International Day of Charity 2021 Theme, History, Significance, Activities, and everything you need to know about this day

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Every Year, the International Day of Charity is celebrated on 5 September. Let us tell you, In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the same day. The aim of International Charity Day is to help needy people by making aware more to more people and encourage them to donate, whatever amount they can. Let us tell you to give you more deep information about International Day of Charity by dividing it into different parts like – Its History, Significance, Activities, 2021 Theme and More.


In 2012, United Nations General Assembly declared the celebration of International Day of Charity every year on 5 September. International Day of Charity was first celebrated on 5 September 2013. The day was internationally celebrated in 2013, but before this in 2012, in Hungary, this day was first celebrated.

International Day of Charity is celebrated on the Death Anniversary of Mother teresa, who was a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. She died on 5 September 1997.

In India, Donation is in practice for a very long time. In the Vedic period, Brahmins used to beg for alms. According to our Puranas, charity is considered a very noble act. In ancient Gurukulas also, Donation (Dakshina) was in practice.

Also Read: Top 10 Motivational Quotes by Mother Teresa

Significance and Importance

Here we tell you why Charity is important:

  • Charity harnesses the power of community
  • It teaches the next generation about generosity
  • Charity helps communities become sustainable
  • It improves racial equality
  • Charity improves gender equality
  • Charity reduces poverty
  • It brings attention to the most serious issues
  • Charities protect public health and a lot more.

International Day of Charity 2021 Theme

The 2021 theme of International Day of Charity has not been announced yet. The Theme of International Day of Charity 2020 was “Global Solidarity to Eradicate Poverty“.

Also Read: Why Mother Teresa made her work land in India


Best International Day of Charity activities you can perform:

  • Donate funds to charity
  • Attend a charity event
  • Donate blood
  • Sell or donate your unwanted gifts
  • Throw an office party for charity

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