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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.

Vintage radios that served their purpose during times of peace and war.

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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.

Public Life

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2012MonFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2013WedFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2014ThuFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2015FriFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2016SatFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2017MonFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2018TueFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2019WedFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance
2020ThuFeb 13World Radio DayUnited Nations observance

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