Every year on the 16th of November the world celebrates the international day for tolerance. The day was designed by the United Nations to educate the society about the need for tolerance and how it helps us maintain peace and prosperity in the world, making it a better place for everyone to live in. the Un General assembly invited the states to celebrate the world tolerance day in 1996 on the 16th of November. This day came into being due to the UN Year of tolerance (1995) that was proclaimed in the resolution 48/126 in the year 1993.
How to observe it?
Tolerance is a way of accepting people for who they are and not for what you want them to be. It teaches us to respect people for their beliefs and religion. The day is celebrated by the people in many ways. There are live discussions and debates on how tolerance helps us become a better person. Schools and colleges hold lectures educating the young about tolerance and what it really means. Human right activists use this day to tell the people about the human right laws and how they apply to all whether a minority or a majority. Conferences are held to ban hate crimes and discrimination acts. Messages on tolerance are given to people which helps them become a better human being.