International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is a day celebrated annually on September 8th to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and to promote education and lifelong learning opportunities for people around the world.

The day was first designated by the United Nations in 1965 as a way to focus attention on the global problem of illiteracy and to promote efforts to increase literacy rates. International Literacy Day is celebrated in countries around the world, with events and activities organized to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and the role it plays in empowering individuals and communities.

The day is an opportunity to recognize the progress that has been made in increasing literacy rates around the world and to renew efforts to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn to read and write.


Sep 08 2023


12:00 am - 12:00 pm


Special Days

Promoting Peace

“Rotary promotes intercultural understanding. As we support refugees who have escaped unsafe locations, we also train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate violence.”

Fighting Disease

“We are committed to eradicating polio for good. In order to prevent additional diseases and increase access to healthcare, we also empower and educate local populations.”

Providing Clean Water

“Every day, we work to expand access to sustainable clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. We don’t merely construct wells and disappear.”

Saving Mothers & Children

“We increase access to affordable, high-quality healthcare, sanitation, education, and employment opportunities to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their offspring.”

Supporting Education

Our mission is to enhance adult literacy, decrease gender disparities in education, and strengthen community capacity to support basic education and literacy.

Growing Local Economies

We conduct charitable endeavors that promote societal and economic growth and chances for young and old people to engage in respectable and worthwhile employment.

Protecting the Environment

We pledge to support initiatives that increase the preservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and promote harmony between human communities and the environment.