To honour the important work that many charities do, in 2012 the United Nations decided to nominate an annual International Day of Charity as an official day of recognition and celebration on September 5.
The reason the date was chosen is that it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This choice commemorates the tireless work that Mother Teresa did by devoting her whole life to charity work, Days of the Year reports.
To celebrate this special day every year, the work of different charities all over the world is publicized and celebrated, and people are encouraged to donate money and time, carry out charitable works, and also to educate people and raise awareness about the many charitable issues worldwide. Education and giving are the essences of this special day.
Every year, charities all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fight disease, protect children, and give hope to many thousands of people.
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