23 April – World Book Day
World Book Day (also known as World Book and Copyright Day) was established in 1995 by UNESCO to promote the value of reading, the importance of copyright and to highlight the various issues in a relation of publishing.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
– Charles W. Eliot
12 August – International Youth Day
International Youth Day was created in 2000 by the United Nations to raise awareness about youth issues worldwide. This holiday contributes to an understanding of the issues and finding the solutions.
“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.”
– Mary Mcleod Bethune
8 September – International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day was created in 1966 by UNESCO, at the 14th session of General Conference to draw attention to the issues of literacy in our society.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela
5 October – World Teachers’ Day
World Teachers’ Day was established in 1994 after UNESCO Recommendation about the Status of Teachers. This day was created to reflect teachers’ significant contributions and to recognise their role in our society.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
– Malala Yousafzai
15 October – World Students’ Day
World Students’ Day was declared by UNESCO in 2010, in Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s Birthday, who was the 11th President of India and a scientist of global reputation in the area of physics & aerospace engineering.
“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”
– Conrad Hall
3rd Thursday of November – World Philosophy Day
World Philosophy Day was established in 2002 by UNESCO to raise an interest in an international culture, philosophy and diversity. UNESCO highlights the importance of philosophical heritage worldwide.
“The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation”
– Jeremy Bentham