World Philosophy Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Thursday of November. This year it is falling on 17th November. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared it an International Day in 2005. World Philosophy Day is commemorated to encourage people in learning about philosophy and how to speak out their philosophical thoughts.
The theme for the 2022 World Philosophy Day is ‘The Human of the Future’.
The first celebration of World Philosophy Day took place in 2002. Subsequently, in 2005, UNESCO found it necessary to institutionalize the celebration of philosophical thought around the world. Two years later, in 2007, UNESCO published a 726-page multilingual program and meeting document on the records of the General Conference at its 33rd session, Paris, 2005. This was to celebrate World Philosophy Day and emphasized its importance among young people and as a discipline. The purpose of the UNESCO General Conference in 2005 was to popularize philosophy, especially in the academic world by celebrating World Philosophy Day.