NATIONAL RECONCILIATION DAY
National Reconciliation Day is celebrated on April 2 of each year. There are many different “Days of Reconciliation” held around the world that are celebrated on different days.
HOW TO OBSERVE
This is a day intended to patch up relationships. Misunderstandings, unintended words or actions and simply an unforgiven mistake can tear apart relationships. National Reconciliation Day is the time to take that step and make amends. It’s not too late. Reach out to that friend or loved one and make a fresh start. Use #ReconciliationDay to post on social media.
Our research has found several references to Reconciliation Day throughout the year. However, credit is given to newspaper columnist Ann Landers, who in 1989, in response to one of her reader’s letters, began annually promoting April 2nd as Reconciliation Day. She encouraged her readers to repair their broken relationships and dedicated each April 2nd column to letters concerning just such relationships.
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