World Hijab Every year on February 1st, Muslim women who wear the hijab are honored as part of World Hijab Day. On this day, women of all backgrounds and religions are encouraged to try on a hijab and experience what it’s like to wear it. Muslim women who wear the hijab uphold their modesty. Many people also use them as protection against male harassment.
Muslim women wear the hijab, which is a head and chest covering when they are around men who are not close family members. Even though it looks like a headscarf, the word “hijab” means “partition” or “curtain.” The different colors and styles of hijabs make them fun to wear.
Although Muslim women are only required to cover their heads when they are with males who are not members of their immediate family, many do so nevertheless to support cultural cohesion. Others decide to wear the hijab because they believe it to be a religious duty.
The first World Hijab Day was established on February 1, 2013, by Nazma Khan. Khan is a native of New York City and a Muslim. She aimed to advance religious tolerance and understanding by allowing all women to try donning the hijab for a day.
When Khan was a little girl growing up in New York City, she encountered a lot of hostility since she attended school while wearing a headscarf, especially after the 9/11 attacks. By founding this day, she sought to put an end to this type of discrimination. At the moment, 190 nations throughout the world commemorate World Hijab Day.
Theresa May attended a celebration honoring World Hijab Day at the House of Commons in 2017 after New York State proclaimed the day to be so. In order to promote greater awareness and appreciation of Islamic tradition, the House of Representatives of the Philippines proclaimed February 1 as National Hijab Day in 2021.