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Global Observances 2019

This page contains a calendar of all 2019 observances instituted by the United Nations and its agencies, and recognised in countries across the world. In most cases, these dates are set to the same date each year. Therefore only the day of the week on which they fall changes.

Date Day Holiday
27 Jan Sun International Outer Space Day
4 Feb Mon World Cancer Day
13 Feb Wed World Radio Day
20 Feb Wed World Day of Social Justice
21 Feb Thu International Mother Language Day
3 Mar Sun World Wildlife Day
8 Mar Fri International Women's Day
20 Mar Wed International Day of Happiness
21 Mar Thu World Poetry Day
21 Mar Thu World Down Syndrome Day
21 Mar Thu International Day of Nowruz
21 Mar Thu International Day of Forests
22 Mar Fri World Water Day
23 Mar Sat World Meteorological Day
24 Mar Sun World Tuberculosis Day
2 Apr Tue World Autism Awareness Day
7 Apr Sun World Health Day
22 Apr Mon International Mother Earth Day
23 Apr Tue World Book and Copyright Day
25 Apr Thu World Malaria Day
26 Apr Fri World Intellectual Property Day
28 Apr Sun World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 Apr Mon International Dance Day
30 Apr Tue International Jazz Day
3 May Fri World Press Freedom Day
15 May Wed International Day of Families
17 May Fri World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
22 May Wed International Day for Biological Diversity
29 May Wed International Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 May Fri World No-Tobacco Day
1 Jun Sat Global Day of Parents
5 Jun Wed World Environment Day
8 Jun Sat World Oceans Day
14 Jun Fri World Blood Donor Day
17 Jun Mon World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 Jun Thu World Refugee Day
21 Jun Fri International Day of Yoga
23 Jun Sun International Widow's Day
26 Jun Wed International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
30 Jun Sun International Asteroid Day
6 Jul Sat International Day of Cooperatives
11 Jul Thu World Population Day
12 Jul Fri Malala Day
15 Jul Mon World Youth Skills Day
18 Jul Thu Nelson Mandela International Day
28 Jul Sun World Hepatitis Day
30 Jul Tue International Day of Friendship
9 Aug Fri International Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 Aug Mon International Youth Day
19 Aug Mon World Humanitarian Day
29 Aug Thu International Day against Nuclear Tests
8 Sep Sun International Literacy Day
10 Sep Tue World Suicide Prevention Day
15 Sep Sun International Day of Democracy
21 Sep Sat International Day of Peace
27 Sep Fri World Tourism Day
28 Sep Sat World Rabies Day
29 Sep Sun World Heart Day
1 Oct Tue International Day of Older Persons
2 Oct Wed International Day of Non-Violence
5 Oct Sat World Teachers' Day
7 Oct Mon World Habitat Day
9 Oct Wed World Post Day
10 Oct Thu World Sight Day
10 Oct Thu World Mental Health Day
11 Oct Fri International Day of the Girl Child
13 Oct Sun International Day for Disaster Reduction
16 Oct Wed World Food Day
17 Oct Thu International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 Oct Thu World Development Information Day
24 Oct Thu United Nations Day
27 Oct Sun World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
10 Nov Sun World Science Day for Peace and Development
12 Nov Tue World Pneumonia Day
13 Nov Wed World Kindness Day
14 Nov Thu World Diabetes Day
16 Nov Sat International Day for Tolerance
17 Nov Sun World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
20 Nov Wed Universal Children's Day
20 Nov Wed Africa Industrialization Day
21 Nov Thu World Television Day
21 Nov Thu World Philosophy Day
1 Dec Sun World AIDS Day
2 Dec Mon International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 Dec Tue International Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 Dec Thu World Soil Day
7 Dec Sat International Civil Aviation Day
9 Dec Mon International Anti-Corruption Day
10 Dec Tue Human Rights Day
11 Dec Wed International Mountain Day
18 Dec Wed International Migrants Day
20 Dec Fri International Human Solidarity Day