Introduction – Global Forgiveness Day is celebrated every year on July 7 across the world to provide an opportunity for reflecting on the importance of forgiveness. Forgiveness is very important in our relationships and personal lives. This international day provides the opportunity for encouraging settlement between several groups or communities of people for peace in their location.
History – Global Forgiveness Day is initially established as National Forgiveness Day in British Columbia in the year 1994. But it gradually gained popularity and changes its name to ‘’Global Forgiveness Day’’ by the Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors (CECA). Many international organizations observe this global day across the world but it is not an official UN-recognized observance. Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors (CECA) founded the global day and changed its name to ‘’Global Forgiveness Day’’.
Significance – This global day is marked about the power of forgiveness which eventually helps in living a life of joy and contentment. Forgiveness promotes peace in the country by settlement between different groups of castes, religious groups, and many more. It also plays an important role in making a strong relationship in families and friends.
According to the University of Wisconsin study, forgiveness suffered less from certain illnesses while less forgiving people suffered from several health problems. Withholding forgiveness can cause stress or tension that may lead to many physical symptoms such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It is important to note that holding onto forgiveness can cause several negative emotions and some problems with frustration and anger. Thus, more forgiveness may also be good for your health by lowering tension and stress.