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World Heritage Day- April 18

The world heritage is the wealth that humanity shares. It includes the monuments and sites that are accessible to the public and tell about the history and culture of the place. The protection and preservation of these valuable assets requires the collective efforts of the international community. World Heritage Day, also called Monuments and Sites Day, is designed to raise public awareness of the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts required to protect and preserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability and step up efforts to prevent their demolition and existing preservation.

World Heritage Day also encourages us to celebrate all the cultures of the world, and raise awareness for important monuments and cultural sites.

On April 18, 1982, on the occasion of a seminar organized by ICOMOS (International Committee of Monuments and Sites) in Tunisia, it was proposed to hold the "International Day of Monuments and Sites" which would be celebrated simultaneously around the world. This project was approved by the Executive Committee which submitted practical proposals to the National Committees on how to organize this day.

The idea was also approved by the UNESCO General Conference which passed a resolution at its 22nd session in November 1983 and recommended that member states examine the possibility of declaring April 18 each year as "Monuments and Sites Day". It is traditionally called World Heritage Day.

There are lots of amazing heritage sites and monuments around the world. Among the heritage sites that can be learned about ancient cultures around the world is Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas located in a lush and mountainous area above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. There are the amazing Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Temple of Abu Simbel on the Egyptian-Sudanese border from ancient Egypt, the Great Wall in China, the remains of the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar, Angkor Wat, the main temple in the ancient temple city of Angkor in Cambodia and more. There are also lots of monuments around the world that are sculptures or buildings that aim to commemorate important people, historical events and so on.

ICOMOS, the International Council of Monuments and Sites, has offered to celebrate World Heritage Day by visiting monuments and sites and restoration work for free, publishing articles in newspapers and magazines, and TV and radio articles, hanging posters in city squares or major arteries paying attention to cultural heritage and preserving cultural heritage. Interviews, organizing discussions in cultural centers, town halls and other public spaces, exhibitions (pictures, paintings, etc.), publishing books, postcards, stamps, posters, awarding prizes to organizations or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage or resulted in excellent publicity. , Inauguration of recently restored monuments, special awareness-raising activities among school children and youth, promoting "coordination" opportunities between organizations, defining areas for cooperation; Speaker exchanges; Arranging meetings and seminars, or conducting joint publications.

World heritage day April 18

April 18 is also Columnists Day

Eiffel Tower Day - March 31

Eiffel Tower Day is the holiday day of the wonderful monument that stands proudly in the heart of the City of Lights. This day marks the completion of the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889.
In honor of the Eiffel Tower Day, get some facts about the tower that (maybe) you did not know:

It took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days in total to build the Eiffel Tower and it is named after the chief engineer who designed it, Gustav Eiffel.

The Eiffel Tower was actually built for the Paris International Exhibition, on the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, and was not designed to be a permanent structure.

In 1909 they wanted to demolish the Eiffel Tower, but it was saved thanks to the decision to change its designation to a giant radio antenna.

The Eiffel Tower is the paid monument that most people in the world visit. As of 2017, more than 300 million visitors visited it.

During World War II, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the elevator cables in the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler had to climb the stairs to reach the summit. 

The Eiffel Tower was planned to stand in Barcelona, ​​Spain, but the Spaniards rejected the offer.

The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) as a result of temperature changes.

Inventor Franz Reichelt died in a jump from the Eiffel Tower (in 1912) while testing the parachute he designed.

If you want to climb the stairs to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you will need to climb 1,665 steps.

A woman named Erika Eiffel "married" the Eiffel Tower in 2007.

There are 20,000 bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.

There are more than 30 replicas of the Eiffel Tower worldwide.

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