What is World Singing Day (WSD)?
World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. The event is not religious or political, nor does it promote any one country or culture. Rather, it encourages people to put aside their differences and celebrate what we all share as human beings.
World Singing Day is not a competition and no rehearsals are needed. People of all ages are invited to participate. Musicians and non-musicians, shower singers and celebrities, come together in city centers and sing together without the pressure of a performance.
When is World Singing Day?
World Singing Day is held annually on the third Saturday in October.
Who will be singing together on World Singing Day?
World Singing Day is for people of all ages and backgrounds — singers and “non-singers” alike. College students on campus. School kids at school. Families and neighbors at home. Choir groups in city centers. Ukulele players on the beach. Elderly people in nursing homes. Footballers (soccer players) in pubs.
World Singing Day is for everyone, regardless of your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, and age.
World Singing Day is not a competition, and no rehearsals are required so we invite both musicians and non-musicians alike, from shower singers to celebrities, to gather in their communities and sing together without the pressure of performing.
Anyone can sing with us on World Singing Day.
Where does World Singing Day take place?
World Singing Day happens all over the world on the third Saturday in October.
- College students sing together on their campus.
- School kids sing together at school.
- Families and neighbors sing together in their homes.
- Choirs sing together in city centers.
- Ukulele players sing together on the beach.
- Elderly people sing together in nursing homes.
- Footballers (soccer players) sing together in pubs.
Anyone can sing wherever they are on the third Saturday each October.
Why do people sing together on World Singing Day?
Singing together has been proven to be one of quickest ways to bond friends and strangers alike and World Singing Day provides an opportunity for people to experience that bond and connection in a safe and joyful community setting.
World Singing Day is a catalyst for deeper human connections as we celebrate what we all share as human beings through the international language of music.
Learn more about the annual global sing-along here.
What does a World Singing Day sing-along look like?
Everyone celebrates WSD a little differently. Some people sing spontaneously with friends and family at home, in the car, or in a park. Some people sing together with their teachers and fellow classmates at a school assembly. And others invite the whole community to sing popular songs together in the center of town.
Watch this YouTube video to see different kinds of sing-alongs.
Learn more about hosting your own sing-along here.
What should we sing on World Singing Day?
Sing whatever songs you like that are meaningful or popular in your area of the world. Songs that most people are familiar with, and that are easy to sing, are often the best options.
We encourage you to sing the World Singing Day Theme Song with a friend or two. If you want to get even more involved, send us a short video of your group singing the WSD Song-of-the-Year and it might be featured in one of our upcoming global montage videos.
Still need more song ideas? Check out this list of 100 songs (in English.)
I don't see a sing-along in my area. Can I still participate in World Singing Day?
How do I become a World Singing Day sing-along host?
Anyone with a passion for bringing people together through music can host a sing-along on World Singing Day.
We register hosts between April 1 to September 30 each year. To learn more about what hosting a WSD sing-along is all about, click here.
Sign-up for our monthly newsletter and you’ll get a reminder when host registration opens.
Watch this YouTube video to see how some of our hosts have celebrated World Singing Day in the past.
Am I required to register my sing-along with the World Singing Day organization?
No. Registering your event is optional, but we highly recommend it.
When you complete our free host registration form, our team will not only add your sing-along to the global map of registered events, but you will have the support of our WSD team members and access to a network of enthusiastic sing-along hosts all over the globe.
Missed this year’s host registration deadline, sign-up for our monthly newsletter and you’ll get a reminder when we start registering sing-alongs for next year’s global event.
I missed the date for registering my sing-along this year. Can I still participate?
Sure! We register world-wide sing-along hosts from April 1 to September 30.
Then invite your friends to do the same!
Don’t forget to sign-up for our monthly newsletter and you’ll get a reminder when we start registering sing-alongs for next year’s global event.
Do I have to be a choir director to host a World Singing Day sing-along?
Absolutely not! If you are enthusiastic about bringing people together for a fun event, then a World Singing Day sing-along is the perfect thing for you.
We have volunteer hosts who are from all walks of life involved in this initiative. Learn more about hosting a sing-along here.
Our group can not gather together on the third Saturday in October. Can we sing on a different day?
Of course! If your school or workplace is not able to gather on the third Saturday in October feel free to sing together during the week leading up to the big day.
Learn more about hosting here.
Is World Singing Day a religious organization?
The World Singing Day organization is not religious or political, nor does it promote any one country or culture. Rather, it encourages people to put aside their differences and celebrate what we all share as human beings.
If you are with a religious organization and plan to celebrate World Singing Day alongside a religious service of any kind, there is no need to register your event as we consider it a private event. We encourage you to sing together and bring your community closer together through music that day.
If you are planning a free sing-along that will be open to the general public with the sole focus on the WSD mission of peaceful singing open to anyone no matter their religious beliefs and not connected with any religious service or intentions, we invite you to register your event and we will add your sing-along to the global event map.
Is this an annual event?
Yes! You can sing on World Singing Day each year on the third Saturday in October.
World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October.
Be a part of something big by donating to World Singing Day. This event is completely free to all. Now in its 11th year, many people worldwide give months of their time and expertise to prepare and coordinate this global event. Help us reach more people in more cities and countries by donating here.