International Celebrations

International Days

24 January International Day for Education

27 January International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13 February World Radio Day

21 February  International Mother Language Day

8 March International Women’s Day

20 March International Francophonie Day

21 March World Poetry Day

21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March International Day of Nowruz

22 March World Day for Water

6 April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

23 April World Book and Copyright Day

30 April International Jazz Day

3 May World Press Freedom Day

5 May African World Heritage Day

21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May International Day for Biological Diversity

25 May Africa Day / Africa Week 

7 June World Environmental Day

8 June World Oceans Day

17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

18 July Nelson Mandela International Day

26 July International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

9 August International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

12 August International Youth Day

23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

8 September International Literacy Day

15 September International Day of Democracy

20 September International Day of University Sport

21 September International Day of Peace

28 September International Day for the Universal Access to Information

5 October World Teachers’ Day

13 October International Day for Disaster Reduction

17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October World Statistics Day

27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

2 November International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

5 November World Day of Romani Language

5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day

10 November World Science Day for Peace and Development

Third Thursday in November World Philosophy Day

16 November International Day for Tolerance

25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

29 November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

1 December World AIDS Day

3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10 December Human Rights Day

18 December International Migrants Day

18 December World Arabic Language Day

International Decades

2021-2030 Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development