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When is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in 2020?

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in 2020 is on the Thursday, 21st of May (5/21/2020).

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is on the 142nd day of 2020. There are 224 days left in the year.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Facts

  • Date: May 21, 2020
  • International
  • Also Called: World Diversity Day/ World Cultural Day
  • Celebrations: Listening to music from a different culture, cooking traditional food of a different community and even learning about a different religion
 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development iImage Credit: un.org

Three-quarters of the global conflicts have a cultural background. Cultural diversity should be seen as a driving force for development, and a means to lead a more fulfilling life. To bridge the gap between cultures, the UN established the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development observed every year on May 21st. Other popular names for this holiday include World Diversity Day and World Cultural Day.

History of World Diversity Day

In September 2001, massive destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan was experienced in Afghanistan due to terrorist attacks. The resultant was United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), adopting the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity on November 2001 during a conference in Paris, France. Initially, the day was established to decrease the cultural stigma brought about by the terrorist attacks.

The World Cultural Day has been observed from the year 2013. Since then, people across the world have embraced the holiday as a way to promote peace and tolerance across different cultures.

Through World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we get to deepen our understanding of cultural diversity values and how we can live together in harmony.

On October 20th, 2005, UNESCO came up with four goals that strive to protect and promote cultural diversity. These are:

- Promotion of human rights and freedom

- Supporting governance for culture’s sustainable systems

- Integration of culture into the sustainable development frameworks

- Increasing the mobility of artists and cultural professionals and achieving a steady flow of cultural goods and services.

How to Celebrate World Diversity Day

World Cultural Day is a holiday for everyone. However, the types of celebrations might vary from one country or profession to another.

For instance, those working in cultural offices might mark the day by holding seminars and cultural workshops. Schools often observe this day by organizing various cultural activities aimed at appreciating the multiculturalism in the institutions.

As an individual, take this as the best time to learn a new language or explore aspects of another culture you are unfamiliar with. You can do this by attending a music festival or an art exhibition dedicated to the particular cultural group. You can as well invite people from a different culture to learn your customs.

Other great ways to observe the holiday include listening to music from a different culture, cooking traditional food of a different community and even learning about a different religion.

Don’t forget to spread the word about the importance of cultural diversity to family and friends via social media using the hashtag #WorldDiversityDay, #WorldCulturalDay or #WorldDayforCulturalDiversityforDialogueandDevelopment.

Importance of World Day for Cultural Diversity

Cultures are a hub of extraordinary traditions and habits which preserve customs that could appear absurd yet very fascinating to people of a different community. The World Day for Cultural Diversity opens our mind to fight negative stereotype but instead, agree that diversity is our strength. Although not a public holiday, the observance of this day makes it our responsibility to sustain diversity in the world as we learn to live together in the diversity of our languages, cultures, and religions.

World Cultural Day Facts

- There are more than 6000 languages spoken globally today with a few hundred speaking some of the minority languages.

- Africa is the most linguistically diverse content with about 1500 language groups.

- Spain is the least populated country in Europe with 33% fewer people than the UK.

- Niger has the highest women fertility in the world where every woman is capable of getting about seven children

- About 4% of Americans are vegetarians

- English, German, Portuguese, French and Swedish spell the word taxi the same way.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Observances

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01Global Family Day
SaturdaySatJan 04, 2020Jan 04World Braille Day
SaturdaySatJan 11, 2020Jan 11International Thank-You Day
ThursdayThuJan 30, 2020Jan 30World Leprosy Day
WednesdayWedFeb 12, 2020Feb 12Darwin Day
FridayFriFeb 21, 2020Feb 21International Mother Language Day
SaturdaySatFeb 22, 2020Feb 22World Thinking Day
SundaySunMar 01, 2020Mar 01International Day of the Seal
SundaySunMar 08, 2020Mar 08International Women's Day
FridayFriMar 20, 2020Mar 20World Frog Day
SaturdaySatMar 21, 2020Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
SundaySunMar 22, 2020Mar 22World Water Day
MondayMonMar 23, 2020Mar 23World Meteorological Day
TuesdayTueMar 24, 2020Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 28, 2020Mar 28Earth Hour
ThursdayThuApr 02, 2020Apr 02International Children's Book Day
TuesdayTueApr 07, 2020Apr 07World Health Day
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Yuri's Night
ThursdayThuApr 16, 2020Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
TuesdayTueApr 21, 2020Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
WednesdayWedApr 22, 2020Apr 22Earth Day
ThursdayThuApr 23, 2020Apr 23World Book Day
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25World Penguin Day
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25World Malaria Day
SundaySunMay 03, 2020May 03World Press Freedom Day
TuesdayTueMay 05, 2020May 05International Midwives Day
FridayFriMay 08, 2020May 08World Red Cross Day
SundaySunMay 10, 2020May 10World Lupus Day
TuesdayTueMay 12, 2020May 12International Nurses Day
WednesdayWedMay 13, 2020May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
FridayFriMay 15, 2020May 15International Day of Families
MondayMonMay 18, 2020May 18International Museum Day
ThursdayThuMay 21, 2020May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
FridayFriMay 22, 2020May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
SaturdaySatMay 23, 2020May 23World Turtle Day
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24World Schizophrenia Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Towel Day
SundaySunMay 31, 2020May 31World No-Tobacco Day
WednesdayWedJun 03, 2020Jun 03World Bicycle Day
FridayFriJun 05, 2020Jun 05World Environment Day
MondayMonJun 08, 2020Jun 08World Ocean Day
SundaySunJun 14, 2020Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
TuesdayTueJun 16, 2020Jun 16International Day of the African Child
WednesdayWedJun 17, 2020Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
SaturdaySatJun 20, 2020Jun 20World Refugee Day
SundaySunJun 21, 2020Jun 21International Yoga Day
FridayFriJun 26, 2020Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
SaturdaySatJul 11, 2020Jul 11World Population Day
ThursdayThuJul 16, 2020Jul 16World Snake Day
TuesdayTueJul 28, 2020Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
ThursdayThuJul 30, 2020Jul 30International Friendship Day
SaturdaySatAug 08, 2020Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
SundaySunAug 09, 2020Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
MondayMonAug 10, 2020Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
WednesdayWedAug 12, 2020Aug 12International Youth Day
ThursdayThuAug 13, 2020Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
FridayFriAug 14, 2020Aug 14World Lizard Day
SundaySunAug 23, 2020Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
TuesdayTueSep 08, 2020Sep 08International Literacy Day
SundaySunSep 13, 2020Sep 13International Chocolate Day
TuesdayTueSep 15, 2020Sep 15Software Freedom Day
TuesdayTueSep 15, 2020Sep 15International Day of Democracy
WednesdayWedSep 16, 2020Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
SaturdaySatSep 19, 2020Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
MondayMonSep 21, 2020Sep 21World Gratitude Day
TuesdayTueSep 22, 2020Sep 22World Car-Free Day
TuesdayTueSep 29, 2020Sep 29Inventors Day
ThursdayThuOct 01, 2020Oct 01International Music Day
FridayFriOct 02, 2020Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
SaturdaySatOct 03, 2020Oct 03World Temperance Day
SundaySunOct 04, 2020Oct 04World Animal Day
MondayMonOct 05, 2020Oct 05World Teacher's Day
SaturdaySatOct 10, 2020Oct 10World Mental Health Day
FridayFriOct 16, 2020Oct 16World Food Day
SaturdaySatOct 17, 2020Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
SaturdaySatOct 24, 2020Oct 24United Nations Day
ThursdayThuOct 29, 2020Oct 29International Internet Day
SundaySunNov 08, 2020Nov 08World Town Planning Day
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14World Diabetes Day
MondayMonNov 16, 2020Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
ThursdayThuNov 19, 2020Nov 19World Toilet Day
SaturdaySatNov 21, 2020Nov 21World Television Day
WednesdayWedNov 25, 2020Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
MondayMonNov 30, 2020Nov 30International Computer Security Day
TuesdayTueDec 01, 2020Dec 01World Aids Day
WednesdayWedDec 02, 2020Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
SaturdaySatDec 05, 2020Dec 05International Volunteers Day
MondayMonDec 07, 2020Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
ThursdayThuDec 10, 2020Dec 10Human Rights Day