International Chess Day 2021: Know the Date, Theme, History, Significance, and Motto of this special day today

Publish Date: 20 Jul, 2021
International Chess Day 2021: Know the Date, Theme, History, Significance, and Motto of this special day today

International Chess Day 2021:

There are many fun indoor games that we usually play as a recreational activity. Out of many fun indoor games which we play, Chess is the most interesting out of them. Not only at home, but chess is also played at national and international levels and many chess tournaments are also organized across the world.

Well, it would be very interesting to know more about the history and origin of this game of chess. International Chess Day is celebrated annually across the globe, and in this article further, we will know more about the history and significance of International Chess Day 2021. 

Date of International Chess Day 2021:

International Chess Day is celebrated every year on 20th July, across the globe.

History of International Chess Day 2021: 

The idea to commemorate International Chess Day was proposed by UNESCO after it was established by FIDE in 1966. FIDE, the International Chess Federation has 181 chess federations as its members organize chess events and competitions across the globe on International Chess Day.

In 2013, the international chess day was celebrated in 178 countries as stated by the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. And on 12th December 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously passed the resolution to recognize the day. 

Significance of International Chess Day 2021:

International Chess Day is celebrated every year on 20th July, the day the FIDE was founded in 1924. The day is celebrated by 605 million regular chess players around the world to recognize the importance of the interesting game.

It must be noted that Chess is believed to make human brains sharp, and works as a regular exercise for our brains as the game is quite challenging in nature. 

 

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