International Men's Day

annually 19 November in the world celebrates International Men's Day (International Men's Day). It was first celebrated in 1999, the people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago — an island state in the southern Caribbean Sea, consists of two large islands. Subsequently, this festival has found support in other countries of the Caribbean, Australia, North America, Asia, Europe and the United Nations.

The idea of ??this festival was played as early as the 1960s, when there were offers to celebrate the International Men's Day 23 February — by analogy with the International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8. However, 30 years on long sentences is not passed. Only in the early 1990s at the initiative of Professor Thomas Oastera, heads the men's Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in the United States were minor events in February.

However, the only country to support the initiative of Professor Oastera, Malta has become. With the support of the Malta Association for the rights of men, this feast was celebrated in Malta every February until 2009. Then, Malta — after other countries — suffered a celebration in November.

initiator of today's international men's day was Dr. Jerome Tiluksingh of the University of the West Indies. He proposed the establishment of a holiday, which will emphasize the positive role of women in family and society. The date of the meeting Dr. Tiluksingh chose Nov. 19 — the birthday of his father, who, he said, was a great example to follow.

The goal of the international men of the day — to draw attention to gender discrimination against men in determining the importance of their role in the family and the upbringing of children. Festival organizers have also put emphasis on maintaining the health of boys and men, their social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

On this day all over the world go through various workshops, activities in schools, programs on radio and television, peaceful demonstrations and marches, round tables, as well as displays of art objects on the role of women in society. The order of the celebration of this day is not mandatory, as well as his subjects. Despite the fact that all countries are annually any one main theme of celebration (such as "Men's Health", "Healing and forgiveness", "The positive role of men" and others), every state and every city has the right to choose for themselves more relevant topic .

By the way, do not confuse this holiday with World Day for men, which appeared on the initiative of the first and the last president of the USSR and celebrated on the first Saturday of November.