Antarctica Day - December 1
Fri Dec 1st

Antarctica Day

Antarctica Day, December 1st, commemorates the Antarctic Treaty's centennial. It's also a day to learn more about this chilly and barren continent.

Humans didn't discover Antarctica until 1820, and humans didn't find Antarctica until 1820. Many nations attempted to claim the continent as their own once discovered. As tensions escalated, several countries began negotiating on a peaceful solution. Delegates from 12 countries assembled in Washington, D.C., on December 1st, 1959, delegates from 12 countries joined together in Washington, D.C., to sign the Antarctic Treaty. These countries are represented: These countries are listed: These countries are listed:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Chile
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Soviet Union
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

During the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958, each of these countries had scientists working on the continent during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958. This Treaty became the first arms control deal to be negotiated during the Cold War. It represented global understanding during a period of intense division and secrecy.

All exploration and research on the continent would be restricted to peaceful purposes only, according to the Antarctic Treaty. The Treaty also endorsed the prospect of cooperation between countries and the understanding that all scientific findings would be made freely available. In addition, the continent could never be used for military or radioactive waste disposal.

Climate change and tourism have been two key issues for the Antarctic region in recent years. Despite the cold temperatures, Antarctica's average temperature in the summer is 76° F. 40,000 visitors visited the fifth-largest continent in one year. Antarctica is about 5.5 million square miles, which is twice as large as Australia. Antarctica accounts for ninety percent of the planet's ice.

How to celebrate #antarcticaday

Various Antarctica-themed activities are held around the world on this day, including schools, museums, and science centers around the world. Flag displays, writing competitions, webinars, and film festivals are only some of the various types of events held on this day. To participate: To participate: To participate: To participate: You must register:

  • Learn more about the Antarctic Treaty and Antarctica's continent
  • A competition between family and friends to see who has the most species of animals that live in Antarctica
  • Antarctica's Encounters at the End of the World, Antarctica: A Year on Ice, or Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance are among Antarctica's Antarctica films on Antarctica
  • Read about famous Antarctic explorers, including Charles Wilkes, Robert Falcon Scott, Jules Dumont, and Ann Bancroft

#AntarcticaDay is on social media this day, share this day on social media with #AntarcticaDay. #AntarcticaDay is a hashtag that has spread on social media.

Antiarctica day is the oldest recorded antarctica day in history

Antarctica Day was established by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces. Antarctica's aim was to highlight international cooperation that makes Antarctica's administration possible. Following the Antarctic Treaty Summit in 2009, the day was established. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, which was signed in 1959.