World Poetry Day to be marked on March 21

ISLAMABAD – World Poetry Day will be marked on March 21 across the globe including Pakistan to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. Many people around the world celebrate World Poetry Day on or around March 21 each year.

Government agencies, educators, community groups and individuals get involved in promoting or participating in the day. World Poetry Day is an opportunity for children to be introduced to poetry in classrooms. It is a time when classrooms are busy with lessons related to poetry, in which students examine poets and learn about different types of poetry. In November 1999, UNESCO designated World Poetry Day to be held on March 21 each year.

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