Day of Light on May 16

The campaign day should raise awareness of the significance of light

The world celebrates light: as of 2018 each year on May 16, the International Day of Light. It shall be an enduring legacy of the International Year of Light in 2015 and continue the cooperation between science, culture, decision-makers, industry leaders and the public.

Beyond the launch event in Paris there will be numerous local initiatives and activities related to light, lighting and lighting technology. More than 80 nations have already announced to participate. Which countries are already planning their events can be seen on an event map and more details in the calendar. In Germany more than 20 events will take place.