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Global Observances 2022

This page contains a calendar of all 2022 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 JanThuInternational Outer Space Day
4 FebFriWorld Cancer Day
13 FebSunWorld Radio Day
20 FebSunWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebMonInternational Mother Language Day
3 MarThuWorld Wildlife Day
8 MarTueInternational Women's Day
20 MarSunInternational Day of Happiness
21 MarMonWorld Poetry Day
21 MarMonWorld Down Syndrome Day
21 MarMonInternational Day of Nowruz
21 MarMonInternational Day of Forests
22 MarTueWorld Water Day
23 MarWedWorld Meteorological Day
24 MarThuWorld Tuberculosis Day
2 AprSatWorld Autism Awareness Day
7 AprThuWorld Health Day
22 AprFriInternational Mother Earth Day
23 AprSatWorld Book and Copyright Day
25 AprMonWorld Malaria Day
26 AprTueWorld Intellectual Property Day
28 AprThuWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 AprFriInternational Dance Day
30 AprSatInternational Jazz Day
3 MayTueWorld Press Freedom Day
15 MaySunInternational Day of Families
17 MayTueWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
22 MaySunInternational Day for Biological Diversity
29 MaySunInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 MayTueWorld No-Tobacco Day
1 JunWedGlobal Day of Parents
5 JunSunWorld Environment Day
8 JunWedWorld Oceans Day
14 JunTueWorld Blood Donor Day
17 JunFriWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 JunMonWorld Refugee Day
21 JunTueInternational Day of Yoga
23 JunThuInternational Widow's Day
26 JunSunInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture
30 JunThuInternational Asteroid Day
2 JulSatInternational Day of Cooperatives
11 JulMonWorld Population Day
12 JulTueMalala Day
15 JulFriWorld Youth Skills Day
18 JulMonNelson Mandela International Day
28 JulThuWorld Hepatitis Day
30 JulSatInternational Day of Friendship
9 AugTueInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 AugFriInternational Youth Day
19 AugFriWorld Humanitarian Day
29 AugMonInternational Day against Nuclear Tests
8 SepThuInternational Literacy Day
10 SepSatWorld Suicide Prevention Day
15 SepThuInternational Day of Democracy
21 SepWedInternational Day of Peace
27 SepTueWorld Tourism Day
28 SepWedWorld Rabies Day
29 SepThuWorld Heart Day
1 OctSatInternational Day of Older Persons
2 OctSunInternational Day of Non-Violence
3 OctMonWorld Habitat Day
5 OctWedWorld Teachers' Day
9 OctSunWorld Post Day
10 OctMonWorld Mental Health Day
11 OctTueInternational Day of the Girl Child
13 OctThuWorld Sight Day
13 OctThuInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
16 OctSunWorld Food Day
17 OctMonInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 OctMonWorld Development Information Day
24 OctMonUnited Nations Day
27 OctThuWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
10 NovThuWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
12 NovSatWorld Pneumonia Day
13 NovSunWorld Kindness Day
14 NovMonWorld Diabetes Day
16 NovWedInternational Day for Tolerance
17 NovThuWorld Philosophy Day
20 NovSunUniversal Children's Day
20 NovSunAfrica Industrialization Day
20 NovSunWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
21 NovMonWorld Television Day
1 DecThuWorld AIDS Day
2 DecFriInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 DecSatInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 DecMonWorld Soil Day
7 DecWedInternational Civil Aviation Day
9 DecFriInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10 DecSatHuman Rights Day
11 DecSunInternational Mountain Day
18 DecSunInternational Migrants Day
20 DecTueInternational Human Solidarity Day