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A national or international awareness day or observance is a date usually set by a major organisation or government to commemorate a public health or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level.

An international observance, also known as an international dedication or international anniversary, is a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern. This is used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. Many of these periods have been established by the United Nations General Assembly (UN), Economic and Social Council, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),[1]World Health Organization (WHO) and other United Nations bodies including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In this case, the lead agency for a particular international observance uses the symbolism of the United Nations (UN), perhaps a specially designed logo for the year, and the UN infrastructure to coordinate events worldwide. It also presents a written report about the event. This summarizes the activities that took place around the world under the auspices of the international observance, and makes recommendations for the future.

The lists below include some days, month, years, and decades that have been recognized as international observances by the United Nations, or by other organizations that declare international observances but are not as widely recognized .

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Date Name Established/recognized by
January 1 Global Family Day[2]
January 1 Polar Bear Swim DayVarious organizations in Canada
January 1 International Public Domain DayWallace McLean
January 2 National Science Fiction Day (United States)
January 4 World Braille Day (birthday of Louis Braille) World Health Organization[3]
January 6 National Technology Day[4]StoAmigo, National Day Calendar
January 7 Distaff DayTradition in parts of Europe
January 9 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-resident Indian Day) Ministry of External Affairs (India)
January 11 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day[5]
January 11 International Parity at Work Day[6]
January 12 National Youth Day (India)

National Vision Board Day[7]

Government of India
January 15 Indian Army Day
January 15 Wikipedia Day[8]Wikipedia editors
January 15 Intestinal malrotation and Volvulus Awareness Day[9]Intestinal Malrotation Foundation
January 16 National Religious Freedom DayPresident of the United States
January 21 National Hugging Day (United States) Kevin Zaborney
January 24 Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day[10]
January 24 National Compliment Day [11]
January 24 International Day of EducationUnited Nations General Assembly[12]
January 25 National Voters' Day (India) Government of India
January 25 Burns Night (Roberts Burns' birth anniversary) Friends of Robert Burns in Scotland
January 26 Australia Day
January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance DayUnited Nations General Assembly[13]
January 27 Family Literacy Day[14]Canada; national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999
January 28 Data Privacy Day a.k.a. Data Protection Day Council of Europe and various national governments[15]
January 30 CTE Awareness Day Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation[16]
January 30 (or closest school day) School Day of Non-violence and PeaceLlorenç Vidal Vidal
January 31 Street Children's DayJugend Eine Welt
First Monday of January Handsel Monday[17]Tradition in Scotland
First Monday after EpiphanyPlough MondayTradition in parts of England and Belgium
Third Sunday in January World Religion DayNational Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States
Last Sunday of January Leprosy Prevention DayWorld Health Organization[18][15]


Day Name Established/recognized by
February 1 ImbolcGaelic Traditional
February 1 World Hijab Day[19]
February 1 World Aspergillosis Day [20]
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 2 World Wetlands Day
February 2 Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day[21]
February 4 Sri Lankan Independence Day
February 4 World Cancer DayUN, WHO[13][22]
February 5 Kashmir Solidarity Day
February 5 World Nutella Day
February 6 Sami National Day
February 6 Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationWHO[13][23]
February 10 World Pulses DayUN, FAO
February 11 European 112 DayInstituted by the European Union[24]
February 11 World Day of the SickInstituted by Pope John Paul II
February 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science UN Women
February 12 Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day Canadian Federation for Sexual Health[25]
February 12 Darwin Day
February 12 International Day of Women's Health Canadian Foundation for Women's Health[26]
February 12 Red Hand DayChild Soldier Awareness
February 13 World Radio DayUN, UNESCO[13][27]
February 14 World Valentine Day
February 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day (Canada) Children's Heart Society[28]
February 14 V-DayGlobal day to end violence against women
February 15 (variously, February 13, 14, or 15) Singles Awareness Day
February 15 Total Defence Day (Singapore)
February 15 International Childhood Cancer Day Childhood Cancer Foundation[29]
February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day (USA)
February 17 Serbian Statehood Day
February 20 World Day of Social JusticeUN[30]
February 21 International Mother Language Day[31]UN, UNESCO[13]
February 21 Language Movement Day (Bangladesh)
February 21 Global Information Governance Day
February 22 Founders Day[32]Scouts' Day, worldwide
February 22 World Thinking Day[33]
February 26 (in UK, first Friday in February in USA) National Wear Red Day
February 27 World NGO Day[34][35]Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States,[36]Communities, International Leaders and Organizations
February 27 Anosmia Awareness Day,[37]World NGO Day[38]
February 27 National Pancake Day (USA)
February 28/29 (last day of February) Rare Disease Day[39]
February (first Saturday) Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
February (the Tuesday falling between the 5th and 11th inclusive) Safer Internet Day[40][41]
February (third Monday) Washington's Birthday


Day Name Established/recognized by
March 1 World Civil Defence Day[42]
March 1 National Pig Day (USA)
March 1 Self-Injury Awareness DayAlso known as Self-Harm Awareness Day
March 2 Employee Appreciation Day
March 2 Texas Independence Day
March 2 (or closest school day) Read Across America Day (USA) National Education Association
March 3 World Wildlife DayUN[43]
March 3 Liberation Day of Republic of Bulgaria
March 5 Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day [44]
March 8 International Women's DayUN[45]
March 10 National Women and Girl's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day[46]
March 10 Mario Day
March 10 or Friday of first full week Middle Name Pride Day[47]
March 11 National Singles Day and Solo Poly Day (worldwide) UK[48][49]
March 12 World Glaucoma Day[50]
March 14 Pi Day
March 14 Steak and Blowjob Day
March 14 White Day (Japan)
March 15 World Consumer Rights Day, World Sleep Day
March 15 World Contact Day
March 18 Transit Driver Appreciation Day
March 19 Mario Monti Day (Italy)
March 20 World Oral Health Day[51]The most important day in the dental calendar worldwide; organized by World Dental Federation (FDI)
March 20 International Day ofFrancophonie[52]
March 20 International Day of HappinessUN[13][53]
March 20 World Sparrow Day[54]
March 20 World Rights to Water Day[55]
March 21 Anal Cancer Awareness Day[56]
March 21 Cluster Headache Awareness Day[57]Promoted by OUCH (Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headaches) alongside The European Headache Federation and European Headache Alliance.
Cluster headaches are one of the ten most painful conditions known to medical science, with a 1 in 1000 prevalence rate but zero drug research funding.
March 21 Human Rights Day (South Africa)[58]South Africa
March 21 International Colour Day
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationUN[13]
March 21 World Poetry DayUN, UNESCO[13][59]
March 21 International Day of NowruzUN[13][60]
March 21 World Down Syndrome DayUN[13][61]
March 21 World Puppetry DayUNIMA
March 21 International Day of ForestsUN[13][62]
March 22 World Water DayUN[13][63]
March 23 Pakistan Day
March 23 World Meteorological DayUN, WMO, WHO[13][64]
March 23 National Puppy Day (USA)[65][66]
March 24 World Tuberculosis Day[67]UN, WHO[13][68]
March 25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeUN[13][69]
March 25 International Day of the Unborn ChildCatholic Church
March 25 Observance of National Genocide Day[70]BPCA[71]
March 25 EU Talent Day
March 25 FND Awareness Day UK For functional neurological disorder and non-epileptic attack disorder[72][73]
March 25 Tolkien Reading Day
March 26 Bangladesh Independence Day
March 26 Purple Day for epilepsy
March 27 World Theatre Day
March 28 International Laser Tag Day[74]Laser Tag Museum
March 30 World Bipolar Day[75]International Society for Bipolar Disorders
March 31 International Drug Checking Day[76][77][78][79]
March 31 World Backup Day[80]
March 31 International Transgender Day of Visibility
March (First Saturday of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship) National Corndog Day (USA)
March (Second Thursday) World Kidney Day
Monday before Shrove TuesdayNickanan Night, Collop Monday. Hall' Monday[81]


Day Name Established/recognized by
April 1 April Fools' Day
April 1 Edible Book Festival
April 2 World Autism Awareness DayUN[13][82]
April 2 International Children's Book Day
April 2 Male Escorts' Day[83]
April 5 National Maritime Day
April 6 International Day of Sport for Development and PeaceUN[13]
April 6 World Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Awareness Day[84]
April 7 Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda GenocideUN[13][85]
April 7 World Health Day[67]UN, WHO[13][86]
April 8 International Romani Day
April 10 World Homeopathy Day
April 10 Siblings Day (some countries)
April 11 International Louie Louie Day
April 12 Equal Pay Day
April 12 Cosmonautics Day
April 13 FND Awareness Day[87]functional neurological disorder and conversion disorder.
FND Hope; since adopted by other groups and medical professionals worldwide.[88][89][90]
April 14 Black Day (South Korea)
April 14 Pohela Boishakh (Bangla New Year's Day)
April 15 Day of Dialogue
April 15 World Bleeding Disorders Awareness Day Supported by the World Federation of Hemophilia
April 16 National Healthcare Decisions Day (US)[91]
April 16 Foursquare Day
April 16 World Voice Day
April 17, 18 and 19 have been used Record Store Day
April 17 World Haemophilia Day
April 18 International Day For Monuments and Sites
April 18 Youth Homelessness Matters DayNational Youth Coalition for Housing, Australia
April 19 Bicycle Day
Third Thursday of April National High Five Day (USA)
April 20 420: international day for cannabis-related protests and events Global cannabis culture[92][93][94]
April 21 Day of Silence
April 21 National Tea Day
April 22 Earth Day
April 22 International Mother Earth DayUN[13][95]
April 22 (UK) Administrative Professionals' Day
April 23 World Book and Copyright DayUN, UNESCO[13][96]
April 23 English Language Day[13]
April 24 Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
April 24 World Meningitis Day[97]
April 24 Fashion Revolution Day
April 24 International Sculpture Day
April 24 World Day for Laboratory Animals
April 25 DNA day
April 25 World Malaria Day[67]UN, WHO[13][98]
April 25 International Delegate's Day[99]UN[13]
April 25 Parental Alienation Awareness Day
April 25 ANZAC Day
April 25 Liberation Day (Italy)
April (North America: Wednesday of last full week) Administrative Professionals' Day
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day
April 27 King's Day (The Netherlands)
April 27 Freedom Day (South Africa)
April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at WorkUN, ILO[13][100]
April 29 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareUN[13][101]
April 29 International Dance DayUNESCO[102]
April 30 International Jazz DayUN[13][103]


Day Name Established/recognized by
May 1 May Day
May 1 International Workers' Day
May 3 World Press Freedom DayUN[13][104]
May 4 International Firefighters' Day
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 4 Greenery Day
May 4 Remembrance of the Dead
May 5 International Midwives Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6 International No Diet Day
May 7 World Password Day[105]
May 7 National Masturbation Day
May 7 World Wide Day of Genital Autonomy
May 8 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 8 Teacher's Day
May 8 Victory in Europe Day
May 8–9 Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World WarUN[13][106]
May 9 Europe Day
May 10 International Migratory Bird DayNorth America
May 10 Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness Day[107]
May 11 Military Spouse Day
May 12 International Nurses Day
May 12 International May 12th Awareness Day[108]Centers for Disease Control and others
May 13 Mother's Day
May 13 World Cocktail Day
May 15 International Day of FamiliesUN[13][109]
May 16 International Day of Light UNESCO
May 17 Shades Day Family Holiday Association
May 17 Norwegian Constitution Day
May 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and BiphobiaUN[13]
May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society DayITU[110]
May 18 World AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
May 18 International Museum Day
May 19 World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day[111]
May 20 World Metrology DayBIPM, OIML[112]
May 20 World Bee DayUN, FAO[113]
May 20 Blue Cone Monochromacy International Awareness Day[114]
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentUN[13][115]
May 22 International Day for Biological DiversityUN[13][116]
May 23 World Turtle Day
May 23 Labour Day (Jamaica)
May 24 World Schizophrenia Day 2018
May 24 World Orienteering Day[117]
May 25 Geek Pride Day
May 25 African Liberation Day
May 25 International Missing Children's Day
May 25 World Multiple Sclerosis Day[118]
May 25 Towel Day
May 26 National Paper Airplane Day (USA)
May 28 Menstrual Hygiene Day
May 29 International Day of UN PeacekeepersUN[119]
May 31 World No-Tobacco Day[67]UN, WHO[13][120]
1st Tuesday of May World Asthma Day
1st Sunday in May World Laughter Day
2nd Saturday in May World Fair Trade Day
3rd Thursday in May Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Last monday in May Memorial Day
Full moon in May Vesak[13]
Second weekend of MayWorld Migratory Bird DayUN, UNEP[13][121]
May (Saturday of third full week) International Heritage Breeds Day[122][123] (USA)
May (First Saturday of the month) Free Comic Book Day[124]


Day Name Established/recognized by
June (First Friday) National Donut Day (USA)
June 1 Global Day of ParentsUN[13][125]
June 1 International Children's Day
June 1 World Milk Day
June 2 International Whores' Day
June 3 World Bicycle DayUN[126]
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionUN[13][127]
June 5 World Environment DayUN, UNEP[13][128]
June 6 D-Day
June 6 World Pest Day CEPA, NPMA[129]
June 6 National Day of Sweden
First, second or third Saturday in June Queen's Official Birthday
First Sunday in June National Cancer Survivors Day (US)
National Cancer Survivors Day (US) – first Sunday of June
June 7 World Swift Day Swifts Without Frontiers[130]
June 8 World Oceans DayUN[13][131]
June 10 Portugal DayPortugal
June 10 World Art Nouveau Day
June 12 Anne Frank Day[132]Anne Frank Centre
June 12 International Shia Day[133]
June 12 World Day Against Child Labour[13][134]
June 12 Independence Day (Philippines)
June 13 International Albinism Awareness DayUN[135][136]
June 14 World Blood Donor Day[67]UN, WHO[13][137]
June 15 Global Wind Day
June 16 Youth Day (South Africa)
June 16 International Day of the African ChildAU (OAU)
June 16 Bloomsday
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtUN[13][138]
June 17 Icelandic National Day
June 18 Autistic Pride Day
June 19 or third Saturday of the month Juneteenth
June 19 World Sickle Cell DayUnited Nations General Assembly (63rd session)
June 20 World Refugee DayUN[13][139]
June 20–21 (Solstice) International Surfing Day
June 21 World Humanist Day
June 21 Go Skateboarding Day
June 21 World Music Day, International Day of Yoga, International Day of Purpose, National Indigenous Day (Canada) UN,[140] Day of Purpose[141]
June 22 World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day[142]
June 23 International Widow's DayUN[13][143]
June 23 UN Public Service Day
June 24 Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 25 World Vitiligo DayVITSAF[144][145]
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingUN[13][146]
June 26 United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of TortureUN[13][147]
June 26 World Refrigeration Day
June 27 National PTSD Awareness Day
June 28 Tau Day
June 28 (Also October 22) CAPS LOCK DAY
June 30 United Nations International Asteroid Day raises public awareness of the asteroid impact hazardUN[13][148]
3rd Sun in Jun Father's Day in some countries
June (Last Saturday) Bundle Day (Switzerland)


Day Name Established/recognized by
July (First Saturday) International Free Hugs Day
July (First Saturday) International Day of CooperativesUN[13][149]
July 1 Somalia Independence Day
July 1 Canada Day
July 1 National Doctors' Day (India)
July 1 Chartered Accountants' Day (India)
July 2 World UFO Day
July 4 Independence Day (United States)
July 5 X-Day (Church of the SubGenius)
July 5 Tynwald Day (Isle of Man)
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day (USA)
July 6 International Kissing Day[150]
July 7 World Chocolate Day
July 11 World Population DayUN[13][151]
July 12 Malala DayUN
July 12 [The Twelfth]] (Northern Ireland)
July 14 Bastille Day
July 15 World Youth Skills Day UN[152]
July 17 World Day for International Justice
July 17 World Emoji Day[153]
July 18 Nelson Mandela International DayUN[13][154]
July 21 Belgian National Day
July 22 Pi Approximation Day
July 25 Christmas in July
July 26 International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem UN[155]
July 26 Kargil Vijay Diwas
July 28 World Hepatitis Day[67]UN, WHO[13][156]
July 29 International Tiger Day
July 30 International Day of FriendshipUN[13][157]
July 30 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons UN[13][158]
July 30 National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
July (Last Friday) System Administrator Appreciation Day


Day Name Established/recognized by
1st Sunday in August International Friendship Day
1st Wednesday in August Professional Engineers Day
1st Friday in August International Beer Day
3rd Saturday in August National Honey Bee Day
August 1 Emancipation Day (Jamaica)
August 1 Yorkshire Day
August 6 Independence Day (Jamaica)
August 8 Severe ME Day[159]
August 9 National Day (Singapore)
August 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous PeopleUN[13][160]
August 12 International Youth DayUN[13][161]
August 13 International Lefthanders Day
August 14 World Lizard Day[162]
August 14 Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
August 15 National day of mourning (Bangladesh)
August 15 Independence Day (India)
August 15 Victory over Japan Day (UK)
August 16 Bennington Battle Day
August 17 Indonesian Independence Day
August 19 World Humanitarian DayUN[13][163]
August 20 World Mosquito Day
August 20 Indian Akshay Urja Day
August 21 World Senior Citizens Day
August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionUN, UNESCO[13][164]
August 23 European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
August 25 Christmas in August
August 26 Women's Equality Day
August 29 International Day against Nuclear TestsUN[13][165]
August 29 National Sports Day
August 30 International Day of the Disappeared
August 31 Hari Merdeka (Malaysia Independence Day)


Day Name Established/recognized by
3rd Saturday in September Software Freedom Day
September 1 National Insurance Day (LK) Government of Sri Lanka declared 1 September as the National Insurance Day as a measure to increase public awareness on the importance of insurance.
September 1 Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand)
September 2 Victory over Japan Day (US)
September 3 Skyscraper Day
September 5 International Day of CharityUN [13]
September 5 Teachers' Day (India)
September 6 Defense Day (Pakistan)
September 6 Colour Blindness Awareness Day[166]
September 7 Brazilian Independence Day
September 8 World Physical Therapy Day
September 8 International Literacy DayUN, UNESCO[13][167]
September 9 International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day
September 10 World Suicide Prevention DayUN, WHO[13][168]
September 11 Patriot Day
September 12 ATSEP DayAir traffic safety electronics personnel
September 13 RUOK? DayDepression awareness and suicide prevention (Australia)[169]
September 13 International Chocolate Day, Birthday of Milton S. Hershey.[170][171][172]
September 14 National Quiet Day (UK)[173]
September 14 Hindi Day
September 15 International Day of DemocracyUN[13][174]
September 15 Engineer's Day (India)
September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerUN[13][175]
September 16 Start of Mexican Independence Day
September 16 Malaysia Day
September 17 World Patient Safety Day WHO[176]
September 18 World Water Monitoring Day
September 19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 21 International Day of PeaceUN[13][177]
September 22 Baltic Unity DaySeimas of Lithuania and Saeima of Latvia[178]
September 22 World Rhino Day[179]
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 22 World Car Free Day
September 23 International Day of Sign LanguagesUN[180][181]
September 23 Celebrate Bisexuality Day[182]Also known as Bisexual Pride or Bisexual Visibility Day
September 24 Heritage Day (South Africa)
September 25 World Pharmacists Day[183]International Pharmaceutical Federation
September 25 As You Wish Day
September 26 European Day of Languages
September 26 World Contraception Day[184]
September 27 World Tourism DayUN, UNWTO[13][185]
September 28 World Rabies DayUN, WHO[13][186]
September 28 International Right to Know Day[187]
September 28 International Safe Abortion Day[188]
September 28 Ask a Stupid Question Day
September 29 World Heart DayUN, WHO[13][189]
September 29 International Coffee Day
September 30 International Translation Day
September 30 Botswana Day


Day Name Established/recognized by
October 1 International Day of Older PersonsUN[13][190]
October 1 World Vegetarian Day
October 1 International Coffee Day
October 2 International Day of Non-ViolenceUN[13][191]
October 2 World Cerebral Palsy Day
First Monday in October World Habitat Day
First Friday in October World Smile Day[192]
October 2 Gandhi Jayanthi
October 3 German Unity Day
October 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan Day (Austin, Texas, US)
October 4 World Animal Day
October 4 Cinnamon roll daySweden
October 4 eDayElectronic Waste Awareness Day (New Zealand)
October 5 International Day of No Prostitution[193]
October 5 World Teachers' DayUN, UNESCO[13][194]
October 6 German-American Day
October 6 National Poetry Day (Britain)
Second Saturday in October International Migratory Bird DaySouth America
October 9 World Post DayUN[13][195]
October 10 World Mental Health DayUN, WHO[13][196]
October 10 Fiji Day (Fiji)
October 11 International Day of the Girl ChildUN[13][197]
October 11 World Obesity Day
October 11 National Coming Out Day
October 12 World Sight Day
October 12 Fiesta Nacional de España
October 13 World Thrombosis Day International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis World Thrombosis Day[198]
October 13 International Day for Disaster ReductionUN[13][199]
October 14 World Standards Day
October 15 Global Handwashing Day
October 15 White Cane Safety Day
October 15 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
October 16 National Boss Day (Boss's Day)
October 16 World Anaesthesia DayWFSA[200]
October 16 World Food Day
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of PovertyUN[13][201]
October 18 World Vasectomy Day[202]
October 20 World Osteoporosis Day[203]
October 20 World Statistics Day
October 21 International Day of the Nacho
October 21 (2015 only) Back to the Future Day
October 21 Trafalgar Day (United Kingdom)
October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 22 (also June 28) CAPS LOCK DAY
October 23 International Cyrus The Great Memorial Day[204][13]UN,[13] IR
October 23 Mole Day
October 24 United Nations DayUN[13][205]
October 24 World Development Information DayUN[13][206]
October 26 Intersex Awareness Day
Fourth Monday in October Labour Day (New Zealand)
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual HeritageUN, UNESCO[13][207]
October 28 International Animation Day
October 29 World Stroke Day
October 29 National Cat Day (USA)
October 30 Mischief Night
1st Mon in Oct World Habitat DayUN[13][208]
Day in 1st week in Oct World Ballet Day
2nd Thu in Oct World Sight DayUN, WHO,[13][209] IAPB[210]
October 31 Reformation Day


Day Name Established/recognized by
November 1 World Vegan Day
November 1 International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day
November 1 Kerala Piravi
November 2 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against JournalistsUN[211]
November 5 Guy Fawkes Day (United Kingdom)
November 6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictUN, WHO[13][212]
November 7 International African Writers' Day Pan African Writers' Association[213]
November 8 International Day of Radiology
November 8 Aaron Swartz DayAaron Swartz family and associates;[214] Hermes Center (Italy)[215]
November 8 Intersex Day of Remembrance
November 9 World Freedom Day
November 9 Iqbal Day
November 10 Keratoconus awareness day/World KC Day[216][217]
November 10 World Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentUNESCO
November 11 Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day
November 11 National Independence Day (Poland)
November 11 Singles' DayChinese people, Alibaba Group
November 12 World Pneumonia DayUN, WHO[13][218]
November 13 World Kindness Day[219]
November 14 World Diabetes DayUN, WHO[13][220]
November 14 Children's Day
November 15 Day of the Imprisoned WriterPEN International[221]
November 16 International Day for ToleranceUN[13][222]
November 17 International Students Day
November 17 World Prematurity Day
November 19 International Journalist's Remembrance Day UN[13][223]
November 19 World Toilet DayUN[224]
November 19 International Men's Day(Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, India, United States, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom, South Africa, Hungary, Ireland, Ghana, Canada, Denmark, Austria, France, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada)
November 19 Citizen's Day
November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 Universal Children's Day
November 20 Africa Industrialization Day UN[13][225]
November 21 World Television DayUN[13][226]
November 21 World Hello Day
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenUN[13][227]
November 26 Anti Obesity Day
November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleUN[13][228]
3rd Thu in Nov World Philosophy DayUN, UNESCO[13][229]
3rd Sun in Nov World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsUN, WHO[13][230]
November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November (First Friday in November) Love Your Lawyer Day[231]
November 23 (Day after Thanksgiving) National Day of Listening (USA)
Third Thursday in November World Philosophy Day
November 25–26 Buy Nothing Day
November 26 Law Day (India)
November 26 National Milk Day (India)
November 26 Constitution Day (India)
November 30 Cities for Life Day


Day Name Established/recognized by
December 1 World AIDS Day[67]UN[13][232]
December 2 International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryUN[13][233]
December 2 UAE National Day
December 3 International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesUN[13][234]
December 5 World Soil DayUN: A/RES/68/232
December 6 Independence Day (Finland)
December 5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentUN[13][235]
December 7 International Civil Aviation DayUN, ICAO[13][236]
December 9 International Anti-Corruption DayUN[13][237]
December 10 Human Rights DayUN[13][238]
December 11 International Mountain DayUN[13][239]
December 12 Universal Health Coverage Day
December 14 Monkey Day
December 15 International Tea Day
December 16 Victory day of Bangladesh
December 16 Day of Reconciliation
December 16 Bahrain National Day
December 17 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
December 18 International Migrants DayUN[13][240]
December 20 International Human Solidarity DayUN
December 22 National Mathematics Day (India)
December 23 Festivus
December (Winter Solstice) Global Orgasm
December (Thursday before Christmas) National Regifting Day (USA)
December 25 Good Governance Day (India)
December 25 Quaid-e-Azam Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 27 Benazir Bhutto Memorial Day (Karachi, Pakistan)
Full moon day during December Purnima Sukla Paksha
December 31 New Years Eve

Other days that vary by location

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