Internet Day is useless. Nor much use most of the 116 days the UN recognizes global. These dates, which must be added the local, just get the attention of people. And most days ever arise satirical world.
Today, as every May 17 , marks the World Day Internet (actually, the World Day of Telecommunications and Information Society, according to the UN ). And, like every year, will not help, as it is a vacuous date in which no relevant activities. Its purpose, according to the UN again, is "aware of the possibilities that Internet use (...) can bring to societies and economies", in fact, only serves to politicians and companies take pictures, as in many of these global days.
This does not apply to everyone and that there are cases in which the mere fact that they speak of them can be relevant, as those who warn of a disease or situation. But in any case, are the least, because this type of action has been distorted by saturation. In 2013 this organization will commemorate 116 days, which will match the more local.
In fact, it is increasingly common for new emerging global day stupid comic with a clear purpose. No one can say that your goal is to laugh at this time, but that fight with officers for the title of the most hilarious.
World Day Talk Like A Pirate
This year is the 11th anniversary, so it's one of the oldest. And personally, this is one of my favorite world days. It does not take a genius to know what the World Day Talk Like a Pirate, although in some places has evolved and September 19 has become the day to party like a pirate.
Although it started as a joke between friends, no wonder you have managed to become an important date, because if there is something he loves Internet are pirates (not counting the cats, of course). It has also helped make it something deliberately absurd and your website is so vintage, as it finely.
Star Wars Day
Another of the world's most geeks days. The saga is possibly the most famous science fiction of all time (with permission of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica) got his day in a very peculiar way: with a pun.
May the force be with you is undoubtedly one of the most iconic phrases from Star Wars. In English, May the Force be with you, that sounds a lot like May the fourth, May 4. Thus, at the beginning of the month of May you can celebrate the passion for the original trilogy (the most degenerate can also show your love for the prequels).
Interestingly, the end of May there is a similar day, the Geek Pride Day (unusual translation adopted in Spain to celebrate the Geek Pride Day). Why this date? The May 25, 1977 was released in the United States A New Hope, the first of the Star Wars movies.
The World Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination meets the requirements to appear on this list, and that continues to be a goal that most people will agree that you get your day and little else. Remember, be against assigning days as a way to clean consciences not supposed to be against what is supposed to try to defend. But if the March 21 on this list that's not why. It is because the twenty-first day of the third month of the year there are four other celebrations.
So, in 24 hours you also have to make room for the World Poetry Day, International Day of Nowruz (one ancestral festivity celebrating first day of spring), on World Down Syndrome Day and International Day of Forests and the tree. That is, playing about 4 hours and 48 minutes each.
The worst thing is that they have been recognized as official by the UN, except Poetry Day, which was designated by UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education). When more dates available and the aim is to draw attention to something, do to compete with 4 other events is not the smartest solution. Not to mention the need to dedicate a day to forests and trees.
International Day of Copyright
For if the defense of copyright (with consequent attacks on Internet freedom that we celebrate today) did not already have enough allies, also a day on April 23. The best part? The same week that marks the Day of the Book and Copyright have on World Intellectual Property Organization, April 26.
In this case the stupidity of the day not only has to do with the theme of it (it is permissible to defend these rights, the problem is in the way this defense is exercised), but with duplicity and of course, with the futility . It has been shown that most of the methods that are used to prevent protected content downloads do not work and, of course, do something as stale as devote a day to it, it will not help. The industry must evolve and look to the future, not the past.
World Philosophy Day
The World Philosophy Day was born in 2002. It was created by UNESCO to "honor philosophical reflection in the entire world" free and accessible open spaces. Its aim, says this organization is "to encourage people around the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas and inspire public debate between intellectuals and civil society".
The World Philosophy Day is one of those days traveling world, ie it does not have a specific date, it is assigned the third Thursday of November. This year on the third Thursday in November is 21, World Television Day .
Anyway, these are just some examples of ridiculous world days, but there are many more. Thus, some concepts are too vague, as the International Day of Families or the International Friendship Day, while others may be surprising today (International Day Mail). There are also cases of long days that are comical, as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, or IDPEEWAC, or the International Day for the Right to the Truth about Big Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, IDRTGRVDV.