In 1999, at the 30th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, it was decided to celebrate World Poetry Day on March 21 every year. The first World Poetry Day was held in Paris, where the headquarters of UNESCO is located.
“Poetry,” the UNESCO decision says, “can be the answer to the most acute and deepest spiritual questions of modern man, but for this it is necessary to attract the widest possible public attention to it.”
Poetry unites countries, peoples, cultures and helps people understand each other. For centuries, thoughts and feelings, clothed in poetic form, penetrate into the hearts of people, reminding us that we are all one big family and that we, so different, are actually very similar to each other.