Events and Celebrations
Events and Celebrations

Events and Celebrations Days

  • World Wetlands Day
    2 nd February
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    World Wetlands Day

    World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971.

    Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and has grown remarkably since then. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits. Some of these benefits include: biologically diverse ecosystems that provide habitat for many species, serve as buffers on the coast against storms and flooding, and naturally filter water by breaking down or transforming harmful pollutants.

    World Wetlands Day
    • Budh Achyranthes Aspera (Chichida)
  • World Wildlife Day
    3rdMarch
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    World Wildlife Day

    On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildlife on the UN calendar. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife

    World Foresty Day
  • World Sparrow Day
    20thMarch
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    World Sparrow Day

    World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, observed on 20 March.[ It is an international initiative by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) and numerous other national and international organizations across the world.

    World Foresty Day
  • International Day of Forests
    21stMarch
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    International Day of Forests

    The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations. Countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organize local, national, and international activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns, on International Day of Forests. The Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization, facilitates the implementation of such events in collaboration with governments, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, and international, regional and sub regional organizations. International Day of Forests was observed for the first time on March 21,2013

    World Foresty Day
  • World Water Resources Day
    22ndMarch
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    World Water Resources Day

    TWorld Water Day is an annual UN observance day (always on 22 March) that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. These can be educational, theatrical, musical or lobbying in nature. The day can also include campaigns to raise money for water projects. The first World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, was commemorated in 1993. Each year more and more countries celebrate World Water Day.

    World Foresty Day
  • World Heritage Day
    18thApril
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    World Heritage Day

    The International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles. Each year has a theme

    The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on 18 April 1982 and approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation

    World Earth Day
  • World Earth Day
    22ndApril
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    World Earth Day

    Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

    World Earth Day
  • International Bio-diversity Day
    22ndApril
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    International Bio-diversity Day

    The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.

    The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals. In this larger initiative of international cooperation, the topic of biodiversity concerns stakeholders in sustainable agriculture; desertification, land degradation and drought; water and sanitation; health and sustainable development; energy; science, technology and innovation, knowledge-sharing and capacity-building; urban resilience and adaptation; sustainable transport; climate change and disaster risk reduction; oceans and seas; forests; vulnerable groups including indigenous peoples; and security. The critical role of biodiversity in sustainable development was recognized in a Rio+20 outcome document, "The World We Want: A Future for All".

  • World Environment Day
    5 th June
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    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. WED has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.

  • World Day to Combat Desertification
    17th/18thJune
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    World Day to Combat Desertification

    The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed every year on 17 June to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality (LDN) is achievable through problem solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels. The Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1995. Many countries, groups and individuals celebrate and observe WDCD by organizing a variety of outreach activities and awareness raising events.

    To further increase the impact of WDCD, the UNCCD Secretariat invites Country Parties to the Convention, United Nation’s organizations, civil society organizations, international and non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to draw attention to land issues and educate the public about effective methods of achieving LDN on 17 June

  • Van Mahotsav
    July (Onset of Monsoon)
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    Van Mahotsav

    Van Mahotsava is an annual tree planting festival in the month of July. During this festival thousands of trees are planted all over India. In 1950, it was started by K. M. Munshi, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Food at that time. It was started to create awareness in the mind of the people for the conservation of forests and planting of new trees.

  • World Population day
    11thJuly
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    World Population day

    World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world's population reached five billion people. World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

    The day was suggested by Dr KC Zachariah in which population reaches Five Billion when he worked as Sr Demographer at World Bank.

  • International Mangrove Day
    26thJuly
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    International Mangrove Day

    2016 marks UNESCO's first celebration of the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. The proclamation of this international day, which was adopted on 6 November 2015 by the General Conference of UNESCO, underlined the importance of mangrove ecosystems as "a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem, providing by virtue of their existence, biomass and productivity substantial benefits to human beings, providing forestry, fishery goods and services as well as contributing to the protection of the coastline and being particularly relevant in terms of mitigation of the effects of climate change and food security for local communities.

  • World Lion day
    10thAugust
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    World Lion day

    The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the cat family (Felidae); it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck, round ears, and a distinctive hairy tuft at the end of its tail. The lion is sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females with a typical weight range of 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb) for the former and 120 to 182 kg (265 to 400 lb) for the latter and most male lions have a prominent mane, another distinctive feature of the species. A lion pride consists of related females, their cubs, and a few unrelated adult males. Groups of lionesses typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. The species is an apex and keystone predator, although they scavenge when opportunities occur. Some lions have been known to hunt humans, although the species typically does not

  • World Ozone Day
    16thSeptember
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    World Ozone Day

    September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

    In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

    The closure of the hole in the ozone layer was observed 30 years after the protocol was signed.[2] Due to the nature of the gases responsible for ozone depletion their chemical effects are expected to continue for between 50 to 100 years

    The ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation. It contains high concentrations of ozone (O3) in relation to other parts of the atmosphere, although still small in relation to other gases in the stratosphere. The ozone layer contains less than 10 parts per million of ozone, while the average ozone concentration in Earth's atmosphere as a whole is about 0.3 parts per million. The ozone layer is mainly found in the lower portion of the stratosphere, from approximately 20 to 30 kilometers (12 to 19 mi) above Earth, although its thickness varies seasonally and geographically.

  • Wild Life Week
    2ndto 8thOctober
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    Wild Life Week

    Wildlife Week is celebrated all over the country in the month of October from 2nd to 8th October every year with the view to preserve the fauna means the animal life of the India. Wild Life Week 2013 would be celebrated this year for the whole week from Wednesday (2nd October) to the Tuesday (8th October). It was first started in the year 1952 with the great vision of saving the life of the Indian animals by taking some critical steps. It involves the planning to save animal extinction of any species of the India. The Indian Government has established an Indian Board of Wild Life which works to improve the awareness as well as the consciousness of the Indian people towards the wildlife preservation

  • World Habitat Day
    7thOctober
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    World Habitat Day

    World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations.

  • World Energy Day
    22thOctober
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    World Energy Day

    The World Energy Day includes a series of activities to raise awareness of the importance of conservation and rational use of energy and to promote the sustainability of energy. Events include those that cover sustainability, conservation, climate change, carbon emission reduction, and environmental protection. This includes increasing the efficiency of transportation networks, industrial processes, buildings, and the electricity grid. It also aims to increase energy efficiency and sustainability.

    The logo includes 6 main factors to ensure energy access for all. These are Oil Resources; Saving Fossil Fuel for Future Generations, Electricity; Energy Conservation, Environment; Green Economy for Sustainable Development, Water Resources; Rational Consumption for Water Resources, Carbon Footprint; A Green Step for a Sustainable Tomorrow, and Solar Energy; Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy.

  • World Birds Day
    12thNovember
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    World Birds Day

    Bird Day is the name of several holidays celebrating birds. The first such holiday was established by Charles Almanzo Babcock, the Oil City superintendent of schools, in 1894.

    Bird Day is a holiday established by Oil City, Pennsylvania school superintendent Charles Almanzo Babcock in 1894. It was the first holiday in the United States dedicated to the celebration of birds. Babcock intended it to advance bird conservation as a moral value. It is celebrated on May 4 of every year. The official date of International Bird Day is on April 13, it is seen as a day to celebrate birds and all they stand for.

  • National Energy Conservation Day
    14thNovember
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    National Energy Conservation Day

    National Energy Conservation Day is used to celebrate by many of the people to make every people aware about the saving the National Energy for their Future use as there are Limited National Energy in the World. It is celebrated on the 14th December to make every people to create a better attitude towards protecting the National Energy for conserving the National Energy for the Future use.

    One has to develop their Skills to improve the Positive attitude towards every activity to get it achieved for the betterment of the people. Every people in India Country are using lots of the Resources for their own benefit and they are not aware of the Problems of it in the future.

Date Days
2nd February World Wetlands Day
3rd March World Wildlife Day
20th March World Sparrow Day
21st March International Day of Forests
22nd March World Water Resources Day
18nd April World Heritage Day
22th April World Earth Day
5th June World Environment Day
17th/18th June Combating Deforstation
After 15th June Van Mahotsav
16th September International Ozone Day
2nd to 8th October Wild Life Week
29th December World Biodiversity Day
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