To quote the World Council of Credit Unions:
"International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized 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 the credit union industry and show members our appreciation."
"The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world 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."
So...Spread the Word! Join the Movement! Collaborate, Communicate & Celebrate! Credit Unions, all across the world, are building better and brighter financial futures together.