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World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days

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World’s Concern and Interest

World’s Important Days are actually not holidays. But to the International community and United Nations, World’s Important Days may be treated as favorite holidays for they have something to commemorate, promote or mobilize. World’s Important Days or International Days are days to observe issue of world’s concern and interest. These international days are really days used by the world community to commemorate, promote and mobilize for certain action.

Worlds Important Days - Most of the worlds important days have been established by the United Nations (UN). Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Worlds Important Days - Most of the worlds important days have been established by the United Nations (UN). Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

United Nations

Many of the world’s important days have been established by the United Nations (UN). The United Nations has a rich infrastructure throughout the world and it’s through such infrastructure that is able to coordinate events of these international days. In most of these world’s important days, the UN has successfully put in motion campaigns in international observance of the days and in return has always come up with recommendation for future days.

Here below is a listing of world’s important days:

January - World's Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the month of January

DayDay's Name

January 1 

Global Family Day 

January 6 

World Day - War Orphans 

January 24

National Girl Child Day of India January 24

January 26

International Customs day

January 27

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28

Data Protection Day

January 30

World Leprosy Eradication Day

February - World's Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the Month of February

Day Day's Name 

February 2

World Wetland Day

February 4

World Cancer Day

February 5

Kashmir Day

February 6

International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

February 12

Darwin Day

February 12

World Day of the Sick

February 14

Valentine’s Day

February 20

World Day of Social Justice

February 21

International Mother Language Day

February 22 

World Scout Day 

February 23 

World Peaces and Understanding Day 

March - World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the Month of March

Day Day's Name 

March 4

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

March 8

International Womens' Day

March 13

World Kidney Day

March 13

World Rotaract Day

March 15

World Consumer Rights Day

March 20

International Day of the Francophonie

March 20

World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People

March 21

World Sleep Day

March 21

World Forestry Day

March 21

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

March 22

World Water Day

March 23

World Meteorological Day

March 24

World TB Day

March 24

International Day for Achievers

March 25

International Day of Remembrance - Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 27

World Drama Day

April - World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the Month of April

DayDay's Name

April 2

World Autism Awareness Day

April 4

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 7

World Health Day

April 7

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

April 12

World Aviation & Cosmonautics Day

April 17

World Haemophilia Day

April 18

World Heritage Day

April 21

World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22

Earth Day

April 23

World Book and Copyright Day

April 24

World Lab Animals Day

April 25

World Malaria Day

April 26

World Intellectual Property Day

April 28

International Worker’s Memorial Day

April 29

World Dance Day

May - World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the Month of May

DayDay's Name

May 01

May day - Labour Day

May-03

Press Freedom Day

May-03

International Sun Day

May-03

World Asthma Day

May-04

Coal Miners Day

May-04

International Firefighters' Day

May 05 - First Sunday in May

World laughter Day - First Sunday in May

May-05

World Athletics Day

May-08

World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day

May-08

Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost Lives Second World War

May-09

World Thalassaemia Day

May-10

World Mother Day

May-12

International Nurses Day

May-13

International Criminal Court Day

May-14

Bone and Joint Day

May-15

International Day of the Families

May-17

World Information Society Day

May-18

World Hyper Tension Day

May-18

World Museum Day

May-19

World Hepatitis Day

May-20

World Metrology Day

May-21

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May-22

International Day for Biological Diversity

May-23

World Turtle Day

May-24

Commonwealth Day

May-28

Anti-Narcotics Day

May-28

Engineers Day

May-29

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

May-31

World Anti Tobacco Day

June - World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the Month of June

DayDay's Name

June 1

International Children’s Day

June 4

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June 5

World Environment Day

June 8

World Brain Tumors Day

June 8

World Ocean Day

June 12

World Day Against Child Labor

June 14

World Blood Donor Day

June 15

World Father’s Day

June 16

International Integration Day

June 17

World Combat Day to Desertification and Drought

June 18

International Picnic Day

June 20

World Refugee Day

June 21

World Music Day

June 23

International Olympic Day

June 23

United Nations Public Service Day

June 26

International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 26

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

July - World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the Month of July

DayDay's Name

July 1

International Joke Day

July 1

Doctor's Day

July 2

World Sports Journalists Day

1st Saturday of July