‘International Monuments and Sites Day: 18 April’ | Short Essay on ‘International Monuments and Sites Day’ (100 Words)

‘International Monuments and Sites Day’ is celebrated on the 18th day of April every year. In 1982, a symposium organized by the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Tunisia proposed observing an “International Day for Monuments and Sites” across the world. 

The proposal for an annual day was then approved by the UNESCO general conference in November 1983 that April 18 should be declared International Monuments and Sites Day. The day is traditionally called the ‘World Heritage Day.

This special day is dedicated to world heritage and offered an opportunity to raise public awareness about natural and cultural heritage. World Heritage day celebrates the diversity of heritage throughout the world.