World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days or

International Days are days to

observe issue of world’s

concern and interest. These

international days are days

used by the world community

to commemorate, promote and

mobilize for certain action.

January

January 1 : International Day of Peace (World Peace

Day)

January 1 : Global Family Day

January 5 : World Environment Day

January 6 : World Day – War Orphans

January 10 : World Laughter Day

January 24 : National Girl Child Day of India

January 26 : International Customs day

January 27 : International Holocaust Remembrance

Day

January 28 : Data Protection Day

January 30 : World Leprosy Eradication Day

February

February 2 : World Wetland Day

February 4 : World Cancer Day

February 5 : Kashmir Day (Organized by Pakistan)

February 6 : International Day against Female

Genital Mutilation

February 12 : Darwin Day

February 12 : World Day of the Sick

February 14 : Valentine’s Day

February 20 : World Day of Social Justice

February 21 : International Mother Language Day

February 22 : World Scout Day

February 23 : World Peaces and Understanding Day

March

March 4 : World Day of the Fight Against Sexual

Exploitation

March 8 : International Womens’ Day

March 8 : International Literacy Day

March 13 : World Kidney Day

March 13 : World Rotaract Day

March 15 : World Disabled Day

March 15 : World Consumer Rights Day

March 20 : International Day of the Francophonie

March 20 : World Day of Theatre for Children and

Young People

March 21 : World Sleep Day

March 21 : World Forestry Day

March 21 : International Day for the Elimination of

Racial Discrimination

March 22 : World Water Day

March 23 : World Meteorological Day

March 24 : World TB Day

March 24 : International Day for Achievers

March 25 : International Day of Remembrance –

Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 27 : World Drama Day

April

April 2 : World Autism Awareness Day

April 4 : International Day for Mine Awareness and

Assistance in Mine Action

April 7 : World Health Day

April 7 : International Day of Reflection on the

Genocide in Rwanda

April 12 : World Aviation & Cosmonautics Day

April 17 : World Haemophilia Day

April 18 : World Heritage Day

April 21 : World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22 : Earth Day

April 23 : World Book and Copyright Day

April 24 : World Lab Animals Day

April 25 : World Malaria Day

April 26 : World Intellectual Property Day

April 28 : International Worker’s Memorial Day

April 29 : World Dance Day

May

May 1 : International Labour Day (May Day)

May 3 : Press Freedom Day

May 3 : International Sun Day

May 3 : World Asthma Day

May 4 : Coal Miners Day

May 4 : International Firefighters’ Day

May 5 : World Athletics Day

May 8 : World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day

May 8 : Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost

Lives Second World War

May 9 : World Thalassaemia Day

May 10 : World Mother Day

May 12 : International Nurses Day

May 13 : International Criminal Court Day

May 14 : Bone and Joint Day

May 15 : International Day of the Families

May 17 : World Information Society Day

May 18 : World Hyper Tension Day

May 18 : World Museum Day

May 19 : World Hepatitis Day

May 20 : World Metrology Day

May 21 : World Day for Cultural Diversity for

Dialogue and Development

May 22 : International Day for Biological Diversity

May 23 : World Turtle Day

May 24 : Commonwealth Day

May 28 : Anti-Narcotics Day

May 28 : Engineers Day

May 29 : International Day of United Nations

Peacekeepers

May 31 : World Anti Tobacco Day

June

June 1 : International Children’s Day

June 4 : International Day of Innocent Children

Victims of Aggression

June 5 : World Environment Day

June 8 : World Brain Tumors Day

June 8 : World Ocean Day

June 12 : World Day Against Child Labor

June 14 : World Blood Donor Day

June 15 : World Father’s Day

June 16 : International Integration Day

June 17 : World Combat Day to Desertification and

Drought

June 18 : International Picnic Day

June 20 : World Refugee Day

June 21 : World Music Day

June 23 : International Olympic Day

June 23 : United Nations Public Service Day

June 26 : International Day against Drug abuse and

Illicit Trafficking

June 26 : International Day in Support of Victims of

Torture

July

July 1 : International Joke Day

July 1 : Doctor’s Day

July 2 : World Sports Journalists Day

July 6 : World Zoonoses Day

July 11 : World Population Day

July 28 : World Nature Conservation Day

1st Saturday : International Day of Co-operatives

August

August 1 : World Breast-feeding Week

August 3 : Friendship Day

August 6 : Anti Nuclear Day

August 6 : Hiroshima Day

August 9 : Nagasaki Day

August 9 : International Day of the World’s

Indigenous People

August 12 : International Youth Day

August 13 : World Left Hander’s Day

August 15 : International Mourning Day

August 19 : World Humanitarian Day

August 19 : World Photography Day

August 20 : World Mosquito Day

August 23 : International Day for the Remembrance

of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

August 20 : Namibia Day

September

September 1 : Coconut Day

September 8 : World Literacy Day

September 10 : World Anti-Suicide Day

September 11 : World First Aid Day

September 15 : International Day of Democracy

September 15 : International Day of Engineers

September 16 : World Ozone Day

September 17 : International Red Panda Day

September 19 : International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 21 : World Peace Day

September 21 : World Alzheimer’s Day

September 22 : World Car Free Day

September 22 : World Rose Day – Welfare of Cancer

Patients

September 24 : World Heart Day

September 24 : World Clean-up Day

September 24 : International Grab Hand Day

September 26 : Day of the Deaf

September 26 : European Day of Languages

September 27 : World Tourism Day

September 22 : Right to Know Day

September 22 : World Rabies Day

4th Thursday : World Maritime Day

October

October 1 : World Vegetarian Day

October 1 : International Day of the Elderly

October 1 : World Hepatitis Day

October 2 : World Animal Day

October 2 : World Ostony Day

October 2 : International Day of Non-Violence

October 3 : World Habitat Day

October 4 : World Animal Welfare Day

October 5 : World and International Teacher’s Day

October 6 : World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

October 8 : World Humanitarian Action Day

October 9 : World Postal Day

October 10 : World Mental Health Day

October 12 : World Sight Day

October 12 : World Arthritis Day

October 13 : International Day for Natural Disaster

Reduction

October 14 : World Standards Day

October 15 : Global Hand Washing Day

October 15 : World White Cane Day-guiding the

Blind

October 15 : International Day of Rural Women

October 16 : World Food Day

October 16 : World Anaesthesiologists Day

October 17 : World Trauma Day

October 20 : World Osteoporosis Day

October 24 : UN Day

October 24 : World Development Information Day

October 24 : World Polio Day

October 30 : World Thrift Day

November

November 1 : World Vegan Day

November 5 : World Interact Day

November 6 : International Day for Preventing the

Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed

Conflict

November 8 : World Radiographer Day

November 9 : World Freedom Day

November 14 : World Diabetes Day

November 16 : International Day for Tolerence

November 17 : International Students Day

November 19 : World Toilet Day

November 19 : International Men’s Day

November 20 : Universal Children’s Day

November 20 : Africa Industrialization Day

November 21 : World Fisheries Day

November 21 : World Hello Day

November 21 : World Television Day

November 25 : International Day for the Elimination

of Violence Against Women

November 25 : International Meatless

November 29 : International Day of Solidarity with

Palestinian People

3rd Sunday of November : World Day of

Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

December

December 1 : World AIDS Day

December 2 : World Computer Literacy Day

December 2 : International Day for the Abolition of

Slavery

December 3 : International Day of Disabled People

December 3 : World Conservation Day

December 5 : International Volunteer Day for

Economic and Social Development

December 7 : International Civil Aviation Day

December 9 : The International Day Against

Corruption

December 10 : International Day of Broadcasting

December 10 : Human Rights Day

December 11 : International Mountain Day

December 14 : World Energy Day

December 18 : International Migrants Day

December 20 : International Human Solidarity Day