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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used in many countries such as the USA.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
World Braille Day
World Braille Day celebrates the life and achievements of Louis Braille, who invented the braille code for the visually impaired.
Friday January 4 Worldwide observance
Epiphany
Many people in the United States annually observe Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, on January 6. It is a Christian observance and a public holiday in the US Virgin Islands.
Sunday January 6 Christian
Orthodox Christmas Day
Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as the United States observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday January 7 Orthodox
International Programmers' Day
Many people celebrate International Programmers’ Day on January 7, while others observe this event on the 256th day of the year, usually on September 13 or on September 12 in leap years.
Friday September 13 Worldwide observance
Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Stephen Foster Memorial Day is annually observed in the United States on January 13. The day remembers the achievements of Stephen Foster, who is known as the “father of American music”.
Sunday January 13 Observance
Orthodox New Year
Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as the United States celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday January 14 Orthodox
Lee-Jackson Day
Lee-Jackson Day is an annual state holiday in Virginia, the United States, on the Friday before Martin Luther King Day in January.
Friday January 18 Local holiday
Robert E. Lee's Birthday
Robert E. Lee’s birthday is an annual official state holiday that is shared with Martin Luther King’s birthday in some parts of the US.
Monday January 21 Local holiday
Confederate Heroes' Day
On Confederate Memorial Day remembers the soldiers who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861-1865). It is a state holiday in some parts of the United States.
Friday April 26 Local observance
World Religion Day
World Religion Day fosters interfaith dialogue and understanding of all religions.
Sunday January 20 Worldwide observance
Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat
Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is a Jewish festival similar to Arbor Day.
Monday January 21 Hebrew
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Day marks the anniversary of the date of birth of the influential American civil right leader of the same name.
Monday January 21 National holiday
Idaho Human Rights Day
Idaho Human Rights Day is a state holiday in Idaho, the United States, on the third Monday of January.
Monday January 21 Local holiday
Civil Rights Day
Civil Rights Day is on the third Monday of January in Arizona and New Hampshire. It honors civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday January 21 Local holiday
International Customs Day
International Customs Day celebrates custom personnel and agencies worldwide.
Saturday January 26 Worldwide observance
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust remembers those who died and suffered during the Holocaust before and during World War II. It is on January 27 each year.
Sunday January 27 United Nations observance
World Leprosy Day
World Leprosy Day brings awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, and ways to prevent the disease.
Sunday January 27 Worldwide observance
Kansas Day
Kansas Day is an annual observance that commemorates the state's admission to the Union in 1861.
Tuesday January 29 Observance
National Freedom Day
National Freedom Day in the United States is observed on February 1 each year.
Friday February 1 Observance
National Wear Red Day
National Wear Red Day® raises public awareness of heart disease in women and ways to avoid and combat this problem.
Friday February 1 Observance
World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day raises awareness about the important role that the wetlands play in the environment and in our lives.
Saturday February 2 Worldwide observance
Groundhog Day
Many people in the United States observe Groundhog Day on February 2.
Saturday February 2 Observance
Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. It is played every year in February.
Sunday February 3 Sporting event
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is an annual global event on February 4 to raise people’s awareness of cancer.
Monday February 4 United Nations observance
Rosa Parks Day
The life of American civil rights leader Rosa Parks is celebrated in the United States on either February 4 or December 1.
Sunday December 1 Local observance
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Tuesday February 5 Observance
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an awareness campaign to end a harmful practice that violates girls’ and women’s rights.
Wednesday February 6 United Nations observance
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a UN holiday to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.
Monday February 11 United Nations observance
World Day of the Sick
World Day of the Sick is a global event when people remember or pray for the sick.
Monday February 11 Worldwide observance
Lincoln's Birthday
Lincoln’s Birthday is observed in the United States in honor of Abraham Lincoln, who was the nation’s 16th president and was known as the Great Emancipator.
Tuesday February 12 Local observance
World Radio Day
World Radio Day is an annual United Nations (UN) event that promotes the importance of the radio in communicating information worldwide.
Wednesday February 13 United Nations observance
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is an occasion to celebrate romantic love.
Thursday February 14 Observance
Statehood Day
Statehood Day marks the anniversary of the dates that Kentucky became the 15th state and Tennessee became the 16th state of the United States.
Saturday June 1 Local observance
Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Susan B Anthony Day is an national American observance that is legally recognized in some states.
Friday February 15 Local observance
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
Elizabeth Peratrovich was one of the main driving forces behind the territory's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.
Saturday February 16 Local observance
Presidents' Day
Washington's Birthday, or Presidents' Day, honors the life and work of the first president of the United States, George Washington.
Friday November 29 Local holiday
Daisy Gatson Bates Day
Daisy Gatson Bates Day is a state holiday in Arkansas, the United States, on the third Monday of February. It coincides with Washington’s Birthday.
Monday February 18 Local holiday
World Day of Social Justice
The United Nations' (UN) World Day of Social Justice promotes poverty eradication, full employment and social integration. It is on February 20 each year.
Wednesday February 20 United Nations observance
International Mother Language Day
The United Nations' (UN) International Mother Language Day is annually held on February 21 to celebrate languages spoken worldwide. It also observes the human right to use these languages.
Thursday February 21 United Nations observance
Linus Pauling Day
Linus Pauling Day is a state holiday on February 28 in Oregon, USA.
Thursday February 28 Local observance
Zero Discrimination Day
Discrimination Day highlights the negative impacts of discrimination and promotes tolerance, compassion and peace.
Friday March 1 United Nations observance
Self-Injury Awareness Day
Friday March 1 Worldwide observance
St. David's Day
Many Welsh communities in the United States celebrate the life of their patron saint, St David, and their links with Wales on St David’s Day.
Friday March 1 Observance,Christian
Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day is observed in the United States on March 2 each year.
Friday March 1 Observance
Employee Appreciation Day
Employee Appreciation Day is a US unofficial observance that recognizes and appreciates employees in all industries, aimed at helping employers keep their staff.
Friday March 1 Observance
Texas Independence Day
Texas Independence Day is a legal holiday in Texas, in the United States.
Saturday March 2 Local holiday
World Wildlife Day
World Wildlife Day celebrates all flora and fauna, including animals, on Earth.
Sunday March 3 United Nations observance
Maha Shivaratri
Monday March 4 Hinduism
Casimir Pulaski Day
Casimir Pulaski Day is a day off for some schools and offices in Illinois, USA, on the first Monday of March each year.
Monday March 4 Local observance
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Shrove Tuesday is traditionally known as the day prior to Lent but it also serves as a day of celebration, known as Mardi Gras.
Tuesday March 5 Local observance
Town Meeting Day
The state of Vermont, in the USA, holds its Town Meeting Day on the first Tuesday of March each year.
Tuesday March 5 Local holiday
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday is a Christian observance that marks the first day of Lent, which is prior to Easter.
Wednesday March 6 Christian
International Women's Day
International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements worldwide and throughout history.
Friday March 8 United Nations observance
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday March 10 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
World Kidney Day
World Kidney Day is an annual observation that attempts to raise global awareness about the importance of kidney health and tries to bring attention to the unique challenges faced by those who suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease.
Thursday March 14 Worldwide observance
St. Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day marks the life and deeds of St Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints. It is an Irish-American celebration in the USA.
Sunday March 17 Observance,Christian
Evacuation Day
Evacuation Day in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, commemorates the first major American military victory in the Revolutionary War, which saw the British troops evacuate Boston.
Sunday March 17 Local holiday
Evacuation Day observed
Evacuation Day in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, commemorates the first major American military victory in the Revolutionary War, which saw the British troops evacuate Boston.
Monday March 18 Local holiday
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
International Day of Happiness
International Day of Happiness aims to promote the idea that the pursuit of happiness is universal.
Wednesday March 20 United Nations observance
Holi
Thursday March 21 Hinduism
Purim
Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
Thursday March 21 Hebrew
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is annually observed on March 21.
Thursday March 21 United Nations observance
World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day celebrates poetry around the world on March 21 each year.
Thursday March 21 United Nations observance
International Day of Nowruz
The UN’s International Day of Nowruz, also known as Nowruz, No-Ruz, No-Rooz or No Ruz, is observed on March 21 each year.
Thursday March 21 United Nations observance
World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day is held on March 21 every year.
Thursday March 21 United Nations observance
International Day of Forests
International Day of Forests raises awareness on forests and trees, including their role in climate change.
Thursday March 21 United Nations observance
World Water Day
World Water Day aims to increase people's awareness of the water's importance in all aspects of life.
Friday March 22 United Nations observance
World Meteorological Day
World Meteorological Day marks the anniversary of the World Meteorological Organization's establishment on March 23, 1950.
Saturday March 23 United Nations observance
World Tuberculosis Day
World Tuberculosis Day is annually held on March 24 to raise awareness of tuberculosis and ways to eradicate the disease.
Sunday March 24 United Nations observance
International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
March 24 is the UN’s International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Sunday March 24 United Nations observance
International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade remembers the lives of Africans who were forced into slavery in North, Central and South America.
Monday March 25 United Nations observance
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
The UN’s International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is annually held on March 25.
Monday March 25 United Nations observance
Maryland Day
Maryland Day commemorates the arrival of Lord Baltimore and the first colonists in Maryland, the United States, in the 17th century.
Monday March 25 Local observance
Seward's Day
Seward’s Day is a state holiday in Alaska, in the United States, on the last Monday of March.
Monday March 25 Local holiday
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day is annually held in Hawaii on March 26 to honor Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole.
Tuesday March 26 Local holiday
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is an US observance to honor US military members who served during the Vietnam War.
Friday March 29 Observance
Earth Hour
Earth Hour is an annual event in which many people worldwide turn their lights off on the last Saturday in March.
Saturday March 30 Worldwide observance
César Chávez Day
César Chávez Day celebrates the birthday of César Estrada Chávez.
Sunday March 31 Local holiday
April Fool's Day
April Fool's Day, on April 1, is a day to play practical jokes and tricks.
Monday April 1 Worldwide observance
César Chávez Day observed
César Chávez Day celebrates the birthday of César Estrada Chávez.
Monday April 1 Local holiday
World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day raises an awareness of issues surrounding people, particularly children, with autism worldwide.
Tuesday April 2 United Nations observance
Pascua Florida Day
Pascua Florida Day, which usually falls on April 2, is a state day in Florida, USA.
Tuesday April 2 Local observance
Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
Wednesday April 3 Muslim
United Nations' Mine Awareness Day
The United Nations' International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is annually observed on April 4.
Thursday April 4 United Nations observance
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace aims to bring goodwill and positive social outcomes through sporting achievements.
Saturday April 6 United Nations observance
National Tartan Day
National Tartan Day is annually observed on April 6 to honor the major role that Scottish Americans played in the founding of the United States of America.
Saturday April 6 Observance
United Nations' World Health Day
The World Health Organization, the United Nations' the directing and coordinating authority for health, annually highlights one of its priorities for global health on World Health Day.
Sunday April 7 United Nations observance
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
The UN’s Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide is observed on April 7 each year.
Sunday April 7 United Nations observance
National Library Workers' Day
National Library Workers’ Day recognizes the efforts and achievements that librarians make to give Americans access to information via books, computers and other media.
Tuesday April 9 Observance
International Day of Human Space Flight
The UN’s International Day of Human Space Flight is annually held on April 12.
Friday April 12 United Nations observance
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Americans celebrate president Thomas Jefferson's Birthday on April 13.
Saturday April 13 Observance
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday in the United States celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
Sunday April 14 Christian
Tax Day
Tax Day is the deadline for United States residents to file details of their income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) so that their liability for income tax can be assessed.
Monday April 15 Observance
Father Damien Day
Father Damien Day or Saint Damien Day is an occasion for residents of the state of Hawaii to remember the life and deeds of a Belgian missionary.
Monday April 15 Local observance
Patriot's Day
Patriot's Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War.
Monday April 15 Local holiday
Boston Marathon
Boston Marathon is one of the world's oldest yearly marathon. It is held annually on Patriot's Day in the month of April.
Monday April 15 Sporting event
Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day is a state-wide observation in Ohio on September 22.
Sunday September 22 Local observance
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday, which is also known as Holy Thursday, is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18 Christian
International Day for Monuments and Sites
The International Day for Monuments and Sites raises awareness on preserving and conserving historical and archeological heritage sites.
Thursday April 18 Worldwide observance
Good Friday
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
Friday April 19 Local holiday,Christian
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in the United States.
Saturday April 20 Christian
Passover (first day)
Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Saturday April 20 Hebrew
Chinese Language Day
Chinese Language Day is a United Nations observance that celebrates one of the organization’s 6 official languages – Chinese.
Saturday April 20 United Nations observance
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important day in the Christian church calendar because it celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 Observance,Christian
San Jacinto Day
San Jacinto Day commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto in what is now Harris County, Texas.
Sunday April 21 Local holiday
Earth Day
The United Nations' International Mother Earth Day promotes environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet.
Monday April 22 United Nations observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is not a federal holiday in the United States of America (USA).
Monday April 22 Observance,Christian
Oklahoma Day
Oklahoma Day in the United States marks the anniversary of the opening of Oklahoma's lands to European settlers.
Monday April 22 Local observance
Confederate Memorial Day
On Confederate Memorial Day remembers the soldiers who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861-1865). It is a state holiday in some parts of the United States.
Friday May 10 Local holiday
State Holiday
Robert E. Lee’s birthday is an annual official state holiday that is shared with Martin Luther King’s birthday in some parts of the US.
Friday November 29 Local holiday
World Book and Copyright Day
World Book and Copyright Day is an occasion to celebrate the contribution of books and authors to our global culture and the connection between copyright and books.
Tuesday April 23 United Nations observance
English Language Day
English Language Day promotes the history, culture and accomplishments of the English language.
Tuesday April 23 United Nations observance
Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professionals Day® is on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. It remembers the important role of administrative professionals.
Wednesday April 24 Observance
World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is annually observed on April 25 to promote efforts that provide effective control of malaria worldwide.
Thursday April 25 United Nations observance
Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Thursday April 25 Observance
Orthodox Good Friday
Many Orthodox Christians in the United States remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Friday April 26 Orthodox
World Intellectual Property Day
World Intellectual Property Day is annually held on April 26 to increase awareness and understanding of intellectual property worldwide.
Friday April 26 United Nations observance
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is a UN holiday designed to raise awareness of the consequences of the 1986 nuclear accident.
Friday April 26 United Nations observance
Arbor Day
Arbor Day encourages people to plant and care for trees. In Nebraska, it falls on the last Friday of April.
Friday April 26 Local holiday
Last Day of Passover
The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Saturday April 27 Hebrew
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Many Orthodox Christians in the United States remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Saturday April 27 Orthodox
Orthodox Easter
Many Orthodox Christians in the United States mark Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha, as the day Jesus Christ was resurrected, according to the Christian bible.
Sunday April 28 Orthodox
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on April 28 each year.
Sunday April 28 United Nations observance
Orthodox Easter Monday
Many Orthodox churches in the United States observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
Monday April 29 Orthodox
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
The UN’s Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is annually observed on April 29.
Monday April 29 United Nations observance
International Jazz Day
International Jazz Day recognizes the historical, cultural, and educational contribution of jazz.
Tuesday April 30 United Nations observance
Yom HaShoah
Many people in the United States observe Yom Hashoah by remembering Holocaust victims who died during World War II.
Wednesday May 1 Hebrew
Law Day
Law Day in the United States is annually held on May 1.
Wednesday May 1 Observance
Loyalty Day
Loyalty Day is a special day for people to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.
Wednesday May 1 Observance
Lei Day
May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i, celebrating Hawaiian culture or the “Aloha spirit.
Wednesday May 1 Local observance
World Tuna Day
World Tuna Day is a UN holiday designed to raise awareness of the global importance of tuna.
Thursday May 2 United Nations observance
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May each year, inviting Americans of all faiths to pray for the country and its leaders.
Thursday May 2 Observance
World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day focuses on the importance of the freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
Friday May 3 United Nations observance
Kentucky Oaks
The Kentucky Oaks is a rade 1 Stakes horse race held annually on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby in May.
Friday May 3 Sporting event
Kent State Shootings Remembrance
Kent State Shootings Remembrance Day is a local observance in Kent, Ohio.
Saturday May 4 Local observance
Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby is a Grade I Stakes horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky in May.
Saturday May 4 Sporting event
Rhode Island Independence Day
Rhode Island Independence Day is a day to celebrate the state's declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.
Saturday May 4 Local observance
National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day
National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day is an occasion to remember those serving the profession of explosive ordnance disposal in the United States Armed Forces.
Saturday May 4 Observance
Cinco de Mayo
'Cinco de Mayo' means "Fifth of May" in Spanish and is a festival of Mexican pride and heritage.
Sunday May 5 Observance
Ramadan Starts
Many Muslims in the United States fast in the hours of daylight during Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Monday May 6 Muslim
National Nurses Day
National Nurses Day is an occasion to honor the work of nurses.
Monday May 6 Observance
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
The United Nations’ (UN) Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is annually held over two days, from May 8-9.
Wednesday May 8 United Nations observance
World Ovarian Cancer Day
World Ovarian Cancer Day aims to spread global awareness about ovarian cancer.
Wednesday May 8 Worldwide observance
Truman Day
Truman Day is a holiday in the state of Missouri to honor Harry S Truman, the only person born in Missouri to ever become President of the United States.
Wednesday May 8 Local holiday
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, which is Israel’s Independence Day, on the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Thursday May 9 Hebrew
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Appreciate and thank all the military spouses and partners you know on Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
Friday May 10 Observance
World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day is observed the second weekend of May every year.
Saturday May 11 United Nations observance
International Nurses Day
Interantional Nurses Day is used to focus on the important task of recruiting and training nurses worldwide.
Sunday May 12 Worldwide observance
Mother's Day
Mother's Day celebrates the role of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday May 12 Observance
International Day of Families
The International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate the importance of families to people, societies and cultures around the world.
Wednesday May 15 United Nations observance
Peace Officers Memorial Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually in the United States on May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.
Wednesday May 15 Observance
World Information Society Day
World Information Society Day is celebrated each year to raise awareness of how information and communication can be beneficial for societies and economies.
Friday May 17 United Nations observance
National Defense Transportation Day
National Defense Transportation Day occurs annually in the United States on the third Friday of May.
Friday May 17 Observance
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day is a national observance in the United States on the third Saturday of May each year.
Saturday May 18 Observance
Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes is the second event in the Triple Crown and is annually held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby.
Saturday May 18 Sporting event
Day of Vesak
Vesak Day is a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the birth of its founder. It is usually observed on the day of the full moon in May.
Sunday May 19 United Nations observance
World Autoimmune / Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
Monday May 20 Worldwide observance
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, held on May 21, is an occasion for people to deepen their understanding of cultural diversity.
Tuesday May 21 United Nations observance
International Day for Biological Diversity
The International Day for Biological Diversity is an occasion to increase the global understanding and awareness of issues and challenges around biodiversity.
Wednesday May 22 United Nations observance
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day is observed on the Wednesday of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 19–25, in the United States.
Wednesday May 22 Observance
National Maritime Day
National Maritime Day is annually observed in the United States on May 22. It is a time to observe its maritime heritage, to honor those who served as merchant mariners, and to recognize the benefits of the maritime industry.
Wednesday May 22 Observance
Harvey Milk Day
Harvey Milk Day is an observance that is recognized in public schools in California, United States, on May 22 each year.
Wednesday May 22 Local observance
Lag BaOmer
Many Jewish Americans observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Thursday May 23 Hebrew
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
The International Day to End Obstetric Fistula raises awareness of fistula and calls for support to tackle the problem.
Thursday May 23 United Nations observance
African Liberation Day
African Liberation Day celebrates African nations' hard-fought freedom from European colonial powers.
Saturday May 25 Worldwide observance
National Missing Children's Day
National Missing Children's Day is an observation dedicated to addressing the problem of child abduction.
Saturday May 25 Observance
Memorial Day
Memorial Day commemorates all Americans who have died in military service for the United States.
Monday May 27 National holiday
Jefferson Davis' Birthday
Jefferson Davis' Birthday, also known as Jefferson Davis Day, is a state holiday in Alabama in the United States.
Monday June 3 Local observance
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is an occasion to pay tribute to people who served in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations.
Wednesday May 29 United Nations observance
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
Thursday May 30 Christian
World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day draws attention to the health problems caused by tobacco use.
Friday May 31 United Nations observance
Lailat al-Qadr
Laylat al Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Saturday June 1 Muslim
Global Day of Parents
Global Day of Parents appreciates the role of a parent in nurturing and fostering growth for their children.
Saturday June 1 United Nations observance
Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Tuesday June 4 Muslim
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on June 4 each year.
Tuesday June 4 United Nations observance
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
Wednesday June 5 United Nations observance
D-Day
D-Day is a special anniversary in some countries, including the United States (U.S.), to remember Allied forces’ invasion of Normandy, France, in the Second World War.
Thursday June 6 Observance
World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day is annually observed on June 8 to raise awareness of the challenges humanity faces to protect the world's oceans.
Saturday June 8 United Nations observance
Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes is the third and final horse race of the Triple Crown. It is run annually five weeks after the Kentucky Derby.
Saturday June 8 Sporting event
Pentecost
Many Christians in the United States observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday June 9 Christian
Shavuot
Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals.
Sunday June 9 Hebrew
Whit Monday
Many Christians in the United States will observe Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, which is also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday.
Monday June 10 Christian
Kamehameha Day
Kamehameha Day, held annually on June 11, honors Kamehameha the Great (Kamehameha I), the monarch who united and established the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Tuesday June 11 Local holiday
World Day Against Child Labour
Poverty and injustice against widows is a world-wide problem addressed by International Widows' Day.
Wednesday June 12 United Nations observance
International Albinism Awareness Day
International Albinism Awareness Day aims to stop the persecution and murders of people with albinism.
Thursday June 13 United Nations observance
World Blood Donor Day
On World Blood Donor Day numerous events are held worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of safe blood supplies.
Friday June 14 United Nations observance
Army Birthday
Friday June 14 Observance
Flag Day
Flag Day is annually held on June 14 to honor the United States flag.
Friday June 14 Observance
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day attempts to shine a light on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders.
Saturday June 15 United Nations observance
Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States.
Sunday June 16 Christian
International Day of Family Remittances
The UN estimates that family remittances worth over 500 billion US$ are transferred worldwide every year.
Sunday June 16 United Nations observance
Father's Day
Father's Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.
Sunday June 16 Observance
Bunker Hill Day
Bunker Hill Day commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place on June 17, 1775 on the Charlestown Peninsula, Boston Harbor, in Massachusetts.
Sunday June 16 Local observance
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
The United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed worldwide on June 17 each year.
Monday June 17 United Nations observance
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is a UN day aiming to rid the world of conflict-related sexual violence.
Wednesday June 19 United Nations observance
Juneteenth
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, is a holiday or observance in many US states to celebrate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865.
Wednesday June 19 Local observance
World Refugee Day
The United Nations' World Refugee Day honors refugees' courage, strength and determination.
Thursday June 20 United Nations observance
West Virginia Day
West Virginia Day, or WV Day, celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the state of West Virginia on June 20, 1863.
Thursday June 20 Local holiday
American Eagle Day
Observed annually on June 20 in 47 American states, American Eagle Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates the removal of the American Bald Eagle from a list of "endangered species".
Thursday June 20 Observance
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
International Day of Yoga
The International Day of Yoga is a UN-day that aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Friday June 21 United Nations observance
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is observed in honor of the Holy Eucharist.
Sunday June 23 Christian
Public Service Day
The United Nations’ Public Service Day celebrates the idea that democracy and successful governance depend on a competent civil service.
Sunday June 23 United Nations observance
International Widows' Day
Poverty and injustice against widows is a world-wide problem addressed by International Widows' Day.
Sunday June 23 United Nations observance
Day of the Seafarer
The Day of the Seafarer aims to acknowledge the social, and economic contribution of the millions of seafarers around the world.
Tuesday June 25 United Nations observance
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking raise awareness about the dangers of illicit drugs.
Wednesday June 26 United Nations observance
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is annually observed on June 26 to remind people that human torture is not only unacceptable – it is also a crime.
Wednesday June 26 United Nations observance
International Asteroid Day
The United Nations established International Asteroid Day to raise public awareness of the asteroid impact hazard.
Sunday June 30 United Nations observance
Independence Day
On Independence Day, Americans celebrate the anniversary of publication of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776.
Thursday July 4 National holiday
International Day of Cooperatives
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Cooperatives recognizes and reaffirms the role of cooperatives in economic, social and cultural development and in the achievement of social policy objectives.
Saturday July 6 United Nations observance
World Population Day
The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day reaffirms the human right to plan for a family.
Thursday July 11 United Nations observance
Bastille Day
Sunday July 14 Observance
World Youth Skills Day
Acquiring skills enhances youths' ability to make informed choices and empowers them to gain access to changing labor markets.
Monday July 15 United Nations observance
Nelson Mandela Day
Nelson Mandela International Day is annually observed on July 18 to recognize the former South African president’s contribution to peace and freedom.
Thursday July 18 United Nations observance
Pioneer Day
Pioneer Day is an annual state holiday in Utah in the United States. It is celebrated to honor the pioneers who demonstrated industry and bravery when they ventured to settle in a place that is now Salt Lake City.
Wednesday July 24 Local holiday
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Saturday July 27 Observance
World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 every year to raise awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention and treatment.
Sunday July 28 United Nations observance
Parents' Day
Parents’ Day is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Sunday of July each year to recognize and promote parenting as a crucial part of families and the wider community.
Sunday July 28 Observance
International Day of Friendship
The International Day of Friendship is annually held on July 30 to celebrate friendships worldwide.
Tuesday July 30 United Nations observance
World Day against Trafficking in Persons
July 30 is the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons
Tuesday July 30 United Nations observance
Colorado Day
Colorado Day is an annual observance that commemorates the state’s birthday on August 1, 1876, and its history.
Thursday August 1 Local observance
Coast Guard Birthday
Sunday August 4 Observance
Purple Heart Day
Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the day in 1782 when General George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal – a military decoration that is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Wednesday August 7 Observance
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous peoples.
Friday August 9 United Nations observance
Tisha B'Av
Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Sunday August 11 Hebrew
Eid al-Adha
Eid-al-Adha is an Islamic festival to mark Ibrahim's willingness to follow Allah's command to sacrifice his son. It is celebrated around the 10th to 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Sunday August 11 Muslim
International Youth Day
The United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is annually held on August 12 to celebrate the achievements of the world’s youth and to encourage their participation in enhancing society.
Monday August 12 United Nations observance
Victory Day
Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, is an annual state holiday celebrated on the second Monday in August in Rhode Island in the United States. It marks the anniversary of the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II.
Monday August 12 Local holiday
Raksha Bandhan
Wednesday August 14 Hinduism
Assumption of Mary
Assumption Day is a Christian observance in the United States that is held annually on August 15. Catholics observe the Dormition (falling asleep) or the day that the Blessed Virgin Mary was received into heaven.
Thursday August 15 Christian
Statehood Day in Hawaii
Hawaii’s Statehood Day is celebrated on the third Friday of August to commemorate the anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood.
Friday August 16 Local holiday
Bennington Battle Day
Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday in Vermont. It commemorates the American victory at the Battle of Bennington during the Revolutionary War in north America in 1777.
Friday August 16 Local holiday
World Humanitarian Day
The United Nations’(UN) World Humanitarian Day focuses on increasing public awareness about humanitarian service worldwide and is annually observed on August 19.
Monday August 19 United Nations observance
National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation.
Monday August 19 Observance
Senior Citizens Day
National Senior Citizens Day is an observance on August 21 to honor the contributions of senior citizens in the United States.
Wednesday August 21 Observance
Janmashtami
Friday August 23 Hinduism
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is held on August 23 each year to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade.
Friday August 23 United Nations observance
Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day on August 26 is an annual observance that commemorates the anniversary of the first time voting rights were extended to women in the United States.
Monday August 26 Observance
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day is a state holiday in Texas in the United States on August 27 each year. It commemorates the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was the 36th president of the USA.
Tuesday August 27 Local holiday
International Day against Nuclear Tests
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day against Nuclear Tests is annually observed on August 29. The day raises awareness of the dangers of nuclear weapons and a closer approach to eliminating the use of those weapons.
Thursday August 29 United Nations observance
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is annually observed on August 30.
Friday August 30 United Nations observance
Muharram
The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the Islamic New Year.
Saturday August 31 Muslim
International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual observation which aims to raise global awareness of about the impact of drug overdose on families and communities. The campaign also attempts to remove the stigma associated with overdose.
Saturday August 31 Worldwide observance
Ganesh Chaturthi
Monday September 2 Hinduism
Labor Day
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States. It gives workers a day of rest and it celebrates their contribution to the American economy.
Monday September 2 National holiday
World Sexual Health Day
World Sexual Health Day is an annual awareness day that attempts to break down social and cultural taboos associated with sexuality and to promote sexual health around the world.
Wednesday September 4 Worldwide observance
International Day of Charity
The International Day of Charity raises public awareness of what charities do to help minimize poverty.
Thursday September 5 United Nations observance
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day encourages people in the United States to participate in cleaning up the federal lands. It is observed on the first Saturday after Labor Day.
Saturday September 7 Observance
International Literacy Day
The United Nations' (UN) International Literacy Day is held on September 8 each year.
Sunday September 8 United Nations observance
National Grandparents Day
National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day in the United States.
Sunday September 8 Observance
California Admission Day
California Admission Day is an annual legal observance in California, in the United States.
Monday September 9 Local observance
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day promotes worldwide action to prevent suicides on September 10 each year.
Tuesday September 10 United Nations observance
Patriot Day
Patriot Day is held in memory of nearly 3000 people who died during terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
Wednesday September 11 Observance
International Day for South-South Cooperation
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is observed on September 12 each year.
Thursday September 12 United Nations observance
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is a day full of superstitious beliefs in communities worldwide.
Friday December 13 Worldwide observance
International Day of Democracy
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Democracy is observed on September 15 each year.
Sunday September 15 United Nations observance
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer focuses on the importance of protecting human health and the environment.
Monday September 16 United Nations observance
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is a combined event that occurs in the United States on September 17 each year.
Tuesday September 17 Observance
Air Force Birthday
Wednesday September 18 Observance
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually observed in the United States on the third Friday of September.
Friday September 20 Observance
International Day of Peace
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace is annually held on September 21 to recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations and governments to end conflict and promote peace.
Saturday September 21 United Nations observance
National CleanUp Day
Saturday September 21 Observance
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
International Celebrate Bisexuality Day
International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bi Visibility Day, promotes the rights of bisexual people around the world.
Monday September 23 Worldwide observance
World Maritime Day
World Maritime Day is held on the last week of September each year, although the exact date is up to individual governments around the world.
Thursday September 26 United Nations observance
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons raises awareness about the dangers of nuclear weapons.
Thursday September 26 United Nations observance
World Tourism Day
The United Nations’ (UN) World Tourism Day is annually held on September 27 to raise awareness on the benefits of tourism.
Friday September 27 United Nations observance
Native American Day
Native Americans' Day is celebrated in the state of South Dakota, while Indigenous People's Day is celebrated in Berkeley, California, on the second Monday of October.
Friday September 27 Local observance
World Rabies Day
World Rabies Day is annually observed on September 28 to raise awareness about rabies and how it can be prevented.
Saturday September 28 United Nations observance
Navratri
Sunday September 29 Hinduism
World Heart Day
World Heart Day raises awareness of cardiovascular diseases and ways to reduce their risk.
Sunday September 29 Worldwide observance
Gold Star Mother's Day
Gold Star Mother’s Day is annually observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September.
Sunday September 29 Observance
Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana, also spelled Rosh Hashanah, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The event begins on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar.
Monday September 30 Local holiday
International Day of Older Persons
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on October 1 each year as a special day for older persons worldwide.
Tuesday October 1 United Nations observance
World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day is an annual observation that spreads awareness about the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of following a vegetarian lifestyle. The unofficial holiday encourages people to avoid eating foods that include animal products and to adopt a plant-based diet.
Tuesday October 1 Worldwide observance
International Day of Non-Violence
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is a globally observed on October 2 each year to promote non-violence.
Wednesday October 2 United Nations observance
World Cerebral Palsy Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day is an annual awareness observation that brings together people with cerebral palsy, their families and loved ones, and organizations working to ensure equal rights for them.
Wednesday October 2 Worldwide observance
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Many Catholics in the United States, particularly those with pets, celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, on October 4 each year.
Friday October 4 Christian
World Teachers' Day
The United Nations' (UN) World Teachers' Day commemorates the work of teachers and their contributions to society. It is observed on October 5 each year.
Saturday October 5 United Nations observance
Dussehra
Monday October 7 Hinduism
World Habitat Day
The United Nations’ (UN) World Habitat Day reflects on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter.
Monday October 7 United Nations observance
Child Health Day
Child Health Day is annually celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of October.
Monday October 7 Observance
World Post Day
World Post Day marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's establishment in 1874. It is held on October 9 each year.
Wednesday October 9 United Nations observance
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually observed on the second Wednesday of October to promote a global culture of natural disaster risk reduction.
Wednesday October 9 United Nations observance
Leif Erikson Day
Leif Erikson Day honors the first Scandinavian known to have set foot on American soil and the contribution of the Nordic peoples to the United States.
Wednesday October 9 Observance
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.
Wednesday October 9 Hebrew
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide.
Thursday October 10 United Nations observance
World Sight Day
World Sight Day is annually held on the second Thursday of October to raise awareness about blindness and vision impairment.
Thursday October 10 Worldwide observance
International Day of the Girl Child
The International Day of the Girl Child is a United Nations (UN) observance on October 11 each year.
Friday October 11 United Nations observance
Navy Birthday
Navy Birthday celebrates the establishment of the United States Navy on October 13, 1775.
Sunday October 13 Observance
Chicago Marathon
The Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and is held annually in October.
Sunday October 13 Sporting event
First Day of Sukkot
The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in many countries, including the United States.
Monday October 14 Hebrew
Columbus Day
Columbus Day celebrates 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus's arrival in America in 1492.
Monday October 14 Local observance
Native Americans' Day
Native Americans' Day is celebrated in the state of South Dakota, while Indigenous People's Day is celebrated in Berkeley, California, on the second Monday of October.
Monday October 14 Local observance
Indigenous People's Day
Native Americans' Day is celebrated in the state of South Dakota, while Indigenous People's Day is celebrated in Berkeley, California, on the second Monday of October.
Monday October 14 Local observance
International Day of Rural Women
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women is annually celebrated on October 15 to recognize rural women’s role in supporting their communities.
Tuesday October 15 United Nations observance
White Cane Safety Day
White Cane Safety Day is a United States observance annually held on October 15 to celebrate blind and visually impaired people's achievements and the importance of the white cane.
Tuesday October 15 Observance
World Food Day
World Food Day is celebrated on October 16 each year.
Wednesday October 16 United Nations observance
Boss's Day
Boss’s Day is observed in many workplaces in the United States on October 16, or the nearest working day, each year.
Wednesday October 16 Observance
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is annually observed on October 17 to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide.
Thursday October 17 United Nations observance
Alaska Day
Alaska Day is an official holiday in Alaska, the United States, on October 18 each year. It commemorates the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States on October 18, 1867.
Friday October 18 Local holiday
Sweetest Day
Saturday October 19 Observance
Last Day of Sukkot
Many Jewish communities in countries such as the United States observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Sunday October 20 Hebrew
Shmini Atzeret
Shemini Atzeret (or Shmini Atzeret) is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God, while Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Monday October 21 Hebrew
Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Tuesday October 22 Hebrew
United Nations Day
United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the United Nations Charter coming into force in 1945 and celebrates the work of this organization. United Nations Day annually falls on October 24.
Thursday October 24 United Nations observance
World Development Information Day
The United Nations' (UN) World Development Information Day falls on October 24 each year.
Thursday October 24 United Nations observance
Nevada Day
Nevada Day is an annual state holiday celebrated in Nevada, the United States, on the last Friday of October. It commemorates the statehood of Nevada, which took place on October 31, 1864.
Friday October 25 Local holiday
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed on October 27 every year.
Sunday October 27 United Nations observance
Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Sunday October 27 Observance,Hinduism
World Stroke Day
World Stroke Day is annually held on October 29 to raise awareness about stroke and ways to combat it.
Tuesday October 29 Worldwide observance
World Cities Day
World Cities Day is a UN observance that aims to recognize the role of cities as a foundation for social and economic development.
Thursday October 31 United Nations observance
Halloween
Halloween is celebrated by hosting costume parties, playing 'trick-or-treat', watching horror films, visiting haunted houses or carving lanterns out of pumpkins.
Thursday October 31 Observance
All Saints' Day
Many Catholics honor all the saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, in the United States.
Friday November 1 Christian
World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day is an annual observation that brings together vegans around the world to bring attention to animal rights and to spread the word about the health advantages of following a vegan diet.
Friday November 1 Worldwide observance
All Souls' Day
Prayers for the dead are made on All Souls’ Day in the United States, which falls on November 2 each year. The Day of the Dead is also celebrated on this day.
Saturday November 2 Christian
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists raises awareness about violence against journalists.
Saturday November 2 United Nations observance
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday November 3 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon is one of the world's largest marathons and takes place every year in November.
Sunday November 3 Sporting event
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is held on November 6 each year.
Wednesday November 6 United Nations observance
The Prophet's Birthday
Eid Milad ul-Nabi (Mawlid or Milad-un-Nabi) commemorates the Prophet Muhammed's birthday.
Saturday November 9 Muslim
World Science Day for Peace and Development
The World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is celebrated on November 10 each year.
Sunday November 10 United Nations observance
Marine Corps Birthday
Marine Corps Birthday celebrates the establishment of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775.
Sunday November 10 Observance
Veterans Day
Veterans Day in the USA is a holiday to honor all who have served in the United States Military Services.
Monday November 11 National holiday
World Pneumonia Day
World Pneumonia Day supports all efforts made to protect and treat people against pneumonia, the single largest cause of child deaths worldwide.
Tuesday November 12 Worldwide observance
World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day is held annually to raise awareness of diabetes and its complications and the care that people with this condition need. It is observed on November 14 each year.
Thursday November 14 United Nations observance
International Day for Tolerance
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is observed on November 16 each year to help people understand the importance of tolerance worldwide.
Saturday November 16 United Nations observance
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims serves as a major advocacy day for road traffic injury prevention.
Sunday November 17 United Nations observance
World Prematurity Day
World Prematurity Day is an annual observance that is dedicated to raising awareness about the health and emotional issues surrounding preterm birth.
Sunday November 17 Worldwide observance
World Toilet Day
World Toilet Day aims to promote public awareness of the need for adequate toilets to improve people’s health and save lives.
Tuesday November 19 United Nations observance
International Men's Day
International Men’s Day celebrates men's achievements worldwide and throughout history.
Tuesday November 19 Worldwide observance
Universal Children's Day
The United Nations' (UN) Universal Children's Day is an occasion to promote the welfare of children and an understanding between children all over the world. It is held on November 20 each year
Wednesday November 20 United Nations observance
Africa Industrialization Day
Africa Industrialization Day aims to stimulate the international community's commitment to the industrialization of Africa.
Wednesday November 20 United Nations observance
World Television Day
The United Nations’ (UN) World Television Day is globally celebrated on November 21 each year.
Thursday November 21 United Nations observance
World Philosophy Day
World Philosophy Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November each year.
Thursday November 21 United Nations observance
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women raises public awareness of violence against women in all countries around the world and at all levels of society. It is observed each year on November 25.
Monday November 25 United Nations observance
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is traditionally a holiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of the harvest season.
Thursday November 28 National holiday
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29.
Friday November 29 United Nations observance
Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day
Lincoln’s Birthday is observed in the United States in honor of Abraham Lincoln, who was the nation’s 16th president and was known as the Great Emancipator.
Friday November 29 Local holiday
Day After Thanksgiving
The Day After Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is a state holiday more than 20 states.
Friday November 29 Local holiday
Family Day
The Day After Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is a state holiday more than 20 states.
Friday November 29 Local holiday
Acadian Day
The Day After Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is a state holiday more than 20 states.
Friday November 29 Local holiday
Black Friday
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the USA. It is a busy shopping day and is a holiday in some states.
Friday November 29 Observance
American Indian Heritage Day
American Indian Heritage Day is observed on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
Friday November 29 Local holiday
First Sunday of Advent
Many Christians in the United States observe the first Sunday of Advent, which marks the start of the Christian year.
Sunday December 1 Christian
World AIDS Day
The United Nations' (UN) World AIDS Day is annually observed on December 1.
Sunday December 1 United Nations observance
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is annually observed on December 2.
Monday December 2 United Nations observance
Cyber Monday
Most online retailers in the US offer discounted prices on their products and services on Cyber Monday.
Monday December 2 Observance
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually observed on December 3 to re-affirm and draw attention to the rights of people who live with disabilities.
Tuesday December 3 United Nations observance
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
The United Nations’ (UN) International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, also known as International Volunteer Day (IVD), is observed on December 5 each year.
Thursday December 5 United Nations observance
World Soil Day
World Soil Day raises awareness of why soil is needed for sustainable living.
Thursday December 5 United Nations observance
St Nicholas Day
Some churches in the United States recognize St Nicholas' Day as a feast day.
Friday December 6 Observance
International Civil Aviation Day
International Civil Aviation Day is observed globally on December 7 each year. It is observed by organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Saturday December 7 United Nations observance
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day remembers those who died or were injured when Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, was attacked in 1941.
Saturday December 7 Observance
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Sunday December 8 Christian
International Anti-Corruption Day
The United Nations’ (UN) International Anti-Corruption Day is annually observed on December 9 to raise public awareness of corruption and ways to fight it.
Monday December 9 United Nations observance
World Genocide Commemoration Day
World Genocide Commemoration Day is a UN holiday dedicated to the victims of genocide.
Monday December 9 United Nations observance
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed.
Tuesday December 10 United Nations observance
International Mountain Day
The United Nations' (UN) International Mountain Day is an occasion to help raise awareness of the people who live in mountainous regions and the role that these regions play in providing food, water, and recreation. It is observed on December 11 each year.
Wednesday December 11 United Nations observance
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe, in honor of Jesus’ mother Mary, is a Catholic observance in the United States.
Thursday December 12 Christian
National Guard Birthday
Friday December 13 Observance
Bill of Rights Day
Sunday December 15 Observance
Pan American Aviation Day
December 17 marks Pan American Aviation Day, which is annually observed in the United States.
Tuesday December 17 Observance
Wright Brothers Day
The Wright Brothers Day is annually celebrated in the United States on December 17 to commemorate the historic flight made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on that date in 1903.
Tuesday December 17 Observance
International Migrants Day
The United Nations (UN) International Migrants Day is celebrated on December 18 each year.
Wednesday December 18 United Nations observance
Arabic Language Day
World Arabic Language Day is a United Nations (UN) observance that celebrates one of the organization’s 6 official languages – Arabic.
Wednesday December 18 United Nations observance
International Human Solidarity Day
The United Nations' (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated on December 20 each year to raise public awareness on the importance of solidarity in fighting poverty.
Friday December 20 United Nations observance
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
The first day of Hanukkah is the start of the Hanukkah period, which lasts for eight days, from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
Monday December 23 Hebrew
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in the United States is on December 24 each year.
Tuesday December 24 Observance,Christian
Washington's Birthday
Washington's Birthday, or Presidents' Day, honors the life and work of the first president of the United States, George Washington.
Tuesday December 24 Local holiday
Christmas Day
Christmas Day celebrates Jesus Christ's birth.
Wednesday December 25 National holiday,Christian
Kwanzaa (first day)
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday honoring the culture and traditions of African people and their descendants worldwide, especially in the United States.
Thursday December 26 Observance
Day After Christmas Day
Some states in the United States observe the Day after Christmas Day as a public holiday.
Thursday December 26 Local holiday
Last Day of Chanukah
The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of a festive Jewish occasion, known as Hanukkah or Chanukah.
Monday December 30 Hebrew
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Many parties to welcome the New Year are held in in the United States on New Year's Eve.
Tuesday December 31 Observance