International Day of Islamic Art: The International Day of Islamic Art was proclaimed at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019 and takes place every year on 18 November. It aims to raise awareness of past and contemporary artistic expressions of Islam, and the contribution of culture through Islamic Art to civilization.
The worldwide celebration of the International Day of Islamic Art not only encourages the appreciation of Islamic art, which has inspired other artistic movements but also contributes to cultural diversity, freedom of expression, protection of cultural heritage, and inter-cultural dialogue. Marking the Day is also a way to foster tolerance between people and support cultural rapprochement, both of which are possible through the power of art.
There is much to learn, share and celebrate on International Day of Islamic Art, and UNESCO encourages everyone to join in through various activities such as debates, conferences, workshops, cultural events and presentations or exhibitions.