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

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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


Press Freedom Day


International Sun Day


World Asthma Day


Coal Miners Day


International Firefighters' Day

May 05 - First Sunday in May

World laughter Day - First Sunday in May


World Athletics Day


World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day


Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost Lives Second World War


World Thalassaemia Day


World Mother Day


International Nurses Day


International Criminal Court Day


Bone and Joint Day


International Day of the Families


World Information Society Day


World Hyper Tension Day


World Museum Day


World Hepatitis Day


World Metrology Day


World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development


International Day for Biological Diversity


World Turtle Day


Commonwealth Day


Anti-Narcotics Day


Engineers Day


International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers


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

International Day of Cooperatives

July 6

World Zoonoses Day

July 11

World Population Day

July 28

World Nature Conservation Day

August - World’s Important Days

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

DayDay's Name

August 1

World Breast-feeding Week

August 3

Friendship Day

August 6

Anti Nuclear Day

August 6

Hiroshima Day

August 9

Nagasaki Day

August 9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 12

International Youth Day

August 13

World Left Hander's Day

August 15

International Mourning Day

August 19

World Humanitarian Day

August 19

World Photography Day

August 20

World Mosquito Day

August 23

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

August 26

Namibia Day

September - World’s Important Days

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

DayDay's Name

September 2

Coconut Day

September 8

World Literacy Day

September 10

World Anti-Suicide Day

September 11

World First Aid Day

September 15

International Day of Democracy

September 15

International Day of Engineers

September 16

World Ozone Day

September 19

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 21

World Peace Day

September 21

World Alzheimer's Day

September 22

World Car Free Day

September 22

World Rose Day - Welfare of Cancer Patients

September 22

Car Free Day

September 24

World Heart Day

September 24

World Clean-up Day

September 25

International Grab Hand Day

September 26

Day of the Deaf

September 26

European Day of Languages

September 27

World Tourism Day

September 28

Right to Know Day

September 28

World Rabies Day

Last week of September

World Maritime Day

October - World’s Important Days

World’s Important Days - International Days - and Observance Days for the Monther of October

DayDay's Name

October 1

World Vegetarian Day

October 1

International Day of the Elderly

October 1

World Hepatitis Day

October 2

World Animal Day

October 2

World Ostony Day

October 2

International Day of Non-Violence

October 3

World Habitat Day

October 4

World Animal Welfare Day

October 5

World and International Teacher’s Day

October 6 (or second Saturday of October)

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

October 8

World Humanitarian Action Day

October 9

World Postal Day

October 10

World Mental Health Day

October 12

World Sight Day

October 12

World Arthritis Day

October 13

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

October 14

World Standards Day

October 15

Global Hand Washing Day

October 15

World White Cane Day-guiding the Blind

October 15

International Day of Rural Women

October 16

World Food Day

October 16

World Anaesthesiologists Day

October 17

World Trauma Day

October 20

World Osteoporosis Day

October 24

UN Day

October 24

World Development Information Day

October 24

World Polio Day

October 30

World Thrift Day

November - World’s Important Days

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

DayDay's Name

November 1

World Vegan Day

November 5

World Interact Day

November 6

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 8

World Radiographer Day

November 9

World Freedom Day

November 14

World Diabetes Day

November 16

International Day for Tolerence

November 17

International Students Day

November 19

World Toilet Day

November 19

International Men's Day

November 20

Universal Children’s Day

November 20

Africa Industrialization Day

November 21

World Fisheries Day

November 21

World Hello Day

November 21

World Television Day

November 25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25

International Meatless

November 29

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

Third Sunday of November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

December - World’s Important Days

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

DayDay's Name

December 1

World AIDS Day

December 2

World Computer Literacy Day

December 2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3

International Day of People with Disability

December 3

World Conservation Day

December 5

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 7

International Civil Aviation Day

December 9

The International Day Against Corruption

December 10

International Day of Broadcasting

December 10

Human Rights Day

December 11

International Mountain Day

December 14

World Energy Day

December 18

International Migrants Day

December 20

International Human Solidarity Day

December 29

International Biodiversity Day

Why are more and more people using Dental Water Jets these days to clean their teeth?

Questions for Young People

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2. When is the World Oral Health Day?

3. Are Women More Likely To Have Filled Teeth Than Men?

4. Are You Safe In Bleaching Your Teeth During Pregnancy?

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Marvin on April 28, 2014:

how do i sync these dates to my tablet?

sandeep shende on February 28, 2014:

thanks, the most information and some special day thanks

such a beneficial page,helped me a lot to update my persoaml activity calender.


dipankar ghosh on December 23, 2013:

this information is so helpful . please add some days like ..

4th march world safety day & Indian INDEPENDENT days .


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Johnson.T.G. Kerala, India on December 10, 2013:

Yes, This information is very much helpful to me for our children's magazine 'Thalirukal'. Thanks a lot. Pl. keep update.

mrs abrar on September 04, 2013:

indeed a very useful knowledge ! good research

Avinash on August 29, 2013:

Thanks for your research. Very useful for my exams

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Thanks for very important informations

gayan on June 27, 2013:

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Ozge Allen Carr on February 18, 2013:

I couldn't see International Day of Achievers on UN or Unesco website. What is the source of this list? I need more information about International Day of Achievers, can you please help me?

suveronica on February 13, 2013:

thank's a lot. this is very useful to students like me.

HAUWA HALLIRU HARUNA on December 27, 2012:


Viggi on December 25, 2012:

Thanks for the Info. Very helpful! Merry X mas!

Anu khan on December 03, 2012:

thank u its really useful

nirmani on December 02, 2012:

thanks a lot,, realy i agree with pisethz..i was searching for important days for hours..finaly i got this..

Precious on November 27, 2012:

Perfect page makes one aware of what is being commemorated world wide.

Zunaira Sardar on November 18, 2012:

such a beneficial page,helped me a lot to update my persoaml activity calender.

P.A.Chacko on October 28, 2012:

Celebrations of World Days bind us humans with humanity and the universe together in a bond of unity. They remind us of the imperative that we need to promote life and life in fullness.

adila on September 29, 2012:

very useful.thanks!

aila on September 29, 2012:

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Sid krv on September 19, 2012:

Very useful information.Thank you.

Andrea on July 29, 2012:

Thanks a million! All these info will definitely help me in passing my General Knowledge Exam! Thanks!!!

Rashad on July 27, 2012:

There's only one important day that we all know and its not even in the list, April Fools Day...unless it's not considered important.

RAKESH GUPTA on July 20, 2012:


Saje on July 09, 2012:

very useful

Ali Hassan Malik on June 27, 2012:

its great information for those who have no idea about these important days

pooja gandhi on June 26, 2012:

well thanx 4 dis awesum information dat provided 2 me through this link.i must say v r here on dis planet to make it worth living....

Dinu Impalil on June 25, 2012:

great work..... it gives an awareness about the days which we live..


shubham on June 15, 2012:

These were mandatory for me thanx for providing such a good in4mation

Fatima khan on June 11, 2012: doubt ,its great work...bundles of thanks :)


you are provided very useful information. This infromation is very good. I colect it and observerd and maitain various day.A perfect site for this generation...!




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s.r.sathyenarayanan on May 18, 2012:

every day is important to all of us we are all guest to this world that too one time birth.followed by death if it passes natural way we need not cry if birth is a gift certainly death too is a gift no doubt on this view still natural calamities planned killing looting accidnts pickpoketting destructive planned terror acts crushing other faith followers is not worth to in action terror acts lead to destruction so keep off negative thinking side promote goodness live short time do good think good act good way you will be remembered by all thoughout the year world wide too if you can resist from doing wrong to oters concentrate on posite thinker role you are on right track of life journey start from to day we all born equaly to shape presnt future human race for pleasant stay in this plannet

diya on May 02, 2012:

thanx a lot but 5 th may ki importance bta dy

gayani on April 20, 2012:

thanks a lot...

madhavi dheer on March 31, 2012:

information is very enriching ,want to give information to my students especially to kids to make them aware of importance of these days.

sid on February 28, 2012:

thanks a ton...saved a lot of time cuz of ur site...really helpful must say..thnks a lot again...:)

nn on February 23, 2012:


Rahul Sali on February 22, 2012:

please say me when is thanking day?

kevin on February 15, 2012:

awesome info and good to know the days of the year

Sreeraj Menon on February 02, 2012:

A perfect site for this generation...!

shas on December 12, 2011:


DPChuks on December 11, 2011:

Found all i ever wanted...good job!

AIK BAHUO on December 05, 2011:


SAMINA on December 05, 2011:


georgina on December 05, 2011:

thanks a lot ngureco . i was searching for this for long long time . but please can u add the importance of the missed days like december 4 and many others...

thank you once again

georgina (student - dubai )

MD. ANWAR PARVEZ on December 02, 2011:

This infromation is very good. I colect it and observerd and maitain various day. So Thanks.


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Riyaz G.r on December 01, 2011:

Thank's A Lot.

pragna on November 30, 2011:

you are provided very useful information for candidates that who are preparing for competative examinations...

Nimra Aijaz from Steel Town on October 10, 2011:

Really Great piece of research. and very useful and interesting! However, as far in my knowledge World day of Sick is commenced on February 11.

Well, to provide more knowledge at one place, i'd like to contribute some more, that i feel should become a part of them.

January 4 - World Hypnotism Day

3rd Sunday of January - World Religion Day

March 3 - World Book Day

March 6 - Dentist's Day

March 14 - International Day of Action for Rivers, International Pi Day (3/14)

March 15 - World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

March 21 - World Poetry Day

April 15 - World Entrepreneurship Day

May 2 - International Day of Deliberately Unemployed

May 5 - International Midwives Day

May 6 - Wishbone Day or International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)

1st Tuesday of May - World Asthma Day

2nd Saturday of May - World Fair Trade Day

2nd Sunday of May - International Mothers' Day

3rd Sunday of June - International Fathers' Day

July 1 - International Reggae Day

July 8 - Writers Day

July 23 - World Stress Down Day

Aug 5 - Internatinal Beer Day

August 29 – Telugu Language Day

September 12 - World Oral Health Day

First Monday of October - World Habitat Day

October 3 - World Smile Day

2nd Wednesday of October - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

October 10 - World Day Against Death Penalty

October 16 - World's Boss Day

October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 20 - International Day of the Air Traffic Controller

October 20 - World Statistics Day

October 27 - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

November 30 - Computer Security Day

December 19 - United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

Once again I must say a commendable effort to create a hub over that topic!

Krismru on October 09, 2011:

Thank you very much for the info.

Divine on October 08, 2011:

Gr8t Info....but why was 25 and 26 December omitted?

muskan on September 20, 2011:

i get all the dates but not only one that is kargil victory day

Nisha Gupta on September 15, 2011:


it's really interesting to make people know the importance of these dates.thanks.

Narendra singh shekhawat on September 11, 2011:

Jai mata di ,

this is ameging. But i want to know india's famous day also. Thanks

Pachaiappan . D on August 30, 2011:

Really interesting information. It is useful for media persons like me to do good for publication. Thank you for your great service.

With regards


Pondicherry, India

Persis on August 28, 2011:

This site is so..use full

bablu chandra on August 17, 2011:

hi your site is very usefully

SHALINI on July 04, 2011:


akansha on April 10, 2011:

this site is awesome it helped me a lot

hihyiuygujk on February 24, 2011:

wow wondeful information day about nature

aditi kajla on February 05, 2011:

thank u for this lovely information

realfree from Indonesia on December 04, 2010:

Fantastic article.

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ngureco (author) on October 05, 2010:

Thank you, Ankush Agarwal.

The World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on the second Saturday of October every year. This means the date will vary from year to year. This year 2010, the day will be on Saturday, October 9th.

Ankush Agarwal on October 05, 2010:

Thanks for the information... Now its too easier for me to search all these days... And there is a confusion about 6 october as its mentioned "Hospice and palliative care day" and if we search on google then its on 9 oct- according to Manhy sites are showing its on 6 and google shows 9.. help

rashmi on July 31, 2010:

real knowledge.great collection.thanks a lot for making my work easy.

iftikhar A.R on June 03, 2010:

That's what i'm looking for.Now its easy for me to find out the most important events.

electricsky from North Georgia on April 30, 2010:

What a lot of commemoration days. Thanks for sharing.

abra on April 30, 2010:

it's really interesting to make people know the importance of these dates.thanks a lot.

KISARU on April 30, 2010:


Arctic Llama from Denver, CO on December 06, 2009:

Interesting idea. Cranking out numerous hubs by just listing the calendars of other organizations. Very crafty :)

pisethz on November 27, 2009:

That's what i'm looking for. I spent time for too long looking for all of these important days. thanks

Hello, hello, from London, UK on November 27, 2009:

Very interesting points and informations. Thank you.

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