Race Unity Day
Race Unity Day was started by the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly in the United States in 1957, but it was known as Race Amity Day until 1965. Its goal is “to promote racial harmony and understanding.” Although it is a Bahá’í sponsored day, it is a universal holiday that can be celebrated by anyone. Thus events in the United States are usually “the product of local community initiatives”. Much like World Religions Day, which was also started by the Bahá’í National Assembly, the day has taken “on a life of its own in the secular sphere.”
Race Unity Day, also known as Race Amity Day, is observed next on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. It has been observed the second Sunday in June since 1957.
How to Observe
Celebrate Race Unity Day by joining an event. Check for events around your community. You could contact a nearby Bahá’í group or the Bahá’í National Center. If you can’t find anything formally organized nearby, you could find any multicultural group in your community promoting racial harmony to get involved with. The day could also be spent educating yourself about different races and cultures.
|Observed||First Year||Last Year|
|the second Sunday in June||1957||-|
Race Amity Day