International Mountains Day Quick Facts

Event NameInternational Mountains Day ()
Event Started2003
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byUnited Nations General Assembly

International Mountains Day Brief

Mountain Day refers to three separate and unrelated events: (1) Mountain Day, a student celebration at some colleges in the United States in which classes are canceled without prior notice, and student bodies in the mountains or a park. (2) International Mountain Day, held on 11 December each year, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in the mountains, and (3) Mountain Day, 2016. As a national holiday in Japan.

International Mountains Day History

It is noteworthy that this day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2003 to encourage sustainable development in the mountains.

International Mountains Day Objective

The purpose of celebrating this day is to highlight the importance of sustainable development of the mountainous region to the international community and to make it aware of the obligations towards the mountainous region.

International Mountains Day Theme(s)

  • The theme of International Mountain Day 2022 was - "Women move mountains".
  • The theme of International Mountain Day 2021 was - "Sustainable mountain tourism".
  • The theme of International Mountain Day 2020 was - "Protecting mountain biodiversity".
  • The theme of International Mountain Day 2019 was - "Mountains matter for Youth".
  • The theme of International Mountain Day 2018 was - "Mountains Matter".
  • The theme of International Mountain Day 2017 was - "Weather, Hunger and Migration".
  • The theme of International Mountain Day 2016 was - "Mountain Culture: Celebrating Diversity and Strong Identity".

More info about International Mountains Day

What is a Mountain called?

A mountain or mountain is a naturally raised part of the earth's surface, which is usually raised by accident and is larger than a hill. Mountains are mostly in a continuous group. There are 4 types of mountains:

  • Fold mountain
  • Bhrunshotth Parvat or Block Parvat
  • Volcanic mountain
  • Residual mountain

Interesting information about the Mountains:

  • Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Mountains cover about 22 percent of the entire Earth's surface and are home to 915 million people around the world (13% of the world's population).
  • A large part of North India is surrounded by mountains. In Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, there are more mountains than plains. Due to unemployment, a large number of people are still migrating from these hilly areas to the plains.
  • Mountains are reservoirs of water. 70% of the population receives drinking water in some way or the other from the rivers originating from the mountains. Mountains also play an important role in the storage of underground water.
  • International researchers said that in the Hindu Kush, a mountain range of the Himalayas, the temperature may increase by one to two degrees in the next 35 years and in some places by four to five degrees. Researchers warn that too much rain will be less than previously thought, but the more it happens, the more lethal it.

Important Days of December Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 DecemberWorld AIDS Day - International Day
02 DecemberInternational Slave Eradication Day - International Day
03 DecemberWorld Disability Day - International Day
04 DecemberIndian Navy Day - National Day
05 DecemberWorld Soil Day - International Day
05 DecemberInternational Volunteer Day - International Day
07 DecemberInternational Civil Aviation Day - International Day
09 DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption Day - International Day
10 DecemberInternational Human Rights Day - International Day
11 DecemberInternational Mountains Day - International Day
14 DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day - National Day
16 DecemberNational Victory Day - National Day
18 DecemberInternational Minority Rights Day - International Day
20 DecemberInternational Human Unity Day - International Day
22 DecemberNational Mathematics Day - National Day
23 DecemberNational Farmers Day - National Day
24 DecemberNational Consumer Day - National Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day - International Day

International Mountains Day FAQs:

International Mountains Day is observed every year on 11 December.

Yes, International Mountains Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on December all over the World.

International Mountains Day started on 2003.

International Mountains Day is observed every year by United Nations General Assembly.

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