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International Music Day 2023: Date, Theme, History, Significance

International Music Day 2023: Date, Theme, History, Significance – International Music Day is an annual celebration and is celebrated annually on October 1 across the world. The day aims to promote peace among different world cultures through a mutual appreciation of music. It also encourages musicians of all levels, from amateurs to professionals, to perform in public spaces, making music accessible to everyone. International Music Day is dedicated to appreciating different types of music from different corners of the world. In this article, you will find the details about when the festival is celebrated, its history, significance and all you need to know.

International Music Day 2023 Date:

International Music Day falls on October 1 each year. It was first celebrated on October 1, 1975, after the celebrated violinist and former International Music Council (IMC) president, Yehudi Menuhin, declared it as International Music Day. The day is officially recognized by UNESCO.

International Music Day 2023 History and Significance:

In 1949, UNESCO formed an advisory body, the International Music Council. the IMC passed a resolution on dedicating a special day to music during the 15th General Assembly in Switzerland in 1973. Yehudi Menuhin declared that October 1 to be commemorated as International Music Day. Yehudi Menuhin was an American-born British violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain. The first International Music Day was celebrated on October 1, 1975.

International Music Day 2023 Quotes:

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is the only art form which can claim to be abstract and figurative at the same time.” – Igor Stravinsky

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo

“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare

International Music Day 2023 How to Celebrate:

  • Join a concert or performance.
  • You can also play music yourself, either alone or with others.
  • People can listen to music from different cultures.
  • You can learn a new musical instrument.
  • you can share your love of music with others.

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