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Anne and Samantha Day – December 21, 2023

Every year, Anne and Samantha Day is observed on June 20 and December 21. The day aims to pay special tribute to celebrate both Anne Frank and Samantha Smith. Anne and Samantha Day is marked bi-annually during the summer solstice and winter solstice. The day aims to highlight the pain, suffering, uproars, and revolution brought by these women.

Anne and Samantha Day – History

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl and wrote a diary — “The Diary of a Young Jewish Girl”. Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Otto and Ruth Frank. The Frank family escaped Nazi Germany and moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands. After that, The Netherlands was captured by the Nazis in 1942. So, the family was forced into hiding and survived by hiding at the back of Frank’s company.

Samantha Smith was the daughter of an instructor of college literature and a social worker, Jane Goshorn Smith. She was born on June 29, 1972. At the age of 10 years, she wrote a letter to Yuri Andropov, who was the leader of the Soviet Union. In the letter, Samantha aimed to understand the cause of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Anne and Samantha Day – Dates

2023June 20Tuesday
2023December 21Thursday
2024June 20Thursday
2024December 21Saturday
2025June 20Friday
2025December 21Sunday
2026June 20Saturday
2026December 21Monday
2027June 20
2027December 21

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