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Man Day – February 12, 2023

Man Day is celebrated on the Sunday before Valentine’s Day every year. On this day, men and women alike raise a toast to all the men in their lives, and this year, the celebration takes place on February 12. While Valentine’s Day is associated with romantic couples, Man Day is purely a celebration of all the men whom you love and appreciate. So, cheer and root for all the men around you today!

History of Man Day

Every individual, man or woman, needs a shot in the arm periodically. Yes, life is tough, and a dose of praise and appreciation will not harm anyone’s confidence boost. It becomes more important for men during Valentine’s week when all their thoughts are focused on bringing a smile to their female companion’s faces.

Perhaps this is the reason why Man Day is celebrated so close to Valentine’s Day, and this special day began in 2002. Often, all the focus throughout the week centers on the woman in the relationship. At times, the man can feel a tad left out. A Man Day can train the spotlight on men to make them feel an integral part of the celebrations. So, every year, on a Sunday before Valentine’s Day, everyone appreciates and thanks all the special men in their lives.

Spare a moment to think about the important male figures in your life. Remember how they have helped you at various critical junctures. Today is the day to send them your gratitude. You may want to thank your father and brother, who have always bailed you out in sticky situations, and also your male friends for having had your back at all times. You may also want to appreciate that special colleague who has always mentored you professionally. Man Day was created to remind you to compliment all the special men in your life.

You don’t need to make any elaborate arrangements for the occasion. If your male role model is near you, drop him at work. If he’s far away, send a text or a card. Just smile when you say, “Thank you for your help. I value it,” and see the other person melt.

Man Day timeline

2002
Man Day Celebrations Begin

Daniel Rhodes from Hoover, Alabama, creates Man Day.

2005
Rhodes Starts National Brother’s Day

Rhodes, the founder of Man Day, begins National Brother’s Day to be celebrated on May 24, every year.

2019
The World Celebrates Man Day

Man Day gains popularity, and more people start celebrating the day worldwide.

2020
The Day Gains Popularity

Now, both men and women show appreciation to the men around them for their contribution.

Man Day FAQs

How do you celebrate Man Day?

Celebrate by showing support for the men in your life.

Why is Man Day important?

Man Day is important because it is the day set out to appreciate all the men in our lives and let them know they are loved and respected.

Is today Man Day?

If it is the first Sunday before Valentine’s Day, it indeed is Man Day.

Man Day Activities

  1. Call, text, or mail a card to the men in your life

    Just browse through your phonebook and send a personalized note to all the men who have made your life wonderful. Be it your father, your professor, your first crush, your neighbor, or just the person you regularly bump into in the church. If you prefer calling, ring them up to say “Thank you.” Just thank them for their invaluable contribution.

  2. Spread the cheer on social media

    Post on social media with the hashtag #ManDay to let others know that today is the day to make all the men in your life feel special.

  3. Write, sketch, or create a collage with pictures of the men you love

    Draw, sketch a collage of your guy mates or family members. If you prefer writing, just write a poem for them collectively. If you have their pictures on your smartphone, use internet tools to make a photo collage.

5 Interesting Facts About Men

  1. They have darker hair

    Men have darker hair than women due to higher levels of melanin.

  2. Men have mammary glands too

    Men can produce milk because they have mammary glands too, but it only occurs when something is wrong.

  3. They have a thicker skin texture

    Men have thicker and tougher skin textures than women due to the testosterone levels in their bodies.

  4. Men have a lower body temperature

    Men have a lower resting body temperature, which keeps them warmer in cold conditions.

  5. Men snore more than women

    Snoring is more common in men than women due to abdominal body fat.

Why We Love Man Day

  1. The men in our life also need appreciation

    The men in our life should know that they are important. Often, men go through life not knowing how valuable their presence is. Man Day can help to make men feel equally important.

  2. It reminds us that there has to be an equilibrium for complete happiness

    It is a great day to remind ourselves that it takes two to tango. The happiness of both men and women is equally important to have a balanced atmosphere, whether at home, work, or anywhere else. Man Day reminds us that nobody ought to be excluded when it comes to expressing appreciation.

  3. For single men, it dispels the loneliness close to Valentine's Day

    A day before Valentine's Day can be full of despair for single men. When males worldwide are gathering their beloved in their arms, single men may feel lonely, Man Day, celebrated on Sunday before Valentine's Day, makes single men happily know that they matter a lot to many people.

Man Day dates

YearDateDay
2022February 13Sunday
2023February 12Sunday
2024February 11Sunday
2025February 9Sunday
2026February 8Sunday

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