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International Mountain Day 2016
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Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity

The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

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International Mountain Day in the news

Over 130 partners partake in Reading Mountains Festival

Building on positive feedback from the 2015 initiative, the Alpine Convention launched the Reading Mountains Festival again in 2016 with even more partners and even more events. Between 5 and 11 December, organizations, museums, restaurants and others held events dedicated to the promotion of modern alpine literature, alpine culture and nature, as well as alpine [...]

International Mountain Museums Alliance (IMMA) organize a joint programme for IMD

IMMA members are offering additional exhibitions free of entrance charge on IMD. The Museomontagna in Turin, Italy is offering guided visits to the exhibition “Ex Libris delle Montagne”; the Musée Alpin of Chamonix, France will present “Lire les montagnes”, a reading of texts and mountain guides’ diaries; the Muzeum Tatrzańskie in Zakopane, Poland will organize [...]