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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.

DateDayHoliday
27 JanSunInternational Outer Space Day
4 FebMonWorld Cancer Day
13 FebWedWorld Radio Day
20 FebWedWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebThuInternational Mother Language Day
3 MarSunWorld Wildlife Day
8 MarFriInternational Women's Day
20 MarWedInternational Day of Happiness
21 MarThuWorld Poetry Day
21 MarThuWorld Down Syndrome Day
21 MarThuInternational Day of Nowruz
21 MarThuInternational Day of Forests
22 MarFriWorld Water Day
23 MarSatWorld Meteorological Day
24 MarSunWorld Tuberculosis Day
2 AprTueWorld Autism Awareness Day
7 AprSunWorld Health Day
22 AprMonInternational Mother Earth Day
23 AprTueWorld Book and Copyright Day
25 AprThuWorld Malaria Day
26 AprFriWorld Intellectual Property Day
28 AprSunWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 AprMonInternational Dance Day
30 AprTueInternational Jazz Day
3 MayFriWorld Press Freedom Day
15 MayWedInternational Day of Families
17 MayFriWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
22 MayWedInternational Day for Biological Diversity
29 MayWedInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 MayFriWorld No-Tobacco Day
1 JunSatGlobal Day of Parents
5 JunWedWorld Environment Day
8 JunSatWorld Oceans Day
14 JunFriWorld Blood Donor Day
17 JunMonWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 JunThuWorld Refugee Day
21 JunFriInternational Day of Yoga
23 JunSunInternational Widow's Day
26 JunWedInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture
30 JunSunInternational Asteroid Day
6 JulSatInternational Day of Cooperatives
11 JulThuWorld Population Day
12 JulFriMalala Day
15 JulMonWorld Youth Skills Day
18 JulThuNelson Mandela International Day
28 JulSunWorld Hepatitis Day
30 JulTueInternational Day of Friendship
9 AugFriInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 AugMonInternational Youth Day
19 AugMonWorld Humanitarian Day
29 AugThuInternational Day against Nuclear Tests
8 SepSunInternational Literacy Day
10 SepTueWorld Suicide Prevention Day
15 SepSunInternational Day of Democracy
21 SepSatInternational Day of Peace
27 SepFriWorld Tourism Day
28 SepSatWorld Rabies Day
29 SepSunWorld Heart Day
1 OctTueInternational Day of Older Persons
2 OctWedInternational Day of Non-Violence
5 OctSatWorld Teachers' Day
7 OctMonWorld Habitat Day
9 OctWedWorld Post Day
10 OctThuWorld Sight Day
10 OctThuWorld Mental Health Day
11 OctFriInternational Day of the Girl Child
13 OctSunInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
16 OctWedWorld Food Day
17 OctThuInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 OctThuWorld Development Information Day
24 OctThuUnited Nations Day
27 OctSunWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
10 NovSunWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
12 NovTueWorld Pneumonia Day
13 NovWedWorld Kindness Day
14 NovThuWorld Diabetes Day
16 NovSatInternational Day for Tolerance
17 NovSunWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
20 NovWedUniversal Children's Day
20 NovWedAfrica Industrialization Day
21 NovThuWorld Television Day
21 NovThuWorld Philosophy Day
1 DecSunWorld AIDS Day
2 DecMonInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 DecTueInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 DecThuWorld Soil Day
7 DecSatInternational Civil Aviation Day
9 DecMonInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10 DecTueHuman Rights Day
11 DecWedInternational Mountain Day
18 DecWedInternational Migrants Day
20 DecFriInternational Human Solidarity Day
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