Today, July 20th is the 88th anniversary of the founding of FIDE in Paris, France in 1924.
Since 1966 on this day International Chess Day has been celebrated. FIDE, on its birthday wishes millions of chess admirers a wonderful Chess Day!
I sincerely congratulate all of you on the occasion of our professional holiday – International Chess Day!
Chess is a special game that unites people all over the world. I hope that once all battles and wars will take place only on chess boards. I wish you good health, success, new professional achievements, optimism and prosperity!
My best chess wishes to all of you!
——-Quoted from www.FIDE.com