The light is something that makes everything brighter and visible. Without light, everything in the world would be darker. It plays a major role in science for various inventions and many more. Sun is the major source of light, and the future depends on renewable energy, which is the Sun that provides us an abundant amount of Sunlight. Sunlight even has Vitamin D, which is good for teeth and bone strength. This is why we celebrate the International Day of Light, so let’s see its history, celebration, and many more about the day in the upcoming article.

History of International Day of Light

International Day of Light

The day was first proposed by several countries worldwide and examined by the UNESCO Executive Board during its 200th session held in Paris on October 18, 2016. After that, on 7 November 2017, the UNESCO General Conference formally declared the International Day of Light on May 16 during its 39th session. It is said that the day is celebrated to appreciate the light and its role in science, culture, art, education, and development in the field like medicine, communications, energy, etc.

How to Celebrate the Day

International Day of Light

The day is celebrated on May 16 every year to raise awareness among the people about the light and the number of things we derive from it. On this day several events, concerts, and many more that are related to light are performed. You can also share an image, video, and thoughts about the day on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc with the hashtag #InternationalDayofLight.

Art based on Light

Light Painting

Light Painting – Light Painting is a kind of digital art that makes a normal image to glowy. With light painting, you can add more creativity to your image than you can ever imagine.


Light Photography – Light Photography also called Long exposure photography that gives a new dimension to your photo. It is based on the shutter speed of your camera where a number of frames combine together and result with amazing output.

Light dance

Light dance – It is a form of dance performed in a completely dark environment with the light of the body which is a complete delight to watch. It is difficult to perform live on stage but it will dreamy to watch performing.

Thank you for reading the article. Hope you enjoying the day filled with lights. Celebrate every day of your life with Happy Internation Day of Light 2021.

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