This Sunday, March 19, is a very particular day because Men’s Day is celebrated, a commemoration that arose in 1992 in the United States. Find out how this day came about and why.
Men’s Day: why is it celebrated today, March 19?
In some countries every March 19 Men’s Day is celebrated because that same day, according to the Catholic religion, Saint Joseph of Nazareth, adoptive father of Jesus, is celebrated. This commemoration is celebrated this Saturday in countries like Colombia, Bolivia and Honduras.
Men’s Day: who was Saint Joseph?
In the gospels according to Saint Matthew and Saint Luke, some biographical information is provided: Saint Joseph would probably have been born in Bethlehem, then moved to Nazareth and dedicated his life to manual labor: his trade could have been that of a carpenter or bricklayer.
When is International Men’s Day celebrated and why?
International Men’s Day has been commemorated every November 19 since 1992, when the date was established in the United States by Thomas Oaster, director of the Center for Men’s Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas. The objective of this special day is to address issues such as men’s health, highlight the positive role and contributions that men make in their community and in society, promote gender equality, peace, non-violence, equity, tolerance and understanding.
Due to its healthy origin, Men’s Day is an initiative that was also supported by UNESCO’s Women and Culture of Peace Program, by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and by the World Health Organization (WHO). .