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Global Observances 2026

This page contains a calendar of all 2026 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 FebWedWorld Cancer Day
13 FebFriWorld Radio Day
20 FebFriWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebSatInternational Mother Language Day
3 MarTueWorld Wildlife Day
8 MarSunInternational Women's Day
20 MarFriInternational Day of Happiness
21 MarSatWorld Poetry Day
21 MarSatWorld Down Syndrome Day
21 MarSatInternational Day of Nowruz
21 MarSatInternational Day of Forests
22 MarSunWorld Water Day
23 MarMonWorld Meteorological Day
24 MarTueWorld Tuberculosis Day
2 AprThuWorld Autism Awareness Day
7 AprTueWorld Health Day
22 AprWedInternational Mother Earth Day
23 AprThuWorld Book and Copyright Day
25 AprSatWorld Malaria Day
26 AprSunWorld Intellectual Property Day
28 AprTueWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 AprWedInternational Dance Day
30 AprThuInternational Jazz Day
3 MaySunWorld Press Freedom Day
15 MayFriInternational Day of Families
17 MaySunWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
22 MayFriInternational Day for Biological Diversity
29 MayFriInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 MaySunWorld No-Tobacco Day
1 JunMonGlobal Day of Parents
5 JunFriWorld Environment Day
8 JunMonWorld Oceans Day
14 JunSunWorld Blood Donor Day
17 JunWedWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 JunSatWorld Refugee Day
21 JunSunInternational Day of Yoga
23 JunTueInternational Widow's Day
26 JunFriInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture
30 JunTueInternational Asteroid Day
4 JulSatInternational Day of Cooperatives
11 JulSatWorld Population Day
12 JulSunMalala Day
15 JulWedWorld Youth Skills Day
18 JulSatNelson Mandela International Day
28 JulTueWorld Hepatitis Day
30 JulThuInternational Day of Friendship
9 AugSunInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 AugWedInternational Youth Day
19 AugWedWorld Humanitarian Day
29 AugSatInternational Day against Nuclear Tests
8 SepTueInternational Literacy Day
10 SepThuWorld Suicide Prevention Day
15 SepTueInternational Day of Democracy
21 SepMonInternational Day of Peace
27 SepSunWorld Tourism Day
28 SepMonWorld Rabies Day
29 SepTueWorld Heart Day
1 OctThuInternational Day of Older Persons
2 OctFriInternational Day of Non-Violence
5 OctMonWorld Habitat Day
5 OctMonWorld Teachers' Day
8 OctThuWorld Sight Day
9 OctFriWorld Post Day
10 OctSatWorld Mental Health Day
11 OctSunInternational Day of the Girl Child
13 OctTueInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
16 OctFriWorld Food Day
17 OctSatInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 OctSatWorld Development Information Day
24 OctSatUnited Nations Day
27 OctTueWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
29 OctThuWorld Stroke Day
10 NovTueWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
12 NovThuWorld Pneumonia Day
13 NovFriWorld Kindness Day
14 NovSatWorld Diabetes Day
15 NovSunWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
16 NovMonInternational Day for Tolerance
19 NovThuWorld Philosophy Day
20 NovFriUniversal Children's Day
20 NovFriAfrica Industrialization Day
21 NovSatWorld Television Day
1 DecTueWorld AIDS Day
2 DecWedInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 DecThuInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 DecSatWorld Soil Day
7 DecMonInternational Civil Aviation Day
9 DecWedInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10 DecThuHuman Rights Day
11 DecFriInternational Mountain Day
18 DecFriInternational Migrants Day
20 DecSunInternational Human Solidarity Day