NATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY 2018

Religious freedom is one of the basic human rights of every individual that a country upholds and protects.  As we all know, religion plays a very salient role in a nation’s culture.  So, each year, let us join hands with all the people in the world in celebration of the National Religious Freedom Day.

When is the National Religious Freedom Day in 2018?

The National Religious Freedom Day is on January 16, 2018, a Tuesday.

The National Religious Freedom Day is always observed, in the United States of America, on the 16th day of January each year.

Origin and Purpose of the National Religious Freedom Day:

The National Religious Freedom Day is annually declared by the President of the United States of America in remembrance of the enactment of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom in January 16, 1786.  Proper activities and events related to exercise of national religious freedom are encouraged on this day.

Observance of the National Religious Freedom Day:

Each year, the 1st Freedom Center in Richmond Virginia celebrates this special day by hosting their annual 1st Freedom Award ceremonial meal.  This day is also marked with various activities in homes, worship venues and educational institutions.  Activities conducted are geared towards understanding and promulgating the national religious freedom of every citizen of the land.

To fully appreciate the value of this human rights day, suggested activities are:

  • Parents to organize family gatherings to teach their children the value and benefit of respecting other people’s religion and practices;
  • Educators to hold seminars to give an extensive awareness to its students and members of the academe of the scope of religious freedom and its limitation;
  • Religious congregations to hold gatherings to bring their members together, such as:  worship service, church banquet, and fun family games and sports; and,
  • Multimedia to help in spreading awareness of this day by encouraging, covering and featuring organized events.

When is the National Religious Freedom Day in 2019?

The National Religious Freedom Day is on January 16, 2019, a Wednesday.