International Stand Up to Bullying Day
International Stand Up to Bullying Day is a special semi-annual event to help prevent bullying. A relatively new holiday, the first time it was celebrated was in 2008. More than 230 schools, workplaces, and organizations representing more than 125,000 students and staff registered to take a STAND against Bullying by signing and wearing a special pink pledge shirt. The awareness of bullying has increased as the use of social media has taken off over the last 10 years. Today the colors blue, pink or purple on the Stand Up to Bullying Day represents that you stand with those who are bullied and you are against bullying.
There are two days in the year this day of awareness takes place. It takes place around the globe on the third Friday of November to coincide with the Anti-bullying week, and then again on the last Friday of February.
When is International Stand Up to Bullying Day?
The third Friday in February.
Type of Holiday?
Not an official holiday. A day of awareness
How is International Stand Up to Bullying Day celebrated?
- The colors blue, pink or purple are worn to show you stand with those who are bullied
- Attend an anti-bullying rally
- Distribute information about the day and how people can help those who are bullied
International Stand Up to Bullying Day Trivia/Facts:
- Started in 2008
- There are two days in the year wear standing up to bullying takes place – in November and February
Social Media Hashtags for this day:
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 24th :
- Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – Boxer
- Kristin Davis – Actress
- Erna Solberg – World Leader
- Honus Wagner – Famous Baseball Player/Deceased
- Abe Vigoda – Actor/Deceased
- Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple/Deceased
- Paula Zahn – News Anchor
February is filled with a variety of holidays including Elmo’s Birthday, Stuffed Mushroom Day, National Wear Red Day and let us not forget World Nutella Day. We have you covered whether you are looking for a holiday in a specific month or industry – Special Days of the Month is your go-to place.