When is International Men’s Day 2018? What is the meaning behind it and why people only care on International Women’s Day

Just in case you were wondering when International Men’s Day is going to happen

It may have been International Women’s Day yesterday – but males across the world have no need to feel left out, as there is a day to celebrate men too.

While the global day of women was originally launched to call for better pay and rights for females, International Men’s Day (IMD) is all about promoting awareness of male health, discrimination and gender relations.

Founded in 1998 in Trinidad and Tobago, IMD has gone on to garner support from individuals and social groups across the globe. International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 60 countries of the world.

When is International Men’s Day?

It will be celebrated on Monday, November 19 2018.

So there you go. There is an International Men’s Day. Although people don’t seem to care about it unless it’s International Women’s Day…

People tend to tweet most about International Men’s Day on March 8th-9th

In 2013, there were about 25,000 tweets about International Men’s Day.

According to a Twitter spokesperson, almost 10,000 of them were in 24 hours from March 8 and 9 – otherwise known as, um, International Women’s Day. That was the peak in IMD conversations for the year.

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On International Women’s Day 2018, International Men’s Day was among the trending topics alongside the various IWD hashtags, with upwards of 15,000 tweets listed by 9.30am.

UK Google search trends for International Men’s Day peak on March 8. The red line shows International Women’s Day search, blue is IMD (the colour choices were Google’s, based on the order the terms were entered and not related to gender, for the record!).

What has Richard Herring got to do with it?

The comedian spends International Women’s Day telling all the people asking about International Men’s Day when exactly it is.

This article appeared originally in The Mirror

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