An emotional rollercoaster, the National Sorry Day, ironically, has no connection with apologizing for forgetting your partner's birthday or gushing out your mate's prized wine down the sink. It turns out we've glided straight into a day of deep significance and heartfelt reconciliation!
It's national sorry day on the 26th May.
Apparently, we have the Land Down Under — Australia, to thank for National Sorry Day. Phew, saved by the Kangaroos! The surprising spark behind this day instigated back in 1997 from the 'Bringing Them Home Report'; a solemn document disclosing the distressing stories of the Stolen Generations — Indigenous children stripped from their families. Soon, on 26 May 1998, the first National Sorry Day was celebrated (or perhaps mourned?) with approximately 12478 digital mentions as of now.
According to the radar of our internet wizardry, we detected that the most mentions of National Sorry Day soared on 26 May 2020. Maybe it was a global domino of empathy, guilt, or in the least, a recognition of profound respect towards Indigenous Australians.
Well, they certainly don't go around uttering 'sorry' like a broken record! National Sorry Day is marked with activities reflecting the spirit of reconciliation, cultural expositions, and one could say - memories walking hand in hand with acknowledgment.