International Literacy Day 

International Literacy Day   around the world in 2021

About International Literacy Day 

How long until International Literacy Day  ?
This holiday next takes place in 323 days.
Dates of International Literacy Day 
2022 Various Sep 8
BotswanaThu, Sep 8Observances Holiday
United NationsThu, Sep 8Not A Public Holiday
2021 Various Sep 8
BotswanaWed, Sep 8Observances Holiday
United NationsWed, Sep 8Not A Public Holiday
2020 Various Sep 8
BotswanaTue, Sep 8Observances Holiday
United NationsTue, Sep 8Not A Public Holiday
2019 Various Sep 8
BotswanaSun, Sep 8Observances Holiday
United NationsSun, Sep 8Not A Public Holiday
773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills.
Where is International Literacy Day  observed in 2021?

The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.

World Literacy Day

The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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