Jazz Day encourages jazz fans all over the world to attend or initiate festivals, events and jazz parties.
If you like jazz, take your trumpet, saxophone, piano or clarinet and start playing. If you do not play, you will probably find an event that has jazz music nearby.
International Jazz Day is an annual event that takes place every year on April 30th. The event was set up by UNESCO to celebrate "the virtues of jazz as an educational tool and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation between people."
The day was announced during the UNESCO General Conference in November 2011. The first annual International Jazz Day was celebrated in Paris by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Ambassador of Goodwill Herbie Hancock.
April 30 is also Bugs Bunny Day
World Book Day or World Copyright Day is an annual event held on April 23 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, book publishing and copyright.
World Book Day was first celebrated on April 23, 1995.
The reason why Book Day was celebrated on this date is that in 1923, booksellers in Spain celebrated this day as a memorial to the author Miguel de Cervantes who passed away on this date. In 1995 UNESCO decided that this day would be Book and Copyright Day, also due to the fact that it is the anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and the Inca Garcilso de la Vega and several other prominent members.
If you want to join countries that celebrate International Book Day, such as the US, England, Sweden, Spain and more, you can spend time reading, visiting the library, buying books, spending time in a reading club and more.
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"On World Water Day, let us commit to developing the necessary policies to ensure that water and sustainable energy are guaranteed to many and not just some."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement in honor of World Water Day.
Water and energy are closely intertwined and interdependent. Energy transfer requires the utilization of water resources, especially for hydroelectric, nuclear and thermal energy sources.
We sometimes take the water for granted, but about a billion people around the world do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.
In honor of International Water Day declared by the United Nations in 1992, get some facts you (maybe) did not know about water that will make you think about water differently:
3.4 million people die each year from water-related factors.
People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 6 km to collect water.
An average swimming pool loses 3.785 liters a month as a result of evaporation and other factors.
Flushing an average toilet uses 6 gallons of clean water.
Our bones contain 31% water.
Only 1% of the world's water is drinkable.
Nearly 700 million people in China drink contaminated water.
In Cape Town, South Africa, there is a severe shortage of water. The government has imposed severe restrictions on water consumption and by April 2018 the city may remain without water at all.
In Peru, there is a sign that creates potable water from air.
The water itself does not conduct electricity but the impurities and particles that are in it.
Hot water is heavier than cold water.
90% of the fresh water in the world is in the Antarctic continent.
There is a reservoir of floating water in space that is equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the oceans of the world.
2/3 of the water consumed in an average home is wasted in the bathroom.
About 75% of man's finds are made of water.
Each foot contains about 250,000 sweat glands.
Drinking too much water can cause water poisoning.
Water makes up only 0.07% of the Earth's mass, or 0.4% of its volume.
The water is azure turquoise due to the weak absorption in the red part of the visible spectrum.
20% of the non-frozen fresh water is in a single lake: Lake Baikal in Russia.
Under certain circumstances, hot water can freeze faster than cold water.
March 22 is also Wonder Woman's birthday
International Mother Language Day, February 21, was proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999 as an international observance of the Multilinguality and cultural diversity in our society.
The day commemorates the event that occurred in Dhaka (capital of present-day Bangaladesh) on that date in 1952, when several university students were shot to death by police while protesting for the recognition of their native language, Bengali, as one of the two national languages of East Pakistan.
Beside the commemoration of the event, the day is observed in order to promote the respect for other peoples' cultures and languages, the importance of tolerance toward people with different customs and lack of mastery in the local language, and the preservation of languages in danger of extinction.
|If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.- Nelson Mandela
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