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World Poetry Day

Every year on 21 March United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the World Poetry Day. A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during the UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.  The organization recognized the...

World Poetry Day

Every year on 21 March United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the World Poetry Day. A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during the UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.
The organization recognized the important role of poetry in the arts and in cultures throughout the world and over time. It also wanted the day to promote the efforts of small publishers with regard to publishing poetry. The day also focused on promoting a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, as well as strengthening the association between poetry and other forms of expression, such as dance, music, and painting. The first World Poetry Day was held on March 21, 2000.

World Poetry Day is an invitation to reflect on the power of language and the full development of each person’s creative abilities. This day is an invitation to reflect on the power of language and the full development of each person’s creative abilities.
World Poetry Day is an opportunity for children to be introduced to poetry in classrooms. It is a time when classrooms are busy with lessons related to poetry, in which students examine poets and learn about different types of poetry. Government agencies, educators, community groups and individuals get involved in promoting or participating in the day. Poets may be invited to read and share their work to audiences at book stores, cafes, universities and schools. Awards and other forms or recognition are made to honor poets and their work. Exhibitions and poetry evenings are also be held to showcase the work of various poets on or around March 21 to coincide with World Poetry Day.

Source:
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-poetry-day
http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/

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More holidays on this day:

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
International Day of Forests
Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun no hi-Japan)
International Day of Nowruz
World Puppetry Day
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

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