In 1996, at the International Union of Architects Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, the organization established that World Architecture Day should coincide with UN-Habitat's World Habitat Day. Therefore, the first Monday of October we celebrate our commitment as architects to our society and our cities. Nevertheless, some countries around the world kept their national celebrations, highlighting their local milestones, as it happens across Latin America. Did you know Brazil celebrates Architecture Day in December paying homage to Oscar Niemeyer's birthday? In chronological order, these countries celebrate Architecture Day on the following dates: Paraguay Paraguay celebrates Architecture Day on May 16, paying homage to the foundation of Paraguayan Association of Architects (Asociacion Paraguaya de Arquitectos, APAR) in 1946. APAR pushed the foundation of the first architecture school in the country until it finally happened in 1957.
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