International Everest Day

Question: International Everest Day is observed on-
(a) 29th May
(b) 28th May
(c) 30th May
(d) 26th May
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • International Everest Day is observed annually on 29th May since its inception in year 2008.
  • The day is observed in order to commemorate Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary for scaling world highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m) on this day in 1953.
  • The day is celebrated with memorial events, processions, and special events in Kathmandu and the Everest region.
  • Recognition of this day as International Everest Day was decided by Nepal in 2008, when the legendary climber Hillary passed away.

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