When is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated annually on November 21 every year.
This holiday is recognized by the UN.
What type of holiday is this day?
What does this holiday celebrate?
In December 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996.
Unusually opposition to this declaration, expressed by 11 abstentions to a vote on the resolution. The delegation from Germany said:
“ There are already three United Nations days
encompassing similar subjects:
World Press Freedom Day
World Telecommunication Day
World Development Information Day.
To add another day does not make much sense... [T]elevision is only one means of information and an information medium to which a considerable majority of the world population has no access... That vast majority could easily look at World Television Day as a rich man's day. They do not have access to television. There are more important information media and here I would mention radio in particular. We think it is more important to enhance the role of those media than that of television. documentation_license
We found reference to this holiday at ECard Greeting Sites
Hey ! It's World Television Day ! Time for you to get hooked on to your favorite shows on television. Grab this day to spend some more time with your dear ones. But before you stay glued to the television set, make sure to send our ecards to your loved ones! World Television Day ECard Greetings
Other November Holidays around the world
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and talk with us about this holiday.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.