𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟔, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑: (World Tibet Day) is celebrated globally as the 88th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It was founded in 1997 by Richard Rosenkranz and has grown into one of the most important events on the Tibetan calendar. World Tibet Day was initiated in Chicago at an informal meeting between Tenzin Choegyal, the Dalai Lama’s younger brother, and Richard Rosenkranz, a Pulitzer Prize nominee in history and a former correspondent from US Senate.
Rosenkranz proposed the concept of World Tibet Day, saying it could become an annual worldwide event, designed to help the Tibetan people regain essential freedoms. H.H. Dalai Lama praised the worldwide event, saying, “World Tibet Day has helped greatly in raising awareness & has opened many hearts to the essential rights of the Tibetan people to preserve their culture & to practice their religion freely.”