2022 (MMXXII) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 22nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 22nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s decade.
|Ab urbe condita||2775|
|Balinese saka calendar||1943–1944|
|British Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||辛丑年 (Metal Ox)|
4718 or 4658
— to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4719 or 4659
|- Vikram Samvat||2078–2079|
|- Shaka Samvat||1943–1944|
|- Kali Yuga||5122–5123|
|Japanese calendar||Reiwa 4|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 111|
|Thai solar calendar||2565|
2148 or 1767 or 995
— to —
2149 or 1768 or 996
|Unix time||1640995200 – 1672531199|
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Predicted and scheduled eventsEdit
- January 1 – Following the 2018 enactment of the Music Modernization Act, and assuming no further extensions to the term of copyrights become law in the interim, all sound recordings fixed before 1923 will enter the public domain in the U.S.; alongside that, books, films and other works published in 1926 will enter the public domain as well.
- January 8 – Venus will pass 0.2658 AU (39.76 million km; 24.71 million mi; 103.4 LD) from Earth.
- February 4–20 – The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China, making Beijing the first city ever to host both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.
- February 6 – If still living and reigning, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee on this date, marking 70 years on the throne, a mark that no other British monarch before her has held.
- February 13 – Super Bowl LVI will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
- February 20 – The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.
- February 28 – Egypt will celebrate 100 years of independence from the United Kingdom.
- March – The Hong Kong Special Administration Region will hold an election for Chief Executive.
- April – France will hold a presidential election.
- April – All data from the 1950 U.S. Census will be fully released to the public.
- April 1 – Japan will enforce its lowered majority age of 18, but not for drinking, smoking, or gambling.
- April 14 – October 9 – The Floriade 2022 will be held in Almere, Netherlands.
- Late April – The 2022 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- May – Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be hosted somewhere in Italy.
- May 5 – Northern Ireland will hold an election to the Northern Ireland Assembly no later than this date in the United Kingdom.
- May 9 – The 2022 Philippine general election is scheduled to be held.
- May 29 – The 2022 Colombian presidential election will take place.
- June 9 – ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer is scheduled to be launched.
- June 24 – The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has announced the first public holiday of Matariki will be held on this date.
- July 6 – July 21 – After being postponed, the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 is scheduled to take place in England.
- June 30 – The term of President of the Republic of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is expected to end at noon.
- July 7 – July 17 – After being postponed, the 2022 World Games is scheduled to take place in Birmingham, United States.
- July 16 – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States will adopt the new three-digit N11 code 9-8-8.
- July 28 – August 8 – The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
- August 15 – India will celebrate its platinum (75th) Independence Day.
- September 7 – Brazil will celebrate its bicentennial independence.
- September 11 – Sweden will hold a general election to the Riksdag.
- October 2 – Brazil will hold a general election for the Presidency, Vice Presidency, and the National Congress.
- November 8 – The 2022 U.S. elections will select the 118th Congress, the first after the redistricting reflecting the 2020 U.S. Census, and state and local officials. 36 states and 3 territories will have gubernatorial elections, and Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. will hold mayoral elections.
- November 20 – Joe Biden will be the first U.S. President to celebrate his 80th birthday in office.
- November 21 – December 18 – The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Qatar to avoid the summer heat between May and September and also avoid clashing with the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.
- December 15 – Providing a general election is not called before this date, Leo Varadkar will succeed Mícheal Martin as Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland, as part of a rotation agreement made in 2020.
- The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will elect a new leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.
- The first component of the Lunar Gateway, a proposed inhabitable space station to be implemented by multiple international space agencies in lunar orbit, is set to be delivered by an undetermined commercial launch vehicle.
- Planned launch of the unmanned Euclid spaceprobe to study dark energy.
- Germany plans to phase out the last of its nuclear power plants.
- 73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann will possibly cause a meteor shower.
- India plans to launch its first crewed space flight by this year.
- Sudanese general election will occur as part of its transition to democracy, with a constitutional convention on the electoral system and form of government also scheduled.
- Chuuk State will hold an independence referendum in the Federated States of Micronesia.
- The New Horizons probe will complete its study of the Kuiper belt.
- India is expected to surpass China as the most populous country in the world.
- The Indian Space Research Organisation plans to launch the Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission sometime in 2022.
- The first light of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory is anticipated to occur in 2022 with full science operations beginning a year later.
- The 2022 Hungarian presidential election is scheduled to be held.
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