What are International Days?

27 January
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

4 February
World Cancer Day

6 February
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

11 February
International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13 February
World Radio Day

20 February
World Day of Social Justice

21 February
International Mother Language Day

1 March
Zero Discrimination Day

3 March
World Wildlife Day

8 March
International Women’s Day

20 March
International Day of Happiness

21 March
– International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
– World Poetry Day
– International Day of Nowruz
– World Down Syndrome Day
– International Day of Forests

22 March
World Water Day

23 March
World Meteorological Day

24 March
– World Tuberculosis Day
– International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

25 March
– International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
– International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

2 April
World Autism Awareness Day

4 April
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

6 April
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

7 April
– International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
– World Health Day

12 April
International Day of Human Space Flight

22 April
International Earth Day

23 April
– World Book and Copyright Day
– English Language Day

25 April
World Malaria Day

26 April
World Intellectual Property Day

28 April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29 April
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

30 April
International Jazz Day

3 May
World Press Freedom Day

8-9 May
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

9-10 May
World Migratory Bird Day

15 May
International Day of Families

17 May
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

20 May
“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon

21 May
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May
International Day for Biological Diversity

23 May
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

29 May
International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31 May
World No-Tobacco Day

1 June
Global Day of Parents

4 June
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5 June
World Environment Day

8 June
World Oceans Day

12 June
World Day Against Child Labour

13 June
International Albinism Awareness Day

14 June
World Blood Donor Day

15 June
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16 June
International Day of Family Remittances

17 June
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

19 June
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

20 June
World Refugee Day

21 June
International Day of Yoga

23 June
– United Nations Public Service Day
– International Widows’ Day

25 June
Day of the Seafarer

26 June
– International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
– United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

2 July (first Saturday in July)
International Day of Cooperatives

11 July
World Population Day

15 July
World Youth Skills Day

18 July
Nelson Mandela International Day

28 July
World Hepatitis Day

30 July
– International Day of Friendship
– World Day against Trafficking in Persons

9 August
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12 August
International Youth Day

19 August
World Humanitarian Day

23 August
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

29 August
International Day against Nuclear Tests

30 August
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

5 September
International Day of Charity

8 September
International Literacy Day

12 September
United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

15 September
International Day of Democracy

16 September
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

21 September
International Day of Peace

26 September
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

27 September
World Tourism Day

28 September
World Rabies Day

29 September (last Thursday of September)
World Maritime Day

1 October
International Day of Older Persons

2 October
International Day of Non-Violence

3 October (first Monday in October)
World Habitat Day

5 October
World Teachers’ Day

9 October
World Post Day

10 October
World Mental Health Day

11 October
International Day of the Girl Child

13 October
International Day for Disaster Reduction

15 October
International Day of Rural Women

16 October
World Food Day

17 October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October (every five years, beginning in 2010)
World Statistics Day

24 October
– United Nations Day
– World Development Information Day

27 October
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

31 October
World Cities Day

2 November
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

5 November
World Tsunami Awareness Day

6 November
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

10 November
World Science Day for Peace and Development

14 November
World Diabetes Day

16 November
International Day for Tolerance

17 November (third Thursday in November)
World Philosophy Day

19 November
World Toilet Day

20 November
– Africa Industrialization Day
– Universal Children’s Day
– World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (third Sunday in November)

21 November
World Television Day

25 November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

29 November
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

1 December
World AIDS Day

2 December
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5 December
– International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
– World Soil Day

7 December
International Civil Aviation Day

9 December
– International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
– International Anti-Corruption Day

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