Happy Danube Day 2013!

In 2004 the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River has proclaimed 29 June International Danube Day. This year the fourteen major riparian countries will participate in activities relating to the Danube River.

The celebration pay tribute to the vital role the Danube and its tributaries play in people’s lives: providing water, food, power, recreation and livelihoods. Danube Day celebrated the peoples of the region and the wildlife that finds refuge there.

The international Danube Day is a light-hearted and celebratory event where organisations and institutions at every level of society from kindergarden through high-school, to churches, NGOs, scientific institutions and national or local governments are encouraged to participate. Through diverse range of activities like water related games, field trips, round tables, work shops, educational and public awareness activities, the whole society should gain a stronger emotional and respectful connection with the Danube Basin and its unique biodiversity. The involvement of well know artists and personalities who are committed to act for the Danube Basin, could personally inspire the public to act for the Danube in their every-day lives.

Further information here or danubeday.org.