Date: April 30
Organized By: UNESCO, UN
Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
International Jazz Day is an annual event organized by UNESCO on April 30. This day is observed to celebrate “the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.”
International Jazz Day was proclaimed in November 2011 at the UNESCO General Conference. This day highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity, promotes intercultural dialogue through respect and understanding, and unites people from all corners of the globe.
Actions and Programs
Many programs and events are conducted across the globe to mark this day. Music concerts were conducted at different places, jazz parades in streets, jazz education programs, flash mobs, lectures, film screening, programs in TV and radio, etc.