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World Rivers Day 2020: Date, history, significance and all you need to know

This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of rivers as they face many threats which can overcome with the active involvement of people to ensure good health of rivers in the coming years. Scroll down to know more about World Rivers Day.

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World Rivers Day 2020: World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of September, it will be celebrated on September 27th which is tomorrow. This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of rivers as they face many threats that can overcome with the active involvement of people to ensure good health of rivers in the coming years. Scroll down to know more about World Rivers Day.

History and significance

United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade in 2005 to create awareness among people to take care of water resources across the globe. Later, World Rivers Day was established after the proposal of river advocate Mark Angelo.

Every year many river enthusiasts come together to organise the World Rivers Day event, the first WRD was celebrated in 2005 and it was a great success. Later, it was celebrated in many countries and now more than 70 countries celebrate this day.

World Rivers Day quotes

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. – John O’Donohue

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. – Marcus Aurelius

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. Paulo Coelho

Rivers Never Go Reverse. So Try to Live Like a River. Forget your past and Focus on Your Future. – Unknown

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. – Rumi

Rivers are roads that move and carry us whither we wish to go. – Blaise Pascal

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself. – Laura Gilpin

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