World Freedom Day is an international holiday celebrated on the ninth of November each year. World Freedom Day marks the anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, which marked the end of communism in eastern and central Europe. However, it is about much more than just a wall.
Today, we reaffirm our commitment to the ideal that democracy — a Government of the people, by the people, and for the people — is how we best safeguard the rights, freedoms, and dignity that belong to every person. Together with other free nations, the United States remains committed to the vital work of strengthening our democratic institutions, defending civil society, advancing human rights, and holding those who commit abuses and foster corruption accountable. To demonstrate this, on December 9-10, 2022, I will host a virtual Summit for Democracy to help set an agenda for democratic renewal across the globe.
World Freedom Day 2022
President Ronald Reagan visited Berlin in June 1982 and addressed the wall issue, the arms race, and the Cold War. He returned to the Berlin Wall in 1987 and delivered his now-renowned speech, “Tear down this wall!”
Thousands of Berliners rushed on the wall on November 9th, 1989, after realising the borders were open. With chisels and hammers, they started to break down the wall. The wall collapsed in sections. Germany became whole as one nation on October 3, 1990, combining East and West Germany.
How to Celebrate World Freedom Day 2022
We encourage people around the world to celebrate freedom on this day. Take a few moments to reflect upon and appreciate the freedoms that you have. Importantly, reflect upon those people in our history, who fought and gave their lives for the freedoms we have.
- Celebrate your own personal freedom.
- Support efforts to free others, wherever and whenever possible.
- Read about the Iron Curtain and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- Read a book about the American Revolutionary War.
Happy World Freedom Day Wishes
“Life is incomplete without freedom because it is one thing that adds beautiful colors of our lives. Wishing a very Happy World Freedom Day.”
“Those who have not experienced freedom in their lives are the ones who know the real value of it. A very Happy World Freedom Day to you.”
“The occasion of World Freedom Day reminds each one of us of the importance of freedom and that it always comes with responsibility. Warm wishes on this day.”
“Life without freedom is like having eyes with no vision. May we are never deprived of freedom. A very Happy World Freedom Day to you.”
“These is so much power and strength in freedom that it fills our lives with happiness and enthusiasm. Warm greetings on World Freedom Day.”
Happy World Freedom Day Quotas
“If you criticize your country then always think of those nations who are still struggling to get their freedom and you will know how lucky you are. Warm wishes on World Freedom Day.”
“There is nothing more precious than freedom and therefore, we must always value it and take good care of it. Wishing a very Happy World Freedom Day to all.”
“Freedom gives you the power to breathe in fresh air and to live life at your own terms. Warm wishes on World Freedom Day to you. Never let anyone take away your freedom.
“Freedom is not just about being born in a free country but it is also about having the freedom to think, act and live your life your way. Happy World Freedom Day.”
World Freedom Day is a U.S. federal observance, marking the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was known as the “Iron Curtain”. This special November 9 holiday also commemorates the end of communism in Eastern and Central Europe. The Berlin Wall was very much a symbol of communism and the lack of basic freedoms. The Berlin Wall separated communist East Berlin from West Berlin, keeping apart family and friends from each other in their own city! Can you imagine not having the freedom to go where you pleased?
As Americans, we seldom take the time to consider just what freedom is or to appreciate that we live in a country where we are indeed free. Unlike millions of people in many other countries, we tend to take freedom for granted. Communist countries and dictatorial regimes all repress even some of the most basic freedoms. Can you imagine the thought of speaking your mind in any way against one of these forms of government? It can have dire and even fatal consequences.
Happy World Freedom Day!!
“Give me liberty or give me death.” – – in a speech by Patrick Henry
History and Origin of World Freedom Day
In the late 1980s, communism was weakening in Europe. The communist grip on many countries was slowly failing, and democracy was returning to several eastern European countries. In 1989, after weeks and months of unrest, the communist government of East Germany finally relented. On November 8, 1989, they announced that East German citizens could freely visit West Berlin and West Germany, throwing open the Berlin Wall. People responded with joyous victory celebration at the wall. Many people chipped away pieces of the wall as souvenirs. Demolition of the wall began in December 1989. It was completed in 1990.
In 2001, President George W. Bush proclaimed November 9th to be World Freedom Day. President Barak Obama repeated this proclamation in 2016. In 2017, President Donald Trump also declared November 9th to be World Freedom Day.