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Join us for a global virtual birthday party for our communities on January 15th from 16.00-17.00 UTC! We will be livestreaming this event on YouTube as we get together to celebrate all of the volunteers and community members who have built this movement over the last 20 years. This event is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation and is meant to be a kickoff for all community celebrations around the world!

Our celebration will include remarks from community members about how they have seen the movement grow over the 20 years and their wishes for the future, as well as from the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales and the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation Katherine Maher.

How you can participate

Before the event

We are no longer able to accept additional content submissions for the celebration. Please help us by spreading the word about this event!

During the event

  • Be prepared to participate in trivia and other interactive moments of the celebration by making sure you are watching the chat on YouTube or Facebook live.
  • Share pictures of your own Wikimedia cakes or photos of your local celebrations on commons or on Telegram.


Jimmy Wales' remarks
Wikipedia trivia with Phoebe Ayers
Katherine Maher's remarks
Anthemic 20th birthday video
Community speakers: Florence Devouard and Tim Starling
Music break with Amir Aharoni
Community speakers: Netha Hussain, Sandister Tei and Ayokanmi Oyeyemi
Community highlights
Birthday wishes video short
Continue birthday wishes video

Make sure not to miss any of the other Wikipedia 20 community organized celebrations organized by Wikimedians around the world!