World Puppetry Day
The idea of creating a World Puppetry Day was first discussed by the UNIMA members during the 18th Congress, in Magdeburg, in year 2000. The official date ”March 21st”, on proposition from Dadi Pudumjee, was approuved in 2002 at the UNIMA Council Meeting in Atlanta. The first International Message was delivered in New Delhi in 2003 and gained popularity. It’s now celebrated all over the world. In 2020, under the sponsorship of UNESCO, UNIMA joins the many organizations which defend PEACE to celebrate World Day of Peace on September 21 in two stages. The World needs PEACE more than ever, and PEACE needs all of us… together we can bring PEACE to life! The XXth UNESCO World Day of Peace will take place on September 19th, 2020 in Tolosa, Spain, with the participation of international choirs who will perform an original composition written by Josu Elberdin for the occasion. The puppet will be present to give, with freedom, a visual dimension to these moments sung together.