World Humanist Day is a Humanist holiday celebrated annually around the world on the June solstice, which usually falls on June 21st. According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the day is a way of spreading awareness of Humanism as a philosophical life stance and means to effect change in the world. It is also seen as a time for Humanists to gather socially and promote the positive values of Humanism. The holiday developed during the 1980s as several chapters of the American Humanist Association (AHA) began to celebrate it.
Humanists from around the world will gather in larger and smaller groups on June 21st to celebrate this life philosophy. International Humanist and Ethical Union lists several different ways that national and local Humanist groups celebrate World Humanist Day.
Some prefer to contemplate and celebrate their individual take on humanism in private.