World Poetry Day (21 March) History, Significance, Theme and Observation

World Poetry Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Poetry Day (विश्व कविता दिवस)
Event Date21 / March
Event Started1999
Event LevelInternational
Observed byUNESCO

World Poetry Day Brief

World Poetry Day is celebrated every year on 21st March across the world. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) decided to observe this day every year on 21st March to honor the creative glory of poets and poetry. Sabad-World Poetry Festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sahitya Akademi, Government of India on the occasion of World Poetry Day.

World Poetry Day History

It is Noteworthy that in the 30th session of UNESCO held in Paris in the year 1999, it was announced to celebrate '21 March' as 'World Poetry Day'.

World Poetry Day Objective

The purpose of celebrating this day is to promote creativity around the world along with writing, publishing-studying and teaching poetry. When UNESCO announced this day, it said that it has got a kind of recognition for the poetry movement at the regional, national and international levels.

How to celebrate World Poetry Day

Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity's most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Prevailing throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, turning the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.

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Facts related to the event and program

  • Poetry is a creative field, so on this day teachers, government organizations, community groups and individual poets organize places to promote poetry writing.
  • World Poetry Day is an occasion where children are introduced to poems in the school classroom. On this day students read different types of poems.
  • This is an occasion where the poet not only introduces people to the grandeur of his language, but also displays the power of his poetry.

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