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pardon day is next on Thursday, September 8, 2022


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Pardon Day is celebrated every year on September 8 to encourage people to put aside their grudges, seek forgiveness, and forgive those who may have hurt them. While people commonly use the term pardon as a synonym for forgiveness, the term originally referred to an official or legal action that released a convict from the punishment of a crime. In a legal context, the head of state, government, or religious entity usually grants a pardon.

Pardon Day dates back to September 8, 1974, when President Gerald Ford presented a controversial pardon to ex-president Richard M. Nixon after being implicated in one of the United States’ most scandalous events, the Watergate affair. Nevertheless, Nixon was remorseful for committing wrong-doings against the nation and its people, and President Gerald pardoned him. The day may have a controversial origin, but it reminds us of the significance of forgiveness.

How to celebrate Pardon Day

If you think you have wronged someone, this day is a perfect opportunity to tell them you are sorry. You can find a nice way to express your remorse, such as writing a note or inviting them for coffee. If someone apologizes for hurting you, be gracious and forgive them. Also, spread the word on social media about #PardonDay

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Upcoming dates for pardon day


When is pardon day 2022?Thursday, September 8, 2022
When is pardon day 2023?Friday, September 8, 2023
When is pardon day 2024?Sunday, September 8, 2024
When is pardon day 2025?Monday, September 8, 2025
When is pardon day 2026?Tuesday, September 8, 2026
When is pardon day 2027?Wednesday, September 8, 2027
When is pardon day 2028?Friday, September 8, 2028
When is pardon day 2029?Saturday, September 8, 2029
When is pardon day 2030?Sunday, September 8, 2030
When is pardon day 2031?Monday, September 8, 2031
When is pardon day 2032?Wednesday, September 8, 2032