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International Days October 5 2014 (United Nations)

The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Sunday, 2014-10-05:

  • World Teachers Day:

    [UNESCO][ILO] World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated on October 5th every year since 1994. UNESCO and ILO team up to celebrate the teachers who inspire youth all over the world. It is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. Teachers make a large impact on our lives. They offer support, encourage learning, and foster growth. They have the unique responsibility to make a difference in our youth and our community;they aren’t just teachers, they’re life mentors and coaches.
  • World Space Week - Day 2

  • Eid al-Adha:

    [headq] As stated in resolutions 52/214, 52/468 and other related United Nations resolutions, Staff at all United Nations duty stations, including the United Nations Headquarters, are to observe Eid al-Adha as holiday. Eid al-Adha is also called the Sacrifice Feast and it honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command. It is celebrated every year on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the islamic calendar. Please note that the date for the start of any lunar islamic month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality and there may be a one-day error in the date calculation.

Notes:

[UNESCO] Day observed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

[ILO] Day observed by the International Labour Organization.

[headq] This is an official holiday at the United Nations Headquarters.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z