Every year on November 19, the world celebrates International Men's Day (IMD), with the aim of emphasizing the positive role of men in the family and society.
It was first celebrated in 1999 by the inhabitants of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, an island state in the southern Caribbean Sea, consisting of two large islands. Subsequently, this holiday has found support in other countries of the Caribbean, Australia, North America, Asia, Europe and the United Nations. To date, this holiday is celebrated in more than 60 countries around the world.
The idea of holding such a holiday sounded back in the 1960s, when proposals appeared to celebrate International Men's Day on February 23 - by analogy with International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8. However, for a long 30 years, things did not go beyond proposals. Only in the early 1990s, at the initiative of Professor Thomas Oaster, who directed the Center for Men's Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas, did minor events take place in the United States in February.