Awareness Days 03/09/2022
World Animal Day – Tuesday 4 October 2022
World Animal Day is celebrated on the 4th of October and its mission is to raise the status of animals to improve global welfare standards. Its establishment in 1931 was a way of highlighting endangered species but has since grown to encompass more elements of animal welfare and awareness. October 4th was chosen as it coincides with the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi who was a saint well known for being an animal lover, but World Animal Day is not affiliated with any religion and is celebrated across the world.
World Space Week – Tuesday 4 October 2022 – Monday 10 October 2022
Established in 1999 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, World Space Week celebrates the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.This year’s theme is ‘Space and Sustainability’ which focuses on achieving sustainability in space and achieving sustainability from space, and how the human race uses space, most importantly the orbital area around Planet Earth. Of the 169 targets that form the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, 65 directly benefit from Earth observation satellites and related technologies.
World Smile Day – Friday 7 October 2022
The first Friday of October represents world smile day. A simple day with a simple task. Do one act of kindness and make somebody smile. Established by Harvey Ball, the creator of the smiley face in 1963, which became one of the most recognisable symbols of good will and cheer. Ball thought that we should devote one day for smiles and kind acts throughout the world. “The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. . . [for] one day each year, neither should we.” Share that you took on the challenge with the hashtag #worldsmiledaychallenge.