Monday, June 23, 2008



Holidays let us collectively remember the past and daydream together about the future. International observances bring Haiti together with Sweden, get Liberia reminiscing with Kazakhstan about the good times, and let Thailand and Canada contemplate about tomorrow over a glass of UN punch. The United Nations General Assembly, Economic and Social Council (UNESCO) have founded countless holidays and coordinate global festivities to unite the world in celebration and remembrance. Here are just a few of the countless holidays recognized by the UN:

  • January 27- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • February 22- World Day for Water
  • March 21- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • April 23- World Book and Copyright Day
  • May 15- International Day of Families
  • June 23- United Nations Public Service Day
  • July 11- World Population Day
  • August 9-World Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • September 21- World Day of Peace Day
  • October 24- United Nations Day
  • November 20- Universal Children’s Day
  • December 1-World AIDS Day

Learn about more holidays!

So put on your traditional party costumes, call up those neighboring countries and get ready to party like you never have before!! But remember, don’t outdo yourselves: you have two more this week!

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