World Poetry Day was observed on 21 March

The day promotes the teaching of poetry and restores a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music, and painting.
Sheena

Updated: Mar 23, 2020 10:18:08 am

23 March 2020 Current Affairs:World Poetry Day was observed on 21 March. The day recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind. The day reminds and encourages the oral tradition of poetry recitals. It also promotes the teaching of poetry and restores a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music, and painting. The day supports small publishers and creates an attractive image of poetry in the media.

Aim:
The World Poetry Day aims to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

History:
The observation of World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO's 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999. The aim is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increase the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard. 
The days aim to honour poets, writing, and teaching of poetry, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, foster the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music, and painting, and raise the visibility of poetry in the media.
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