International Museum Day is a holiday that celebrates museums of all kinds. It has been celebrated since 1977 and is now celebrated on every continent. The main goal of the holiday to promote the importance of museums as educational tools and as means of greater cultural understanding. Museums around the world sponsor events on or around this day to encourage people to visit them and to inform the public about the struggles that modern museums often face. Celebrate by visiting museums near you and learning about the events that they sponsor and how you can help.