Since 1948, International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October. The day is set aside to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in in credit unions today and show our appreciation to our members.
The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing and give members the opportunity to get more involved. Credit unions and associations throughout the world celebrate the day with open houses, contests, picnics and parades.
- World Council of Credit Unions