8 interesting facts about the World Hijab Day (WHD)

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Nabilah AbdulGafar

It is an annual event celebrated on the 1st of February.

It was founded by a muslim social activist, Nazma Khan.

The event usually take place in 190 countries every year.

The event first took place in 2013.

The mission of the event is to invite fellow sisters to experience the hijab in order to avoid discrimination.

The day was recognized by New York State in 2017 and was marked by the House of Commons in U.K.

World Hijab Day has been widely covered in media including New York Times, BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, Huffington Post, to mention a few.

The Scottish Parliament also hosted a three days exhibition to mark the day in 2018.


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