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International Day of Forgiveness

August 6 is the International Day of Forgiveness. The date is for the year 2023. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.

These August events of the first decade of the month have a traditional annual character.

International Forgiveness Day was initiated by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational educational foundation. According to their website, "International Forgiveness Day is dedicated to awakening the healing power of forgiveness around the world." The founder is Robert W. Plath of Mill Valley, California.

Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and be forgiven. And that's obviously a very good idea, because as many as two organizations claim authorship of Forgiveness Day in August. Both are worldwide or international occasions.

Well, there are enough problems and strife in the world. So an extra day of forgiveness wouldn't hurt. We agree with all the organizers of this day that a little more forgiveness will help make the world a much better place.