World Music Day, also known as Fête de la Musique, is a global celebration of music held annually on June 21. 

World Music Day originated in France in 1982, spearheaded by then-French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and French composer Maurice Fleuret. 

World Music Day holds immense cultural and social significance. It encourages both amateur and professional musicians to perform for free, making music more accessible to the public. 

The celebration is not just about listening to music but also about participation. 

Each year, World Music Day adopts a theme to focus its celebrations. While the specific theme for 2024 has not been officially announced yet 

As the birthplace of Fête de la Musique, France hosts thousands of concerts across the country.  

In the U.S., World Music Day is known as Make Music Day. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago organize free concerts, music workshops, and open mic sessions. 

India celebrates World Music Day with various concerts, often featuring a blend of traditional and contemporary music. 

Germany's celebrations include diverse musical events ranging from classical to electronic music.  

World Music Day 2024 promises to be a day filled with joy, unity, and cultural exchange.