08 January

World Literacy Day

20 February

Non-violent Resistance Day

21 February

International Mother Language Day (UNESCO)

8 March

International Women’s Day

21 March

World Poetry Day (UNESCO)

22 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

23 March

World Day for Water

23 March

World Meteorological Day (WMO)

24 March

World Tuberculosis Day (WHO)

7 April

World Health Day (WHO)

8 April

World Roma Day

22 April

Earth Day

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day (UNESCO)

30 April

Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom ha Shoah)


International Workers Day


World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO)


World Red cross and Red Crescent Day


International Day of Families


International Day against Homophobia


World Telecommunication Day (ITU)


World No-Tobacco Day (WHO)

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5 June

World Environment Day (UNEP)

15 June

World Food Day

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

20 June

World Refugee Day

21 June

World Peace and Prayer Day

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26 June

UN Charter Day

1st Saturday July

International Day of Co-operatives

11 July

World Population Day (UNFPA)

6 August

Hiroshima Day (remembers victims of the first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, 1945)

7 August

Transgender International Rights and Education Day

9 August

International Day of Indigenous People

12 August

International Youth Day

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Tradeand Its Abolition (UNESCO)

Tuesday following second Monday September

Peace Day

8 September

International Literacy Day (UNESCO)

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

1st Monday October

World Habitat Day (Cities without slums)

2nd Wednesday October

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

1 October

International Day of Older Persons

1 October

International Music Day

5 October

World Teachers’ Day (UNESCO)

10 October

World Mental Health Day

16 October

World Food Day (FAO)

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24 October

World Development Information Day

24 October

United Nations Day

3 November

Men’s World Day

9 November

Kristallnacht, International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism

9 November

1989 Berlin Wall came down

11 November

International Day of Science and Peace

16 November

International Day for Tolerance (UNESCO)

20 November

Universal Children’s Day

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 (WHO)

2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December

International Day of Disabled Persons

5 December

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

10 December

Human Rights Day (1948)

18 December

International Migrants Day


The day on which universal suffrage became law in your country