2017 International Literacy Day

Annual Fall

8th September

List of International Literacy Day dates by year

20188th SeptemberSaturday
20198th SeptemberSunday
20208th SeptemberTuesday
20218th SeptemberWednesday
20228th SeptemberThursday
20238th SeptemberFriday
20248th SeptemberSunday
20258th SeptemberMonday
20268th SeptemberTuesday
20278th SeptemberWednesday

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), established International Literacy Day as an annual event,. The first celebration was on September 8, 1965.

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day celebrates and promotes literacy all over the world.

The day was created by the United Nations. It is promoted by the UN's UNESCO. According to their website: "The aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies."

Literacy is a global issue, and hence the UN takes an active role in promoting it. They do recognize and celebrate that billions of people are literate. But, they go further to promote literacy, and to seek improved literacy rates in every country of the world.  

.ps  If you are reading this, then you can and should celebrate International Literacy Day.




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