1 day without us

Our friends at 1 Day Without Us, an organisation that campaigns to promote the massive contribution that immigration has made to our Country, are holding a national celebration day on Saturday 17th February and we will stand shoulder to shoulder with them.

We want to celebrate the fantastic contribution that migrants have made to the UK. Migrants work in our hospitals, schools, public services, agricultural sector, service and manufacturing industries and more. Our friends, family and neighbours from other countries who live and work in Britain are seen by some as a problem. Join us by making them feel welcomed and an important part of our communities.

How can you get involved?

Join a local 1 Day Without Us Event

Communities around the country will be putting on street stalls, parties, talks, story-telling sessions and festivals to celebrate migrants in their communities. To see if there is currently an event near you click here. More events are added all the time.

Join a local 1 Day Without Us Group

There are local groups around the country who will be planning events for the national day of celebration. Click here to see if there is a group in your local community which you can join.

Arrange an event for the national day of celebration

Why not put on your own event for the day? Here are some ideas:

  • Hold a community picnic and invite your neighbours and migrants from your local community
  • Hold a ‘bake-off’ and ask people to bring dishes from their native countries
  • Put on a mini-festival with music from people’s home countries
  • Hold a storytelling session and invite people to share stories from around the globe
  • Put on a community football match
  • Make a video about how migrants have contributed to your community
  • Take a photo of yourself and your migrant colleagues holding up placards outlining what job they do and where they are from

If you are hosting a celebration event, and would like Open Britain to help promote it to our supporters, then please click below and tell us more.

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Let’s make this a day to remember by celebrating our strength in diversity.