World Radio Day
February 13 is World Radio Day, which celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.
Celebrate World Radio Day
Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates World Radio Day by planning activities with broadcasters, organizations and communities around the world.
Radio Day is a global observance and not a public holiday.
About World Radio Day
Despite being over 100 years old, the radio is one of the most popular ways to exchange information, provide social interchange, and educate people all over the world. It has been used to help people, including youth, to engage in discussions on topics that affect them. It can save lives during natural or human-made disasters, and it gives journalists a platform to report facts and tell their stories. The first World Radio Day was officially celebrated in 2012.
World Radio Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where it is Observed|
|Mon||Feb 13||2012||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Wed||Feb 13||2013||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Thu||Feb 13||2014||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Fri||Feb 13||2015||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Sat||Feb 13||2016||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Mon||Feb 13||2017||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Tue||Feb 13||2018||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Wed||Feb 13||2019||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
|Thu||Feb 13||2020||World Radio Day||United Nations observance|
Quick FactsWorld Radio Day is an annual United Nations (UN) event that promotes the importance of the radio in communicating information worldwide.
World Radio Day 2016Saturday, February 13, 2016
World Radio Day 2017Monday, February 13, 2017
Name in other languages
|World Radio Day||English|
|Día Mundial de la Radio||Spanish|
|עולם יום רדיו||Hebrew|
|اليوم العالمي للإذاعة||Arabic|
|세계 라디오 데이||Korean|
|Welttag des Radios||German|