International Students' Day

On November 17, 1939, students' resistance in the streets of Prague against Nazi occupation inspired the establishment of an anti-Nazi students coalition. In 1941, November 17 was declared International Students Day by the International Students Council in London, which became the starting point of the founding of the International Union of Students. Today, International Students' Day is treated as an international observance of student activism, in a manner different than its original meaning. A number of universities around the world observe it as a nonpolitical celebration of the multiculturalism of their international students.