Civil Disobedience Day
When is Civil Disobedience Day? This day is always observed on July 3
Civil Disobedience Day is a day for what it means and the implications of disobeying civil or social laws, rules, or regulations as an act of protest. We’re going to be upfront and make it clear that we do not endorse this method of protest. We also want to make it clear to our younger readers that disobeying parents, teachers, or other authorities is never a good thing. It almost always has bad results. And, adults who try any form of civil disobedience at work is at serious risk of losing their job.
First and foremost, we need to understand the difference between peaceful protest and civil disobedience. Peaceful protests are usually done within the law. Civil disobedience is actually doing something unlawful and can get you into real trouble. Civil disobedience is breaking a law or refusing to comply with a law. It can also be a refusal to pay taxes or fines. People who attempt it are at serious risk of going to jail, perhaps for a long time.
We believe this day is an educational opportunity to understand what civil disobedience is and its risks. This should be enough to keep you from trying this form of protest.
How to Observe Civil Disobedience Day
There are many things you can do to observe Civil Disobedience Day. Here are a few ideas:
- Understand the difference between peaceful protests and civil disobedience.
- If you choose the path of civil disobedience, make sure you understand the risks and dangers.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.” – – Mahatma Gandhi
History and Origin of Civil Disobedience Day
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. The creator of this day left no recordings to allow us to understand why he or she created this day.
We did discover a number of seemingly peaceful civil or social Disobedience Days, on a variety of dates. They appeared to provide a non-violent way protest an issue, law, or cause.
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