International Workers Day
Every year on the 1st of May.
Celebrating working people, their organisations and their rights all over the world.
Day celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan.
World Press Freedom Day
Taking place on 3rd May every year.
Celebrating the principles of press freedom.
African World Heritage Day
Every May 5th.
Celebrating African cultural and natural heritage.
World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day
Taking place on 8th May every year.
Celebrating the birthday of the founder of the Red Cross.
Taking place on 9th May every year.
Celebrating the creation of the European Union.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Every year starting on the second Monday of May.
Raising awareness on the importance of mental health and overcoming potential issues together.
World Fair Trade Day
Taking place on the second Saturday in May every year.
Connecting fair trade producers and customers around the world.
World Migratory Bird Day
Taking place on the closest weekend to 10 May each year.
Highlighting the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats.
International Conscientious Objector Day
Taking place on 15th May every year.
Raising awareness of those who refuse to participate in armed conflict.
Vesak (Buddha Day)
Every year on one of the full moons in May.
Celebrating the life, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
Taking place on 17th May every year
Campaigning for a prejudice-free world.
World Day for Cultural Diversity
Every 21st of May.
Celebrating and supporting cultural diversity.
International Day for Biological Diversity
Taking place on 22nd May every year.
Increasing understanding and awareness of the world's biodiversity.
Taking place on 25th May every year.
Celebrating African unity.
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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month
Taking place in the month of June every year.
Raising awareness of these communities in the UK.
World Environment Day
Taking place on 5th June every year.
Raising awareness of the need to preserve and enhance the environment.
World Oceans Day
Taking place on 8th June every year.
Celebrating the ocean and our personal connection to the sea.
World Day Against Child Labour
Taking place on 12th June every year.
Highlighting the plight of children across the world who are forced to work.
International Day of the African Child
Taking place on 16th June every year.
Commemorating children killed protesting in Soweto in 1976.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Taking place on 17th June every year.
Raising awareness of desertification as a global issue.
Taking place on the week of World Refugee Day (20th June).
A week celebrating the contribution of refugees.
World Refugee Day
Taking place on 20th June every year.
Marking the international Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
International Day of Co-operatives
Taking place on the first Saturday of July every year.
Highlighting the contribution made by co-operatives across the world.
World Population Day
Taking place on 11th July every year.
A time to reflect on population trends and related issues.
Nelson Mandela International Day
Taking place on 18th July every year.
On the great man's birthday, a chance to do things to make the world a better place.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Taking place on 30th July every year
Raising awareness of human trafficking victims and the protection of their rights
The Golden Rule
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Taking place on 9th August every year.
Celebrating the lives of indigenous populations, and drawing attention to the discrimination and loss of rights they often face.
World Humanitarian Day
Taking place on 19th August every year.
Recognizing and appreciating humanitarian workers worldwide.
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
Taking place on 23rd August every year.
A day of remembrance for those who suffered as slaves.
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
Taking place on 29th August every year.
Raising awareness about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests.
International Day of the Disappeared
Taking place on 30th August every year.
Drawing attention to those who have been imprisoned without their friends or relatives knowing where or why.
Rebooting the Future
International Literacy Day
Taking place on 8th September every year.
Reminding us of the global importance of literacy.
World First Aid Day
Taking place on the second Saturday in September every year.
Raising awareness of how first aid can save lives.
International Day of Democracy
Taking place on 15th September every year.
Encouraging the world's governments to strengthen democracy.
Taking place on 16th September every year.
Remembering the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer.
International Day of Peace
Taking place on 21st September every year.
Calling on all nations to observe a day of global ceasefire and non violence.
World Maritime Day
Taking place during the last week in September every year.
Focusing on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.
European Day of Languages
Taking place on 26th September every year.
A day to celebrate languages and language learning.
World Tourism Day
Taking place on 27th September every year.
Raising awareness of the importance of tourism and its impacts worldwide.
International Day of Older Persons
Taking place on 1st October every year.
Raising awareness of the impact of an ageing population and the need to ensure people can grow old with dignity.
Black History Month
Taking place during the month of October every year.
Celebrating black history and the contributions of black people worldwide.
International Day of Non-Violence
Taking place on 2nd October every year.
Sharing the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.
World Habitat Day
Taking place on the first Monday in October every year.
Reflecting on the state of human settlements and the basic right to shelter.
World Animal Day
Taking place on 4th October every year.
Celebrating our relationship with the animal kingdom.
World Space Week
Taking place on 4-10th October every year.
Celebrating science & technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.
World Teachers' Day
Taking place on 5th October every year.
Celebrating teachers worldwide.
World Post Day
Taking place on 9th October every year.
Celebrating the role of the postal sector in our everyday lives.
International Day of the Girl Child
Taking place on 11th October every year.
Promoting girls' rights, highlighting gender inequalities and addressing discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.
World Sight Day
Taking place on the second Thursday in October every year.
Raising awareness about the problems, prevention and treatment of blindness.
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Taking place on 13th October every year.
Promoting a global culture of disaster reduction and preparedness.
International Day of Rural Women
Taking place on 15th October every year.
Recognising the role of women in improving rural development and food security.
World Food Day
Taking place on 16th October every year.
Raising awareness of food security and strengthening solidarity in the struggle against hunger.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Taking place on 17th October every year.
Raising awareness of the need to eradicate poverty.
Taking place on 18th October every year.
Raising awareness of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
One World Week
Begins on the Sunday of the week of 24th October (UN Day) every year.
A week of awareness and action on issues such as injustice, the environment and poverty.
United Nations Day
Taking place on 24th October every year.
Celebrating the birth of the United Nations.
World Cities Day
Taking place on 31st October every year.
Addressing challenges in urbanisation and moving towards sustainable urban development.
World Science Day for Peace and Development
Taking place on 10th November every year.
Strengthening public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies.
Taking place on 11 November every year.
Commemorating the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.
Inter Faith Week
Second week in November: Aims to strengthen inter-faith relations and increase understanding.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Taking place on the week of the second Monday in November.
A celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurial people.
International Day for Tolerance
Taking place on 16th November every year.
Encouraging respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples.
World Toilet Day
Taking place on 19th November every year.
Raising awareness of sanitation issues.
World Children's Day
Taking place on 20th November every year.
Promoting children's welfare and children's rights.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Taking place on 25th November every year.
Raising awareness and campaigning to end violence against women.
Remembrance Day for Lost Species
Taking place on 30th November every year.
A chance to explore the stories of extinct and critically endangered species, cultures, lifeways, and ecological communities.
World AIDS Day
Taking place on 1st December every year.
Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and its treatment and prevention.
Taking place on 1st December every year.
Celebrating Antarctica and the day when the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Taking place on 3rd December every year.
Raising awareness of disability rights and issues.
World Soil Day
Taking place on 5th December every year.
Highlighting the importance of soil and the need to use it sustainably.
International Volunteer Day
Taking place on 5th December every year.
Celebrating the contribution and achievements of volunteers.
Human Rights Day
Taking place on 10th December every year.
Celebrating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International Mountain Day
Taking place on 11th December every year.
Raising awareness about the importance of mountains to life.
Eight-day Jewish festival of lights.
International Human Solidarity Day
Taking place on 20th December every year.
Developing a culture of solidarity and a spirit of sharing in order to achieve social justice and combat poverty.
Taking place on 25th December every year.
Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
World Braille Day
Taking place on 4th January every year.
Celebrating the birthday of Louis Braille.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On the third Monday of January every year.
Remembering the celebrated civil rights campaigner.
International Day of Education
Taking place on 24th January every year.
In celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
Holocaust Memorial Day
Taking place on 27th January every year.
Learn lessons from the Holocaust and subsequent genocides to create a safer, better future.
Food and Farming
LGBT History Month
Taking place in February every year.
Celebrating the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.
World Wetlands Day
Taking place on 2nd February every year.
Raising public awareness of the values and benefits of wetlands.
World Interfaith Harmony Week
Taking place on the first week of February every year.
Spreading harmony and tolerance among followers of the three monotheistic faiths and all the world's religions.
Red Hand Day for Child Soldiers
Taking place on 12th February every year.
Raising awareness of the plight of children forced to serve as soldiers.
International Mother Language Day
Taking place on 21st February every year.
Promoting linguistic and cultural diversity.
Taking place on the last week in February and first week in March.
Promoting the principles and products of fair trade.
Connection to Nature
Zero Discrimination Day
Taking place on 1st of March every year.
Recognising all forms of discrimination and equality before the law.
World Book Day
Taking place on the first Thursday of March every year.
Celebrating books and reading.
World Wildlife Day
Taking place on 3rd March each year.
Celebrating wildlife and reminding us of the need to protect it.
International Women's Day
Taking place on 8th March every year
Celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
International School Meals Day
Taking place on the second Thursday in March every year.
Celebrating food and promoting healthy eating at school.
British Science Week
Taking place on the second Friday in March.
A 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.
Taking place on the second Monday in March every year.
Celebrating Commonwealth connections.
International Day of Happiness
Taking place on 20th March every year.
Recognising the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Taking place every March 21st.
Recognising the struggle against racial discrimination.
World Poetry Day
Taking place on 21st March every year.
Celebrating poetry and the power of language.
International Day of Forests
Taking place on 21st March every year.
Celebrating all types of forest worldwide.
World Water Day
Taking place on 22nd March every year.
Focusing on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
World Meteorological Day
Taking place on 23rd March every year.
Celebrating the creation of the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950.
International Children's Book Day
Taking place on 2nd April every year.
Celebrating children's books and inspiring a love of reading.
Golden Rule Day
Taking place on April 5th every year.
Celebrating the Golden Rule and its use as a tool for peacebuilding.
World Health Day
Taking place on 7th April every year.
Raising awareness of global health issues and their solutions.
International Day for Street Children
Taking place on 12th April every year.
Giving a voice to street children so their rights cannot be ignored.
Taking place on 13th or 14th April every year.
Sikh new year festival commemorating an important act in the establishment of the Sikh religion.
World Heritage Day
Taking place on 18th April every year.
Celebrating the world's built cultural heritage.
Fashion Revolution Week
Every year on the week around the 24th of April.
Raising awareness for a sustainable, fair and just fashion industry.