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International Literacy Day

Date When Celebrated: Always September 8 th

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.


Origin of International Literacy Day:

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.


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