World Rivers Day - September 25
Sun, Sep 25, 2022

World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of the first month of autumn, in 2022 this day falls on September 25th. It is not just that rivers are called life lines on the planet, clean water is necessary for people and all living things. It is important for humanity to take all possible measures to clean up the rivers and restore them to their original form.

History

The issue of river water pollution is being discussed and is under control in many countries and international organizations. But the cleansing process is not proceeding at a sufficient pace, everyone should think about how they can take part in this initiative, how they can help. For example, it is important to prevent the degradation of rivers as a result of uncontrolled fishing and waste runoff.

Interesting Facts

  • Approximately 70% of drinking water in the United States is river water, and it is also used to generate electricity and irrigate crops.
  • Many large, prosperous metropolitan areas are located along the banks of rivers, for example, Berlin, London, Amsterdam.
  • Initially, the Day of the rivers of British Columbia and Canada appeared in the calendar, it was initiated by the famous protective waters Mark Angelo. The holiday became so popular that Angelo wanted to repeat his success on a more global level.
  • World Rivers Day is celebrated in a hundred countries.
  • The Nile River provides water to 11 countries.

How to celebrate

Take an active part in the holiday, join public organizations that protect rivers, such as American Whitewater. Spend this day on the river, organize rafting competitions, for this it is not necessary to have your own boat, you can rent it. You can also organize a cleaning day and clear the river bank of debris. Involve neighbors, friends, colleagues in this initiative.

When is World Rivers Day celebrated in 2022?

World Rivers Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of September each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 25 2022
Sunday September 24 2023
Sunday September 29 2024
Sunday September 28 2025
Sunday September 27 2026

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