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World Day for Cultural Diversity
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 21 of May, repeating indefinitely
21 May every year: Enhancing our understanding and acceptance of different cultures.
World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better. Further information is available on the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity web pages.
One way to celebrate is through the campaign ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’, which encourages people and organizations from around the world to take concrete action to support diversity. It suggests 10 simple things you (or your school or class) can do to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity:
- Visit an art exhibition or a museum dedicated to other cultures
- Learn about another religion
- Run an international film show
- Listen to a musical tradition from a different culture
- Play a sport related to a different culture (Karate, Criquet, Pétanque…)
- Cook traditional food from different cultures
- Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures
- Volunteer with an organization working for diversity and inclusion
- Learn another language
- Spread the word around you, family, friends and invite people from a different culture to share your customs.
Find out more about the campaign via their dedicated Facebook page, which enables people around the world to share their experiences through posts and videos.
If you would like more ideas to help your school celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity, you could browse through resources listed on our database under the topics of ‘Culture’ or ‘Diversity and inclusion’.