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Happy International Men’s Day From the Antiguan Trumpet

International Men’s Day is celebrated every year on November 19. The day is observed to commemorate the achievements and contributions of men and boys to the nation, society, community, family, marriage, and childcare.

International Men’s Day history

International Men’s Day was inaugurated in 1992 on February 7 by Thomas Oaster. In 1999, the event was revived by Jerome Teelucksing. He chose November 19 to acknowledge his father’s birthday and to celebrate how on that date in 1989 Trinidad and Tobago’s football team had united the country with their efforts to qualify for the World Cup.

In India, the inaugural celebration of the day was organized by the leading Indian Men’s rights organisation named Indian Family on 19 November 2007. 

International Men’s Day 2020 theme

This year, International Men’s Day theme is “Better health for men and boys” intending to make practical improvements to the health and wellbeing of the male population.

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