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

Updated on March 8, 2012

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

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

February - World's Important Days

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

March - World’s Important Days

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

April - World’s Important Days

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

May - World’s Important Days

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

June - World’s Important Days

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

July - World’s Important Days

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

August - World’s Important Days

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

September - World’s Important Days

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

October - World’s Important Days

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

November - World’s Important Days

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

December - World’s Important Days

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

Questions for Young People

1. How often should you Brush Your Teeth?

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?

5. How Do You Brush Your Teeth?

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      Marvin 3 years ago

      how do i sync these dates to my tablet?

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      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?

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

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      P.A.Chacko 5 years ago

      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.

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

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      Rashad 5 years ago

      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.

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

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


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      s.r.sathyenarayanan 5 years ago

      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

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      thanx a lot but 5 th may ki importance bta dy

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      gayani 6 years ago

      thanks a lot...

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

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      please say me when is thanking day?

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      awesome info and good to know the days of the year

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      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...

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      Nimra Aijaz 6 years ago from Steel Town

      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!

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      Krismru 6 years ago

      Thank you very much for the info.

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      Divine 6 years ago

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

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      muskan 6 years ago

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

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      Nisha Gupta 6 years ago


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

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      Narendra singh shekhawat 6 years ago

      Jai mata di ,

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

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

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      ngureco 7 years ago

      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.

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      Ankush Agarwal 7 years ago

      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

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      rashmi 7 years ago

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

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      iftikhar A.R 7 years ago

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

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      electricsky 7 years ago from North Georgia

      What a lot of commemoration days. Thanks for sharing.

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      abra 7 years ago

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

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      Hub Llama 8 years ago from Denver, CO

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

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      pisethz 8 years ago

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

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting points and informations. Thank you.