All International Important Days of The World In A List

It is said that, everyday of this world is a special day for some people, for some reasons. Yes, its true! No matter what country you live in, you will find something special for today to celebrate or wish someone. These important special days are most of the time selected based on any distinct occurrences or incidents. The national or governmental respective committee select the days by having a proper research and later its when granted by the related scholars. Internationally, UNESCO and United Nations take care of this and nationally the government and scholars fix it onwards.

Lets have a look on all the International Important Days (Commemorative Days) for festivals, celebrations, awareness issue, observances, commemoratives, holidays,  remembering, consciousness and special occurrences.

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International Observances Those Changes Over Time Based on Moon and Respective Countries:

Advent Sunday – Sunday nearest November 30
Ascension Day – Depends on the date of Easter
Ash Wednesday – Depends on the date of Easter
Buddha Purnima – Full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Hindu calendar
Chinese New Year – 1st day of the 1st month of the Chinese (lunar) calendar
Datta Jayanti
Deepawali or Diwali – New moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.
Easter – Western Christianity-Sunday March 22 to April 25 inclusive, Eastern Christianity-April 4 and May 8 (1900 to 2100)
Eid ul Fitr – 1st day of Shawal
Eid Al Adha – 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah
Friendship day – First Sunday of August
International Bacon Day – First Saturday Before Labor Day
Lantern Festival – 15th day of the 1st month in the lunar year in the Chinese calendar
Holi – Phalgun Purnima of Hindu Calendar
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (US) – 3rd Monday of January.
Purim – 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar
Purnima Sukla Paksha – Full moon day – December
Shrove Tuesday – The day before Ash Wednesday
Trinity Sunday – The Sunday after Whitsun
Whitsun (Pentecost) – Depends on the date of Easter
World Kidney Day – 2nd Thursday in March
World Leprosy Day – Last Sunday in January
World Philosophy Day – Third Thursday in November, November 21

 

Month-wise International Special Days:

January

Plough Monday – First Monday after Epiphany (holiday)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Third Monday of January
New Year – January 1
Myanmar Independence Day – January 4
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-resident Indian Day) – January 9
World Laughter Day – January 10
National Youth Day (India) – January 12
Indian Army Day – January 15
Baptism of Jesus – January 19
National Hug Day – January 21
National Voters’ Day (India) – January 25
Dydd Santes Dwynwen (Saint Dwynwen’s – Welsh Valentine’s Day) – January 25
Burns Night (Roberts Burns’ birth anniversary) – January 25
Republic Day (India) – January 26
Australia Day – January 26
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust – January 27
Data Privacy Day – January 28
Martyr’s Day (Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day) – January 30
International Street Children’s Day – January 31

February

Imbolc – 1 February
World Hijab Day – 1 February
Candlemas Day – February 2
World Wetlands Day – 2 February
World Cancer Day – February 4
Sri Lanka Independence Day – February 4
Kashmir Martyrs’ Day – February 5
Sami National Day – 6 February
Rose Day – 7 February
Propose Day – 8 February
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – February 6
Waitangi Day (New Zealand) – February 6
Darwin Day – February 12
World Radio Day – February 13
Valentine’s Day – February 14
World Day of Social Justice – February 20
International Mother Language Day – February 21
Language Movement Day (Bangladesh) – February 21
Thinking Day – February 22
National Science Day (India) – February 28
Rare Disease Day – February 28
Washington’s Birthday – third Monday of February

March

Saint David’s Day – March 1 (Wales)
Self-injury Awareness Day – March 1
Texas Independence Day – March 2
Dr. Seuss Day – March 2
World Wildlife Day – March 3
Saint Piran’s Day – 5 March
International Women’s Day – March 8
Pi Day – March 14
White Day – March 14
World Consumer Rights Day – March 15
Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17
World Sleep Day – March 18
World Sparrow Day – March 20
International Day of Happiness – March 20
World Puppetry Day – 21 March
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21
International Day of Forests – March 21
International Colour Day – March 21
World Down Syndrome Day – March 21
World Poetry Day – March 21
World Water Day – March 22
Pakistan Day – March 23
World Tuberculosis Day – March 24
Purple Day – March 26
Bangladesh Independence Day – March 26

April

April Fools Day – April 1
International Children’s Book Day – 2 April
World Autism Awareness Day – April 2
World Health Day – April 7
International Romani Day – April 8
International Louie Louie Day – April 11
Cosmonautics Day – April 12
Black Day – April 14
Pohela Boishakh (Bangla New Year’s Day) – April 14
Day of Silence – April 15
Day of Dialogue – April 15
Foursquare Day – April 16
World Hemophilia Day – April 17
International Day For Monuments and Sites – 18th April
Earth Day – April 22
St George’s Day – April 23
World Book Day – April 23
International Sculpture Day – 24th April
ANZAC Day – April 25
Liberation Day (Italy) – April 25
World Malaria Day – April 25
World Intellectual Property Day – April 26
King’s Day (The Netherlands) – April 27
International Dance Day – April 29
International Jazz Day – April 30

May

World Laughter Day – First Sunday of May every year
International Workers’ Day – May 1
May Day – May 1
World Press Freedom Day – May 3
Remembrance of the Dead – May 4
Star Wars Day – May 4
Greenery Day – May 4
International Midwives’ Day – May 5
International No Diet Day – May 6
Victory in Europe Day – May 8
Military Spouse Day – May 11
International Nurses Day – May 12
International Day of Families – May 15
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – May 17
World Information Society Day – May 17
International Day for Biological Diversity – May 22
World Turtle Day – May 23
Commonwealth Day – May 24
African Liberation Day – May 25
World Multiple Sclerosis Day – May 25 [1]
International Missing Children’s Day – May 25
Towel Day – May 25
Geek Pride Day – May 25
Menstrual Hygiene Day – May 28
World No Tobacco Day – May 31
Memorial Day – last Monday of May

June

Queen’s Official Birthday – First, Second or third Saturday in June
National Cancer Survivors Day (USA) – First Sunday of June
Republic Day (Italy) – June 2
World Environment Day – June 5
D-Day – June 6
World Oceans Day – June 8
Independence Day (Philippines) – June 12
World Blood Donor Day – June 14
Icelandic National Day – June 17
Autistic Pride Day – June 18
Juneteenth – June 19 (Celebrated on June 19 and/or 3rd Saturday of the month)
World Refugee Day – June 20
Fathers Day – June 21
World Hydrography Day – June 21
Fête de la Musique – June 21
International Yoga Day – June 21
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – June 26
Tau Day – June 28

July

Canada Day – July 1
World UFO Day – July 2
Independence Day (United States) – July 4
World Population Day – July 11
Malala Day – July 12
Bastille Day – July 14
World Day for International Justice – July 17
Mandela Day – July 18
Pi Approximation Day – July 22
Kargil Vijay Diwas – July 26
International Tiger Day – July 29
System Administrator Appreciation Day – last Friday in July

August

International Beer Day – First Friday of August
Yorkshire Day – August 1
Friendship Day – First Sunday of August
International Youth Day – August 12
International Lefthanders Day – August 13
Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day) – August 14
National day of mourning (Bangladesh) – August 15
Independence Day (India) – August 15
Victory over Japan Day – August 15 (UK)
Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – August 15
Bennington Battle Day – August 16
Indonesian Independence Day – August 17
World Mosquito Day – August 20
Indian Akshay Urja Day – August 20
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – August 23
European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism – August 23
Women’s Equality Day – August 26
National Sports Day – August 29
Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) – August 31

September

Victory over Japan Day – September 2 (USA)
Skyscraper Day – September 3
International Day of Charity – September 5
Teachers’ Day (India) – September 5
Defense Day – September 6
Brazilian Independence Day – September 7
World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10
Patriot Day – September 11
Hindi Day – September 14
Engineer’s Day (India) – September 15
International Day of Democracy – September 15
Malaysia Day – September 16
International Talk Like a Pirate Day – September 19
International Day of Peace – September 21
European Day of Languages – September 26
World Tourism Day – September 27
World Rabies Day – September 28
World Heart Day – September 29

October

World Habitat Day – First Monday of October
World Sight Day – Second Thursday of October
International Coffee Day – October 1
World Vegetarian Day – October 1
Gandhi Jayanthi – October 2
International Day of Non-Violence – October 2
German Unity Day – October 3
Stevie Ray Vaughan Day (Austin, Texas) – October 3
World Animal Day – October 4
World Teachers’ Day – October 5
German-American Day – October 6
World Post Day – October 9
World Mental Health Day – October 10
International Day of the Girl Child – October 11
World Standards Day – October 14
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – October 15
Global Handwashing Day – October 15
World Food Day – October 16
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – October 17
Mole Day – October 23
United Nations Day – October 24
Intersex Awareness Day – October 26
Labour Day (New Zealand) – October 27
National Cat Day (USA) – October 29
Halloween – October 31

November

Melbourne Cup Day – 1st Tuesday in November
World Vegan Day – November 1
All Saints’ Day – November 1
All Souls’ Day – November 2
Bonfire Night (also Guy Fawkes Night) – November 5
Intersex Day of Remembrance – November 8
Iqbal Day – November 9
Armistice Day (also Remembrance Day) – November 11
Veterans Day (United States) – November 11
World Pneumonia Day – November 12
World Kindness Day – November 13
World Diabetes Day – November 14
Children’s Day (some countries) – November 14
World Prematurity Day – November 17
International Men’s Day – November 19
World Toilet Day – November 19
Citizen’s Day – November 19
Universal Children’s Day – November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance – November 20
World Television Day – November 21
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – November 25
Law Day (India) – November 26
Saint Andrew’s Day – November 30 (Scotland)
Cities for Life Day – November 30
Thanksgiving (United States) – Fourth Thursday of November

December

World AIDS Day – December 1
United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3
International Volunteer Day – December 5
World Soil Day – December 5
International Civil Aviation Day – December 7
International Anti-Corruption Day – December 9
Human Rights Day – December 10
International Tea Day – December 15
Victory day of Bangladesh – December 16
Christmas Eve – December 24
Christmas Day – December 25
Good Governance Day(India) – December 25
Quaid-e-Azam Day – December 25
Boxing Day – December 26
Kwanzaa – December 26 to January 1
New Year’s Eve – December 31

 

Reference: Data is collected from calendars and various sources of Internet including Wikipedia, United Nations and UNESCO.

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