World Habitat Day - October 4
Tue, Oct 4, 2022

World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is celebrated around the world on October 4th. The holiday is dedicated to the human environment – the houses in which we live. According to statistics, 2% of people on the planet do not have a permanent place of residence and are considered homeless. The approximate number in figures is 150 million people. Activists and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to return to their apartment. Particular attention is paid to areas with a harsh climate.


In 1985, the UN developed and adopted a resolution on holding this holiday. The origins of the idea came in 1976. People realized that the problem of the needy began to grow actively, so they gathered communities, volunteers, and looked for investors so that the needy would find their “corner”. Own house at all times was a valuable treasure and created stability.

Enormous work has been done over the years, but there are still many problems that need to be solved. In 2016, a UN conference was held on the resettlement of people from forgotten rural areas to urban development. A lot of funds have been allocated for housing construction – many families have already moved to new apartments.

Interesting facts

Notable points:

  • the name of the holiday is translated from Latin as an area unsuitable for habitation;
  • every year, a relevant topic is selected, due to the state of the housing infrastructure at the moment;
  • World Habitat Day awards projects that have the potential to solve problems.

How to celebrate

Take part in the movement and make the world a little better. Organizations are always in need of like-minded people. Get together with friends and join the volunteer center. Make donations, attract more people by telling the disappointing statistics of the problems. Helping the underprivileged and dealing with difficulties is easier if we live together!

When is World Habitat Day in 2022?

World Habitat Day is observed on October 4 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday October 4 2022
Wednesday October 4 2023
Friday October 4 2024
Saturday October 4 2025
Sunday October 4 2026

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