Today is the International Day of Democracy!

Every year, the International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 to raise awareness about democracy. This year, in 2015, the theme of the day is “Space for Civil Society.” This day promotes the freely expressed will of people and emphasizes on its value and importance. The United Nations along with national governments work on activities to promote the day and its meaning.

Some of the events organized by various organizations include discussions, conferences, gatherings and other types of meetings involving speakers competent in the subject. Education centers provide flyers and posters where people can learn how democracy is linked to freedom of expression and a tolerant culture.

The International Day of Democracy is a United Nations observance day, but it is not a public holiday.

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