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  • 執筆者の写真Jasmine Tsunoda

National Loving Day

Have you ever heard of National Loving Day?

National Loving Day is a day that is celebrated annually on June 12. This day is all about love, unity, and celebrating diversity. It is a day to recognize and honor the landmark Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage in the United States.

On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court decision was made that interracial couples could legally marry in all states in the USA. This decision was a major victory for civil rights and a significant step toward ending racism and discrimination.

National Loving Day is not just about celebrating the legal right to marry regardless of race but also about celebrating love in all its forms. It is a day to embrace and celebrate the diversity of love, whether between people of different races, genders, religions, or backgrounds. It's a day to show appreciation for the love and relationships that exist in our lives.

This day is also an opportunity to reflect on the progress toward equality and inclusion and recognizes that there is still work to be done. Discrimination and prejudice still exist in many forms. Still, National Loving Day serves as a reminder that love can conquer hate and create a more inclusive and accepting society.

There are many ways to celebrate National Loving Day. Some people host parties or events to unite people of different backgrounds and celebrate diversity. Others may use this day to reflect on the importance of love and acceptance in their personal lives and relationships.

Whatever your approach, National Loving Day is an opportunity to spread love, acceptance, and inclusion. It is a day to celebrate the progress made and look forward to a future where love knows no boundaries.

What are you going to do for National Loving Day? Comment below and tag us on social media @givingtuesdayjapan and #GivingTuesdayJP






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