About International Day of Charity
International Day of Charity takes place on September 5th. The holiday was originally a Hungarian civil society initiative. It began as an initiative of the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011 and was instituted on September 5th to commemorate the anniversary of Mother Teresas death.
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In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to incorporate the Hungarian holiday and make it international. It was co-sponsored by 44 U.N. member states, including Lebanon, the Dominican Republic, and the Republic of Korea. On the International Day of Charity, the emphasis is on enhancing visibility, organizing special events, and increasing solidarity, social responsibility, and public support.
Some of the activities for International Day of Charity include researching philanthropic organizations, finding a place to volunteer, and donating to a cause.
Mother Teresa was made a saint on the 19th anniversary of her death in 2016. This day is observed as a public holiday in Albania.
To celebrate Mother Teresa’s birthday, here are some of her most inspirational quotes:
“Not everyone has the ability to achieve greatness. But we can make a big difference by doing tiny things with a lot of love.”
“I’m confident that God will not send me anything I can’t handle. I simply wish he didn’t put so much faith in me.”
“Every time you smile at someone, it is a love deed, a gift to that person, a lovely thing.”
“Kind words may be brief and simple to say, but their reverberations are genuinely limitless.”
“God doesn’t expect us to succeed; all he asks is that we try.”
“Live simply so that others may live simply.”
“I believe that being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, and forgotten by everyone is a far worse hunger, a much larger poverty than having nothing to eat.”
“Don’t believe that love has to be remarkable to be genuine. What we require is the ability to love without being exhausted.”
“Don’t wait for leaders; do it yourself, one-on-one.”
“I’ve discovered the contradiction that if you love till it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”