Internet users often celebrate viral holidays such as “Star Wars Day” and “National Root Beer Float Day,” and this year, a group of religious leaders is launching a new holiday of their own: International Day of the Bible.
To honor the holiday, Bible ministry groups across the United States are asking people to to read or promote scripture publicly online at noon on Nov. 24, according to Christian Headlines.
“God’s word is meant to encourage us and bring us personal hope, but it is also meant to bring us together to realize that this is such a great gift ... and trust that He can change our world through it,” Richard Glickstein, president of the National Bible Association, told The Christian Post.
Organizers of the event encourage people of all ages to share a favorite scripture, picture or video paired with the hashtag #BibleCelebration.
The National Bible Association is sponsoring the event, and organizations such as The American Bible Society, YouVersion Bible App and Scripture Union are promoting it in their communities, The Christian Post reported.
“Honoring God’s Word and asking Him to bless our nations and bring peace to the world is particularly apt in this period of great turmoil,” Glickstein told The Christian Post.