Today is World Heritage Day

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Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 - 23:00
Place: 
Germany
Sri Lanka
Mexico
Argentina
Finland
Canada
Malta

April 18th is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, informally known as World Heritage Day. The event was created in 1982 by ICOMOS (the International Council on Museums and Sites) as a way of celebrating the diversity of heritage throughout the world.

In recent years each day has had a theme, the theme for 2007 being Cultural landscapes and monuments of nature. The theme is being used as the basis for many of this year's events, including educational projects in Germany and Sri Lanka, an awards ceremony in Mexico, and conferences in Argentina, Finland, Canada and Malta.

International Day for Monuments and Sites -- ICOMOS website