International Day of Light – 16 May [2.05.2018]


The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides a platform for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality and peace. (More information:

The International Year of Light 2015 was been amongst UNESCO’s most successful International Years with 13,168 events in 147 countries. As an enduring follow-up, the UNESCO General Assembly on 14 November 2017 declared the date of 16 May as a permanent and annual International Day of Light.

The International Day of Light will consist of coordinated activities on national, regional and international levels.