World Heritage Day 2018

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Qutub Minar | Photo by Rathi R

“The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.

18 April is celebrated all over the world by a wide range of organisations and many ICOMOS National and International Scientific Committees. Events include scientific conferences and symposia, exhibitions, photography competitions, excursions, press conferences, the awarding of prizes, releasing press releases, publishing magazine articles and projecting films, among others.” | UNESCO, World Heritage Centre

Here are five ways you can celebrate World Heritage Day 2018:

  1. Visit a monument/site of cultural significance
  2. Read articles in newspapers and magazines about important monuments/sites in your city/town
  3. Visit exhibitions of monuments/sites (photos, paintings, etc)
  4. Promote/support organizations and persons working on restoring monuments/sites or raising awareness about their conservation
  5. Hang banners in your neighbourhood calling attention to the day and the preservation of cultural heritage

Supplement this with World Heritage Day 2017: Celebrating the Concept of Sustainable Tourism 

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