World Hello Day 2018: History of the Day and How You Can Say Hello in 10 Different Languages!
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Hello readers! Did you guys know that November 21 is celebrated as World Hello Day? A word that is so commonly used has a day of its own! But the story of how the day came into existence is quite touching. Hello Day was first created in 1973 to pass the message that conflicts can be resolved through communication. The day is for world leaders to settle their conflicts with communication and to not resort to conflicts.

The annual global day was first observed in 1973 as a response to the Yom Kippur War between Israel and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria in 1973. Brian McCormack, a PhD graduate of Arizona State University, and Michael McCormack, a graduate of Harvard University, mailed 1360 letters, in seven languages, to government leaders worldwide. This Salman Khan ‘Hello, Hello’ Song Is Perfect Way to Celebrate World Hello Day (Watch Video)

McCormack brothers encouraged the participation of the top leaders in World Hello Day aiming to reduce friction among nations. As we celebrate the day, we have compiled a list of how to say 'Hello' in ten different languages from around the world:

Spanish - Hola

German - Hallo

Greek - Geia (gee-ah or ya) sas

Japanese - Konnichiwa

Learn how to say Konnichiwa:

French - Bonjour

Italian - Ciao

Chinese - Nǐ hǎo

Learn how to say Nǐ hǎo:

Russia - Privet

Hawaiian - Aloha

Korean- Yeoboseyo

Learn how to say Yeoboseyo:

Since that day, World Hello Day is observed by 180 countries since 1973. Seems, the word that we use to greet strangers has quite some history attached to it. World Hello Day is celebrated by participants greeting at minimum 10 people. It could be family or friends, but one among the ten has to be a stranger.