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World Maritime Day 2022 : 29th September.

The International Maritime Organization celebrates World Maritime Day on the last Thursday of September. This year, it was celebrated on 29th September. The day focuses on drawing public attention to maritime safety & the marine environment. Shipping is the most efficient mode of international transportation for most goods. It provides a reliable, low-cost means of transporting goods globally that facilitates commerce and helps create prosperity among people & nations.

Theme :

The theme of 2022 is ‘New technologies for greener shipping’

History :

In 1948, an international convention in Geneva passed a special convention that established the IMO, an agency under the United Nations. It was established to develop & maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping. The main objective of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is to focus on areas such as security, environmental issues, legal issues, technical cooperation, maritime security and maritime efficiency.

World Heart Day 2022 : 29th September

World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29th September by people all over the world. The day is observed to raise awareness about the growing concerns of heart health, cardiovascular diseases, the effects of exercise on the heart and how heart care is extremely important.

Theme :

In this year, 2022 the theme is -“Use Heart for Every Heart”

History :

The World Heart Federation & the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborated to create this international event. Antoine Bayes de Luna, who served as the President of the World Heart Federation from Year 1997 to 1999, came up with the idea. World Heart Day was originally celebrated on 24th September, 2000 and as of 2011, it was marked as the last Sunday in September. It was later fixed as 29th September.

Significance :

The ultimate aim of World Heart Day is to draw the attention of the world to the behavior that can prevent individuals from becoming inclined to cardiovascular diseases & also to give people the skills to manage the potential risks related to such an iconic organ of the body.

World Tourism Day 2022 : 27th September

World Tourism Day 2022 is celebrated globally on 27th September. This day is celebrated every year to focus on promoting tourism in different parts of the world. It was initiated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Theme :

The theme of the Day in 2022 is “Rethinking Tourism”.

Significance :

World Tourism Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of tourism in influencing the social, political, economic and cultural values ​​of the international community. It is important to note that tourism plays an important role in improving the economy of a country and enhancing its image.

History :

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) started World Tourism Day in 1979. The ceremony for the same officially started in 1980. It is celebrated every year on 27 September as this date marks the anniversary of the adoption of UNWTO statutes.

World Contraception Day 2022 : 26th September

World Contraception Day is observed every year on 26th September. World Contraception Day focuses on creating awareness about contraceptive knowledge and family planning. The day aims to educate the younger generation about contraceptive measures. World Contraception Day has become an important event to highlight the need for population control. The day underlines the need for better family planning which can indirectly help families to lift themselves out of poverty.

History :

World Contraception Day was observed for the first time on 26 September 2007. On that day, 10 international family planning organizations put forward the idea of ​​using contraceptives to enable a planned decision about whether to start a family, giving the hope that every pregnancy is desired.

Significance :

According to the World Health Organization, the importance of World Contraception Day has been included in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. It aims, “by 2030, to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, information and education, and to ensure the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.”

National Cinema Day 2022 : 23rd September

  • National Cinema Day was earlier announced to be held on 16th September, however, on the request of various stakeholders and to maximize participation, it was rescheduled to 23rd September.
  • The day has been determined by the Multiplex Association of India (MAI).
  • More than 4,000 screens in multiplexes across the country, including PVR, INOX, Cinépolis, Carnival and Daylight, have offered a “festive entry price” of Rs 75 to mark National Cinema Day.
  • The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) is a nationwide group of cinema operators that informs, educates & advocates on behalf of the cinema exhibition sector.

International Sign Language Day 2022 : 23rd September

International Sign Language Day (IDSL) is celebrated every year around the world on 23rd September. The day is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity & cultural diversity of all deaf people & other sign language users. Sign language gives people who are hard of hearing a medium to communicate.

Theme :

The theme for the 2022 is “Sign Languages Unite Us!”

Significance :

Sign languages ​​are visual languages ​​that convey your message through the use of gestures or symbols. Each country has its own sign language, for example- in the US, it is American Sign Language while in the UK it is British Sign Language. International Sign Language Day highlights the importance of preserving this medium of communication for deaf people.

History :

The choice of 23rd September commemorates the date that the WFD was established in 1951. This day marks the birth of an advocacy organisation, which has as one of its main goals, the preservation of sign languages and deaf culture as pre-requisites to the realisation of the human rights of deaf people. International Week of the Deaf was 1st observed in September 1958 and has since grown into a global movement for solidarity of the deaf unity and concerted advocacy and to raise awareness of the issues deaf people face in their everyday lives.


World Alzheimer’s Day 2022 : 21st September

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed annually on 21st September to raise awareness about neurological disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and affects a person’s memory, mental ability, ability to perform simple tasks. On World Alzheimer’s Day, healthcare organizations support Alzheimer’s Walk while holding seminars and public activities in communities around the world to raise awareness on Alzheimer’s.

Theme :

In year 2022 the theme for World Alzheimer’s Month is “Know Dementia, know Alzheimer’s”.

History :

World Alzheimer’s Day was first observed on 21st September 1994 at the opening of the ADI’s annual conference in Edinburgh. The day was celebrated to mark the 10th anniversary of the organization, which was founded in 1984.

World Rose Day 2022 : 22nd September

World Rose Day is celebrated every year on 22nd September for the welfare of cancer patients around the world. The day aims to encourage and support those who are fighting their battle against cancer. The day aims to bring joy and hope to the lives of such patients and remind them that they can emerge victorious in their battle against cancer through determination and positivity.

Every year on 22nd September this day is celebrated for the welfare of cancer patients. Also this day is dedicated to raise awareness about cancer. Cancer treatment has a very profound effect on the body, due to which the patient gradually becomes mentally weak and affects the patients psychologically.

History :

World Rose Day was first celebrated in honor of 12-year-old Canadian cancer patient Melinda Rose, who died in 1996. Rose was diagnosed with Askin tumor in 1994, a rare form of blood cancer .After Rose’s diagnosis, the doctor said she could only live for 2 more weeks. After which Rose did not give up hope of defeating cancer and inspired the lives of many. He made every day of his remaining life meaningful by spreading hope and positivity to the lives of cancer patients. After which due to this positive thinking, she lived for 6 months instead of 2 weeks.

International Day of Peace 2022 : 21st September

International Day of Peace is celebrated globally on 21st September. The United National General Assembly marks this day by promoting the ideals of non-violence and peace among nations and peoples by observing a ceasefire.

International Day of Peace was observed on 16 September 2022 at the United Nations Headquarters. The program began with a traditional peace bell ceremony at the Peace Garden.
The peace bell was donated by the United Nations Organization of Japan in 1954. It has become a tradition to ring the bell twice a year : on the first day of spring, on the vernal equinox, and on 21st September to celebrate International Day of Peace.

Theme :

In year 2022 theme is “End racism. Build peace.”

History :

International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire. The United Nations page on this year’s International Day of Peace sheds light on a handful of discrimination across borders.

International Week of the Deaf (IWD) 2022 : 19 to 25 September.

Every year, the entire week ending on the last Sunday of September is observed as the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). In 2022, IWD is being celebrated from 19th September to 25th September 2022.
The theme of the 2022 International Week of Deaf (IWD) is “Building Inclusive Communities for All”.
It is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was 1st launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy to commemorate the month when the 1st World Congress of WFD was held.

Themes :

Monday 19th September 2022: Sign Languages in Education
Tuesday 20th September 2022: Sustainable economic opportunities for deaf people
Wednesday 21st September 2022: Health for All
Thursday 22nd September 2022: Safeguarding deaf people in times of crisis
Friday 23 September 2022: Sign Languages Unite Us!
Saturday 24 September 2022: Intersectional Deaf Communities
Sunday 25 September 2022: Deaf Leadership for Tomorrow