Celebrations of sport and physical activity on 6 April

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

The 6th of April is a popular day to celebrate sport and physical activity. There are three international commemoration days marked in the sport lovers’ calendar on the 6th day of the month.

The oldest of all is the World Day for Physical Activity. Celebrated since 2002, it’s organised by the Agita Mundo Network. This year’s theme is “Be Active Everyday”. You can learn more about the day and its history here. Take part in the action on social media by using the hashtags #WDPA and #WDPA2018.

Secondly, in 2013 the United Nations General Assembly declared the 6th of April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and it is celebrated globally since 2014. The day is being commemorated with seminars, workshops and sport for all events around the globe to showcase the power of sport to contribute to social change, more particularly to the fight for the Sustainable Development Goals. You can take part in the action on social media by following the hashtags #IDSDP, #IDSDP2018 and by visiting websites dedicated to the event: UN IDSDP page, april6.org, IDSDP poster contest.

Last, but not least, the 6th of April is also the World Table Tennis Day since 2015. An initiative of the International Table Tennis Federation, the day was established with a mission to promote table tennis globally aiming at making the sport inclusive and popular universally. You can learn more about the day by following the hashtags #WorldTableTennisDay #WTTD, #WTTD2018, #TT4All, and by visiting the Facebook page of ITTF and the Twitter page of its foundation.

The core message of all these days is to always keep in mind to #BeActive and remember the great societal role of sport and capitalise on it.

Scroll through our mini gallery to see how ENGSO's staff members celebrate physical activity and sport.

#NielsdeFraguier #OrsolyaTolnay #HeidiPekkola #MariannBardoczBencsik #IDSDP #WTTD #WDPA #MarieDenitton #StefanBergh