December 11 is the International Day of Mountain Areas, a holiday established by the United Nations Assembly in 2002. The purpose of the celebration was to draw attention to the importance of mountain areas and their problems – higher costs of supplies and services, infrastructure, transport, and energy.
The annual celebration of this festival aims to promote and protect sustainable development in mountain regions. They also contribute to increasing the awareness of the world society about the important role of forest ecosystems. Local communities living in mountain areas are also a source of important cultural heritage, which requires proper promotion and protection.
Celebrating the International Day of the Mountains contributed to the creation of an international partnership for sustainable development in these areas. On this Day, events and educational campaigns have been organized that aim to promote environmental knowledge and local culture.