World Day of Culture
The Universal Day of Culture was proposed by the author of the Roerich Pact - the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. In several articles and letters, written in 1931-1935, he spoke about the Universal Day of Culture. This cultural organization, whose work promotes cultural achievements including those in art, science and religion. Organisations from Russia, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Latvia and Lithuania joined their efforts in 2008 to create make April 15th the World Culture Day under the Banner of Peace. The Day is observed in many countries.