March 21 – World Poetry Day

21 марта – Всемирный день поэзии

World Poetry Day is celebrated annually on March 21. March 21 – World Poetry Day Culture and education

Poetry has existed throughout history—in every culture and on every continent. Poetry speaks to our common humanity and our common values. Even the simplest poems can be a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.

World Poetry Day is celebrated annually on March 21st. UNESCO first proclaimed this day at its 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999 to promote linguistic diversity. Poetic expression, as noted by UNESCO, contributes to the preservation of endangered languages.

World Poetry Day is an occasion to remember the world poetic heritage and revive the traditions of poetry concerts. It is intended to inspire the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, and to promote connections between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting.

“The power of poetry, framed in words, colored with images, written in a suitable meter, is unparalleled. As an intimate form of expression that opens doors for others, poetry enriches the dialogue that catalyzes all human progress, and in turbulent times it is needed more than ever,” said UNESCO Chief Audrey Azoulay.

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