What is Polyamory Day?
It’s an observance, on November 23 or each year, which may coincide with celebrations and events put on by supportive groups, organizations, and individuals. There are other similar days in the year, such as Polyamory Pride Day (a day in Pride Month), International Solo Polyamory Day (Sep 24), Metamour Day (Feb 28), to name a few. The first Polyamory Day was launched on November 23, 2017, in both French and English.
How is it promoted?
The main promotion is simply a colorful image that includes the infinite heart symbol, and has the text “November 23 is Polyamory Day” and the hashtag “#polyamoryday” in the image. Groups and individuals then share that, and celebrate that day in their own way. We ask: If you agree that people who are polyamorous are entitled to the same rights, privileges, and governmental accommodation that others have, please circulate this image to others on your blogs, in email, and on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Why November 23?
The first Polyamory Day was celebrated by the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) as a National Polyamory Day in Canada. November 23 was chosen because, on that day in 2011, British Columbia’s Supreme Court ruled that Canada’s so called “anti-polygamy law” does not apply to unformalized polyamorous households – clarifying that polyamory, as it is typically practiced in Canada, is legal and not a criminal act. Prior to November, 23, 2011, it was questionable if polyamory was legal in Canada.
That first celebration in Canada was very popular, and many outside of Canada joined in and participated too. So much so we created versions of our images that did not mention Canada for use outside. Since then we’ve produced images that can be used anywhere, and in more languages starting with Spanish.
Who is promoting this?
Organizations that have promoted Polyamory Day include Poliamor en México, OPEN, members of the Polyamory Leadership Network, Loving More, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, PolyDallas Millennium, Black Poly Pride, the Poly Cultural Diversity Alliance, Polyamory South Africa, ZAPoly Polyamory In South Africa, and others. Last year, new images were produced in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, and English.
Can I help coordinate this effort in my country or language?
Absolutely! Please message the CPAA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CanPolyAdvocacy. Google Translate has allowed us to coordinate activities across languages.
To see images from past years:
Happy Polyamory Day video, https://twitter.com/i/status/1066085158711894018