Gratitude Day is celebrated annually on the 21st September. The celebration of Gratitude Day allows both individual citizens and organisations within wider society to celebrate the broad meaning of gratitude in a variety of ways.

History of World Gratitude Day

The celebration started in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. Following the meeting in Hawaii, many attendees marked Gratitude Day on 21st September 1966 when back in their own countries. Ever since then, the number of people celebrating Gratitude Day across the world has grown and grown.

How to celebrate World Gratitude Day

The awareness of the benefits of having time in one’s life for gratitude, appreciation and positive reflection have become increasingly apparent. The hope of the founders of Gratitude Day is that by taking time, one day a year, to reflect on the many amazing things we have in our lives, it would positively impact our well-being and make us happier, more contented people.

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Our school celebrated gratitude day by doing “grateful projects in class,” purchasing ice cream sandwiches, wearing #grateful rubber bracelets and writing down things we are grateful for. In particular, we wrote why we were grateful for a priest who passed away last Dec. 4. We raise $906 for the Father Flav fund which is a scholarship fund, given to a student who needs financial assistance. Was an awesome day!

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Every September 21st
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#GratitudeDay