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What holidays celebrated on March 21

What holidays celebrated on March 21

March 21 - extremely rich in respectDay holidays. In Poland, this Day of truant in Iraq - Spring Day in Japan - Day of the vernal equinox, in Syria and Lebanon - Mother's Day in the US - the Day of agriculture.

One can hardly talk about all the significant events that fall on that date.

World Poetry Day

Since 1999, worldwide celebratedWorld Poetry Day. The holiday was established by the 30th session of the UNESCO General Conference, and the first time he spent in Paris, where the headquarters of the organization.
The idea of ​​the festival, according to its creators, isto form a positive image in the media of poetry as a modern and open to all people an art form, as well as to draw attention to a little-known publishers, authors, literary clubs.

It is believed that the earliest poems, hymns were written in the 23 century BC poet-priestess En-Kheda-Ana.

World Puppetry Day

Another celebration associated with the arts,celebrated on March 21 - Day kuklodela. It was established by the Iranian director of the puppet theater Dzhivadom Zolfagariho in 2000 at the XVIII Congress of the International Union of theater figures dolls in Magdeburg. The next two years were heated discussions about the date of the holiday. In 2003, on 21 March last, it was the beginning of a glorious tradition of puppeteers festival.

International Day of Forests

March 21 - an extremely important date foreco-activists, and for all nature lovers. On this day in 1971, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) established the International Day of the forest.

Annually in the world cut down to 13 million hectares of forest.

Forests cover about one third of the land area andplay a crucial role in shaping the composition of the atmosphere and climate of the planet, save the fertility of soils and landscapes. Furthermore, they are home to most animal species. Due to a number of adverse factors, the forest area has been steadily declining throughout the world. Therefore, the key task of the International Day of forests - to draw attention to the problems of forest ecosystems and to inform the public about how to protect and restore forests.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 - an extremely important date, openingWeek of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism. On this day, by the decision of the UN General Assembly every year the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Key date chosen to commemorate the events of 1960, when during a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid in South Africa, police opened fire on and killed 69 people. Already in 1966, the United Nations has been proclaimed the appointed feast, designed to draw the international community to intensify the struggle for fundamental human rights.

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