International Day of Sport for Development and Peace - April 6
Sat, Apr 6, 2024

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an international holiday dedicated to sport. It is celebrated annually on April 6. It aims to attract more people to different kinds of sports. Each person can not only improve their health, develop the necessary qualities, but also get an inexpressible charge of emotions, practicing their favorite sport.


The history of the holiday begins in 2013, when it was officially established by the UN and a single date of celebration was chosen. In today’s world, sports are of great importance to many people. Ball games, weightlifting, racing, martial arts, chess and more – the choice of sports is huge, so the likelihood that you can’t find anything that suits your character and interests is zero!

Sports have been known since ancient times. In ancient Greece there were competitions in track and field athletics, shot put. Chariot races were popular. For this reason, the story of even a brief history of the development of sports over the centuries will take a lot of time.

Sports are a great pastime. It has many advantages: it raises your mood by promoting the production of dopamine, develops necessary qualities in life (determination, endurance, discipline, etc.), and also helps your physical development (muscles grow, endurance, etc.). Organs and systems begin to work better, the body becomes resistant to stress and disease.

Interesting facts

  • It was on April 6 in 1896 that the Olympic Games were first organized in Athens.
  • The initiative to involve people in sports is actively promoted in educational institutions – these are classes and physical education, and additional sections, student sports teams, etc.
  • Physical activity daily, even for 45 minutes, can reduce the risk of premature death by 40%.

How to celebrate

Dedicate the day to exercise. The holiday is a great way to start doing any kind of sport or just to add more physical activity to your life.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, what sport do they play?

When is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace celebrated in 2024?

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is observed on April 6 each year.


Saturday April 6 2024
Sunday April 6 2025
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