International Days October 9 2019 (United Nations)
The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Wednesday, 2019-10-09:
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, 2019. 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.
Yom Kippur: [floating] 32 countries wrote a letter to a committee of the United Nations General Assembly in support of Israel’s bid to have the international body recognize Yom Kippur as an official holiday. The letter, dated June 30 2014, was sent to the General Assembly’s Committee on Conferences and stated that on Yom Kippur the Jewish people
reflect on the events of the past year and pray that all peoples will enjoy a year of good health, peace and prosperity.
...the messages of Yom Kippur are universal and as such, we the representatives of the delegations listed (in the letter) are writing to request that Yom Kippur be included as an official holiday of the United Nations as from 2015. With the interest of respecting the diversity of United Nations staff members, resolution 62/250 designates Yom Kippur as a floating holiday. Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.