World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day seeks to promote linguistic diversity and expression through poetry. This day encourages writing poetry and aims to support teachers and publishers. The United Nations believes that poetry is an affirmation of our common humanity and proves that all humans everywhere share the same questions and feelings. This Day was established in 1999 by UNESCO as part of an effort to support creative expression and endangered languages. It is observed annually on March 21st. The oldest love poem in the world was written on a clay tablet during the Sumerian times, which was around 3500 BC. Mahabharata is the longest poem in the world. The Indian epic poem contains about 1.8 million words.