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World Meteorological Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Day is annually held on or around March 23 to remember the World Meteorological Organization’s establishment on that date in 1950. Many different activities and events are organized for this occasion. The day also highlights the huge contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and


World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets


World Peaces and Understanding Day

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefirein a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and


World Scout Day

World Scout Day  is celebrated on 22 February, the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (born in 1857), the founder of Scouting, and coincidentally also of his wife Olave Baden-Powell. Scouts’ Day or Guides’ Day is a generic term for special days observed by members of the Scouting movement throughout the year. Some of these days have religious significance, while others may be


International Mother Language Day

The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day annually celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide on February 21. To promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008


World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. The World Summit for Social Development was held in


Valentine’s Day

Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Many people celebrate their love for their partner by


World Radio Day

World Radio Day is celebrated every year February 13,  which celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.  It was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO’s 36th General Conference. It was originally proposed by the Kingdom of Spain. The first procedure was in January 2008 by the


Darwin Day

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. Most humanists would agree that one of the greatest and most influential thinkers who ever lived should be commemorated and


World day of the sick

Every yearn February 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation started by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. People around the world take the time to pray for the sick and


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