International Men's Day
is an international holiday, celebrated on the first
Saturday of November. It was suggested by Mikhail
Gorbachev and was supported by the United Nations in
Vienna, and other organisations. The tradition began in
1999, probably by analogy to International Women's Day.
It is a major day of global celebration for the
economic, political and social achievements of men.
Recognition and support of the day is
limited; in Malta it is celebrated on February 7, in
Ukraine on February 23, in Poland and in Slovenia (Forty
Martyrs of Sebaste) on March 10, in Brazil on July 15
and in Trinidad and Tobago and in India on November 19.
In Norway it's celebrated on October 7, and on November
25 in Canada. In Hungary it's celebrated on May 19, on
the nameday of Ivů and MilŠn, although it isn't as
spread as women's day.
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