World Heritage Day, which is also known as the International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrates the work carried out by the ICOMOS – International Council on Monuments and Sites. The day is all about increasing the awareness of the importance of the diversity of cultural heritage and preserving it for generations in the future. Ancient monuments and buildings are an asset to us all around the world. However, they need to be protected to ensure that they continue to be an asset for years and years to come. Therefore, the day is a collective effort of communities around the globe.
The World Heritage Day 2021 theme is 'Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures'. This year ICOMOS wants people from various religious backgrounds to set aside their differences and come forward and spread the message of solidarity among different cultures.World Heritage Day is important in teaching people the importance of their own heritage and teaching them to respect and appreciate others' heritage. Moreover, this day is also about preserving important cultural monuments that give us a picture of the past.