International Observances

Celebration of UNESCO International Days

UN observed International Days usually raise the profile of the related programme areas. The National Commission for UNESCO proclaims and celebrates these international days to mark the important aspects of human life and history especially as it relates to St. Kitts and Nevis.

21 February                    International Mother Language Day

8 March                          International Womens’ Day

21 March                         World Poetry Day

22 March                        World Water Day

23 April                           World Book and Copyright Day

30 April                           International Jazz Day

3 May                              World Press Freedom Day

21 May                            World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May                            International Day for Biological Diversity

25 May                            Africa Day/Week

5 June                            World Environment Day

8 June                             World Oceans Day

23 August                        International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

8 September                   International Literacy Day

21 September                 International Day of Peace

5 October                        World Teachers’ Day

Second Wednesday      International Day For Disaster Reduction

17 October                      International Day for Poverty Eradication

27 October                      World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

10 November                  World Science Day for Peace and Development

3rd Thursday November   World Philosophy Day

16 November                  International Day for Tolerance

25 November                  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

1 December                    World Aids Day

2 December                     International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December                    Human Rights Day

10 December                  International Migrants Day

18 December                  World Arabic Language Day

19 December                  United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation