It comes as tensions escalate in Ngaba county, western China, where 2 former monks set themselves on fire last Friday. Since March there have been seven self-immolations in Chinese occupied Tibet.
CTA Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister), Lobsang Sangay, encouraged Tibetans and Tibet supporters living abroad to participate by organising activities in their respective regions. He stressed that the events must be "peaceful, respectful of local laws and dignified."
The day is planned to coincide with Lhakar. Lhakar, literally "white Wednesday," began in 2008 as a grassroots movement where Tibetans wear traditional clothing, eat Tibetan food and speak Tibetan - an attempt to keep traditional Tibetan customs and culture alive.