International Men’s Day 2021: Date, Theme, History and Quotes

International Men’s Day was first celebrated in the year 1999.

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International Men's Day (IMD) is celebrated every year on 19 November. The day is observed to spread awareness about men's well being.

According to, the main objectives of International are:

  • To promote positive male role models

  • To recognize and celebrate positive contributions by men to society

  • To focus on men's health and well-being

  • To highlight discrimination against men

  • To promote gender equality and improve gender relations

  • To create a safe and better world.


International Men's Day: History

International Men's Day was first celebrated in the year 1999. It was founded by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a history lecturer at University of the West Indies in Trinidad Tabago.

However, as per the official website, demands for an International Men's Day can be traced back to 1960s. The idea behind it was to have a day for men equivalent to International Women’s day, which is celebrated on 8 March.

International Men's Day 2021: Theme

The theme for International Men's Day 2021 is 'Better relations between men and women'. As mentioned in above, one of the objectives of this day it to improve gender relations.


International Men's Day: Quotes by Great Men

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
Nelson Mandela
“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”
B. R. Ambedkar
"A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition's night, an inspiration and a prophecy."
Robert Green Ingersoll
"No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
Thomas Carlyle
"A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society."
B. R. Ambedkar

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