World Religion Day (16/01)

Every year on the third Sunday of January, at the initiative of the UN, the world celebrates World Religion Day. This holiday dates back to 1950, when the national governing body of the Baha'i Faith in the United States established it to proclaim the unified essence of all world religions and demonstrate that religion is, first of all, a force for uniting the world, and not discord.

After all, in many ways the history of human culture and civilization is the history of religions. And the feeling of a common faith, as history shows, is one of the leading factors that unites people. Therefore, the main idea underlying today's holiday, which is currently widespread in the world, is "Religion should serve as a reason for unity." This gives a good reason to once again pay attention to the role of religion in the modern world.

In the history of mankind, there are many different religious traditions and beliefs. Among them are the three most common religions - Christianity, Islam, Judaism, which have numerous followers in different regions of the world. Another fairly large part of the population professes Buddhism, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism. Although almost all religions have a long history, there are also a number of not fully studied religious movements - for example, small tribes and peoples living far from civilizations, as well as a number of modern neoplasms.