Polyamory Day FAQ

What is Polyamory Day?

It’s an observance, on November 23 of each year, to celebrate polyamory which may coincide with events by supportive groups, organizations, and individuals. The first Polyamory Day was launched on November 23, 2017, in both French and English. On that day, and in years that followed, it spread to other countries and languages around the world.

There are other similar days in the year, such as Polyamory Pride Day (a day in Pride Month), International Solo Polyamory Day (September 24), Metamour Day (February 28), to name a few.

How is it promoted?

The main promotion is simply a colorful image that includes the infinite heart symbol, and has the text “November 23 is Polyamory Day” and the hashtag “#polyamoryday”. Groups and individuals then share that, and celebrate that day in their own way. We ask: If you agree that people who are polyamorous are entitled to the same rights, privileges, and governmental support that others have, please circulate a Polyamory Day image or meme on your mailing lists, blogs, and social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

Why November 23?

The first Polyamory Day was celebrated by the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) as a National Polyamory Day in Canada. November 23 was chosen because, on that day in 2011, British Columbia’s Supreme Court ruled that Canada’s so called “anti-polygamy law” does not apply to unformalized polyamorous households – clarifying that polyamory, as it is typically practiced in Canada, is legal and not a criminal act. Prior to November, 23, 2011, it was questionable if polyamory was legal in Canada.

Who is promoting this?

Groups that have promoted Polyamory Day include Poliamor en México, members of the Polyamory Leadership NetworkLoving More, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, OPEN (Organisation for Polyamory and Ethical Non Monogamy), PolyDallas MillenniumBlack Poly Pride, the Poly Cultural Diversity AlliancePolyamory South AfricaZAPoly Polyamory In South Africa, Regroupement des personnes polyamoureuses du Québec (RPPQ), the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association, and others. Images have been produced in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, and English.

Can I help coordinate the promotion of this day in my country or language?

Absolutely! If you need assistance, please email us at info@polyamoryday.com/. Google Translate has allowed us to coordinate activities across languages.

To see images from past years:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/polyamoryday (refresh if you get a “No results” page)
Happy Polyamory Day videos: https://twitter.com/i/status/1066085158711894018