International Day of Acceptance
International Day of Acceptance is an annual celebration January 20th of each year. At times, it is important to accept certain things as such. It is true in the case of accepting the disability of the person. There is nothing to feel different or awkward living with such disability. Thus to recognize those people globally, International Day of Acceptance is created. Annie Hopkins has created the symbol of International Symbol of Acceptance as a way to recognize social acceptance of disability. It is a worldwide observance that is created to honour the Annie Hopkins and her incredible work to make the disability as a socially acceptable thing.
“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy
History of International Day of Acceptance
The International Day of Acceptance has been celebrated since the year 2010. It is a celebration Day that honour the late Annie Hopkins who was the founder of 3E Love. She was also credited with the creation of the International Symbol of Acceptance. The date is precisely chosen as it was on January 20th, 2009, Annie had passed away as a result of unexpected complications occurred during a simple medical procedure. Annie founded 3E Love with an intention to make the world a better place to live in. 3E Love is a social entrepreneurial awareness experiment that is created to educate people to embrace the diversity and thereby making them Love Life by seeing things beyond abilities. The International Symbol of Acceptance shows a wheelchair in the shape of a heart. In the loving memory of Annie, her Stevie Hopkins and his family has created such a Day to pay tribute to his sister’s selfless efforts.
Other Celebrations on January 20
January 20 is also celebrated as
- National Disc Jockey Day
- World Religion Day
- Penguin Awareness Day
- Camcorder Day
- National Buttercrunch Day
- National Cheese Lover’s Day
How to Celebrate International Day of Acceptance
Celebrating International Day of Acceptance is very simple. Encourage people around you to stay strong in making things happen beyond their abilities. Never indulge yourself in making those disabled people feel embraced. You can spread the word by drawing the symbol on your hand or cheek or order for T-shirts from the 3E Love’s official website. You can even change your social media digital picture with the logo of the International Symbol of Acceptance for a day. Share your celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #DayOfAcceptance.