March 21 - extremely saturated with respect toHolidays day. In Poland, it is the day of the truant, in Iraq - the Day of Spring, in Japan - the Vernal Equinox Day, in Syria and Lebanon - Mother's Day, in the US - Agriculture Day.
Hardly you can tell about all the significant events that fall on this date.
World Poetry Day
Since 1999, there has been a worldwideWorld Poetry Day. The holiday was established at the 30th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, and was held for the first time in Paris, where the headquarters of the organization is located.
The idea of the holiday, according to its creators, consists ofIn creating a positive image of poetry in the media as a modern and open to all people of the art form, as well as attract public attention to little-known publishers, authors, literary clubs.
It is believed that the earliest poems-hymns were written in the 23rd century BC by the poetess priestess En-hedu-Ana.
International Day of the Puppet Theater
Another holiday related to art,Celebrated on March 21 - Day of the puppet. It was established by the Iranian puppet theater director Jivad Zolfagaricho in 2000 during the 18th Congress of the International Union of Puppet Theater Figures in Magdeburg. During the next two years, heated discussions were held about the date of the celebration. In 2003, on March 21, at last, the glorious tradition of the festival of puppeteers was laid.
International Forest Day
March 21 is an extremely important date for bothEco-activists, and for all nature lovers. On that day in 1971, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) established the International Forest Day.
Annually in the world it is cut down to 13 million hectares of wood.
Forests occupy about one third of the land area andPlay a crucial role in shaping the composition of the atmosphere and climate of the planet, preserve the fertility of soils and landscapes. In addition, they are home to most animal species. In view of a number of unfavorable factors, the area of forests around the world is steadily declining. Therefore, the key task of the International Day of Forests is to draw attention to the problems of forest ecosystems and to inform the population about the ways of protecting and restoring forest tracts.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21 is an extremely important date, openingWeek of solidarity with peoples fighting against racism. On this day, by the decision of the UN General Assembly, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated annually. A landmark date was chosen in memory of the events of 1960, when during a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in South Africa, the police opened fire to kill and killed 69 people. Already in 1966, the United Nations proclaimed the celebrated holiday, designed to attract the international community to strengthen the struggle for fundamental human rights.