International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy is celebrated for and by people in their ability to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.

From the International Day of Democracy page on the United Nations Web site:

The UN General Assembly, in resolution A/62/7 (2007) encouraged Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy, and also decided that 15 September of each year should be observed as the International Day of Democracy.

Fair Vote Canada and the Waterloo Region Chapter have held Democracy Day and Democracy Week events since 2011.