20 July 2021

International Chess Day - 20 July.

International Chess Day on July 20th honors the founding of the International Chess Federation (FIDES) in 1924. The FIDES became the governing body of the game of chess, an ancient game played around the world.

Chess developed in India during the fifth century. As the strategic game spread across continents, the pieces and rules evolved. It also shifted between classes. Once, only the upper class could afford to linger over a long, challenging game. However, the merchant class would later introduce the game to the rest of the population as they traveled around the world trading their wares.

UNESCO first proposed the observance in 1966 for chess lovers of all kinds, and the world has celebrated the day since then.

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