World Accordion Day

The Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) is pleased to welcome you to World Accordion Day.

Since 2009, each May 6th, the CIA has been promoting World Accordion Day.

Register Your 2018 Event Today!

General Information

Our first World Accordion Day was held on 6th May 2009, marking the 180th birthday of the accordion - May 6th 1829, the date the accordion was first patented, in Vienna, Austria, by Cyrillius Demien.

Since 2009, World Accordion Day has been very successful, generating a lot of positive publicity for the accordion.

Every association, group, orchestra, performer and teacher, is asked to actively support this event by encouraging national and local accordion activities to happen in their country on this day or the weekend either side of World Accordion Day if that should be more convenient.

Everyone can register their World Accordion Day activity on the website and send a report of their event after for the website. Register Here

Please join us for this annual celebration, as accordionists from around the world pay homage to our wonderful instrument. This global event will serve as an exciting means of bringing us together in our efforts to promote and elevate the awareness and status of the accordion!

World Accordion Day at a Glance:

What:World Accordion Day
When:6th May (Concerts and events during the month of May may be dedicated to May 6th)
Why:a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion
Where:World Wide!
Register:Register your event now!
Promotion:Press promotional material and logo
World Accordion Day Contact:Harley Jones, CIA Public Relations Officer. Send an email