International Days October 9 2013 (United Nations)
The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Wednesday, 2013-10-09:
World Post Day: [UPU] World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. Generally, the Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.
World Space Week - Day 6
International Walk to School Day: This year International Walk to School Day takes place on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. It is an initiative, supported by United Nations, to raise awareness of the need to protect some of societies’ most vulnerable road users and take action to halt road deaths and traffic accidents, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), kill some 500 children a day.