Hello Day

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2022 Date21 November 2022
2023 Date21 November 2023
World Hello Day

Hello Day History

World Hello Day seeks to encourage communication between countries. This day aims to highlight the importance of effective communication as a way to ensure peace. It emphasizes communication rather than force as a way to resolve conflict. It hopes for dialogue between disagreeing countries.

World Hello Day was started in 1973 by brothers Brian and Michael McCormack as a reaction to the Egypt-Israel (Yom Kippur War) conflict. It is observed annually on November 21st.

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Hello Day Facts

  • The McCormack brothers mailed over 1300 letters to government leaders around the world to encourage participation in the first World Hello Day in 1973. Since then, 180 countries have observed the day.
  • The first use of 'hello' in print was observed in 1826 in an edition of the Norwich Courier in Norwich, Connecticut.
  • According to Merriam-Webster, the use of 'hello' as a telephone greeting is attributed to Thomas Edison. In 1877, Edison wrote to the president of the Central District and Printing Telegraph company of Pittsburgh explaining that hello would serve as a good greeting.

Hello Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Say hello to 10 different people. World Hello Day highlights how personal communication can preserve peace and start conversation.
  • Learn to say hello in another language. There are hundreds of different languages, why not learn a few phrases from one that interests you?
  • Communicate with someone you've lost touch with. An argument may have led to things falling out or perhaps time has just gone by. This could be a chance to reconnect.

Hello Day References and Related Sites

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