Dance as a universal language. International Dance Day promoted by 6 new stamps by UNPA

May 4th, 2016

On 29 April 2016, International Dance Day is celebrated all over the world, as dancers rejoice and share their passions and creativity with millions of people. The day brings together international, national and local organizations, as well as selected individuals active in dance, both amateurs and professionals.

To celebrate this important even in the world of culture, UNPA has released six special commemorative stamps that attract attention by their original and colourful design. invites our readers to appreciate this interesting philatelic issue.

The purpose of the International Dance Day is to celebrate Dance, to rejoice in the universality of the art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and to bring people together with a common language ‒ Dance. The International Dance Council (CID), another partner of UNESCO, also supports and promotes the art of dance worldwide.

"Dance is a universal language; Dance is a passport; Dance opens the door to other countries, other peoples, other cultures. Dance promotes freedom, understanding, friendship, tolerance. Dance is the most direct and effective means to implement the ideals of democratic society: freedom of expression, equality of rights, no discrimination".