International Men's Day| November 19 (History, Celebrations, Challenges and Inspiring Quotes)

International Men’s Day| November 19

Men are one of the most important pillars of our world. They’re the ones who go out, make their careers, and then become the givers and the handlers of our families. It’s men who live for their family more than themselves. 

There is a day called International Men’s Day to honor men out there. This day is dedicated to all the men out there so that we can honor them, celebrate them, and let them know how important they are to us. What’s the History of International Men’s Day, how is it celebrated and what’s the importance of it? This article will tell you all about it.

International Mens Day

Men face a lot of challenges in their lives, including abuse, homelessness, and suicide, which is proven by the Men’s suicide statistics and also the violence and parental controls. For that reason, a special day is made, called International Men’s Day and National Man Day, celebrated every November 19.  People observe this day by getting together, writing letters, training, and even throwing a party. 

What’s the history of this beautiful day? Now, let’s talk about that.

History of International Men’s Day

Men’s Day was made in the 1990s when Dr-Jerome Telucksing asked himself and society:” Why is there, not any men’s International Day?”. Because, being a man himself, he did know what challenges men have to go through daily. 

He wanted to have a day that celebrated man, men’s struggles, and their value. The purpose of this day was to separate positive awareness about men and the challenges they face, social expectations, health issues, and gender equality. 

In How Many Countries Is Man’s Day Celebrated?

The Day of Man, which you may also know as the Day of Boys, is celebrated in over 80 different countries, including Australia, the USA, Belgium, Canada, Brazil, China, and so on. Now the question is, when is International Men’s Day celebrated?

When is Men’s Day Celebrated?

Below, the given tables have the dates for National Mens 2023,2024,2025, and 2026.


What’s the best way to celebrate Men’s Day? Now let’s talk about that.

How to Celebrate International Men’s Day?

Everyone celebrates Men’s Day in their own way. I’ve mentioned all of the methods to celebrate Men’s Day below.

1. Express Gratitude or Say Happy National Men’s Day

The best celebration you can do on International Men’s Day is to thank them, show your gratitude for them, or just wish them the Day.

2. Organise Training Webinars

Health is the most important for men as they have to go through many challenges in their lives daily. So, the best thing you can do on Men’s Day is organize training webinars and invite them to train. They’ll get a better understanding of health. 

3. Share Inspiring Stories

Tell inspiring stories of men who have made a difference in your community. Celebrate the achievements of men in all fields by spreading positivity.

4. Organise Discussions

Host discussions or panels on men’s well-being, mental health, or gender equality. Creating an open dialogue helps break down societal stereotypes and fosters understanding.

5. Quality Time

Spend quality time with the men in your life. Plan activities they enjoy, whether a movie night, sports, or a simple meal together. Meaningful connections strengthen bonds and create a positive atmosphere.

This is how International Men’s Day is celebrated. The way of celebrating this day totally depends on the person and how they want to celebrate it.

Best Quotes for Men

Here are some Quotes for Men that you can send as a message on International Men’s Day.

  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. (Nelson Mandela)
  • A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions. (Marcus Aurelius)
  • The measure of a man is what he does with power. (Plato)
  • A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • The greatest thing a man can do is to know himself. (Michel de Montaigne)

Challenges in Men’s Well-being

International Men's Day| November 19 (History, Celebrations, Challenges and Inspiring Quotes)

Mental Health Stigma

Research indicates that men are significantly less likely to seek help for mental health issues, with studies showing that approximately 75% of suicides are male

(Source: World Health Organization).

International Men's Day| November 19 (History, Celebrations, Challenges and Inspiring Quotes)

Fatherhood and Parental Rights

Studies suggest that men face difficulties in custody battles, and in many cases, mothers are awarded primary custody in over 80% of cases.

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau).

International Men's Day| November 19 (History, Celebrations, Challenges and Inspiring Quotes)

Work-Life Balance

Research shows that men are increasingly experiencing the pressure to balance work and family life, with data revealing that the average working father spends about 8 hours a week on childcare.

(Source: Pew Research Center).

International Men's Day| November 19 (History, Celebrations, Challenges and Inspiring Quotes)

Health Disparities

Men’s reluctance to seek medical care has resulted in higher mortality rates, with men being 1.4 times more likely to die from all leading causes of death.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

International Men's Day| November 19 (History, Celebrations, Challenges and Inspiring Quotes)

Suicide Risk

Statistics indicate that men account for approximately 78% of all global suicides, underlining the urgency of addressing this critical issue.

(Source: World Health Organization).


International Men’s Day is made to honor all of the men out there whose life is full of challenges and struggles. This Day is celebrated on 19 November throughout the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an International Men’s Month?

November 19 is International Men’s Day, so November can be considered as International Men’s Month.

Are Feminists against International Men’s Day?

Some feminists may oppose International Men’s Day, but many others support it.

What’s the International Men’s Day 2023 theme?

International Men’s Day 2023 theme is “Creating a Better Future for Men and Boys”.

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