Did you know that today is World Hello Day? Neither did I, until this morning. But after doing a bit of research, I discovered some interesting facts about it.
World Hello Day was originally started in autumn 1973, as a response to the Yom Kippur war happening between Israel and Egypt. It was supposed to send a message to world leaders, encouraging them to use communication and not force, to resolve conflicts. Today, people in 180 countries observe it. By communicating verbally, we can contribute to a landscape for creating peace. To find out more, go here.
So, “Hello” to you, my followers. Or, if you prefer, “Bonjour” (French), “Hola” (Spanish), “Ciao” (Italian), “Nǐ hǎo” (Chinese), or “Halò” (Scottish Gaelic)…because I just had to throw that one in!
… Or in whatever other language you prefer. To participate in World Hello Day, just say “Hello” to 10 individuals, either on social media, in person, by phone, or email. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just say “Hello!” I think it’s especially important this year, because many people are feeling isolated and alone, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. So, go ahead and spread peace and cheer! How many languages can you say “Hello” in?
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