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International Literacy Day events around the world

Every year on 8 September, International Literacy Day is celebrated around the world to advocate and bring awareness to the importance of promoting literacy and closing the literacy gap.
This page will feature a selection of events and celebrations that will be taking place around the world on 8 September.

If you are preparing an event and wish to appear on this list, please contact UNESCO at with the following information:

  • Title of event
  • Date
  • Language
  • Postal Address
  • Short description
  • Link to a website for more information