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September 8: International Literacy Day

Sep 04, 2015

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!

 

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