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The Pardon Day 2024, History, Celebration

Every year people celebrate 8 September as  Pardon Day. Sometimes we may mistake with other or others may mistake with me.  In our regular life, we have to face many different situations. We should always remember that forgiveness is a great virtue. Pardon Day reminds us of it again. Merely in this way, we can establish a peaceful environment for living together. Every religion says to forgive others.

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History of the Pardon Day

According to many religious scriptures, The First man Adam is sent to the earth for his mistake from paradise. He asked pardon to God and finally, God accepted that. Every religious scripture presents God as Merciful and suggests us to be merciful towards all creatures. Common people may do anything for their ignorance. But if anyone wants to be a great person he should have the virtue of forgiveness.

Though forgiveness is a great virtue, achieving it is not very easy. Your ego, emotion, and past memory do not allow you to forgive other very quickly. When forgiving is very hard, there needs a dialogue between two sides. In world history, the persons who are able to forgive others, are considered great men. The day comes after a historical incident. On September 8, 1974, the USA ex-President Gerald Ford granted a pardon to another ex-President Richard Nixon, who has a scandal of the Watergate affair.

The Pardon Day image
The Pardon Day image

All religions consider forgiveness as a pious act. Forgiveness brings inner peace to your heart. Here we have shared some references from the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran.

Read more: Pardon Day 2024 Messages, Wishes, Quotes

Quran Says

“. . . and let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” [Qur’an, 24:22]

“. . . but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: for (Allah) loveth not those who do wrong.” — Quran 42:40

Bible Says

“Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus said to him, I say not to you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” – Mat 18:21–22

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins,” – Mark 11:25Matthew 6:14–15

Celebration of the Pardon Day

There are many ways to celebrate the day. The day has a powerful message that can make us more virtuous. The day influences us to be widened-minded. So you can celebrate the day by spreading its message to others. Some ideas are given below to celebrate the day.

Forgive Others in the Pardon Day

To celebrate the day you can decide that you will forgive others without taking any revenge. This powerful decision brings a great feeling of peace to your mind.

Forgive Yourself

It is an amazing idea for our mental calmness. Sometimes we cannot forgive ourselves for our great mistakes. It may bring mental agony and throw us into a sea of depression. To get rid of it we should forgive ourselves and regenerate our life and start our journey.

Ignore Others’ Mistakes

To observe this day you can ignore all faults of other people. You can skip many simple mistakes that are committed by common people.  This great practice of ignoring others’ faults or mistakes makes you a greater person.

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The Pardon Day 3d image

Importance of the Pardon day

Teach Us a Great Lesson

The day teaches us a great lesson of broadness. Forgiving others is not a simple thing. The men who are mentally soft-hearted and virtuous can only forgive others.

Flourishing the Inner Peace

To enjoy our life properly we need inner peace in our hearts. Forgiving others bring inner peace to your heart. So observing the day is very important for us.

Repairing Your Broken Relationship

If you not forgave others and broke down your relationship, then this day is for you to rebuild or repair your broken relationship by forgiving each other.


Do I have to meet with the person I’m forgiving?

This is not necessary. Forgiveness is a personal journey, don’t feel pressured to get back in contact with anyone you don’t want to.

What’s the best way to ask for forgiveness?

This will change in every situation. A period of self-reflection may be needed before an approach is made.

Is this a religious celebration?

While many religions teach forgiveness, Pardon Day doesn’t have a religious origin.


It is a universal truth that forgiveness is a great virtue. But our egos do not allow us to forgive others easily. So this day gives us a great opportunity to forgive others and enrich ourselves with this great virtue. You can visit Wikipedia to learn more about forgiveness.

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