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Global Observances 2023

This page contains a calendar of all 2023 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.

4 FebSatWorld Cancer Day
13 FebMonWorld Radio Day
20 FebMonWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebTueInternational Mother Language Day
3 MarFriWorld Wildlife Day
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
20 MarMonInternational Day of Happiness
21 MarTueWorld Poetry Day
21 MarTueWorld Down Syndrome Day
21 MarTueInternational Day of Nowruz
21 MarTueInternational Day of Forests
22 MarWedWorld Water Day
23 MarThuWorld Meteorological Day
24 MarFriWorld Tuberculosis Day
2 AprSunWorld Autism Awareness Day
7 AprFriWorld Health Day
22 AprSatInternational Mother Earth Day
23 AprSunWorld Book and Copyright Day
25 AprTueWorld Malaria Day
26 AprWedWorld Intellectual Property Day
28 AprFriWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 AprSatInternational Dance Day
30 AprSunInternational Jazz Day
3 MayWedWorld Press Freedom Day
15 MayMonInternational Day of Families
17 MayWedWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
22 MayMonInternational Day for Biological Diversity
29 MayMonInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 MayWedWorld No-Tobacco Day
1 JunThuGlobal Day of Parents
5 JunMonWorld Environment Day
8 JunThuWorld Oceans Day
14 JunWedWorld Blood Donor Day
16 JunFriDay of the African Child
17 JunSatWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 JunTueWorld Refugee Day
21 JunWedInternational Day of Yoga
23 JunFriInternational Widow's Day
26 JunMonInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture
30 JunFriInternational Asteroid Day
1 JulSatInternational Day of Cooperatives
11 JulTueWorld Population Day
12 JulWedMalala Day
15 JulSatWorld Youth Skills Day
18 JulTueNelson Mandela International Day
28 JulFriWorld Hepatitis Day
30 JulSunInternational Day of Friendship
9 AugWedInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 AugSatInternational Youth Day
19 AugSatWorld Humanitarian Day
29 AugTueInternational Day against Nuclear Tests
8 SepFriInternational Literacy Day
10 SepSunWorld Suicide Prevention Day
15 SepFriInternational Day of Democracy
21 SepThuInternational Day of Peace
27 SepWedWorld Tourism Day
28 SepThuWorld Rabies Day
29 SepFriWorld Heart Day
1 OctSunInternational Day of Older Persons
2 OctMonWorld Habitat Day
2 OctMonInternational Day of Non-Violence
5 OctThuWorld Teachers' Day
9 OctMonWorld Post Day
10 OctTueWorld Mental Health Day
11 OctWedInternational Day of the Girl Child
12 OctThuWorld Sight Day
13 OctFriInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
16 OctMonWorld Food Day
17 OctTueInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 OctTueWorld Development Information Day
24 OctTueUnited Nations Day
27 OctFriWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
10 NovFriWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
12 NovSunWorld Pneumonia Day
13 NovMonWorld Kindness Day
14 NovTueWorld Diabetes Day
16 NovThuWorld Philosophy Day
16 NovThuInternational Day for Tolerance
19 NovSunWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
20 NovMonUniversal Children's Day
20 NovMonAfrica Industrialization Day
21 NovTueWorld Television Day
1 DecFriWorld AIDS Day
2 DecSatInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 DecSunInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 DecTueWorld Soil Day
7 DecThuInternational Civil Aviation Day
9 DecSatInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10 DecSunHuman Rights Day
11 DecMonInternational Mountain Day
18 DecMonInternational Migrants Day
20 DecWedInternational Human Solidarity Day