World Day of Peace

A feast day of the Roman Catholic Church, the World Day of Peace was first observed on 1 January 1968. The Pope uses this occasion to give messages to the world on the United Nations, human rights, women's rights, labor unions, economic development, diplomacy, peace, globalization, and terrorism. Image by Schuminweb at English Wikipedia. […]

World Braille Day

World Braille Day was first celebrated in 2019 to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication and as a human right for those who are blind and visually impaired. The date marks the birthday of Louis Braille, creator of this writing system.

International Thank-You Day

There is little known about the origins of International Thank-You Day though some propose that it was established to support greeting card sales. Graduate House will not be sending you cards, but we do extend gratitude to all who contribute to our Association for social good. We truly are very grateful for your time, involvement, […]

International Day of Education

International Day of Education is to acknowledge the role of education for peace and development, and as a human right and a public good and responsibility. The 2021 theme is Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation  through international solidarity and collaboration to place education and lifelong learning at the centre of the recovery. […]

Australia Day

On Australia Day, we reflect on our 60,000 year old history, respecting the stories and human rights of all who inhabit this great continent. It is a celebration of our nation, its achievements and its people and a time to consider and improve on our strengths and contributions for social good.   JD Rackunowis

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Established in 2005 by the United Nations, this day is in memory of the Holocaust victims and to acknowledge the global commitment to counter antisemitism, racism and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group-targeted violence. The date is the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by […]

World Leprosy Day

Observed on the last Sunday in January, this day was chosen by French humanitarian Raoul Follereau in 1953 to coincide with the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s death on 30th January 1948 and to raise awareness of a disease that still sees 600 new diagnoses each day and with millions estimated to be undiagnosed and thus […]