We are officially one week away from Wikipedia’s 20th birthday! 🎉 Please
see below for the latest updates about the celebration and ways to support
Virtual birthday party
For Wikipedia's 20th birthday party  on 15 January, we'd love to hear
from you, highlight your work, and have your help to spread the word. Here
is how to get involved:
Record a video saying “Happy Birthday” or birthday wishes for Wikipedia
in your language for our birthday video montage. You can record and
submit a short clip (under 30 seconds) via your phone or computer by going
to the Tribute webpage . The deadline to submit a video is 12 January.
If you have a Wikimedia-related fun fact or accomplishment from the
movement that you would like us to highlight in the celebration, please add
it to the talk page on Meta , and we’ll highlight these during the
Invite your followers to the event on social media. Here’s a sample post
to adapt for your channels: Happy early 20th birthday to @Wikipedia, the
world's largest free online encyclopedia! Join us at their virtual party on
Friday, 15 January to celebrate Wikipedia and the people who make it
possible. Details: link
Happy birthday videos to use at your event!
Check out the Meta page  for multiple resources that you can use for
your local birthday celebrations, including a birthday video message  from
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher and video clips of
happy birthday in multiple languages.
Social media: #Wikipedia20
Visit the updated social media section on Meta  for posts to share on
your channels before and on 15 January. These are the main things to know:
Please use #Wikipedia20 and tag @Wikipedia in all posts so we can help
Before 15 January, we would greatly appreciate your help in spreading
the word about the virtual event 
On 15 January, the Wikimedia Foundation will officially begin
celebrating Wikipedia Day at 7:00 am UTC . You can see our content
plans on Meta. Please retweet and share our posts.
On 15 January, please send Wikipedia a happy birthday message and
encourage your followers to do the same. Link to the commemorative website (
) and include celebratory graphics .
If you would like additional amplification from the Wikimedia and/or
Wikipedia social media accounts of materials you are sharing, please
complete this form  with the relevant details.
FYI — paid video promotions
The Foundation will also be promoting videos that celebrate the birthday
through paid digital media on a variety of non-Wikimedia websites. These
will start on 15 January and continue for about four weeks. The plan is to
reach existing Wikipedia readers in Nigeria and the United States with the
following two goals:
To inform them about the Wikimedia movement, broadly defined
To increase awareness of the humans that power the Wikimedia sites
As a reminder, you can stay up-to-date by watching the Wikipedia 20
discussion page , and joining the Facebook group  and Telegram
If you have questions, please email wikipedia20(a)wikimedia.org or use the
discussion page .
We are so excited to celebrate with you next week!
Samir + the entire Wikipedia 20 team
*Tribute is a third party service based in the United States, with its
<https://www.tribute.co/privacy/>. Please review their terms and privacy
policy before submitting your video. In order to submit your video, you may
need to provide Tribute with a name and email address. If you are not
comfortable submitting your real name or email, we recommend using a
username or pseudonym instead. By submitting a video, you are giving the
Foundation consent to include your segment in the birthday montage, which
will be shared during the virtual party, linked on the birthday meta page,
and shared via our social channels.
Samir Elsharbaty (he/him)
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>