World Basketball Day 2024

Until World Basketball Day are 205 days, ie 6 months and 22 days.

In 2024 World Basketball Day is on 21st December (Saturday).

World Basketball Day is an international observance celebrated annually on December 21st to commemorate the invention of basketball by James Naismith in 1891. Established by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in 2007, this special day serves as a global platform to promote the sport of basketball, encourage participation among all ages and skill levels, and celebrate the camaraderie and sportsmanship that define the game.

World Basketball Day aims to:
- Promote basketball as a sport for all: The day encourages people of all ages, genders, and skill sets to experience the joy of playing basketball.
- Enhance participation and inclusivity in basketball: The day aims to make basketball more accessible and inclusive, breaking down barriers and encouraging participation from diverse communities.
- Celebrate the values of basketball: The day highlights the positive values associated with basketball, such as teamwork, fair play, sportsmanship, and personal development.

World Basketball Day has gained recognition and appreciation from basketball associations, organizations, and fans worldwide. The NBA (National Basketball Association), FIBA, and national basketball federations actively support the day, organizing events and promoting its message of inclusivity and participation.