National Days: The Ultimate List (and Downloadable Calendar)

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Holidays and national days are reliably popular trending topics that you can shape content around. There are so many special days out there, that there’s bound to be more than one that relates to your brand. But which ones are coming up? And which make the most sense for your brand?

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To help you plan ahead, we created a comprehensive list of more than 2,300 holidays and observances that you can use as a springboard for creating and promoting your content (now updated through the end of 2017). For the national days that used a hashtag in the past, we’ve included those too for easy content planning.

Want all these holidays at your fingertips? We’ve also created a DOWNLOADABLE GOOGLE CALENDAR with all of these special days, monthly and weekly observances, and some associated hashtags included! (Instructions for downloading an iCal file are included.)

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Click on a specific month to jump to its list of national days, as well as that month’s weekly and monthly holidays and observances:

December 2016
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017

List of 2016 Holidays

HOLIDAY CALENDAR DECEMBER 2016


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DECEMBER MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

AIDS Awareness Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (12/1-12/24)
Quince and Watermelon Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (December 17-February 5)
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

DECEMBER WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Cookie Cutter Week, December 1-7
Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-10
National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 4-10 (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, December 4-10 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10
( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
Cookie Exchange Week, December 5-9 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
International Coelenterate Biology Week, December 5-9
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5-9
Human Rights Week, December 10-17
Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14-1/5 (Always every year)
Halcyon Days, December 14-28 (Always seven days before/after the Winter Solstice)
Posadas, December 16-24
Saturnalia, December 17-23
Gluten-free Baking Week, December 18-24 (Week Before Christmas)
It’s About Time Week, December 25-31
Kwanzaa, December 26-January 1

DECEMBER NATIONAL DAYS

DECEMBER 1
World AIDS Day
National Pie Day
National Eat a Red Apple Day
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
Day With(out) Art Day
Rosa Parks Day

DECEMBER 2
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
National Fritters Day
National Mutt Day
Special Education Day #SpecialEducationDay
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting – Changes Annually
Faux Fur Friday – First Friday in December

DECEMBER 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Roof Over Your Head Day #RoofOverYourHeadDay
National Rhubarb Vodka Day – First Saturday in December
Skywarn Recognition Day – First Saturday in December

DECEMBER 4
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day

DECEMBER 5
World Soil Day
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
National Sacher Torte Day
AFL-CIO Day
Bathtub Party Day
International Ninja Day
Repeal Day #RepealDay

DECEMBER 6
National Pawnbrokers Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National Gazpacho Day
St. Nicholas Day
Miners’ Day

DECEMBER 7
International Civil Aviation Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Cotton Candy Day

DECEMBER 8
National Brownie Day
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

DECEMBER 9
International Anti-Corruption Day
National Pastry Day
Weary Willie Day

DECEMBER 10
Dewey Decimal System Day
Human Rights Day
Nobel Prize Day
National Wreaths Across America Day – Second Saturday in December

DECEMBER 11
International Mountain Day
National Noodle Ring Day
UNICEF Birthday

DECEMBER 12
@MavenTheCorgi’s Birthday
National Ambrosia Day
National Ding-a-Ling Day
Gingerbread House Day
Poinsettia Day

DECEMBER 13
National Cocoa Day
National Violin Day
National Day Of The Horse (Senate Res. 452)
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day

DECEMBER 14
National Bouillabaisse Day

DECEMBER 15
National Cupcake/ Lemon Cupcake Day
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day #CatHerdersDay

DECEMBER 16
National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – Third Friday in December
Underdog Day – Third Friday in December

DECEMBER 17
National Maple Syrup Day
Wright Brothers Day

DECEMBER 18
International Migrants Day
U.N. Arabic Language Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day
Free Shipping Day – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 19
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day

DECEMBER 20
National Sangria Day
Mudd Day

DECEMBER 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
Crossword Puzzle Day
Humbug Day #HumbugDay
Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day
Winter Solstice – Day Between December 20 and 23
National Flashlight Day – Day of Winter Solstice
National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day – First Day of Winter
Yule – Day of Winter Solstice

DECEMBER 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
Anne and Samantha Day (also June 21)
Forefathers Day – December 22 – Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday
National Re-Gifting Day – Thursday before Christmas

DECEMBER 23
National Pfeffernusse Day
National Roots Day
Festivus

DECEMBER 24
National Eggnog Day
Christmas Eve
Chanukah Begins – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day
Christmas

DECEMBER 26
National Candy Cane Day
National Thank You Note Day
National Whiner’s Day
Boxing Day (Canada)

DECEMBER 27
National Fruitcake Day

DECEMBER 28
National Chocolate Candy Day
National Card Playing Day
Holy Innocents Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

DECEMBER 29
National Pepper Pot Day
Tick Tock Day

DECEMBER 30
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Bacon Day
No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year

DECEMBER 31
National Champagne Day
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day (Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments. But, if they do, then it’s done on either June 30 or December 31.)
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year’s Eve
Universal Hour of Peace

List of 2017 Holidays

HOLIDAY CALENDAR JANUARY 2017

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JANUARY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Bath Safety Month
National Black Diamond Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mentoring Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Sunday Supper Month

JANUARY WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Diet Resolution Week, January 1-7
New Year’s Resolutions Week, January 1-7
Hunt For Happiness Week, January 15-21 (Third Full Week)
Healthy Weight Week, January 16-20 (Third Week)
Sugar Awareness Week, January 16-20 (Third Work Week)
National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week, January 22-28 (Last Full Week)
Clean Out Your Inbox Week, January 23-27 (Last Business Week)
National School Choice Week, January 22-28 (Last Week)
National Medical Group Practice Week, January 23-27 (Starts Fourth Monday)
Catholic Schools Week, January 29-February 4 (Begins on Last Sunday)
Meat Week, January 29-February 4 (Begins on Last Sunday)

JANUARY 2017 NATIONAL DAYS


JANUARY 1
National Hangover Day
New Year’s Day

JANUARY 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay
National Thank God It’s Monday Day – First Monday in January

JANUARY 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
National Drinking Straw Day
National Fruitcake Toss Day

JANUARY 4
National Spaghetti Day
National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay

JANUARY 5
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day

JANUARY 6
National Bean Day
National Cuddle Up Day
National Shortbread Day
National Technology Day

JANUARY 7
National Bobblehead Day
National Tempura Day

JANUARY 8
National Argyle Day
National Bubble Bath Day
National English Toffee Day
National JoyGerm Day
National Sunday Supper Day – Second Sunday in January

JANUARY 9
National Apricot Day
National Static Electricity Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day – Second Monday in January

JANUARY 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Save The Eagles Day

JANUARY 11
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

JANUARY 12
National Curried Chicken Day
National Marzipan Day
National Pharmacist Day

JANUARY 13
National Peach Melba Day
National Rubber Ducky Day
National Sticker Day
Stephen Foster Memorial Day
National Blame Someone Else Day – First Friday The 13th of The Year

JANUARY 14
Dress Up Your Pet Day #DressUpYourPetDay
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Ratification Day
National Vision Board Day – Second Saturday in January

JANUARY 15
National Hat Day #NationalHatDay
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

JANUARY 16
National Fig Newton Day
National Nothing Day
National Religious Freedom Day
National Without a Scalpel Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Third Monday in January

JANUARY 17
National Bootlegger’s Day
National Hot Buttered Rum Day

JANUARY 18
National Peking Duck Day
National Winnie The Pooh Day

JANUARY 19
National Popcorn Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay – Third Thursday of Each Quarter

JANUARY 20
National Buttercrunch Day
Cheese Lovers Day #CheeseLoversDay
National Disc Jockey Day

JANUARY 21
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day

JANUARY 22
National Blonde Brownie Day

JANUARY 23
National Handwriting Day
National Pi Day #NationalPieDay

JANUARY 24
Beer Can Appreciation Day
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day

JANUARY 25
Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD
National Irish Coffee Day
National Opposite Day

JANUARY 26
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Spouses Day

JANUARY 27
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the VIctims of the Holocaust
National Chocolate Cake Day

JANUARY 28
Data Privacy Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day
National Have Fun At Work Day
National Kazoo Day
National Seed Swap Day – Last Saturday in January

JANUARY 29
National Corn Chip Day
National Puzzle Day

JANUARY 30
National Croissant Day
National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – Last Monday of January

JANUARY 31
Street Children’s Day
National Backward Day
National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

HOLIDAY CALENDAR FEBRUARY 2017

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FEBRUARY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Great American Pie Month
National Bake for Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Library Lovers Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National North American Inclusion Month
National Snack Food Month
National Weddings Month
National Embroidery Month

FEBRUARY WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

African Heritage and Health Week, February 1-7
Burn Awareness Week, February 5-11 (First Full Week)
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week, February 5-11 (First Full Week)
Celebration of Love Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Children of Alcoholics Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week, February 7-13 (Always Week Before Valentine’s Day)
Jell-O Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 12-18 (Second Full Week)
International Flirting Week, February 14-20 (Week of Valentine’s Day)
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week, February 19-25 (Always Third Week)
Build A Better Trade Show Image Week, February 19-25 (Third Full Week)
National Engineers Week, February 19-25 (Week Including George Washington’s Birthday)
National FFA Week, February 19-25 (Week of George Washington’s Birthday from Saturday to Saturday)
Through With The Chew, February 19-25 (Third Full Week)
Telecommuter Appreciation Week, February 26-March 4 (Always Week that has Alexander Graham Bell’s Birthday, March 2)

FEBRUARY NATIONAL DAYS

FEBRUARY 1
National Baked Alaska Day
National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery)
National Serpent Day

FEBRUARY 2
World Wetlands Day
National Groundhog Day
National Heavenly Hash Day

FEBRUARY 3
National Carrot Cake Day
National Day the Music Died Day
National Wear Red Day – First Friday in February

FEBRUARY 4
World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay #KissCancerGoodbye
National Create a Vacuum Day
National Homemade Soup Day
National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

FEBRUARY 5
Bubblegum Day #BubblegumDay
National Shower with a Friend Day
National Weatherperson’s Day

FEBRUARY 6
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Lame Duck Day

FEBRUARY 7
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
National Periodic Table Day
National Send a Card to a Friend Day

FEBRUARY 8
National Boy Scouts Day
National Kite Flying Day

FEBRUARY 9
National Bagel Day (Formerly Bagel and Lox Day)
National Pizza Day
National Toothache Day

FEBRUARY 10
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
National Home Warranty Day
National Umbrella Day #NationalUmbrellaDay

FEBRUARY 11
World Day of the SIck
National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
National Inventors’ Day
National Make a Friend Day
National Peppermint Patty Day
National Shut-In Visitation Day
National White Shirt Day

FEBRUARY 12
National Plum Pudding Day

FEBRUARY 13
World Radio Day
National Tortellini Day
National Clean Out Your Computer Day – Second Monday in February

FEBRUARY 14
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
National Ferris Wheel Day
National Organ Donor Day
Valentine’s Day

FEBRUARY 15
National Gumdrop Day
Singles Awareness Day #SinglesAwarenessDay

FEBRUARY 16
National Almond Day
National Do a Grouch a Favor Day

FEBRUARY 17
National Cabbage Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
National Caregivers Day – Third Friday in February

FEBRUARY 18
National Battery Day
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
National Drink Wine Day

FEBRUARY 19
National Chocolate Mint Day
National Lash Day

FEBRUARY 20
World Day of Social Justice
National Cherry Pie Day
National Love Your Pet Day
Presidents Day – Third Monday in February

FEBRUARY 21
International Mother Language Day
National Sticky Bun Day

FEBRUARY 22
A Day Without News
National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
National Margarita Day #NationalMargaritaDay

FEBRUARY 23
National Banana Bread Day
National Dog Biscuit Day
National Toast Day
National Chili Day – Fourth Thursday in February

FEBRUARY 24
National Tortilla Chip Day

FEBRUARY 25
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
National Clam Chowder Day

FEBRUARY 26
National Pistachio Day
National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

FEBRUARY 27
National Kahlua Day
National Polar Bear Day
National Strawberry Day

FEBRUARY 28
National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Floral Design Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Rare Disease Day – Last Day in February
Spay Day – Last Tuesday in February

HOLIDAY CALENDAR MARCH 2017

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MARCH MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Celery Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Craft Month
National Credit Education Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Kidney Disease Awareness Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Sauce Month
National Trisomy Awareness Month
National Umbrella Month
National Women’s History Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Music in Our Schools Month
National Professional Social Work Month

MARCH WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Girl Scout Week, March 12-18 (Always the week with March 12)
Celebrate Your Name Week, March 5-11 (First Full Week)
Festival of Owls Week, March 5-11 (First Full Week)
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6-12 (From Monday before March 8 to Sunday after)
World Rattlesnake Roundup, March 10-12 (Second Weekend)
Campfire USA Birthday Week, March 12-18 (Second Full Week)
American Chocolate Week, March 19-25 (Always Third Full Week)
International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week, 19-25 (Last Week)
National Animal Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25 (Third Full Week)
National Button Week, March 19-25 (Third Full Week)
Act Happy Week, March 20-26 (Starts on Third Monday)
Wellderly Week, March 20-26 (Third Monday-Sunday Week)
National Cleaning Week, March 26-April 1 (Last Week)
National Protocol Officer’s Week, March 26-April 1 (Last Week)

MARCH NATIONAL DAYS

MARCH 1
World Civil Defence Day
National Dadgum That’s Good Day
National Fruit Compote Day
National Horse Protection Day
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
National Pig Day

MARCH 2
National Banana Cream Pie Day
National Old Stuff Day #NationalOldStuffDay
National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) – If on a weekend, moves to closest school day.

MARCH 3
World Wildlife Day
National Anthem Day
National Cold Cuts Day
National I Want You to be Happy Day
National Mulled Wine Day
National Day of Unplugging #NationalDayOfUnplugging – First Friday in March
National Employee Appreciation Day – First Friday in March
National Salesperson Day – First Friday in March

MARCH 4
National Grammar Day
National Hug a G.I. Day
National Pound Cake Day

MARCH 5
National Absinthe Day
National Cheese Doodle Day
National Multiple Personality Day

MARCH 6
National Dentist’s Day
National Frozen Food Day
National Oreo Cookie Day
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

MARCH 7
National Be Heard Day
National Cereal Day
National Crown of Roast Pork Day

MARCH 8
International Women’s Day
National Peanut Cluster Day
National Proofreading Day #NationalProofreadingDay
National Pancake Day – Changes Annually
National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – Second Wednesday in March

MARCH 9
National Barbie Day
National Crabmeat Day
National Get Over it Day
National Meatball Day

MARCH 10
National Blueberry Popover Day
National Mario Day
National Pack Your Lunch Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

MARCH 11
World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue, and Film
National Johnny Appleseed Day
National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
National Promposal Day
National Worship of Tools Day

MARCH 12
National Girl Scout Day
National Plant a Flower Day
Daylight Saving Time – Second Sunday in March

MARCH 13
National Coconut Torte Day
National Earmuff Day
National Good Samaritan Day
National Jewel Day
National K9 Veterans Day
National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
National Napping Day – Day After Return of Daylight Saving Day

MARCH 14
National Children’s Craft Day
National Learn About Butterflies Day
Pi Day
National Potato Chip Day #NationalPotatoChipDay

MARCH 15
World Consumer Rights Day
National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
National Pears Helene Day
National Shoe the World Day
National Kick Butts Day – Changes Annually

MARCH 16
National Artichoke Hearts Day
National Everything You Do Is Right Day
National Freedom of Information Day

MARCH 17
World Sleep Day – Friday of second full week of March
National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
St. Patrick’s Day

MARCH 18
National Awkward Moments Day
National Biodiesel Day
National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Sloppy Joe Day
National Supreme Sacrifice Day
National Quilting Day – Third Saturday in March

MARCH 19
National Certified Nurses Day
National Chocolate Caramel Day
National Let’s Laugh Day
National Poultry Day
National Corn Dog Day – Changes Annually

MARCH 20
International Day of the Francophonie
International Day of Happiness
World Sparrow Day
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Proposal Day
National Ravioli Day
Spring Begins – Changes Annually

MARCH 21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
National California Strawberry Day
National Common Courtesy Day
National Fragrance Day
National French Bread Day
National Single Parent Day

MARCH 22
National Bavarian Crepes Day
National Goof Off Day

MARCH 23
National Chia Day
National Chip and Dip Day
National Near Miss Day
National MelbaToast Day
National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay – Typically celebrated on March 23. Observed on a Friday or Monday when falling on a weekend.

MARCH 24
National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

MARCH 25
National Lobster Newburg Day
National Medal of Honor Day
National Tolkien Reading Day

MARCH 26
Epilepsy Awareness Day – Purple Day
National Nougat Day
National Spinach Day #NationalSpinachDay

MARCH 27
National Joe Day
National Spanish Paella Day

MARCH 28
National Black Forest Cake Day
National Something on a Stick Day
National Weed Appreciation Day
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day – Fourth Tuesday in March

MARCH 29
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
National Little Red Wagon Day – Last Wednesday in March
Manatee Appreciation Day – Last Wednesday in March

MARCH 30
National Doctors Day
National I Am in Control Day
National Pencil Day
National Take a Walk in the Park Day
National Turkey Neck Soup Day

MARCH 31
World Backup Day #WorldBackupDay
National Bunsen Burner Day
National Clams on the Half Shell Day
National Crayon Day
National Prom Day
National Tater Day

HOLIDAY CALENDAR APRIL 2017

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APRIL MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Child Abuse Awareness Month
National Cannabis Awareness Month
National Fair Housing Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Couple Appreciation Month
National Decorating Month
National Fresh Celery Month
National Garden Month
National Humor Month
National Landscape Architecture Month
National Inventor’s Month
National Jazz Appreciation Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soy Foods Month
National Straw Hat Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
Records and Information Management Month
Scottish American Heritage Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
National Safe Digging Month

APRIL WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Testicular Cancer Awareness Week, April 1-7 (aka Get A Grip Day!)
International Tree Climbing Days, April 2-3 (Moved from March)
Bat Appreciation Week, April 2-8 (First Full Week)
National Blue Ribbon Week, April 2-8 (First Full Week) (Child Abuse)
National Public Health Week, April 2-8 (First Full Week)
National Window Safety Week, April 2-8 (First Full Week)
Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, April 9-15 (Second Full Week)
Spring Astronomy Week, April 9-15 (Always has Spring Astronomy Day)
National Library Week, April 9-15 (Second Full Week)
National Public Safety Telecommunicators (911 Operators) Week, April 9-15 (Always Second Full Week in April)
National Student Employment Week, April 9-15 (Always the Second Full Week)
National Animal Control Appreciation Week, April 9-15 (Second Full Week)
Global Youth Service Days, April 14-16 (Third Weekend)
Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week, April 16-22 (Third Week)
Coin Week, April 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Pet ID Week, April 16-22 (Always Third Week)
Interstate Mullet Toss, April 28-30 (Last Full Weekend)
National Dream Hotline, April 28-30 (Last Weekend)
National and Global Youth Service Days, April 28-30 (Last Weekend)
Administrative Professionals Week, April 23-29 (Last Full Week)
Air Quality Awareness Week, April 23-29 (Last Week)
Bedbug Awareness Week, April 23-29 (Last Week)
Fibroid Awareness Week, April 23-29 (Always the Fourth Week)
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 23-29 (Last Full Week)
National Princess Week, April 23-29 (Always Last Full Week)
Sky Awareness Week, April 23-29 (Last Full Week)

APRIL NATIONAL DAYS

APRIL 1
April Fools Day
National One Cent Day
National Sourdough Bread Day
National Love Our Children Day – First Saturday In April

APRIL 2
World Autism Awareness Day
International Children’s Book Day
National Ferret Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
National Reconciliation Day

APRIL 3
National Chocolate Mousse Day
National Find a Rainbow Day
National Tweed Day

APRIL 4
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
National Hug a Newsperson Day
National School Librarian Day
National Walk Around Things Day
SAAM Day of Action – First Tuesday in April

APRIL 5
National Caramel Day
National Deep Dish Pizza Day
National Go For Broke Day
National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
National Read a Road Map Day
National Walking Day – First Wednesday in April
Childhelp National Day of Hope – First Wednesday in April

APRIL 6
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
National Caramel Popcorn Day
National Sorry Charlie Day
National Student-Athlete Day
National Tartan Day
National Teflon Day
National Alcohol Screening Day – Thursday of First Full Week in April

APRIL 7
World Health Day
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
National Beer Day #NationalBeerDay
National Coffee Cake Day
National No Housework Day

APRIL 8
International Romani Day
National All is Ours Day
National Empanada Day
National Zoo Lovers Day

APRIL 9
National Cherish an Antique Day
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
National Name Yourself Day
National Winston Churchill Day

APRIL 10
National Cinnamon Crescent Day
National Encourage a Young Writer Day
National Farm Animals Day
National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay

APRIL 11
National Barbershop Quartet Day
National Cheese Fondue Day
National Eight Track Tape Day
National Pet Day #NationalPetDay
National Submarine Day
National Library Workers Day – Tuesday of National Library Week

APRIL 12
National Big Wind Day
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
National Licorice Day
National Bookmobile Day – Wednesday of National Library Week

APRIL 13
National Peach Cobbler Day
National Scrabble Day
National Thomas Jefferson Day
National Support Teen Literature Day – Thursday of National Library Week

APRIL 14
National Dolphin Day
National Equal Pay Day
National Ex-Spouse Day
National Pan American Day
National Pecan Day
National Reach as High as You Can Day

APRIL 15
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
National Rubber Eraser Day
National Take a Wild Guess Day
National Titanic Remembrance Day
National Auctioneers Day – Third Saturday in April

APRIL 16
National Orchid Day
National Bean Counter Day
National Eggs Benedict Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day #PJDay

APRIL 17
National Tax Day #TaxDay – Changes Annually
World Hemophilia Day
National Bat Appreciation Day
National Cheeseball Day
National Ellis Island Family History Day
National Haiku Poetry Day

APRIL 18
National Animal Crackers Day
National Columnists’ Day
National Lineman Appreciation Day

APRIL 19
National Amaretto Day
National Garlic Day
National Hanging Out Day
National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

APRIL 20
National Cheddar Fries Day
National Lima Bean Respect Day
National Lookalike Day #NationalLookalikeDay
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
National High Five Day – Third Thursday in April
Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay – Third Thursday of Each Quarter

APRIL 21
National Yellow Bat Day
National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
National Kindergarten Day

APRIL 22
International Mother Earth Day
National Earth Day
National Girl Scout Leader’s Day
National Jelly Bean Day

APRIL 23
World Book and Copyright Day
English Language Day
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay
National Take a Chance Day
National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

APRIL 24
World Day for Laboratory Animals
National Pigs in a Blanket Day

APRIL 25
World Malaria Day
National DNA Day
National East Meets West Day
National Hug a Plumber Day
National Telephone Day
National Zucchini Bread Day

APRIL 26
World Intellectual Property Day
National Audubon Day
National Help a Horse Day
National Kids and Pets Day
National Pretzel Day
National Richter Scale Day
National Administrative Professionals’ Day – Wednesday of Last Full Week in April

APRIL 27
National Babe Ruth Day
National Prime Rib Day
National Tell a Story Day
National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – Fourth Thursday in April

APRIL 28
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
National Superhero Day #NationalSuperheroDay
National Blueberry Pie Day
National Brave Hearts Day
National Great Poetry Reading Day
Workers Memorial Day
National Arbor Day – Last Friday in April
National Hairball Awareness Day – Last Friday in April

APRIL 29
Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare
International Dance Day
National Peace Rose Day
National Shrimp Scampi Day
National Zipper Day
National Sense of Smell Day – Last Saturday in April
National Rebuilding Day – Last Saturday in April
National Pool Opening Day – Last Saturday in April

APRIL 30
International Jazz Day
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
National Bugs Bunny Day
National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
National Honesty Day
National Kiss of Hope Day
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Raisin Day
National Sarcoidosis Day
National Pet Parents Day – Last Sunday in April

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MAY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Date Your Mate Month
Foster Care Month
Older Americans Month
National Barbecue Month
National Bike Month
National Blood Pressure Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Chamber Music Month
National Egg Month
National Get Caught Reading Month
National Hamburger Month
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month – link
National Photograph Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

MAY WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Tourism Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Be Kind To Animals Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Children’s Mental Health Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Drinking Water Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Flexible Work Arrangement Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Goodwill Industries Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Kids Win Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
NAOSH Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Alcohol and Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Correctional Officers Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Family Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Pet Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Raisin Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Wildflower Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Update Your References Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Children’s Book Week, May 8-14 (First full week starting Monday)
National Wildflower Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Nursing Home Week, May 14-20 (Starts Mother’s Day to Saturday)
National Police Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
National Return To Work Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
Reading is Fun Week, May May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
Salute to Moms 35+ Week, May May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
National Etiquette Week, May 15-21 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week)
Salvation Army Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Bike to Work Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Heritage Breeds Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Medical Transcription Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National New Friends, Old Friends Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Transportation Week, May 14-20 (Always Includes the Third Friday)
World Trade Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 21-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Backyard Games Week, May 21-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
Mudbug Madness Days, May 26-28 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National Polka Weekend, May 26-28 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)
Old-Time Player Piano Weekend, May26-28 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)

MAY NATIONAL DAYS

MAY 1
May Day
International Workers’ Day
Law Day
National Loyalty Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
National Mother Goose Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day
National Melanoma Monday – First Monday in May

MAY 2
National Life Insurance Day
National Truffle Day
World Asthma Day – First Tuesday in May

MAY 3
World Press Freedom Day
National SAN Architect Day
National Textiles Day
National Chocolate Custard Day
National Garden Meditation Day
National Lumpy Rug Day
National Paranormal Day
National Raspberry Popover Day
National Specially-Able Pets Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

MAY 4
International Firefighters Day
Bird Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Orange Juice Day
National Renewal Day
National Star Wars Day
National Weather Observers Day
National Day of Prayer – First Thursday in May
National Day of Reason – First Thursday in May

MAY 5
International Midwives Day
National Astronaut Day
World Password Day
Cinco de Mayo
National Cartoonists Day
National Hoagie Day
National Totally Chipotle Day
National Space Day – First Friday in May
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day – Friday Before Mother’s Day
National Provider Appreciation Day – Friday Before Mother’s Day

MAY 6
National Beverage Day
National Crepe Suzette Day
National Nurses Day #NationalNursesDay
Join Hands Day – First Saturday in May
National Bombshells’ Day – First Saturday in May
National Homebrew Day – First Saturday in May
National Scrapbook Day – First Saturday in May
National Start Seeing Monarchs Day – First Saturday in May

MAY 7
National Barrier Awareness Day
National Packaging Design Day
National Paste-Up Day
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
National Infertility Survival Day – Sunday Before Mother’s Day
National Lemonade Day – First Sunday in May

MAY 8
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War – May 8-9
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Have a Coke Day
National Women’s Checkup Day – Second Monday in May

MAY 9
Europe Day
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
National Moscato Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day #ThankATeacher – Tuesday of the First Full Week in May

MAY 10
International Migratory Bird Day
National Lipid Day
National Shrimp Day
National Bike To School Day – Changes Annually
National School Nurse Day – Wednesday of National Nurses Week
National Receptionists Day #NationalReceptionistsDay – Second Wednesday in May
National Third Shift Workers Day – Second Wednesday in May

MAY 11
National Foam Rolling Day
National Twilight Zone Day

MAY 12
International Nurses Day
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Limerick Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
National Odometer Day

MAY 13
National Crouton Day
National Apple Pie Day
National Frog Jumping Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
National Babysitter’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day
National Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day
World Fair Trade Day – Second Saturday in May
National Archery Day – Second Saturday in May
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day – Second Saturday in May
National Miniature Golf Day – Second Saturday in May
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day – Second Saturday in May
National Train Day – Saturday Closest to May 10

MAY 14
Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Dance Like a Chicken Day
National Underground America Day

MAY 15
International Day of Families
National Chocolate Chip Day #NationalChocolateChipDay
National Nylon Stocking Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day

MAY 16
National Biographer’s Day
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
National Love a Tree Day
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day

MAY 17
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Pack Rat Day
National Walnut Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day – Wednesday of Emergency Medical Service Week

MAY 18
World AIDS Vaccine Day
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
International Museum Day
National Cheese Souffle Day
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
National No Dirty Dishes Day
National Visit Your Relatives Day

MAY 19
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
National May Ray Day
National Bike to Work Day – Third Friday in May
National Defense Transportation Day – Third Friday in May
National Endangered Species Day – Third Friday in May
National Pizza Party Day– Third Friday in May
NASCAR Day – Third Friday in May

MAY 20
National Be a Millionaire Day
National Pick Strawberries Day
National Quiche Lorraine Day
National Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday in May
National Learn to Swim Day – Third Saturday in May

MAY 21
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
National American Red Cross Founder’s Day
National Memo Day
National Strawberries and Cream Day
National Waitstaff Day

MAY 22
International Day for Biological Diversity
World Goth Day
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
National Maritime Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day

MAY 23
World Turtle Day
National Lucky Penny Day
National Taffy Day

MAY 24
National Escargot Day
National Scavenger Hunt Day

MAY 25
Geek Pride Day
Towel Day
National Brown-Bag It Day
National Missing Children’s Day #NationalMissingChildrensDay
National Tap Dance Day
National Wine Day

MAY 26
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Don’t Fry Day – Friday Before Memorial Day
National Heat Awareness Day – Last Friday in May

MAY 27
National Cellophane Tape Day
National Grape Popsicle Day

MAY 28
National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day

MAY 29
National Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers
National Coq Au Vin Day
National Paperclip Day

MAY 30
Loomis Day
National Hole In My Bucket Day
National Mint Julep Day
National Water a Flower Day

MAY 31
World No-Tobacco Day
National Macaroon Day
National Save Your Hearing Day
National Speak in Sentences Day
National Senior Health and Fitness Day – Last Wednesday in May

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JUNE MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Aquarium Month
Fight the Filthy Fly Month
Gay Pride Month
National Accordion Awareness Month
National Adopt a Cat Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
National Candy Month
National Camping Month
National Country Cooking Month
National Dairy Month
National Great Outdoors Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Papaya Month
National Soul Food Month
Rose Month
Turkey Lovers Month

JUNE WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

International Clothesline Week, June 4-10 (First Full Week)
Black Single Parents Week, June 4-10 (First Full Week)
End Mountaintop Removal Week, June 4-10 (First Full Week)
National Business Etiquette Week, June 4-10 (First Full Week)
National Headache Awareness Week, June 4-10 (First Full Week)
Pet Appreciation Week, June 4-10 (First Full Week)
Men’s Health Week, June 12-18 (Always ends on Father’s Day)
Animal Rights Awareness Week, June 18-24 (Third Full Week)
Carpenter Ant Awareness Week, June 18-24 (Last Full Week)
Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 18-24 (Last Full Week)
Old Time Fiddlers Week, June 18-24 (Third Full Week)
Universal Father’s Week, June 18-24 (Third Full Week)
Watermelon Seed Spitting Week, June 22-25 (Last Weekend Thursday to Sunday)
North American Organic Brewers Days, June 23-25 (Last Weekend)
Water Ski Days, June 23-25 (Last Full Weekend)
Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week, June 18-24 (Last Full Week)

JUNE NATIONAL DAYS

JUNE 1
Global Day of Parents
International Children’s Day
National Olive Day
National Go Barefoot Day
National Hazelnut Cake Day
National Heimlich Maneuver Day
National Penpal Day
National Say Something Nice Day

JUNE 2
National Rotisserie Chicken Day
National Bubba Day
National Rocky Road Day
National Leave The Office Early Day – unless June 2 falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day
National Donut Day #NationalDonutDay – First Friday in June

JUNE 3
National Chocolate Macaroons Day
National Repeat Day
National Trails Day – First Saturday in June
National Prairie Day – First Saturday in June

JUNE 4
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Civic Day of Hacking #HackForChange
National Cheese Day
National Cognac Day
National Old Maids Day
National Cancer Survivor’s Day – First Sunday in June

JUNE 5
World Environment Day
National Gingerbread Day
National Moonshine Day

JUNE 6
National Higher Education Day
National Applesauce Cake Day
National Drive In Movie Day
National Gardening Exercise Day
National Yo-yo Day #NationalYoYoDay

JUNE 7
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
National VCR Day
National Running Day – First Wednesday in June

JUNE 8
World Oceans Day
National Best Friends Day #NationalBestFriendsDay #BestFriendsDay
National Name Your Poison Day
National Upsy Daisy Day

JUNE 9
National Donald Duck Day
National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

JUNE 10
National Ballpoint Pen Day
National Black Cow Day
National Herbs and Spices Day
National Iced Tea Day
National Rosé Day – Second Saturday in June

JUNE 11
National Making Life Beautiful Day
National Corn on the Cob Day
National German Chocolate Cake Day

JUNE 12
World Day Against Child Labor
National Jerky Day
National Loving Day
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
National Red Rose Day

JUNE 13
National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
National Sewing Machine Day
National Weed Your Garden Day

JUNE 14
World Blood Donor Day
National Bourbon Day
National Flag Day
National Pop Goes the Weasel Day
National Strawberry Shortcake Day

JUNE 15
National Smile Power Day
Nature Photography Day
National Dump the Pump Day – Third Thursday in June

JUNE 16
National Fudge Day
National Flip Flop Day – Third Friday in June

JUNE 17
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
National Apple Strudel Day
National Eat Your Vegetables Day
National Stewart’s Root Beer Day

JUNE 18
Autistic Pride Day
National Go Fishing Day
National Splurge Day
Father’s Day – Third Sunday in June

JUNE 19
National Martini #NationalMartiniDay

JUNE 20
World Refugee Day
National Kouign Amann Day
American Eagle Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Vanilla Milkshake Day

JUNE 21
National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay
World Music Day
International Day of Yoga
Go Skateboarding Day
National Daylight Appreciation Day
National Peaches n’ Cream Day
Summer Begins

JUNE 22
National Chocolate Eclair Day
National Onion Rings Day

JUNE 23
International Widow’s Day
National Pecan Sandies Day
National Pink Day
National Take Your Dog to Work Day

JUNE 24
National Pralines Day

JUNE 25
National Catfish Day
National Leon Day
National Strawberry Parfait Day

JUNE 26
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
U.N. International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
National Beautician’s Day
National Chocolate Pudding Day

JUNE 27
National Orange Blossom Day
National Sunglasses Day #NationalSunglassesDay

JUNE 28
National Paul Bunyan Day
National Insurance Awareness Day

JUNE 29
National Almond Buttercrunch Day
National Camera Day
National Waffle Iron Day
National Bomb Pop Day – Last Thursday in June
National Handshake Day – Last Thursday in June

JUNE 30
National Meteor Watch Day
Social Media Day #SMDay

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JULY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Bean Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Independent Retailer Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Picnic Month
Unlucky Month for Weddings

JULY WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Be Nice To New Jersey Week, July 2-8 (First Full Week)
Nude Recreation Weekend, July 2-8 (First Full Week)
Beans and Bacon Days, July 5-11 (Begins on First Wednesday)
National Farriers Week, July 2-8 (First Full Week)
Captive Nations Week, July 16-22 (Third Full Week)
Everybody Deserves A Massage Week, July 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Independent Retailers Week, July 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Parenting Gifted Children Week, July 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Zookeeper Week, July 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Moth Week, July 23-29 (Last Full Week)
Comi Great Texas Mosquitos Days, July 27-29 (Last Th-Sat)
Garlic Days, July 28-30 (Last Weekend)
World Lumberjack Championships, July 28-30 (Last Weekend)

JULY NATIONAL DAYS

JULY 1
National Postal Worker Day #NationalPostalWorkerDay
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
National Gingersnap Day
National Anisette Day
International Day of Cooperatives – First Saturday in July
Hop-a-Park Day – First Saturday in July

JULY 2
World UFO Day

JULY 3
National Fried Clam Day
National Eat Your Beans Day
National Chocolate Wafer Day

JULY 4
Independence Day (USA)
National Country Music Day
National Hillbilly Day
National Barbecued Spareribs Day
National Caesar Salad Day

JULY 5
National Apple Turnover Day
National Graham Cracker Day
National Bikini Day

JULY 6
National Fried Chicken Day

JULY 7
World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay
National Strawberry Sundae Day
National Macaroni Day

JULY 8
National Chocolate with Almonds Day

JULY 9
National Sugar Cookie Day

JULY 10
National Clerihew Day
National Pina Colada Day

JULY 11
World Population Day
Cheer Up the Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay
National Rainier Cherry Day
National Blueberry Muffin Day
All American Pet Photo Day
National Mojito Day
National 7-Eleven Day

JULY 12
Malala Day
National Simplicity Day #NationalSimplicityDay
National Different Colored Eyes Day
National Pecan Pie Day
Paper Bag Day
Eat Your Jell-O Day

JULY 13
Rock Worldwide Day
National French Fry Day #NationalFrenchFryDay
National Beans n’ Franks Day

JULY 14
National Grand Marnier Day
National Tape Measure Day
National Nude Day
Collector Car Appreciation Day – Changes Annually

JULY 15
National Give Something Away Day
National I Love Horses Day
National Tapioca Pudding Day
National Pet Fire Safety Day
National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day – Third Saturday in July
Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day – Third Saturday in July
National Woodie Wagon Day – Third Saturday in July

JULY 16
National Corn Fritters Day
National Personal Chef’s Day
National Ice Cream Day – Third Sunday in July

JULY 17
World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay
World Day for International Justice
National Peach Ice Cream Day
Wrong Way Corrigan Day
National Yellow Pig Day
National Get Out of the Dog House Day – Third Monday in July

JULY 18
Nelson Mandela International Day
National Sour Candy Day
National Caviar Day

JULY 19
National Daiquiri Day

JULY 20
National Moon Day #NationalMoonDay
National Lollipop Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay – Third Thursday of Each Quarter

JULY 21
No Makeup Day
National Junk Food Day

JULY 22
National Penuche Fudge Day
National Hammock Day
National Rat Catcher’s Day
National Day of the Cowboy – Fourth Saturday in July

JULY 23
National Hot Dog Day
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
National Parent’s Day – Fourth Sunday in July

JULY 24
National Thermal Engineer Day
National Tequila Day
National Drive-Thru Day
National Cousins Day

JULY 25
National Merry-Go-Round Day
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
National Culinarian’s Day
National Threading the Needle Day

JULY 26
National Aunts and Uncles Day
National Bagelfest Day
National Coffee Milkshake Day

JULY 27
National Scotch Day
National Creme Brulee Day
National Refreshment Day – Fourth Thursday in July
National Chili Dog Day – Last Thursday in July

JULY 28
World Hepatitis Day
National Milk Chocolate Day
Buffalo Soldiers Day
National Talk in an Elevator Day – Last Friday in July
National System Administrator Appreciation Day – Last Friday in July

JULY 29
International Tiger Day
National Lasagna Day
National Lipstick Day #NationalLipstickDay
National Chicken Wing Day
National Dance Day – Last Saturday in July

JULY 30
International Day of Friendship
National Cheesecake Day
National Father-in-Law Day

JULY 31
National Raspberry Cake Day
National Mutt Day

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Family Fun Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
National Peach Month
National Water Quality Month
Romance Awareness Month

AUGUST WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Bargain Hunting Week, August 7-13 (First Mon-Sun Week)
National Psychic Week, August 7-11 (First Week)
Assistance Dog Week, August 6-12 (Starts on the First Sunday)
Knights of Columbus Family Week, August 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Farmers’ Market Week, August 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Fraud Awareness Week, August 6-12 (First Full Week)
Weird Contest Week, August 13-19 (Second Week)
National Motorcycle Week, August 13-19 (Second Week)
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week, August 13-19 (Second Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week, August 13-19 (Second Week)
National Aviation Week, August August 13-19 (Always week of Orville Wright’s Birthday on August 19)
National Safe at Home Week, August 21-25 (Last Monday to Friday Week)

AUGUST NATIONAL DAYS

AUGUST 1
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
National Girlfriends Day
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
Respect for Parents Day
National Night Out Day – First Tuesday in August

AUGUST 2
National Coloring Book Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

AUGUST 3
National Watermelon Day
National Grab Some Nuts Day

AUGUST 4
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
National Coast Guard Day
International Beer Day – First Friday in August

AUGUST 5
National Underwear Day
National Oyster Day
National Jamaican Patty Day – First Saturday in August
National Mustard Day – First Saturday in August
Mead Day – First Saturday in August

AUGUST 6
National Root Beer Float Day
National Fresh Breath Day #NationalFreshBreathDay
National Wiggle Your Toes Day
National Kids Day – First Sunday in August
American Family Day – First Sunday in August
National Friendship Day – First Sunday in August
National Sisters Day – First Sunday in August

AUGUST 7
Purple Heart Day #PurpleHeartDay
National Lighthouse Day
National Raspberries n’ Cream Day

AUGUST 8
National Happiness Happens Day
National Frozen Custard Day
National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
National Dollar Day
International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

AUGUST 9
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
National Rice Pudding Day
National Veep Day
National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

AUGUST 10
National Lazy Day
National S’mores Day

AUGUST 11
National Sons and Daughters Day
National Presidential Joke Day
National Raspberry Bombe Day

AUGUST 12
International Youth Day
World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay
National Julienne Fries Day
National Vinyl Record Day
National Middle Child Day
National Bowling Day – Second Saturday in August
National Garage Sale Day – Second Saturday in August

AUGUST 13
International Lefthanders Day
National Filet Mignon Day
Left-Handers Day

AUGUST 14
National Creamsicle Day

AUGUST 15
National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

AUGUST 16
National Tell a Joke Day
National Roller Coaster Day
National Airborne Day
National Rum Day

AUGUST 17
National I LOVE My Feet Day!
National Thrift Shop Day

AUGUST 18
National Mail Order Catalog Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day

AUGUST 19
World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay
World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay
National Aviation Day #NationalAviationDay
National Soft Ice Cream Day

AUGUST 20
National Radio Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

AUGUST 21
Brazilian Blowout Day #BrazilianBlowoutDay
National Spumoni Day
National Senior Citizens Day

AUGUST 22
National Tooth Fairy Day
National Pecan Torte Day

AUGUST 23
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
National Ride With The Wind Day
National Spongecake Day
National Hug Your Boss Day #HugYourBossDay – Changes Annually

AUGUST 24
National Peach Pie Day
National Waffle Day

AUGUST 25
National Whiskey Sour Day
National Kiss and Make Up Day
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
National Banana Split Day

AUGUST 26
National Dog Day #NationalDogDay
National Women’s Equality Day
National Cherry Popsicle Day

AUGUST 27
National Pots De Creme Day
National Just Because Day

AUGUST 28
National Cherry Turnovers Day

AUGUST 29
Anniversary of TrackMaven’s Founding!
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
National Chop Suey Day

AUGUST 30
International Day of the Disappeared
National Trail Mix Day

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SEPTEMBER MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Baby Safety Month
Better Breakfast Month
Classical Music Month
Fall Hat Month
Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15
Little League Month
Intergeneration Month
International Square Dancing Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Chicken Month
National Courtesy Month
National Honey Month
National Learning and Development Month
National Mortgage Professional Month
National Mushroom Month
National Papaya Month
National Piano Month
National Potato Month
National Preparedness Month
National Rice Month
National Sewing Month
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
Self Improvement Month
Whole Grains Month
National Suicide Prevention Month

SEPTEMBER WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Payroll Week, September 4-8 (First Week)
National Waffle Week, September -9 (First Week)
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, September 3-9 (First Full Week)
Play Days, September 5-9 (Tuesday to Saturday after Labor Day)
Popcorn Days, September 8-10 (First Weekend After Labor Day)
Mushroom Days, September 9-10 (Weekend After Labor Day)
International Housekeepers Week, September 10-16 (Second Full Week)
Line Dance Week, September 11-16 (Starts Second Monday to Saturday)
Farm Animal Awareness Week, September 16-22 (Starts on Third Saturday)
Build A Better Image Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Security Officer Appreciation Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
Pollution Prevention Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Clean Hands Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Indoor Plant Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Singles Week, September 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Dog Week, September 24-30 (Always last week)
National Keep Kids Creative Week, September 24-30 (Last Week)
Remember to Register to Vote Week, September 24-30 (Last Week)
Sea Otter Awareness Week, September 24-30 (Last Week)
Tolkien Week, September 17-23 (Third Week that Hobbit Day falls on, or September 22)
World Reflexology Week, September 24-30 (Last Full Week)
Deaf Dog Awareness Week, September 24-30 (Last Full Week)
International Interpreters and Translators Week, September 24-30 (Last Full Week)
Balance Awareness Week, September 17-23 (Third Week)
International Week of the Deaf, September 18-24 (Last week, including the last sunday)
National Love Your Files Week, September 18-22 (Third Full Monday to Friday Week)
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week, September 24-30 (Last Week September)
Banned Books Week, September 24-30 (Last Week)
National Fall Foliage Week, September 24-30 (Begins last Sunday and runs all week)

SEPTEMBER NATIONAL DAYS

SEPTEMBER 1
National Chicken Boy’s Day
National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
National College Colors Day – Changes annually
National Lazy Mom’s Day – First Friday in September

SEPTEMBER 2
National Blueberry Popsicle Day

SEPTEMBER 3
National Welsh Rarebit Day
U.S. Bowling League Day

SEPTEMBER 4
National Labor Day – First Monday in September
National Wildlife Day
National Newspaper Carrier Day
National Macadamia Nut Day

SEPTEMBER 5
International Day of Charity
National Cheese Pizza Day
National Another Look Unlimited Day – Day After Labor Day

SEPTEMBER 6
National Coffee Ice Cream Day
National Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay

SEPTEMBER 7
National Beer Lover’s Day
National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day
National Grandma Moses Day
National Acorn Squash Day
National Salami Day

SEPTEMBER 8
International Literacy Day
National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
National Ampersand Day
Stand Up To Cancer Day – Second Friday in September

SEPTEMBER 9
National Teddy Bear Day
Care Bears Share Your Care Day
National Wiener Schnitzel Day

SEPTEMBER 10
World Suicide Prevention Day
National Swap Ideas Day
National TV Dinner Day
National Pet Memorial Day – Second Sunday in September
National Hug Your Hound Day – Second Sunday in September
National Grandparents Day #NationalGrandparentsDay – Sunday after Labor Day

SEPTEMBER 11
Anniversary of 9/11
National Make Your Bed Day
National Hot Cross Bun Day
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day – Monday after Labor Day

SEPTEMBER 12
National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Day of Encouragement
National Ants on a Log Day – Second Tuesday in September

SEPTEMBER 13
National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
National Peanut Day
National Programmers Day – 256th Day of the Year
Uncle Sam Day

SEPTEMBER 14
National Cream Filled Donut Day
National Eat a Hoagie Day

SEPTEMBER 15
International Day of Democracy
National Cheese Toast Day
National Linguine Day
National Felt Hat Day
National Double Cheeseburger Day
National LGBT Center Awareness Day
National Creme de Menthe Day
Google.com Day
Greenpeace Day
National Tradesmen Day – Third Friday in September
National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Third Friday in September

SEPTEMBER 16
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
National Play-Doh Day
National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
National Stepfamily Day
National Working Parents Day
Anne Bradstreet Day
Mayflower Day
Trail of Tears Commemoration Day
National Gymnastics Day – Third Saturday in September
Big Whopper Liar Day – Third Saturday in September
Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids – Third Saturday in September
Puppy Mill Awareness Day – Third Saturday in September
Responsible Dog Ownership Day – Third Saturday in September

SEPTEMBER 17
National Apple Dumpling Day
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
National Monte Cristo Day
Wife Appreciation Day – Third Sunday in September

SEPTEMBER 18
World Water Monitoring Day
National Cheeseburger Day
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

SEPTEMBER 19
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day
National IT Professionals Day – Third Tuesday in September

SEPTEMBER 20
National Punch Day

SEPTEMBER 21
International Day of Peace
National Pecan Cookie Day

SEPTEMBER 22
National Centenarian’s Day
National White Chocolate Day
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
American Business Women’s Day
Car Free Day
Dear Diary Day
Elephant Appreciation Day
Hobbit Day
National Ice Cream Cone Day
Autumnal Equinox – Changes annually

SEPTEMBER 23
National Checkers/Dogs in Politics Day
National Great American Pot Pie Day
Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Restless Legs Awareness Day
Innergize Day – Day after the Autumnal Equinox
National Hunting and Fishing Day – Fourth Saturday in September

SEPTEMBER 24
National Cherries Jubilee Day
National Punctuation Day
Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
National Gold Star Mother’s Day – Last Sunday in September

SEPTEMBER 25
National One-Hit Wonder Day
National Comic Book Day
National Tune-Up Day
National Research Administrator Day
Math Storytelling Day

SEPTEMBER 26
European Day of Languages
National Situational Awareness Day
National Dumpling Day
National Johnny Appleseed Day
National Shamu the Whale Day
National Pancake Day
National Woman Road Warrior Day – Fourth Tuesday in September
National Voter Registration Day – Fourth Tuesday in September
National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

SEPTEMBER 27
World Tourism Day
National Chocolate Milk Day
National Crush a Can Day
National Corned Beef Hash Day
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – Last Wednesday in September

SEPTEMBER 28
World Rabies Day
International Right to Know Day
National Drink Beer Day
National Good Neighbor Day
National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

SEPTEMBER 29
National Coffee Day
VFW Day

SEPTEMBER 30
Blasphemy Day
National Chewing Gum Day
International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay
National Mud Pack Day
National Hot Mulled Cider Day
National Family Health and Fitness Day USA – Last Saturday in September
National Public Lands Day – Usually Last Saturday in September

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Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)
American Cheese Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(World) Blindness Awareness Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (October 1-December 31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month
Financial Planning Month
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month
LGBT History Month
Long Term Care Planning Month
Month of Free Thought
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Dessert Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Fair Trade Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month
National Go On a Field Trip Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Pasta Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National RSV Awareness Month
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Sausage Month
National Seafood Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month
National Window Covering Safety Month
National Work and Family Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pear and Pineapple Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
Rhubarb Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Vegetarian Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (October 15-November 30)
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

OCTOBER WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

Great Books Week, October 1-7 (First Full Week)
International Postcard Week, October 1-7 (First Full Week)
Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 1-7 (First Full Week)
Mystery Series Week, October 1-7 (First Full Week)
National Midwifery Week, October 1-7 (First Full Week)
National Work From Home Week, October 1-7 (First Full Week)
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week, October 1-7 (First Full Week)
Customer Service Week, October 2-6 (First Mon-Fri Week)
Drive Safely Work Week, October 2-6 (Monday to Friday of First Full Week)
Financial Planning Week, October 2-8 (First Monday to Sunday Week)
Kids’ Goal Setting Week, October 2-6 (First Week)
National Heimlich Heroes Week, October 2-6 (First Full Monday to Friday Week)
World Dairy Expo, October 3-8 (First Tuesday to Sunday)
Old-time Fiddler Days, October 7-8 (First Full Weekend)
National Storytelling Weekend, October 6-8 (First Full Weekend)
Earth Science Week, October 8-14 (Always Second Full Week)
National Chestnut Week, October 8-14 (Second Full Week)
Veterinary Technicians Week, October 8-14 (Second Week)
National School Lunch Week, October 9-13 (Starts on Second Monday)
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
Freedom From Bullies Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
Freedom of Speech Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
Mediation Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Character Counts Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Business Women’s Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Chemistry Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Forest Products Week, October 15-21 (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Nuclear Science Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Save For Retirement Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Teen Drivers Safety Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National School Bus Safety Week, October 15-21 (Third Full Week)
YWCA Week Without Violence, October 16-20 (Third Week)
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 22-28 (Last Week)
National Massage Therapy Week, October 22-28 (Last Week)
National Respiratory Care Week, October 22-28 (Last Week)
Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28 (Last Week)
Red Ribbon Week, October 22-28 (Last Week)

OCTOBER NATIONAL DAYS

OCTOBER 1
International Day of Older Persons
International Coffee Day
World Vegetarian Day
World Sake Day
National Fire Pup Day
National Homemade Cookies Day

OCTOBER 2
International Day of Nonviolence
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
National Name Your Car Day
National Fried Scallops Day
World Habitat Day – First Monday in October
National Child Health Day – First Monday in October

OCTOBER 3
National Techies Day

OCTOBER 4
World Animal Day
National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay
National Golf Day
National Vodka Day
National Walk to School Day – First Wednesday in October

OCTOBER 5
World Teachers Day
National Do Something Nice Day
National Apple Betty Day

OCTOBER 6
World Smile Day – First Friday in October
National Manufacturing Day – First Friday in October
National Poetry Day #NationalPoetryDay
National Mad Hatter Day
National German-American Day
National Noodle Day

OCTOBER 7
National Frappe Day

OCTOBER 8
National Fluffernutter Day
National Pierogi Day
American Touch Tag Day
Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day) – Second Sunday in October

OCTOBER 9
World Post Day
National Leif Erikson Day
National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
Moldy Cheese Day #MoldyCheeseDay
National Chess Day
National Online Bank Day – Second Monday in October
National Kick Butt Day – Second Monday in October
Native American Day – Second Monday in October
Columbus Day – Second Monday in October

OCTOBER 10
World Mental Health Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Handbag Day

OCTOBER 11
International Day of the Girl Child
National Sausage Pizza Day
National Coming Out Day
General Pulaski Memorial Day
National Fossil Day – On Wednesday of Second Full Week in October
National Emergency Nurse’s Day – Second Wednesday in October
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day – Second Wednesday in October
National Stop Bullying Day – Second Wednesday in October
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day – Changes Annually (to be verified)

OCTOBER 12
National Freethought Day
National Farmer’s Day
National Gumbo Day
World Sight Day – Second Thursday in October

OCTOBER 13
World Thrombosis Day
International Day for Disaster Reduction
National Train Your Brain Day
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
Navy Birthday
National No Bra Day

OCTOBER 14
World Standards Day
National Dessert Day
Be Bald and Be Free Day
National Costume Swap Day – Second Saturday in October
National Motorcycle Ride Day – Second Saturday in October
International Migratory Bird Day – Second Saturday in October

OCTOBER 15
Global Handwashing Day
National Cheese Curd Day
National I Love Lucy Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Grouch Day #NationalGrouchDay
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
National White Cane Safety Day

OCTOBER 16
World Food Day
National Liqueur Day
National Dictionary Day
National Feral Cat Day
Department Store Day
Boss’s Day (or National Boss’s Day) – Annually October 16 unless it falls on a weekend. Then it’s the closest workday.
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day – Third Monday in October

OCTOBER 17
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
National Edge Day
National Mulligan Day
National Pasta Day
(Put on your calendar for 2018 → Alternative Fuel Day – Biennial, even years)
Black Poetry Day
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity – Third Tuesday in October
National Pharmacy Technician Day – Third Tuesday in October

OCTOBER 18
World Vasectomy Day
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
National No Beard Day
Hagfish Day – Third Wednesday in October
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce – Third Wednesday in October
Medical Assistants Recognition Day – Wednesday of Third Full Week in October

OCTOBER 19
National Seafood Bisque Day
National Get Smart About Credit Day – Third Thursday in October
Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay – Third Thursday of Each Quarter

OCTOBER 20
World Osteoporosis Day
World Statistics Day
National Brandied Fruit Day
National Mammography Day – Third Friday in October

OCTOBER 21
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay
National Sweetest Day – Third Saturday in October

OCTOBER 22
International Stuttering Awareness Day
National Nut Day
National Color Day
National Mother-in-Law Day – Fourth Sunday in October

OCTOBER 23
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Mole Day
TV Talk Show Host Day #TVTalkShowHostDay (Johnny Carson’s birthday)
Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day
iPod Day

OCTOBER 24
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
National Food Day
National Bologna Day

OCTOBER 25
National Greasy Food Day
Sourest Day
Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day

OCTOBER 26
National Day of the Deployed
National Mule Day
National Pumpkin Day
National Mincemeat Day

OCTOBER 27
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
National American Beer Day
Navy Day
National Pharmacy Buyer Day – Friday of Last Full Week in October
National Frankenstein Friday – Last Friday in October
National Breadstick Day – Last Friday in October

OCTOBER 28
International Animation Day
National Chocolate Day
National Make a Difference Day – Fourth Saturday in October

OCTOBER 29
World Stroke Day
National Cat Day #NationalCatDay
National Oatmeal Day
National Hermit Day

OCTOBER 30
National Speak Up For Service Day
National Publicist Day
National Candy Corn Day

OCTOBER 31
National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
National Magic Day
Girl Scout Founder’s Day
Halloween

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Stories Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Greens and Plantains Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month
International Drum (Percussion) Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Movember
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National COPD Month
National Diabetes Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Gratitude Month
National Home Care and Hospice Month
National Impotency Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Life Writing Month
National Long-term Care Awareness Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness and Appreciation Month
National Native American Heritage Month
National Family Literacy Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Pepper Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pomegranate Month
National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
National Raisin Bread Month
National Roasting Month
National Scholarship Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
Spinach and Squash Month
Sweet Potato Awareness Month (See also February)
NoSHAVEmber (U.S. – Beard Month or Movember; Australia – Moustache Month)
Vegan Month
Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

NOVEMBER WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Farm Toy Show Days, November 3-5 (First Full Weekend)
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 5-11 (First Full Week)
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, November 5-11 (First Full Week)
Give Wildlife A Brake! Week, November 6-10 (First Week)
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, November 11-19 (Begins on Second Saturday for nine days)
Geography Awareness Week, November 12-18 (Second Full Week)
National Split Pea Soup Week, November 12-18 (Second Full Week)
International Restorative Justice Week, November 19-25 (Third Week)
World Kindness Week, November 12-18 (Always has the 13th in it)
American Education Week, November 13-17 (Always Week Before Thanksgiving)
National Farm-City Week, November 17-23 (Week Always Ends on Thanksgiving Day)
GERD Awareness Week, November 19-25 (Week of Thanksgiving)
International Bible Week, November 19-26 (Sunday before Thanksgiving to Sunday after it)
International Fraud Awareness Week, November 19-25 (Third Week)
National Family Week, November 19-25 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Game and Puzzle Week, November 19-25 (Sunday-Saturday Thanksgiving Week)
Better Conversation Week, November 19-25 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
Church/State Separation Week, November 19-25 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Deal Week, November 22-28 (Week begins on the day before Thanksgiving)

NOVEMBER NATIONAL DAYS

NOVEMBER 1
World Vegan Day
National Authors Day
National Family Literacy Day
National Cook For Your Pets Day
National Vinegar Day
National Deep Fried Clams Day
National Brush Day

NOVEMBER 2
National Deviled Egg Day
Traffic Directors Day – Nov 2, unless it falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday
National Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed!) – First Thursday in November

NOVEMBER 3
National Housewife’s Day
National Sandwich Day

NOVEMBER 4
National Chicken Lady Day
National Candy Day
National Stress Awareness Day

NOVEMBER 5
National Love Your Red Hair Day
Daylight Saving Time Ends – First Sunday in November

NOVEMBER 6
International Day for the Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
National Nachos Day
Saxophone Day #SaxophoneDay

NOVEMBER 7
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

NOVEMBER 8
International Day of Radiology
National Cappuccino Day
National Harvey Wallbanger Day
National Parents as Teachers Day
National STEM/STEAM Day

NOVEMBER 9
National Scrapple Day

NOVEMBER 10
Marine Corps Birthday
National Forget-Me-Not Day
National Vanilla Cupcake Day

NOVEMBER 11
National Sundae Day #NationalSundaeDay
Veterans Day

NOVEMBER 12
World Pneumonia Day
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day #ChickenSoupForTheSoulDay

NOVEMBER 13
World Kindness Day
National Indian Pudding Day

NOVEMBER 14
World Diabetes Day
National Pickle Day
National Spicy Guacamole Day

NOVEMBER 15
Day of the Imprisoned Writer
National Bundt (Pan) Day
National Philanthropy Day
Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay
National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
America Recycles Day
National Educational Support Professionals Day – Wednesday of American Education Week

NOVEMBER 16
International Day for Tolerance
National Fast Food Day
National Button Day #NationalButtonDay
Great American Smokeout – Thursday Before Thanksgiving
World Philosophy Day – Third Thursday in November

NOVEMBER 17
International Students Day
World Prematurity Day
National Baklava Day
National Take a Hike Day

NOVEMBER 18
National Vichyssoise Day
Mickey Mouse Birthday
National Adoption Day – Saturday Before Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 19
International Men’s Day
National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day
National Play Monopoly Day
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – Third Sunday in November

NOVEMBER 20
Universal Children’s Day
International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Africa Industrialization Day
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
National Absurdity Day

NOVEMBER 21
World Hello Day
National Stuffing Day

NOVEMBER 22
National Cranberry Relish Day
Tie One On Day – Day before Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 23
National Cashew Day
National Eat a Cranberry Day
National Espresso Day
National Day of Mourning – Fourth Thursday in November
Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November
Turkey-free Thanksgiving – Fourth Thursday in November

NOVEMBER 24
National Sardines Day
National Day of Listening – Day After Thanksgiving
National Native American Heritage Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Black Friday – Day After Thanksgiving
Buy Nothing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Flossing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Maize Day – Day After Thanksgiving
You’re Welcomegiving Day – Day After Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
National Parfait Day
Blase’ Day
Shopping Reminder Day
Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall – Saturday After Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 26
National Cake Day

NOVEMBER 27
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
Cyber Monday – Monday After Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 28
National French Toast Day
National Day of Giving – #GivingTuesday (Usually Follows Cyber Monday)

NOVEMBER 29
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Electronic Greetings Day

NOVEMBER 30
National Mousse Day
National Meth Awareness Day
Computer Security Day
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

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AIDS Awareness Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (December 1-December 24)
Quince and Watermelon Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

DECEMBER WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 3-9 (First Full Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, December 3-9 (First Full Week)
Cookie Exchange Week, December 18-22 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14-January 5 (Always every year)
Halcyon Days, December 14-28 (Always seven days before/after the Winter Solstice)
Gluten-free Baking Week, December 17-23 (Week Before Christmas)
Kwanzaa, December 26-January 1
Chanukah December 12 -20

DECEMBER NATIONAL DAYS

DECEMBER 1
World AIDS Day
National Pie Day
National Eat a Red Apple Day
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
Day With(out) Art Day
Rosa Parks Day
Faux Fur Friday – First Friday in December

DECEMBER 2
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
National Fritters Day
National Mutt Day
Special Education #SpecialEducationDay
National Rhubarb Vodka Day – First Saturday in December
Skywarn Recognition Day – First Saturday in December

DECEMBER 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Roof Over Your Head Day #RoofOverYourHeadDay

DECEMBER 4
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day

DECEMBER 5
World Soil Day
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
National Sacher Torte Day

AFL-CIO Day
Bathtub Party Day
International Ninja Day
Repeal Day #RepealDay

DECEMBER 6
National Pawnbrokers Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National Gazpacho Day
St. Nicholas Day
Miners Day

DECEMBER 7
International Civil Aviation Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Cotton Candy Day

DECEMBER 8
National Brownie Day
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

DECEMBER 9
International Anti-Corruption Day
National Pastry Day
Weary Willie Day
National Wreaths Across America Day – Second Saturday in December

DECEMBER 10
Dewey Decimal System Day
Human Rights Day
Nobel Prize Day

DECEMBER 11
International Mountain Day
National Noodle Ring Day
UNICEF Birthday

DECEMBER 12
@MavenTheCorgi’s Birthday!
National Ambrosia Day
National Ding-a-Ling Day
Gingerbread House Day
Poinsettia Day
Chanukah Begins – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 13
National Cocoa Day
National Violin Day
National Day Of The Horse (Senate Res. 452)
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day

DECEMBER 14
National Bouillabaisse Day

DECEMBER 15
National Cupcake/Lemon Cupcake Day
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day #CatHerdersDay
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – Third Friday in December
Underdog Day – Third Friday in December

DECEMBER 16
National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
Free Shipping Day – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 17
National Maple Syrup Day
Wright Brothers Day

DECEMBER 18
International Migrants Day
U.N. Arabic Language Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

DECEMBER 19
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day

DECEMBER 20
National Sangria Day
Mudd Day

DECEMBER 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
Crossword Puzzle Day
Humbug Day #HumbugDay
Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day
Winter Solstice – Day Between December 20 and 23
National Flashlight Day – Day of Winter Solstice
National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day – First Day of Winter
Yule – Day of Winter Solstice
National Re-Gifting Day – Thursday before Christmas

DECEMBER 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
Anne and Samantha Day (also June 21)
Forefathers Day – December 22 (Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday)

DECEMBER 23
National Pfeffernusse Day
National Roots Day
Festivus

DECEMBER 24
National Eggnog Day
Christmas Eve

DECEMBER 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day
Christmas

DECEMBER 26
National Candy Cane Day
National Thank You Note Day
National Whiner’s Day
Boxing Day (Canada)

DECEMBER 27
National Fruitcake Day

DECEMBER 28
National Chocolate Candy Day
National Card Playing Day
Holy Innocents Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

DECEMBER 29
National Pepper Pot Day
Tick Tock Day
No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year

DECEMBER 30
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Bacon Day

DECEMBER 31
National Champagne Day
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day (Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments. But, if they do, then it’s done on either June 30 or December 31.)
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year’s Eve
Universal Hour of Peace

Sources:
http://www.brownielocks.com/
http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_observance
http://sproutsocial.com/insights/national-days/

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