Kw-logo-smaller

September 8: International Literacy Day

Sep 04, 2014

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!

 

20 Comments

latest videos

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.

related stories

Micro_summer-reading-micro
Whether you're hitting a hammock or basking in some beach sun, there's nothing better than kickin...
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
Before you start counting down the days 'til Christmas break, check out these fun September holid...

Random in the forums

hollybl2468
This looks like fun, lol. I dare you to use 'rubber duckie'. Good luck, mwah hah hah. :devil
reply 14 minutes
vindieselfan
Is there any vin diesel fan girls here ? add me. I will share some great pictures  ;)
reply 42 minutes
hollybl2468
hollybl2468 posted in Debating:
"Jenna_love" wrote: So your going to go to hell. You don't have to be religious you just have to consider God as your Lord and only Lord "Badaaron2245" wrote: That where ur wrong because there is a GOD and heaven and hell are real places and Jesus Is coming back again Don't some of these posts, like the ones above, belong in the Politics and Religion forums? Everyone should be entitled to their own opinion, not damned to hell for having their own beliefs. I will admit I haven't ready everything in this topic, but so far, I'm agreeing with Teh-Skittlez. I'm not a religious person, I'm not saying anyone is "wrong", but I do think we should live our lives to the fullest, because the truth is, we don't know what comes after this life and therefore, doesn't it make sense that we should make the most of the one we have? The things we accomplish and the people we build relationships with may not matter after we're gone, and probably won't be recorded in any history books, but does that make them any less important to us?
reply about 1 hour
arthi
arthi posted in General:
Banned for lack of punctuation.
reply about 1 hour
hollybl2468
hollybl2468 posted in Debating:
  "lelnah" wrote: But we're not all just cute rubber duckies in a strawberry bubble bath. I want to say thank you for that, you gave me a laugh. You are the first person I have known (other than myself) to say rubber duckie. :D "lelnah" wrote: Which is more? Are humans harmful more than helpful? Or helpful more than harmful? Well, the "help" humans provide are for our own race, to cure ourselves from illnesses and build ourselves bigger buildings, etc. But meanwhile, we are damaging our planet and destroying the habitats/food resources of other animals. I would have to say we are harmful more than helpful, in terms of what we do to the earth and the creatures around us.  
reply about 1 hour

play online games