World Heritage Day


World Heritage Day or International Day For Monuments And Sites is an annual celebration that is all about raising awareness of the importance of diversity of cultural heritage and preserving it for future generations.

It is led by the International Council on Monuments And Sites.

The celebration happens every 18th Of April, this year’s theme, is’ Heritage Changes’, and is dedicated to preserving human heritage and recognizing the efforts of the heritage that are supported by it.

Monuments, ancient buildings, and other historical sites have helped generations learn more about what happened in historical times, and are also an asset and hence should be protected.

There are some incredible heritage sites and monuments around the world and some of our own here in Kenya.  The ‘Pembe Mbili’ in Mombasa County, The Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Statue in Nairobi, and some around the world like  The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and one of the most famous monuments in the world, The Great Wall Of China in China.

The Sites provide a unique insight into the history and culture of a country or region, they also act as tourist attraction destinations and hence can help boost the local economy.

However, they should be protected and preserved to ensure their continued existence for future generations.

World Heritage Day is an important day for the world hence is a collective effort of countries around the world.



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