International Music Day
The International Day of Music and Performers is celebrated on October 1 every year. The initiator of the holiday was Lord Yehudi Menuhin, a world-famous American violinist and conductor. The holiday was first organized by the International Music Council under UNESCO on October 1, 1975, in accordance with the resolution adopted in 1973 at the 15th General Assembly in Lausanne.
The International Music Council (IMC) was formed in 1949. The IMC is the world’s largest network of organizations, institutions and individuals operating in the field of music. The International Music Council unites more than 150 organizations from different countries with the aim of building peace and mutual understanding among people belonging to different strata of society. It contributes to the comprehensive development of music, access to world cultures.
On this day, free concerts and exhibitions are organized so that people can appreciate the powerful influence of music on everyday life. A talent show to find new musicians is a separate traditional event for the International Music Day. Local authorities can impose a few minutes of silence, stop traffic and other activities that pollute the sound environment of the city, in order to enjoy listening to music in silence.
Gift ideas for Music Day
|Music box with ribbons for notes and a hole punch
The music box can be “programmed” to any music, even to your own composition.
|Soprano ukulele, tuner-clip, pickguards, set of strings, case, stickers and manual|
|Kalimba musical instrument|
|Wall-mounted key box in the form of a guitar amplifier/combo|
|High-quality wireless headphones|