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When is this holiday celebrated?
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on December 10.
Human Rights Week (December 10 and week beginning of)
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What is this holiday about?
Human Rights day is celebrated to promote the universal human right: to live and to do so peacefully. Some of the world's occupants have this right suppressed [e.g. the right to equality]. This day was declared to raise awareness of human rights and of those who are deprived of these rights.
See the United States' Bill of Rights
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Origin of this Holiday
"The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights." "The commemoration was established in 1950, when the General Assembly invited all states and interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit."

"The day is a high point in the calendar of UN headquarters in New York City, United States, and is normally marked by both high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues." "In addition, it is traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights are awarded." "Many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organisations." documentation_license
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What type of holiday is this?
International Observance  • United States Holiday
Civil awareness days | Secular holidays | United Nations days
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Other December Holidays around the world

In South Africa, Human Rights Day is celebrated on March 21, in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre.

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