International Music Day - October 1
Sun, Oct 1, 2023

International Music Day

International Music Day is a holiday dedicated to both musicians and music lovers who can’t imagine a day without a good song. Most of us don’t go out without our favorite headphones blasting our favorite tracks. Join the holiday and enjoy its power not only on October 1, but throughout the year!


The first International Music Day was celebrated in 1975, founded by Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. At that time, Menuhin served as president of the International Music Council and sent out a letter to its members outlining the reasons why the holiday should exist – and it was heard! International Music Day was a huge success, with the idea being picked up in 150 countries and events being held worldwide to honor their favorite music. Since then, music schools have increased in popularity, teaching children to play various instruments and sing.

Interesting facts

  • There is no person on the planet whose heart would not be touched by any song.
  • Listening to music while doing an activity increases efficiency.
  • Music is the most amazing thing on Earth. Although we take it for granted, music has saved lives more than once, instilled faith, inspired and united.
  • Some plants grow faster when they “hear” classical music.
  • Leo Fender – American inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company – turned the world around with his amazing guitars, even though he didn’t know how to play them.
  • Loud music can have a big effect on the amount of alcohol you drink.

How to take part

Fulfill an old dream, sign up for vocal courses, or learn to play your favorite instrument. You’ll surely find like-minded people and be able to perform at city holidays. Go to a concert of your favorite artist or give tickets to your loved ones. Do an interesting experiment – ask people on the street what music is playing in their headphones.

When is International Music Day in 2023?

International Music Day is observed on October 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 1 2023
Tuesday October 1 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Thursday October 1 2026

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