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International Widows Day 2021: Theme, Importance, History

International Widows Day 2021: Theme, Importance, History

The International Widows Day is observed on 23rd June every year in order to create awareness among people regarding the issue of widowhood and this day also addresses the “poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries”.

History:

  • The Loomba Foundation established this day to raise awareness regarding the issues of widowhood.
  • It also marks this day when Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba, mother of Lord Loomba, became a widow in 1954.
  • In the year 2005, The first International Widows Day was held and celebrated by Lord Loomba and Cherie Blair, the foundation’s president.
  • On 21st December 2010, the United Nations adopted this day to observe as International Widows Day.

Theme 2021:

  • The theme for International Widows Day 2021 is “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”.

International Widows Day 2021: FAQ

Q.1 What day is National Widow day?

National Widow day is observed on 23rrd June every year.

Q.2 What is the theme of International Widows Day?

The theme for International Widows‘ Day 2021 is “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”.

Q.3 Which is the International Widows Day observed?

The International Widows Day is observed on 23rd June every year in order to create awareness among people regarding the issue of widowhood

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