Dedicated to the spreading of love and peace to all mankind, Global Love Day is observed annually on May 1. This day was created by The Love Foundation to encourage unity and celebrate humanity through unconditional love. The world would be a much better place if we all showed just a little more love to each other, and this day is a big step in that direction.
History of Global Love Day
All you need is love. Just like us, we are sure you have heard that saying before, maybe even so much that it has become a cliché. True as that may seem, it does not take away from the fact that love is the key.
Take a moment to imagine how different the world would be if we just showed each other a little bit more love. This doesn’t just apply to those you know, but also to the strangers you come across every day. Your neighbor, the homeless individual you pass by on your way to work, or even the person after you on the coffee line. Whoever it is, spreading love through actions goes a long way to impacting lives for the better.
They say love is the universal force that binds us all together, and with all the chaos we encounter every other day in our world, the only thing that can make a difference is tuning our frequency of love and channeling that same frequency to others.
The Love Foundation is one of the organizations that encourage the spread of love. Not just any love, but the unconditional love that has no boundaries and leads with forgiveness and understanding.
This non-profit organization was established by Harold. W. Becker in 2000 with a mission to inspire people to love unconditionally. They do so through various programs and charity ventures, as well as offering educational research that promotes the cause. The goal is to encourage unconditional love within communities, the country, and the world at large. One of their initiatives for the cause is Global Love Day — a universal recognition of our oneness through love, encouraging all nations to unite in the wisdom of peace and love.
Global Love Day timeline
The Love Foundation is established by Becker.
Global Love Day is created by The Love Foundation on May 1.
The Dalai Lama proclaims to honor Global Love Day.
The Love Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary along with over 700 official proclamations for Global Love Day across North America and Europe.
Global Love Day FAQs
Is Global Love Day the same as National Love Day?
Although Global Love Day and National Love Day promote the same cause on different scales, these holidays are different and are observed on their individual days. Global Love Day is observed annually on May 1, while National Love Day is observed annually on September 30.
Is there another name for Global Love Day?
Global Love Day is a worldwide observance and is sometimes known as International Day of Love.
Is Global Love Day a public holiday?
Although this observance is celebrated nationwide, and even across borders in places like Canada, North America, and Europe, Global Love Day is not an official public holiday. Individuals are encouraged to celebrate this day while going about their daily activities, school, and work.
Global Love Day Activities
Spread love through actions
The great thing about Global Love Day is that you are allowed to spread love in any way that you can or like. There is no activity list on the ways you can spread love, you are only encouraged to perform acts that display unconditional love. So whether you are giving a stranger a hug, or picking up the bill for someone else’s food, make sure you spend the day spreading love.
Express your love
The simplest way to show your love is by telling someone how much you love them. This simple act can go a long way to completely uplifting a person’s mood. Take some time out today to express your love to those closest to you, and go a step further by expressing that love to anyone you come across randomly.
Volunteer or donate
The Love Foundation is constantly looking for selfless volunteers and donors to the cause. Visit their site to see how you can become one today, or visit any cause you are passionate about to see how you can offer your support and talents. This is the easiest way to reach as many people in need of unconditional love without physically meeting them.
5 Facts About World Peace
Iceland takes the crown
According to statistics, Iceland has been the most peaceful country since 2008.
It is rare but achievable
Studies show that a tenth of society has never experienced war and half experienced it once a generation.
Gender equality matters
It has been proven that gender-equal societies are more peaceful than patriarchal societies.
Countries with declining economies are more likely to experience less peace.
It’s on a decline
The Global Peace Index of 2018 says the global peace level is down 2.38% since 2008.
Why We Love Global Love Day
It’s all about love
With all the ups and downs life brings us, a day dedicated solely to showing love is something we all need. Global Love Day is all about love, joy, peace, and unity. These are causes we are passionate about and love promoting.
It’s for a global impact
This day doesn’t just promote change on a small scale, it encourages it on a worldwide scale. A global cause centered on love is one we should all be proud to participate in, as well as encourage in others.
It encourages selfless actions
Oftentimes, we are wrapped up in our plans, concerns, and problems, and don’t even spare a glance, let alone a helping hand, to people around us that may be in need. Global Love Day encourages us to go outside of ourselves to spread some unconditional love to our neighbors and strangers through selfless acts.
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