-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

September 8: International Literacy Day

Sep 01, 2016

You read it right! September 8th is this year’s International Literacy Day. It seems pretty fitting, considering most kids living in the United States and Canada, as well as other parts of the world, are going back to school around this time. So how do you plan to celebrate and honor literacy today?

Holiday History

International Literacy Day started in 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It’s celebrated around the world each September 8. In 1990, the United Nations General Assembly gave world literacy a boost by proclaiming it International Literacy Year. This special year signified the ongoing commitment of the entire world to recognize and support literacy for all.

Planning on cracking a book open this September?Planning on cracking a book open this September?
 

Holiday Happenings

International Literacy Day involves people of all ages and backgrounds all over the world. Special activities happening in different communities are planned to promote literacy (reading) and life-long learning. You may find events happening at your local community center, library or school.

Celebrate National Literacy Day by reading!Celebrate National Literacy Day by reading!
 

How About You?

If you can’t find or don’t manage to participate in any community events celebrating International Literacy Day, you can always do one easy thing to show you honor and support the cause of literacy and reading for people all over the world: READ A BOOK!

Have Your Say

Will you be celebrating National Literacy Day this year? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

 

24 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_the-bfg-micro
Kidzworld got info on The BFG film from its famous director Steven Spielberg! Discover what this ...
Micro_holidayreading-micro-2
What are your plans for the holidays? One of the best things to do during the winter season is to...
Micro_dahl-micro
Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved children's authors of all time. Though he's no longer alive...
Micro_top10summerbeachreads-micro
There’s nothing like hitting the sandy beach with a cute bikini, a bottle of sunscreen and an awe...
Micro_family literacy day_micro
Every year, Canadians celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27. It was created by ABC CANADA L...
Micro_september-holidays-micro
Check out the cool holidays you should be celebrating this September, like Labor Day, Grandparent...
F1106946462703

How Often Do You Read Books?

  • Every day - I'm a massive bookworm.
  • At least once a week.
  • Only when my TV's broken and the Internet isn't working.
  • Hardly ever - unless it's for school.

Random In The Forums

PunMaster
Okay, here we go guys! This is my first fanfiction forum, and I'm going to post my fictions on here... Hope you like them. 
reply less than a minute
samoyedsandmalamutes
I like this one guy but I'm afraid to ask bc everytime i do ask someone out, I get turned down
reply about 2 hours
samoyedsandmalamutes
I wish someone liked me, good for u:)
reply about 2 hours
jordand08
jordand08 posted in Say Anything:
"jordand08" wrote: "KingShawn13" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "KingShawn13" wrote: 2010 you young whippersnappers. And I shall be retiring next month. God I'm old. NOOOOOOOO  You think I want to. I can't stop time or stop aging but I'll try to make my last month the best experience for everyone. 2010, you're not the only old one ;)    Still edge you out by four months you whippersnapper. :p ​I'll be here longer than you though!  heheh
reply about 2 hours
KingShawn13
"jordand08" wrote: "KingShawn13" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "KingShawn13" wrote: 2010 you young whippersnappers. And I shall be retiring next month. God I'm old. NOOOOOOOO  You think I want to. I can't stop time or stop aging but I'll try to make my last month the best experience for everyone. 2010, you're not the only old one ;)  Still edge you out by four months you whippersnapper. :p
reply about 2 hours