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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.

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InternationalEdit

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.

Below is a list of days, 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.

DaysEdit

Day Name Recognized by

JanuaryEdit

January 1 New Year's Day Users of the Gregorian calendar
January 11 International Parity at Work Day[2]
January 18 International Religion Day
January 23 International Freedom Day
January 26 International Fisherman Day
January 26 International Environmental Education Day
January 26 International Customs Day
January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27 International Outer Space Day UN[3]
January 28 International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day
January 29 International Day of the Hudepohl
January 30 International day of Nonviolence and Peace Day
January 31 Street Children's Day

FebruaryEdit

February 2 World Wetlands Day
February 4 World Cancer Day UN, WHO[3][4]
February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation WHO[3][5]
February 11 World Day of the Sick Instituted by Pope John Paul II
February 13 World Radio Day UN, UNESCO[3][6]
February 14 World Valentine Day
February 15 World Cholangiocarcinoma Day
February 20 World Day of Social Justice UN[3]
February 21 International Mother Language Day UN, UNESCO[3]
February 22 A Day Without News[7]
February 24 Defend the Donut Day
February 27 World NGO Day[8][9] Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States,[10] Communities, International Leaders and Organizations.

MarchEdit

March 1 World Civil Defence Day[11]
March 3 World Wildlife Day UN[12]
March 8 International Women's Day UN[13]
March 12 World Glaucoma Day[14]
March 15 World Consumer Rights Day World Contact Day
March 20 World Oral Health Day[15]
March 20 International Day of Francophonie[16]
March 20 International Day of Happiness UN[3][17]
March 20 World Sparrow Day[18]
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination UN[3]
March 21 World Poetry Day UN, UNESCO[3][19]
March 21 International Day of Nowruz UN[3][20]
March 21 World Down Syndrome Day UN[3][21]
March 21 World Puppetry Day UNIMA
March 21 International Day of Forests UN[3][22]
March 22 World Water Day UN[3][23]
March 23 World Meteorological Day UN, WHO[3][24]
March 24 World Tuberculosis Day[25] UN, WHO[3][26]
March 25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade UN[3][27]
March 25 Observance of National Genocide Day[28] BPCA[29]
March 26 Bangladesh Independence Day
March 27 International launch of Global Money Week world atmosphere Day [30][31]
March 27 World Theatre Day

AprilEdit

April 1 World April Fools' Day
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day UN[3][32]
April 2 International Children's Book Day International Oxygen Day
April 7 Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide UN[3][33]
April 7 World Health Day[25] UN, WHO[3][34]
April 8 International Romani Day
April 17 World Hemophilia Day
April 18 International Day For Monuments and Sites
April 20 420: international day for cannabis-related protests and events Global cannabis culture[35][36][37]
April 22 International Mother Earth Day UN[3][38]
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day UN, UNESCO[3][39]
April 23 English Language Day[3]
April 24 World Day for Laboratory Animals
April 25 World Malaria Day[25] UN, WHO[3][40]
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day UN, WIPO[3][41]
April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work UN, ILO[3][42]
April 29 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare UN[3][43]
April 29 International Dance Day UNESCO[44]
April 29 International Bee Day[45]
April 30 International Jazz Day UN[3][46]

MayEdit

May 1 May Day, International Workers' Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day UN[3][47]
May 4 International Firefighters' Day, Star Wars Day
May 5 International Midwives Day
May 8 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 8–9 Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War UN[3][48]
May 9 Europe Day
May 10 International Migratory Bird Day North America
May 12 International Nurses Day
May 15 International Day of Families UN[3][49]
May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day UN, ITU[3][50]
May 17 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 18 World AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
May 18 International Museum Day
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development UN[3][51]
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity UN[3][52]
May 25 Geek Pride Day, Towel Day
May 29 International Day of UN Peacekeepers UN[53]
May 31 World No-Tobacco Day[25] UN, WHO[3][54]
1st Tue in May World Asthma Day
1st Sunday in May World Laughter Day
2nd Sat in May World Fair Trade Day
2nd Sun in May Mother's Day
Full moon in May Vesak[3]
A weekend in May World Migratory Bird Day UN, UNEP[3][55]

JuneEdit

June 1 Global Day of Parents UN[3][56]
June 1 International Children's Day
June 1 World Milk Day
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression UN[3][57]
June 5 World Environment Day UN, UNEP[3][58]
June 6 World Pest Day CEPA, NPMA[59]
June 8 World Oceans Day UN[3][60]
June 12 International Shia Day[61]
June 12 World Day Against Child Labour[3][62]
June 14 World Blood Donor Day[25] UN, WHO[3][63]
June 15 Global Wind Day
June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought UN[3][64]
June 18 Autistic Pride Day
June 20 World Refugee Day UN[3][65]
June 21 World Music Day, International Day of Yoga UN[66]
June 23 World Whistleblowers Day
June 23 International Widow's Day UN[3][67]
June 25 World Vitiligo Day VITSAF[68][69]
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking UN[3][70]
June 26 United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture UN[3][71]
June 30 United Nations International Asteroid Day raises public awareness of the asteroid impact hazard UN[3][72]
3rd Sun in Jun Fathers' Day in some countries

JulyEdit

1st Saturday in July International Day of Cooperatives UN[3][73]
July 7 World Chocolate Day
July 11 World Population Day UN[3][74]
July 12 Malala Day UN
July 15 World Youth Skills Day UN[75]
July 17 World Day for International Justice
July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day UN[3][76]
July 26 International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem UN[77]
July 28 World Hepatitis Day[25] UN, WHO[3][78]
July 29 International Tiger Day
July 30 International Day of Friendship UN[3][79]
July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons UN[3][80]

AugustEdit

1st Friday in August International Beer Day
August 4 Aboriginal Children's Day
August 8 World Cat Day
August 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People UN[3][81]
August 12 International Youth Day UN[3][82]
August 13 International Lefthanders Day
August 14 Pakistan Independence Day
August 15 India Independence Day
August 17 Indonesia Independence Day
August 19 World Humanitarian Day UN[3][83]
August 21 World Fashion Day
August 22 World Plant Milk Day
August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition UN, UNESCO[3][84]
August 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests UN[3][85]
August 30 International Day of the Disappeared

SeptemberEdit

September 5 International Day of Charity [3]
September 8 International Literacy Day UN, UNESCO[3][86]
September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day UN, WHO[3][87]
September 15 International Day of Democracy UN[3][88] this day is also observed as worlds engineers day
September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer UN[3][89]
September 18 World Water Monitoring Day
September 19 International Aortic Dissection Awareness Day
September 21 International Day of Peace UN[3][90]
September 23 Celebrate Bisexuality Day
September 25 Celebrate World pharmacist Day
September 26 European Day of Languages
September 26 International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons UN
September 27 World Tourism Day UN, UNWTO[3][91]
September 28 World Rabies Day UN, WHO[3][92]
September 28 International Right to Know Day[93]
September 28 International Safe Abortion Day[94]
September 29 World Heart Day UN, WHO[3][95]
September 29 International Coffee Day
September 30 Blasphemy Day
September 30 International Translation Day

OctoberEdit

October 1 International Day of Older Persons UN[3][96]
October 1 World Vegetarian Day
October 2 International Day of Non-Violence UN[3][97]
October 2 World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 5 World Teachers' Day UN, UNESCO[3][98]
October 9 World Post Day UN[3][99]
October 10 World Mental Health Day UN, WHO[3][100]
October 10 European and World Day Against the Death Penalty
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child UN[3][101]
October 11 World Obesity Day
October 13 World Thrombosis Day[102]
October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction UN[3][103]
October 14 World Standards Day
October 15 Global Handwashing Day, World Students' Day[104] UN[105]
October 16 National Boss Day (Boss's Day), World Food Day
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty UN[3][106]
October 18 World Vasectomy Day[107]
October 20 World Osteoporosis Day[108]
October 20 World Statistics Day
October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 24 United Nations Day UN[3][109]
October 24 World Tripe Day
October 24 World Development Information Day UN[3][110]
October 26 Intersex Awareness Day
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage UN, UNESCO[3][111]
October 28 International Animation Day
October 29 World Stroke Day
1st Mon in Oct World Habitat Day UN[3][112]
day in 1st week in Oct World Ballet Day
2nd Thu in Oct World Sight Day UN, WHO[3][113], IAPB[114]
1st Fri in Oct World Smile Day[115]
2nd Sat in Oct International Migratory Bird Day South America

NovemberEdit

November 1 World Vegan Day
November 2 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists UN[116]
November 6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict UN, WHO[3][117]
November 8 International Day of Radiology
November 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development UNESCO
November 10 World Keratoconus Day[118][119]
November 12 World Pneumonia Day UN, WHO[3][120]
November 13 World Kindness Day
November 14 World Diabetes Day UN, WHO[3][121]
November 14 Children's Day
November 15 Day of the Imprisoned Writer
November 15 World COPD Awareness Day
November 16 International Day for Tolerance UN[3][122]
November 17 International Students Day
November 17 World Prematurity Day
November 17 International Candidate Attorney Day
November 19 International Journalist's Remembrance Day UN[3][123]
November 19 World Toilet Day UN[124]
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 20 Universal Children's Day
November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 Africa Industrialization Day UN[3][125]
November 21 World Television Day UN[3][126]
November 21 World Hello Day
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women UN[3][127]
November 26 Anti Obesity Day
November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People UN[3][128]
3rd Thu in Nov World Philosophy Day UN, UNESCO[3][129]
3rd Sun in Nov World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims UN, WHO[3][130]

DecemberEdit

December 1 World AIDS Day[25] UN[3][131]
December 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery UN[3][132]
December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities UN[3][133]
December 4 International Cheetah Day Cheetah Conservation Fund[134]
December 5 World Soil Day UN: A/RES/68/232
December 5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development UN[3][135]
December 7 International Civil Aviation Day UN, ICAO[3][136]
December 9 International Anti-Corruption Day UN[3][137]
December 10 Human Rights Day UN[3][138]
December 11 International Mountain Day UN[3][139]
December 16 Victory day of Bangladesh
December 18 International Migrants Day UN[3][140]
December 20 International Human Solidarity Day UN
December 29 International Cello Day[141]

WeeksEdit

Week Name Recognized by
February 1–7 World Interfaith Harmony Week UN with A/RES/65/5[142]
March 11-18 (2018) World Glaucoma Week WGA[143][144]
March 27 – April 2 (2017) Global Money Week[30]
April 25 – May 2 (2009) Vaccination Week in the Americas[145]
August 1–7 World Breastfeeding Week WHO[146]
September 5–11, 2016 Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week[147]

MonthsEdit

Month Name
February Black History Month (USA)
LGBT History Month (UK)
Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month (USA)
June LGBT Month (USA)
October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Black History Month (UK)
November Movember - November events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression
National Novel Writing Month - people from all over the world try to write a 50,000 word novel in a month

YearsEdit

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages[148]
2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development[149]
2016 International Year of Pulses[150]
2015 Year of the Gibbon[151]
2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies[152]
2015 International Year of Soils[153]
2014 International Year of Crystallography[154][155]
2014 International Year of Family Farming[156]
2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States[157]
2013 International Year of Quinoa[158]
2012 Alan Turing Year
2011 World Veterinary Year 2011
2011 International Year for People of African Descent, recognized by UNESCO, proclaimed by UN on December 18, 2009[159][160][161]
2011 International year of homophobia prevention and tables
2011 International Year of Chemistry, recognized by UNESCO
2011 International Year of Forests
2010 International Year of Youth
2010 International Year of Biodiversity
2010 International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures[162]
2000s
2009 International Year of the Shark[163]
2009 Year of the Gorilla[164]
2009 International Year of Reconciliation[165][166]
2009 International Year of Natural Fibres[167]
2009 International Year of Astronomy[168] (proposal accepted by 33rd session of the UNESCO General Conference, proclaimed by United Nations 62nd General Assembly)
2008 International Year of Sanitation
2008 International Year of the Potato
2008 International Year of Languages
2007 Year of the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia
(2007)–2008–(2009) International Year of Planet Earth (N.B. Triennium)[169]
2007–2008–(2009) International Polar Year
2007–2008 International Heliophysical Year
2007 International Year of the Scout[170]
2007 Year of the Dolphin (extended to 2008)
2006 International Year of Deserts and Desertification
2005 World Year of Physics (declared by IUPAP)[171]
2005 International Year of Sport and Physical education [172]
2005 International Year of Microcredit[173]
2004 International Year of Rice
2004 International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition[174]
2003 International Year of Freshwater[175]
2002 United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage[176]
2002 International Year of Mountains[177]
2002 International Year of Ecotourism[178]
2001 United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations[179][180][181]
2001 International Year of Volunteers
2001 International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace
1990s
1999 International Men's Day
1999 International Year of Older Persons
1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance
1994 International Year of the Family
1992 International Space Year
1990 International Literacy Year[182]
1980s
1987 International Year of Shelter for the Homeless
1986 International Year of Peace
1985 International Youth Year
1984 Year of Women in South Africa[183]
1981 International Year of Disabled Persons
1970s
1979 International Year of the Child
1975 International Women's Year
1974 World Population Year[184]
1960s
1965 International Cooperation Year
1950s
1957/1958 International Geophysical Year
Before 1950
1932/1933 International Polar Year
1882/1883 International Polar Year

DecadesEdit

Decade Name Recognized by
2015–2024 International Decade for People of African Descent UN General Assembly[185][186]
2014–2024 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All[185][187] UN
2013–2020 International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures UNESCO[188][189]
2011–2020 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity UN
2011–2020 Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism UN
2011–2020 Decade of Action for Road Safety[190] UN
2008–2017 Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty[185] UN
2005–2015 Water for Life Decade UN
2005–2014 Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People [191] UN
2005–2014 United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development[192] UN
2003–2012 United Nations Literacy Decade [193] UN
2001–2010 International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World [194] UN
2000–2010 Bone and Joint Decade[195] WHO, UN
2000–2010 Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism [196] UN
1997–2006 First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty [197] UN
1994–2004 First International Decade of the World's Indigenous People [198] UN[185]
1993–2003 Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination[185] UN
1990s International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
1976–1985 United Nations Decade for Women[199] UN


Regional or NationalEdit

DaysEdit

Day Name Notes

JanuaryEdit

January Mental Wellness Month [200]
1 January Global Family Day[201][dubious ]
11 January National Human Trafficking Awareness Day[202]
24 January Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day[203]
26 January International Customs Day[201]
27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day[201]
27 January Family Literacy Day[204] Canada; national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999
30 January Chronic traumatic encephalopathy Awareness Day CTE Awareness Foundation[205]
31 January Street Children's Day

FebruaryEdit

1 February World Hijab Day[206]
2 February Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day[207]
4 February World Cancer Day
6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
7 February International Safer Internet Day[208]
12 February Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day Canadian Federation for Sexual Health[209]
12 February International Day of Women's Health Canadian Foundation for Women's Health[210]
12 February Red Hand Day Child Soldier Awareness
14 February Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day (Canada) Children's Heart Society[211]
14 February V-Day Global day to end violence against women
15 February International Childhood Cancer Day Childhood Cancer Foundation[212]
20 February World Day of Social Justice[213] Recognized by the UN
21 February International Mother Language Day[214] Recognized by the UN
21 February Global Information Governance Day
22 February Founders Day[215] Scouts' Day, Worldwide
22 February World Thinking Day[216]
27 February Anosmia Awareness Day,[217] World NGO Day[218]
28 February Rare Disease Day[219] Last day of February

MarchEdit

1 March Pig day
1 March Self-Injury Awareness Day Also known as Self-Harm Awareness Day
8 March International Women's Day
10 March National Women and Girl's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day[220]
11 March National Singles Day UK see also http://nationalsinglesday.co.uk
20 March World Oral Health Day[221] The most important day in dental calendar worldwide - ultimately organized by World Dental Federation (FDI)
21 March Cluster Headache Awareness Day[222] 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.
21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 March International Day of Forests
21 March Anal Cancer Awareness Day
21 March World Down Syndrome Day
22 March World Water Day
23 March National Puppy Day[223]
24 March World Tuberculosis Day
25 March EU Talent Day
25 March FND Awareness Day UK for Functional Neurological Disorder and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder.[224][225]
26 March Purple Day for Epilepsy
30 March World Bipolar day Bipolar disorder awareness day
31 March World Backup Day[226]

AprilEdit

1 April April Fool day
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
6 April World Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Awareness Day[227]
7 April World Health Day
11 April World Parkinson's Awareness Day An international day celebrating the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, who named the disease.
12 April Equal Pay Day
13 April FND Awareness Day[228] The internationally recognised and celebrated awareness day for Functional Neurological Disorder and Conversion Disorder. This was originally created by FND Hope, and has since been adopted by other groups and medical professionals worldwide.[229][230][231]
15 April World Bleeding Disorders Awareness Day Supported by the World Federation of Hemophilia
16 April National Healthcare Decisions Day (US)[232]
16 April World Voice Day
19 April Bicycle Day
21 April Day of Silence National Day of Silence is a student-led movement to protest bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and those who support them. (Changes annually)
22 April Earth Day
24 April World Meningitis Day[233]
24 April Fashion Revolution Day
25 April Parental Alienation Awareness Day
29 April International Dance Day

MayEdit

1 May Better Speech and Hearing Month
4 May Star Wars Day
7 May World Password Day[234]
10 May Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness Day[235]
12 May Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
17 May International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

World Neurofibromatosis Day

20 May Blue Cone Monochromacy International Awareness Day[236]
23 May World Turtle Day
25 May Towel Day
31 May World No Tobacco Day

JuneEdit

5 June World Environment Day
20 June World Refugee Day Hashimoto's thyroiditis awareness day
21 June International Yoga Day
22 June World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day
24 June Take Your Dog to Work Day
25 June World Vitiligo Day
27 June National PTSD Awareness Day

JulyEdit

2 July World UFO Day
8 July Life Over Violence Epidemic (LOVE) Day Life Over Violence Epidemic (LOVE)[237] is a Nationally Recognized[238] social impact initiative focused on Community Policing w/Youth. Through a Mother's Lens (TML) is an expansion of LOVE offering a video curriculum on polarizing, real-world topics, due in part to the noted Escalating Political Divergence[239][240] within the US (via 4 distinct paradigm shifts[241][242][243][244]). Together, LOVE & TLM form The LOVE Movement (TLM).
11 July World Population Day[245]
28 July World Hepatitis Day
29 July International Tiger Day

AugustEdit

12 August Youth Day
26 August Women's Equality Day
20 August Speech Pathology Awareness Week Australia - https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/
3rd Saturday of August National Honey Bee Day

SeptemberEdit

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.
6 September Colour Blindness Awareness Day[246]
9 September International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day
12 September ATSEP Day Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel
14 September RUOK? Day Depression awareness and suicide prevention (Australia)[247]
14 September National Quiet Day (UK)[248]
11 September International Skyscraper Awareness Day (US)[249]
20 September Self-Represented Litigant Awareness Day[250]
21 September International Day of Peace[251] United Nations International Day of Peace
22 September World Rhino Day[252]
23 September Celebrate Bisexuality Day[253] Also known as Bisexual Pride or Bisexual Visibility Day
25 September As You Wish Day
26 September World Contraception Day[254]
28 September World Rabies Day[255]

OctoberEdit

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
4 October eDay National Ignore John Stewart Day Electronic Waste Awareness Day (New Zealand)
5 October International Day of No Prostitution[256]
10 October World Mental Health Day
11 October International Day of the Girl Child
11 October National Coming Out Day
12 October World Sight Day
16 October World Food Day
22 October International Stuttering Awareness Day
26 October Intersex Awareness Day
30 October Perk up your Liver! Week

NovemberEdit

1 November International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day
8 November Intersex Day of Remembrance
9 November World Freedom Day
10 November World KC Day[257][258] Keratoconus awareness day
11 November Remembrance Day
11 November Smith-Magenis Syndrome Awarenessday
13 November World Kindness Day[259]
14 November World Diabetes Day
17 November World Pancreatic Cancer Day
17 November World Prematurity Day
19 November World Toilet Day
19 November International Men's Day
20 November Transgender Day of Remembrance
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
30 November International Self Harm Awareness Day

DecemberEdit

1 December World AIDS Day
4–10 December #UKCharityWeek - UK Charity Week[260] #UKCharityWeek is designed to give the people of the United Kingdom an opportunity to place awareness and fundraising for charities high on the national agenda at a time of the year when people are statistically at their most giving. For more information visit: https://www.charitytoday.co.uk/ukcharityweek/
10 December Human Rights Day
20 December World Barking Day #worldbarking day is a celebration of everyone's inner dog. Join in, bark randomly in the street, make someone smile.
21 December National Robin Day[261] #NationalRobinDay is an annual UK nationwide event raising awareness of small birds and other wildlife in winter and how you can help them through this tough time of year.

WeeksEdit

MonthsEdit

  • Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month - February[269]
  • National Athletic Training Month - March [270]
  • Mathematics Awareness Month - April[271][272]
  • Parkinson's Awareness Month - April
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month - April[273]
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) - April[274]
  • Spondylitis Awareness Month - April[275]
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month (Australia and US) - May[276]
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month - May
  • National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month - July[277]
  • Life Insurance Awareness Month (US) - September[278]
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month - September
  • National Cholesterol Month - October [279]
  • Blindness Awareness Month - October [280]
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month - October[281]
  • Adoption Awareness Month - November[282]
  • Mouth Cancer Awareness Month - November[283]
  • Novel Writing Month - November

See alsoEdit

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