Heritage Treasures Day (UK)

Heritage Treasures Day (UK) is observed next on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 (38 days from today).

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The world is full of traces of human history, rich in traditions, heritage and inspiration for generations to come.  Heritage treasures are not only old pieces of the past but they also represent our roots in the world and remind us that we all come from a place and ancient history. 

Heritage Treasure Day honors these artifacts by raising awareness about them, promoting their conservation, and educating us about these important items and what they say about us as humans.

History of Heritage Treasures Day

Since 1994, the Heritage Lottery Foundation in the UK to preserve important pieces of human history established Heritage Treasure Day.

Since their inception, they have donated nearly £8 billion to support more than 40,000 projects, every penny of which was generated through the National Lottery.  The organization has many grant programs, each offering different grants for different projects.

Share Heritage is for local heritages ranging from personal memory to wildlife conservation.  Their 'Our Heritage Program' offers grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 and is used to preserve archaeological sites, rare wildlife and museum collections.

The Heritage Foundation, on the other hand, is for major conservation projects of any kind and is one of the sources for the preservation and restoration of Stonehenge.

Heritage Treasure Day celebrates this organization's efforts and raises awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving our shared history around the world.

Their projects cover a wide range of conservation efforts, including heritage tracing, the history of parks and some of the most important pieces of architecture in the UK.

How to Celebrate Heritage Treasures Day

One of the best ways to celebrate Heritage Treasure Day is to travel around the world and explore some of the sites and artifacts that are considered testaments to human history.

Local museums and buildings can hold important pieces that have helped build communities, while parks and wildlife can help preserve parts of the natural world that existed before humans  who set foot there.

Additionally, you should keep an eye on any parts of your local history that you feel are worth preserving and contact the Heritage Lottery Fund for help to preserve them.

If you are not in the UK perhaps look to your own local heritage association for help preserving important parts of local history.

Observed

Heritage Treasures Day (UK) has been observed annually on January 11th.

Dates

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Also on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

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