World Religion day is on the 15th of January, 2023. It is celebrated annually on 3rd Sunday of the
January. It reminds us that religions are not meant to divide us instead, they are the source to
History of the Day
In 1949 the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the U.S. established World
Religion Day to encourage interreligious understanding. The first-ever celebration of the day
took place in 1950.
Purpose of the Day
The day aims to promote the principles of Baha’is faith, which is about that all individuals are equal, there is a value
of all religions and the concept that beliefs can contribute to combining humanity instead of
dividing it. This event is an excellent opportunity for communities of different faiths to get
together, listen and respect each other’s point of view as well as belief, and celebrate the
commonalities and differences that the delicate mixture of religion and culture brings.
Theme of World Religion day
The theme for World Religion Day varies from year to year, and it is usually determined by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States, which originally initiated the observance in 1950. However, I do not have information on the theme for the upcoming World Religion Day as my knowledge cutoff date is in 2021.
You can check with the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States or other organizations that celebrate this event for the theme of the current year.
Official holiday or not?
There is no official holiday, and all institutes remain open.
Different ideas to observe the World Religion Day
Participate in an interfaith event
There are different programs at this event where you can meet people of
other religions, build relationships with them and hear about the philosophies of different beliefs.
These programs are great platforms for writers, spiritual leaders, and speakers to openly share
their points of view.
Spend a day trying different Religious experiences
Most religions have a link to the culture, so why should we stop to attend an event of another
religion? It will be a different experience when you try something different
you are unfamiliar with, such as visiting a temple, mosque, or church.
Make a board of interfaith principles.
You can create an interfaith principle board to hang in your classroom to make all realize that
the same value can take many forms.
Study about different World Religions
This day induces a wave of curiosity in people’s minds to explore different religions or
even their own.
Share posts and your activity log about the world Religion day
Sharing posts on social media to promote the day and achieve the day’s aim is another good
the idea to celebrate the day.
Take snaps with different groups of communities.
Take snaps with a group of people with different beliefs
to keep a memory.
Share your activity on social media.
Feel free to share your pictures and videos of your activities of the day to promote
awareness in people and eradicate hesitation and awkwardness in doing so.
Importance of the World Religion Day
World Religion Day is important to realize that all religions are valuable and to promote
awareness to respect every faith. The day is a great source to bring people
together. People unite and immerse their selves without any hesitation or religious restriction and
exchange their views openly. This day is a peaceful means to understand the religious
differences among different groups of communities. This day is significant for writers and
spiritual speakers to speak openly.
Some interesting facts about different Religions
The Wicca religion looks very ancient since it was introduced in the 1950s.
There are approximately 1.2 billion people who do not follow any religion.
Christianity is currently the most prominent religion around the globe, while Islam is the second
religion largest religion.
Some religions refuse the use of technology, like believers of Amish are living their lives even
Islam is growing very quickly in the world.
Jewish, Hinduism, and Judaism are the oldest religions in the world.
Some religions have refused medical treatment. For example, Christian Scientists refuse all
traditional medical treatment.
Some religions prefer to cremate their dead bodies, as in Hinduism, and some prefer to bury
them as Islam.
Christianity is about 2000 years old.
Messages, Quotes & Wishes of the Religions day
- It is impossible to know everything about all religions in the world, but we should always be
- to collect knowledge. Happy World Religion Day!
- The thing that defines all of us is “humanity”, not the diversity of our religions. Happy World
- Religion day, everyone!
- This day reminds us that we all are equal and want respect, peace, and happiness irrespective of
- the faiths we belong to. Have a happy World Religion Day, everyone!
- This day makes us realize that religions are not intended to divide us but to bring us.
- All closer. Have a happy World Religion Day, everybody!
- Let us treat religion as literature for a day and try to know what it is all about. Have an educated
- World Religion Day, people!
How many religions are there in the world?
There are about 4200 religions in the world.
What are the categories of religions?
Religions mainly fall into two main categories as Abrahamic religions and Indian religions.
What are Abrahamic religions?
A group of monotheistic religions that teach the belief in a covenant between humankind and
God. For example, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
What are the Indian religions?
Indian religions include Sikhism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
What are the biggest religions in the world?
There are five major largest religions in the world, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam,
What are different religious symbols?
Islam has the symbol of a Star and Crescent, Sikhism has Khanda, Judaism has the sign of the
Star of David, while Christianity has a symbol of the Christian Cross.
Which is a minor religion in the world?
Rastafari is the smallest religion in the world and has 600,000 believers.
Table of different religious strengths all around the world
1st century AD
|2300 BC-1500 BC
7% to 8%
1st Century CE