Every year on the 15th day of October, blind or visually impaired people as well as their friends and family celebrate the White Cane Safety Day.
This event celebrates and recognizes the achievements of the blind and visually impaired, and their independence. That independence is represented by the white cane they use to travel from place to place.
The white cane is an invaluable tool for the blind. It affords blind people a freedom of movement they otherwise may not have. It is for them a symbol of independence. If you know someone who is blind or visually impaired, celebrate this day with him or her. You might want to let them take you for a walk with their white cane.