World Habitat Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday of October. The holiday was created by the United Nations in order to promote sustainable urban development and adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its shared responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
The large river valleys of Africa served as the original natural habitat of the human species. Today, half of the human population lives in poorly managed towns and cities where adequate shelter and basic services like water, sanitation, and electricity are threatened.
Take a stand and get involved in events in your local community on World Habitat Day!
- October 05, 2020 is also World Teachers Day | National Apple Betty Day | World Teachers' Day
- October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month | National Dessert Month | National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | National Chili Month | National Pasta Month | National Roller Skating Month
- This week is Fire Prevention Week | National Walk Your Dog Week | World Space Week