Every day’s a holiday at the U.N. (including today!)
The U.N. calendar has grown cluttered with so many worthy days of observance, commemorations, and holidays that most of them pass unnoticed. There are U.N. days for postal workers, torture victims, slaves, journalists, aid workers, women, children, statisticians and philosophers. The U.N. sets aside time to mark tributes to oceans, forests, deserts and even outer space. One entire year (2008) was designated to honor the simple potato.