Men’s Day: Why is it celebrated this November 19

Many people wake up on November 19 of each year not knowing that it is not just any day. Many others are aware of what is commemorated, but they do not know the origin or the reason for this day.

So that you are informed about the commemoration of International Men’s Day, we share everything you need to know so that every November 19, you remember to celebrate the men who make up your social circle.

When and why did it arise?

International Men’s Day began on November 19, 1999 at the initiative of the International Men’s Committee in Trinidad and Tobago. And over the years, it has spread to more than 60 countries.

The objectives of designating a date to commemorate International Men’s Day, according to PAHO and WHO, who joined in 2012, They include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models for society.


Where is it celebrated?

International Men’s Day does not yet have the impact that other commemorations do, however, year after year countries are added to the list and by 2021 there are already more than 60 nations in which this day is celebrated. Some of those that stand out are Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and between agencies of the United Nations Organization.

PAHO’s role in commemoration

Within the framework of this festival, various campaigns are carried out around the world that promote reflection on new masculinities, not sexist, nor violent, since these also affect men.

For its part, the Pan American Health Organization further states that the high morbidity and disability in men, and the associated cost, is preventable. Therefore, their campaigns are based on disease prevention, social protection and health promotion, in addition to primary care.



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