Feb 5 - Tues Chinese New Year 2022 Observance
Feb 12 - Tues Lincoln's Birthday 2022 Observance
Feb 14 - Thurs Valentine's Day 2022 Observance
Feb 18 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2022 National holiday
March 2022    
Mar 1 - Fri Read Across America Day 2022 Observance
Mar 1 - Fri Employee Appreciation Day 2022 Observance
Mar 5 - Tues Maha Shivaratri 2022 Hindu
Mar 5 - Tues Mardi Gras 2022 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Lent 2019 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Ash Wednesday 2022 Christian
Mar 10 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2022 Daylight Saving
Mar 17 - Sun St. Patrick's Day 2022 Observance
Mar 20 - Wed Spring/Fall - March equinox 2022 Season
Mar 21 - Thur Purim 2022 Jewish
Mar 21 - Thurs Holi 2022 Hindu
April 2022    
Apr 1 - Mon April Fools' Day 2022 Observance
Apr 3 - Wed Isra and Mi'raj 2022 Muslim
Apr 13 - Sat Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2022 Observance
Apr 14 - Sun Rama Navami 2022 Hindu
Apr 14 -Sun Palm Sunday 2022 Christian
Apr 15 - Mon Tax Day 2022 Observance
Apr 16 - Tues National Library Workers Day 2022 Observance
Apr 18 - Thurs Maundy Thursday 2022 Christian
Apr 19 - Fri Good Friday 2022 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Holy Saturday 2022 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Passover - Starts 2022 Jewish
Apr 21 - Sun Laylat al Bara'at 2022 Muslim
Apr 21 - Sun Easter 2022 Christian
Apr 21 - Sun Earth Day 2022 Observance
Apr 22 - Mon Easter Monday 2022 Christian
Apr 24 - Wed Administrative Professionals Day 2022 Observance
Apr 25 - Thurs Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2022 Observance
Apr 26 - Fri Orthodox Good Friday 2022 Orthodox Christian
Apr 26 - Fri Arbor Day 2022 Observance
Apr 27 - Sat Passover - Final Day 2022 Jewish
Apr 28 - Sun Orthodox Easter 2022 Orthodox Christian
May 2022    
May 1 - Wed May Day 2022 Observance
May 2 - Thur Yom Hashoah 2022 Jewish
May 2 - Thurs National Day of Prayer 2022 Observance
May 5 - Sun Cinco de Mayo 2022 Observance
May 6 - Mon National Nurses Day 2022 Observance
May 6 - Mon Ramadan starts 2022 Muslim
May 12 - Sun Mothers' Day 2022 Observance
May 15 - Wed Peace Officers Memorial Day 2022 Observance
May 18 - Sat Armed Forces Day 2022 Observance
May 22 - Wed National Maritime Day 2022 Observance
May 23 - Thurs Lag BaOmer 2022 Jewish
May 27 - Mon Memorial Day 2022 National holiday
May 30 - Thurs Ascension Day 2022 Christian
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2022 Muslim
June 2022    
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2022 Muslim
Jun 5 - Wed Eid al-Fitr 2022 Muslim
Jun 6 - Thurs D-Day 2022 Observance
Jun 9 - Sun Shavuot 2022 Jewish
Jun 9 - Sun Pentecost 2022 Christian
Jun 10 - Mon Whit Monday 2022 Christian
Jun 14 - Fri Flag Day 2022 Observance
Jun 16 - Sun Fathers' Day 2022 Observance
Jun 20 - Thurs Corpus Christi 2022 Christian
Jun 21 - Fri Summer/Winter Solstice 2022 Season
July 2022    
Jul 4 - Thurs Rath Yatra 2022 Hindu
Jul 4 - Thurs 4th of July - Independence Day 2022 National holiday
Jul 28 - Sun Parents Day 2022 Observance
August 2022    
Aug 4 - Sun Friendship Day 2022 Observance
Aug 11 - Sun Day of Arafat 2022 Muslim
Aug 11 - Sun Tisha B'Av 2022 Jewish
Aug 11 - Sun Eid al-Adha 2022 Muslim
Aug 14 - Wed Raksha Bandhan 2022 Hindu
Aug 15 - Thurs Assumption of Mary 2022 Christian
Aug 19 - Mon National Aviation Day 2022 Observance
Aug 21 - Wed Senior Citizens Day 2022 Observance
Aug 23 - Fri Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Hindu
Aug 26 - Mon Women's Equality Day 2022 Observance
Aug 31 - Sat Muharram 2022 Muslim
September 2022    
Sept 2 - Mon Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 Hindu
Sep 2 - Mon Labor Day 2022 National holiday
Sep 8 - Sun National Grandparents Day 2022 Observance
Sep 10 - Tues Ashura 2022 Muslim
Sep 11 - Wed Patriot Day 2022 Observance
Sep 17 - Tues Constitution Citizenship Day 2022 Observance
Sep 23 - Mon Fall/ Spring - September equinox 2022 Season
Sept 29 - Sun Navratri 2022 Hindu
Sept 30 - Mon Rosh Hashana 2022 Jewish
October 2022    
Oct 7 - Mon Child Health Day 2022 Observance
Oct 7 - Mon Dussehra 2022 Hindu
Oct 9 - Wed Leif Erikson 2022 Observance
Oct 9 - Wed Yom Kippur 2022 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Sukkot 2022 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Columbus Day 2022 National holiday
Oct 16 - Wed Boss's Day 2022 Observance
Oct 21 - Mon Shemini Atzeret 2022 Jewish
Oct 22 - Tues Simchat Torah 2022 Jewish
Oct 27 - Sun Diwali 2022 Hindu
Oct 31 - Thurs Halloween 2022 Observance
November 2022    
Nov 1 - Fri All Saints' Day 2022 Christian
Nov 2 - Fri All Souls Day 2022 Christian
Nov 3 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - ends 2022 Daylight Saving
Nov 10 - Sun The Prophet's Birthday 2022 Muslim
Nov 11 - Mon Veterans Day 2022 National holiday
Nov 28 - Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2022 National holiday
Nov 29 - Fri Black Friday 2022 Observance
December 2022    
Dec 2 - Mon Cyber Monday 2022 Observance
Dec 1 - Sun Advent 2022 Christian
Dec 6 - Fri St Nicholas Day 2022 Christian
Dec 7 - Sat Pearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2022 Observance
Dec 17 - Tues Wright Brothers Day 2022 Observance
Dec 22 - Sun Winter/Summer Solstice 2022 Season
Dec 23 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2022 Jewish
Dec 24 - Tues Christmas Eve 2022 Christian
Dec 25 - Wed Christmas Day 2022 National holiday
Dec 26 - Thurs Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2022 Observance
Dec 30 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2022 Jewish
Dec 31 - Tues New Years Eve 2022 Observance

 


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