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September 8: International Literacy Day

Sep 04, 2014
September 8, 2009: International Literacy Day
September 8, 2009: International Literacy Day

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.

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.

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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Mentally_Hilarious
I love books stinks that's day on my first day of school:-(
commented: Fri Aug 29, 2014

R-Kool123

R-Kool123 wrote:

I love reading. Books are cool!!! xxx
commented: Wed Sep 11, 2013

ShizahOnedirectioner
i m gonna visit the bookshop today! also coz its due already n today is perfect for it!...
commented: Sun Sep 08, 2013

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