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Special Days of our Movement

International Co-operative Day

International Co-operative Day is held on the first Saturday in July.
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International Co-operative Alliance

It was in 1921, at the International Co-operative Congress at Basel, that the movement decided to devote more time to promoting co-operation. As a result, propaganda events were held throughout the world and the following year it was decided to establish the first Saturday in July as Co-operative Day - "corresponding in spirit and distinction to the May Day of Socialism but entirely independent of it."

When the first International Co-operative Day was celebrated in 1923, events were held in twenty countries, and 200 societies marked the occasion in the United Kingdom. Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society held its first event in 1925.

The first manifesto to promote International Co-operative Day said that it was a day to promote the co-operative movement, international solidarity, economic efficiency, peace and equality. The famous rainbow co-operative flag was introduced as a symbol of the international co-operative movement in 1925.

It was in 1921, at the International Co-operative Congress at Basel, that the movement decided to devote more time to promoting co-operation. As a result, propaganda events were held throughout the world and the following year it was decided to establish the first Saturday in July as Co-operative Day - "corresponding in spirit and distinction to the May Day of Socialism but entirely independent of it."

When the first International Co-operative Day was celebrated in 1923, events were held in twenty countries, and 200 societies marked the occasion in the United Kingdom. Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society held its first event in 1925.

The first manifesto to promote International Co-operative Day said that it was a day to promote the co-operative movement, international solidarity, economic efficiency, peace and equality. The famous rainbow co-operative flag was introduced as a symbol of the international co-operative movement in 1925.

It was in 1921, at the International Co-operative Congress at Basel, that the movement decided to devote more time to promoting co-operation. As a result, propaganda events were held throughout the world and the following year it was decided to establish the first Saturday in July as Co-operative Day - "corresponding in spirit and distinction to the May Day of Socialism but entirely independent of it."

When the first International Co-operative Day was celebrated in 1923, events were held in twenty countries, and 200 societies marked the occasion in the United Kingdom. Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society held its first event in 1925.

The first manifesto to promote International Co-operative Day said that it was a day to promote the co-operative movement, international solidarity, economic efficiency, peace and equality. The famous rainbow co-operative flag was introduced as a symbol of the international co-operative movement in 1925.