World Poetry Day History
World Poetry Day seeks to promote linguistic diversity and expression through poetry. The day also serves to encourage poetry, promote its teaching and support publishers involved in its dissemination. Poetry is a type of artistic expression that emphasizes feelings and ideas by using different styles and rhythms. The United Nations believes that poetry is an affirmation of our common humanity and proves that all humans everywhere share the same questions and feelings.
World Poetry Day was proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999 in an effort to support creative expression and endangered languages. It is celebrated annually on March 21st.
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