Today is International Literacy Day to raise awareness of how vital this crucial skill is. Despite better educational programs and infrastructure, 773 million adults lack basic literacy.
What wisdom, activity or advice does this day bring you?
International Literacy Day
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
Look at the blue sky! Today, we celebrate the International Day of Clean Air for the Blue Sky, thus putting air quality and the environment at the forefront. Help improve air quality: travel on foot or by bike, diligently recycle rubbish, save water and energy, and buy locally grown food.
National read a book day
A book is a weapon – grab it! Reading improves your memory and concentration and reduces stress.
International Day of Charity
The most wonderful thing is to share happiness and multiply helpfulness! On this day of charity, reach out to someone who needs your help.
World Beard Day
Try an ancient custom the knights used to have. Shaving is strictly forbidden! Bearded men in the family can celebrate, enjoy and relax on their special holiday. Interesting fact from Sweden: in the village of Dönksborg, all beardless people are evicted on this day and have to spend the day in a nearby forest. Can you believe that?
The first Slovenian Satelites in Space in 2020
September 3 2020, was historically significant for Slovenia: In French Guayana, The European Space Agency launched its rocket Vega VV16 that transported two Slovenian satellites NEMO-HD and TRISAT, into space.
Opening of the Vinarium Tower in 2015
On this day in 2015, a 53.5 m Vinarium Tower in Lendavske gorice was opened. Its 360 degrees panorama roof offers a spectacular view of Slovenia and the neighbouring countries: Hungary, Austria and Croatia.
Global Talent Acquisition Day
Everybody has their unique talent: some sing like nightingales, some make accessories out of recycled plastic, some can grow a giant pumpkin in the world, and some can cook delicious food out of leftovers. There's never enough talent – so find yours today.
International Overdose Awareness Day
Today we encourage you to support the Global Movement for Overdose Awareness and save someone from certain death. Every year hundreds of thousands of people die looking for comfort in drugs and alcohol.
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
On this day, every year, we remember all the missing persons. The statistics are alarming: every year, supposedly 100,000 adults and 76,000 children go missing. Help raise awareness with children to avoid the worst-case scenarios: spend this day spreading information about the dangers of the internet.