International Observances

January
World Braille Day – Jan 4
International Day of Education – Jan 24

February
World Cancer Day – Feb 4
International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Feb 11

March
Zero Discrimination Day – Mar 1
International Women’s Day – Mar 8
International Day of Happiness – Mar 20
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Mar 21
World Poetry Day – Mar 21
World Water Day – May 22
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade – Mar 25

April
International Autism Awareness Day – April 2
World Health Day – April 7
International Mother Earth Day – April 22

May
World Press Freedom Day – May 3
International Day of Families – May 15
International Day of Light – May 16
“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon – May 17
World No-Tobacco Day – May 31

June
Global Day of Parents – June 1
World Environment Day – June 5
World Oceans Day – June 8
World Day Against Child Labour – June 12
World Blood Donor Day – June 14
International Day of Yoga – June 21

July
World Population Day – July 11
World Hepatitis Day – July 28
International Day of Friendship – July 30
World Day against Trafficking in Persons – July 30

August
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – Aug 9
International Youth Day – Aug 12
World Humanitarian Day – Aug 19
International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief – Aug 22
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition – Aug 23

September
International Day of Charity – Sep 5
International Literacy Day – Sep 8
World Suicide Prevention Day – Sep 10
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – Sep 16
International Day of Peace Sep 21
International Day of Sign Languages – Sep 23

October
International Day of Older Persons – Oct 1
International Day of Non-Violence – Oct 2
World Teachers’ Day – Oct 5
World Mental Health Day – Oct 10
International Day of the Girl Child – Oct 11
International Day of Rural Women – Oct 15
World Food Day – Oct 16
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Oct 17
World Statistics Day – Oct 20 (Every 5 yrs since 2010)

November
World Science Day for Peace and Development – Nov 10
World Diabetes Day – Nov 14
International Day for Tolerance – Nov 16
World Children’s Day – Nov 20
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Nov 25

December
World AIDS Day – Dec 1
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – Dec 2
International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Dec 3
World Soil Day – Dec 5
International Anti-Corruption Day – Dec 9
Human Rights Day – Dec 10

Acknowledgement – United Nations

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