International Music Day is celebrated on 1 October each year. The day was established in 1975 by the International Music Council (IMC), which was founded by UNESCO in 1949. Music is essential to many of our lives and is a powerful platform that brings people together across cultures. The main objectives of the Day are to celebrate the importance of music and musicians worldwide and to promote its value in society by building peace and understanding through a common language.
UNPA will issue three mini-sheets of twelve stamps to celebrate International Music Day on 1 October 2018. The stamps featuring Brass and Woodwinds, Strings and Percussion were designed by Sergio Baradat (United Nations).