EU Talent Day Date in the current year: March 25, 2018

EU Talent Day EU Talent Day is a semi-official holiday celebrated in some European countries on March 25. The observance was first held on April 9, 2011 during the Hungarian EU Presidential Conference of Talent Support in Budapest, but the next year the date was changed to March 25.

The delegates suggested that EU Talent Day be celebrated on March 25 because it is the birthday of Béla Bartók, a renowned Hungarian composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist who is regarded as one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Bartók displayed notable musical talent very early in life, gave his first public recital at age 11, and entered the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest when he was 18.

The main goal of EU Talent Day is to emphasize the importance of supporting talented youth because talent development is beneficial for the economies of individual nations, as well as of the European Union as a whole. It is talented young people who are motivated to contribute to the social and economic progress.

Unfortunately, EU Talent Day is not widely celebrated outside Hungary, mainly because it lacks a central organization. Individual events designed to facilitate talent development are held by individual organizations, educational establishments, clubs, etc.

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Cultural Observances

Country

European Union

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EU Talent Day, Béla Bartók, European observances, cultural observances, talent development