World Day of The Deaf is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of September. In 2022, this day falls on September 26th. The mission of the holiday is to recognize and consolidate the rights of the deaf, while calling on public and state organizations to protect their rights. In addition, World Day of The Deaf emphasizes the importance of sign languages, and the need for them to be learned by all people.
The holiday was established on the initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf in 1958 and is celebrated on the Sunday of the International Week of the Deaf. This day requires the attention of state and public organizations, charitable foundations, medical institutions, and every person. Supporting the deaf community is something we should strive for and not forget about.
- World Day of The Deaf demonstrates the achievements of deaf people, draws public attention to the results of their work. It raises people’s awareness of the problems deaf people face and helps them find their place in life.
- The holiday attracts millions of people around the world. Thanks to this day, many learn that even healthy people are at risk of preventable hearing loss.
- World Day of The Deaf also calls for paying close attention to habits that can impair hearing acuity or lead to hearing loss.
- The UN is seriously concerned about the problem of hearing loss. The main cause of deafness is loud noises.
How to take part
Promote the rights of deaf people, which helps them to adapt more easily and quickly in society. Learn sign language. Support community and charitable organizations that care for people who have lost their hearing.
When is World Day of The Deaf celebrated in 2022?
World Day of The Deaf is observed on the last Sunday of September each year.