Atheist Pride Day is set aside to celebrate the atheists and agnostics around the world who make up a significant portion of the population. The day is also meant to raise awareness about the discrimination that atheists often face.
According to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, atheists and agnostics make up about 16% of the world's population. That means there are approximately 1.1 billion atheists and agnostics in the world.
Despite the large percentage of the population that atheists and agnostics make up, they often face discrimination. In many countries, atheists are not allowed to hold public office or even express their atheism openly. In some countries, atheism is punishable by death.
Atheist Pride Day is a day to be proud of being an atheist or agnostic and showcasing your own beliefs of non-beliefs.