National Minority Day

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Heads up! Here comes our favorite cross-web celebration – National Minority Day! This global digital jubilee has found its way into the heart of netizens around the world, 2898 mentions and counting. But brace yourselves, it has a digital peak! On August 12th, 2018, the internet swarmed with well-wishes and love for minorities, like a virtual festival of unity and diversity.

When is Minority Day?

It's national minority day on the 12th August.

A World in Bytes and Diversity

National Minority Day is just one of the many holidays that point out the beauty of diversity, and remind us that we're all different, and at the same time - absolutely the same. In the ever-connected world of the internet, when everyone can 'befriend' a person from the other side of the globe, this day has gained increased momentum.

Minorities and the Big WWW

It's no wonder that National Minority Day has found its place among the myriad online celebrations shared by a global community. For those who are a bit puzzled, minority refers to a group that while thread says its not part of the numerical majority, carries a unique culture, lovable quirks, and insightful perspectives that paint the global tapestry. The harmony in diversity may please our eyes, but it's the differences that tell the stories. Each mention, each post, and every trending hashtag serve as a digital bridge across cultures, connecting a world typified by variety.

It Hit the Digital Peak!

You know how we love waving our digital flag on National Minority Day? We did it best on August 12th, 2018. The entire online community came together that day to celebrate the beauty in difference, with a swarm of web posts dedicated to our fabulous minorities. It was a day when we collectively lifted our minorities high on the pedestal of global recognition and love!

History behind the term 'Minority'


Emergence of the term 'minority'

The term 'minority' originated in the 15th century in the context of legal systems. It referred to a state or condition of being lesser or smaller in number or importance. During this time, it primarily denoted the numerical inferiority of a group compared to the dominant majority population.


Usage in the context of political representation

In the aftermath of World War I, the concept of minority rights gained prominence. The League of Nations, established in 1919, addressed the concerns of minority groups by emphasizing the importance of political representation and protection of their rights. The term 'minority' started including ethnic, religious, or linguistic groups with distinct identities that were outnumbered by the majority population.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. This pivotal document recognized the rights of individuals and groups, including minorities, to be protected from discrimination based on race, color, religion, and other factors. The declaration highlighted the need to promote equality and safeguard the rights of minority populations around the world.


Civil Rights Movement and Minority Empowerment

The Civil Rights Movement in the United States, which gained significant momentum in the 1950s and 1960s, brought attention to the discrimination faced by racial and ethnic minorities. Through nonviolent protests and activism, the movement sought to end segregation and secure equal rights for minority groups. This period witnessed a surge in efforts to empower and uplift diverse communities globally.


United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious, and Linguistic Minorities

Recognizing the significance of protecting minority rights, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious, and Linguistic Minorities on December 18, 1992. The declaration emphasized the importance of safeguarding the cultures, languages, and traditions of minority groups, promoting their participation in public life, and ensuring their equality.

Did you know?

Did you know that August 12th, 2018 holds the record for the most online mentions of National Minority Day, indicating a global digital huddle!


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First identified

24th April 2015

Most mentioned on

12th August 2018

Total mentions


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