2020 Holidays UN

Below is a listing of all major United Nations holidays and observations. Have a look at our calendar with UN holidays pages for printable calendars with UN holidays.



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2020 Unesco holidays

Holiday NameHoliday Date
Int Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustMonday, January 27 2020
World Cancer DayTuesday, February 04 2020
Int Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationThursday, February 06 2020
Int Day of Women and Girls in ScienceTuesday, February 11 2020
World Radio DayThursday, February 13 2020
World Day of Social JusticeThursday, February 20 2020
Int Mother Language DayFriday, February 21 2020
Zero Discrimination DaySunday, March 01 2020
World Wildlife DayTuesday, March 03 2020
Int Womens DaySunday, March 08 2020
Int Day of HappinessFriday, March 20 2020
French Language DayFriday, March 20 2020
Int Day for Elimination of Racial DiscriminationSaturday, March 21 2020
World Poetry DaySaturday, March 21 2020
Int Day of NowruzSaturday, March 21 2020
World Down Syndrome DaySaturday, March 21 2020
Int Day of ForestsSaturday, March 21 2020
World Water DaySunday, March 22 2020
World Meteorological DayMonday, March 23 2020
World Tuberculosis DayTuesday, March 24 2020
Int Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsTuesday, March 24 2020
Int Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeWednesday, March 25 2020
Int Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersWednesday, March 25 2020
World Autism Awareness DayThursday, April 02 2020
Int Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine ActionSaturday, April 04 2020
Int Day of Sport for Development and PeaceMonday, April 06 2020
Int Day of Reflection on the Genocide in RwandaTuesday, April 07 2020
World Health DayTuesday, April 07 2020
Int Day of Human Space FlightSunday, April 12 2020
Chinese Language DayMonday, April 20 2020
World Creativity and Innovation DayTuesday, April 21 2020
Int Mother Earth DayWednesday, April 22 2020
World Book and Copyright DayThursday, April 23 2020
English Language DayThursday, April 23 2020
Spanish Language DayThursday, April 23 2020
World Malaria DaySaturday, April 25 2020
Int Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance DaySunday, April 26 2020
World Intellectual Property DaySunday, April 26 2020
World Day for Safety and Health at WorkTuesday, April 28 2020
Int Jazz DayThursday, April 30 2020
Vesak the Day of the Full MoonThursday, April 30 2020
World Tuna DaySaturday, May 02 2020
World Press Freedom DaySunday, May 03 2020
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World WarFriday, May 08 2020
World Migratory Bird Day MaySaturday, May 09 2020
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World WarSaturday, May 09 2020
Int Day of FamiliesFriday, May 15 2020
Int Day of Living Together in PeaceSaturday, May 16 2020
Int Day of LightSaturday, May 16 2020
World Telecommunication and Information Society DaySunday, May 17 2020
World Bee DayWednesday, May 20 2020
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentThursday, May 21 2020
Int Day for Biological DiversityFriday, May 22 2020
Int Day to End Obstetric FistulaSaturday, May 23 2020
Int Day of UN PeacekeepersFriday, May 29 2020
World No-Tobacco DaySunday, May 31 2020
Global Day of ParentsMonday, June 01 2020
World Bicycle DayWednesday, June 03 2020
Int Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionThursday, June 04 2020
World Environment DayFriday, June 05 2020
Int Day for the Fight against Illegal Unreported Unregulated FishingFriday, June 05 2020
Russian Language DaySaturday, June 06 2020
World Oceans DayMonday, June 08 2020
World Day Against Child LabourFriday, June 12 2020
Int Albinism Awareness DaySaturday, June 13 2020
World Blood Donor DaySunday, June 14 2020
World Elder Abuse Awareness DayMonday, June 15 2020
Int Day of Family RemittancesTuesday, June 16 2020
World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtWednesday, June 17 2020
Sustainable Gastronomy DayThursday, June 18 2020
Int Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in ConflictFriday, June 19 2020
World Refugee DaySaturday, June 20 2020
Int Day of YogaSunday, June 21 2020
United Nations Public Service DayTuesday, June 23 2020
Int Widows DayTuesday, June 23 2020
Day of the SeafarerThursday, June 25 2020
Int Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingFriday, June 26 2020
United Nations Int Day in Support of Victims of TortureFriday, June 26 2020
Micro- Small Med-sized Enterprises DaySaturday, June 27 2020
Int Day of the TropicsMonday, June 29 2020
Int Asteroid DayTuesday, June 30 2020
Int Day of ParliamentarismTuesday, June 30 2020
Int Day of CooperativesSaturday, July 04 2020
World Population DaySaturday, July 11 2020
World Youth Skills DayWednesday, July 15 2020
Nelson Mandela Int DaySaturday, July 18 2020
World Hepatitis DayTuesday, July 28 2020
Int Day of FriendshipThursday, July 30 2020
World Day against Trafficking in PersonsThursday, July 30 2020
Int Day of the Worlds Indigenous PeoplesSunday, August 09 2020
Int Youth DayWednesday, August 12 2020
World Humanitarian DayWednesday, August 19 2020
Int Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of TerrorismFriday, August 21 2020
Int Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its AbolitionSunday, August 23 2020
Int Day against Nuclear TestsSaturday, August 29 2020
Int Day of the Victims of Enforced DisappearancesSunday, August 30 2020
Int Day of CharitySaturday, September 05 2020
Int Literacy DayTuesday, September 08 2020
World Suicide Prevention DayThursday, September 10 2020
United Nations Day for South-South CooperationSaturday, September 12 2020
Int Day of DemocracyTuesday, September 15 2020
Int Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerWednesday, September 16 2020
Int Day of PeaceMonday, September 21 2020
Int Day of Sign LanguagesWednesday, September 23 2020
World Maritime DayThursday, September 24 2020
Int Day for the Elimination of Nuclear WeaponsSaturday, September 26 2020
World Tourism DaySunday, September 27 2020
Int Day for Universal Access to InformationMonday, September 28 2020
World Rabies DayMonday, September 28 2020
Int Translation DayWednesday, September 30 2020
Int Day of Older PersonsThursday, October 01 2020
Int Day of Non-ViolenceFriday, October 02 2020
World Habitat DayMonday, October 05 2020
World Teachers’ DayMonday, October 05 2020
World Post DayFriday, October 09 2020
World Migratory Bird Day OctoberSaturday, October 10 2020
World Mental Health DaySaturday, October 10 2020
Int Day of the Girl ChildSunday, October 11 2020
Int Day for Disaster ReductionTuesday, October 13 2020
Int Day of Rural WomenThursday, October 15 2020
World Food DayFriday, October 16 2020
Int Day for the Eradication of PovertySaturday, October 17 2020
World Statistics DayTuesday, October 20 2020
United Nations DaySaturday, October 24 2020
World Development Information DaySaturday, October 24 2020
World Day for Audiovisual HeritageTuesday, October 27 2020
World Cities DaySaturday, October 31 2020
Int Day to End Impunity for Crimes against JournalistsMonday, November 02 2020
World Tsunami Awareness DayThursday, November 05 2020
Int Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictFriday, November 06 2020
World Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentTuesday, November 10 2020
World Diabetes DaySaturday, November 14 2020
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsSunday, November 15 2020
Int Day for ToleranceMonday, November 16 2020
World Philosophy DayThursday, November 19 2020
World Toilet DayThursday, November 19 2020
Africa Industrialization DayFriday, November 20 2020
Universal Children’s DayFriday, November 20 2020
World Television DaySaturday, November 21 2020
Int Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenWednesday, November 25 2020
Int Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleSunday, November 29 2020
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareMonday, November 30 2020
World AIDS DayTuesday, December 01 2020
Int Day for the Abolition of SlaveryWednesday, December 02 2020
Int Day of Persons with DisabilitiesThursday, December 03 2020
Int Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentSaturday, December 05 2020
World Soil DaySaturday, December 05 2020
Int Civil Aviation DayMonday, December 07 2020
Int Day of Commemoration Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this CrimeWednesday, December 09 2020
Int Anti-Corruption DayWednesday, December 09 2020
Human Rights DayThursday, December 10 2020
Int Mountain DayFriday, December 11 2020
Int Day of NeutralitySaturday, December 12 2020
Int Universal Health Coverage DaySaturday, December 12 2020
Int Migrants DayFriday, December 18 2020
Arabic Language DayFriday, December 18 2020
Int Human Solidarity DaySunday, December 20 2020

2021 Unesco holidays

Holiday NameHoliday Date
Int Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustWednesday, January 27 2021
World Cancer DayThursday, February 04 2021
Int Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationSaturday, February 06 2021
Int Day of Women and Girls in ScienceThursday, February 11 2021
World Radio DaySaturday, February 13 2021
World Day of Social JusticeSaturday, February 20 2021
Int Mother Language DaySunday, February 21 2021
Zero Discrimination DayMonday, March 01 2021
World Wildlife DayWednesday, March 03 2021
Int Womens DayMonday, March 08 2021
Int Day of HappinessSaturday, March 20 2021
French Language DaySaturday, March 20 2021
Int Day for Elimination of Racial DiscriminationSunday, March 21 2021
World Poetry DaySunday, March 21 2021
Int Day of NowruzSunday, March 21 2021
World Down Syndrome DaySunday, March 21 2021
Int Day of ForestsSunday, March 21 2021
World Water DayMonday, March 22 2021
World Meteorological DayTuesday, March 23 2021
World Tuberculosis DayWednesday, March 24 2021
Int Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsWednesday, March 24 2021
Int Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeThursday, March 25 2021
Int Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersThursday, March 25 2021
World Autism Awareness DayFriday, April 02 2021
Int Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine ActionSunday, April 04 2021
Int Day of Sport for Development and PeaceTuesday, April 06 2021
Int Day of Reflection on the Genocide in RwandaWednesday, April 07 2021
World Health DayWednesday, April 07 2021
Int Day of Human Space FlightMonday, April 12 2021
Chinese Language DayTuesday, April 20 2021
World Creativity and Innovation DayWednesday, April 21 2021
Int Mother Earth DayThursday, April 22 2021
World Book and Copyright DayFriday, April 23 2021
English Language DayFriday, April 23 2021
Spanish Language DayFriday, April 23 2021
World Malaria DaySunday, April 25 2021
Int Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance DayMonday, April 26 2021
World Intellectual Property DayMonday, April 26 2021
World Day for Safety and Health at WorkWednesday, April 28 2021
Int Jazz DayFriday, April 30 2021
Vesak the Day of the Full MoonFriday, April 30 2021
World Tuna DaySunday, May 02 2021
World Press Freedom DayMonday, May 03 2021
World Migratory Bird Day MaySaturday, May 08 2021
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World WarSaturday, May 08 2021
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World WarSunday, May 09 2021
Int Day of FamiliesSaturday, May 15 2021
Int Day of Living Together in PeaceSunday, May 16 2021
Int Day of LightSunday, May 16 2021
World Telecommunication and Information Society DayMonday, May 17 2021
World Bee DayThursday, May 20 2021
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentFriday, May 21 2021
Int Day for Biological DiversitySaturday, May 22 2021
Int Day to End Obstetric FistulaSunday, May 23 2021
Int Day of UN PeacekeepersSaturday, May 29 2021
World No-Tobacco DayMonday, May 31 2021
Global Day of ParentsTuesday, June 01 2021
World Bicycle DayThursday, June 03 2021
Int Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionFriday, June 04 2021
World Environment DaySaturday, June 05 2021
Int Day for the Fight against Illegal Unreported Unregulated FishingSaturday, June 05 2021
Russian Language DaySunday, June 06 2021
World Oceans DayTuesday, June 08 2021
World Day Against Child LabourSaturday, June 12 2021
Int Albinism Awareness DaySunday, June 13 2021
World Blood Donor DayMonday, June 14 2021
World Elder Abuse Awareness DayTuesday, June 15 2021
Int Day of Family RemittancesWednesday, June 16 2021
World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtThursday, June 17 2021
Sustainable Gastronomy DayFriday, June 18 2021
Int Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in ConflictSaturday, June 19 2021
World Refugee DaySunday, June 20 2021
Int Day of YogaMonday, June 21 2021
United Nations Public Service DayWednesday, June 23 2021
Int Widows DayWednesday, June 23 2021
Day of the SeafarerFriday, June 25 2021
Int Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingSaturday, June 26 2021
United Nations Int Day in Support of Victims of TortureSaturday, June 26 2021
Micro- Small Med-sized Enterprises DaySunday, June 27 2021
Int Day of the TropicsTuesday, June 29 2021
Int Asteroid DayWednesday, June 30 2021
Int Day of ParliamentarismWednesday, June 30 2021
Int Day of CooperativesSaturday, July 03 2021
World Population DaySunday, July 11 2021
World Youth Skills DayThursday, July 15 2021
Nelson Mandela Int DaySunday, July 18 2021
World Hepatitis DayWednesday, July 28 2021
Int Day of FriendshipFriday, July 30 2021
World Day against Trafficking in PersonsFriday, July 30 2021
Int Day of the Worlds Indigenous PeoplesMonday, August 09 2021
Int Youth DayThursday, August 12 2021
World Humanitarian DayThursday, August 19 2021
Int Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of TerrorismSaturday, August 21 2021
Int Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its AbolitionMonday, August 23 2021
Int Day against Nuclear TestsSunday, August 29 2021
Int Day of the Victims of Enforced DisappearancesMonday, August 30 2021
Int Day of CharitySunday, September 05 2021
Int Literacy DayWednesday, September 08 2021
World Suicide Prevention DayFriday, September 10 2021
United Nations Day for South-South CooperationSunday, September 12 2021
Int Day of DemocracyWednesday, September 15 2021
Int Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerThursday, September 16 2021
Int Day of PeaceTuesday, September 21 2021
Int Day of Sign LanguagesThursday, September 23 2021
Int Day for the Elimination of Nuclear WeaponsSunday, September 26 2021
World Tourism DayMonday, September 27 2021
Int Day for Universal Access to InformationTuesday, September 28 2021
World Rabies DayTuesday, September 28 2021
World Maritime DayThursday, September 30 2021
Int Translation DayThursday, September 30 2021
Int Day of Older PersonsFriday, October 01 2021
Int Day of Non-ViolenceSaturday, October 02 2021
World Habitat DayMonday, October 04 2021
World Teachers’ DayTuesday, October 05 2021
World Migratory Bird Day OctoberSaturday, October 09 2021
World Post DaySaturday, October 09 2021
World Mental Health DaySunday, October 10 2021
Int Day of the Girl ChildMonday, October 11 2021
Int Day for Disaster ReductionWednesday, October 13 2021
Int Day of Rural WomenFriday, October 15 2021
World Food DaySaturday, October 16 2021
Int Day for the Eradication of PovertySunday, October 17 2021
United Nations DaySunday, October 24 2021
World Development Information DaySunday, October 24 2021
World Day for Audiovisual HeritageWednesday, October 27 2021
World Cities DaySunday, October 31 2021
Int Day to End Impunity for Crimes against JournalistsTuesday, November 02 2021
World Tsunami Awareness DayFriday, November 05 2021
Int Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictSaturday, November 06 2021
World Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentWednesday, November 10 2021
World Diabetes DaySunday, November 14 2021
Int Day for ToleranceTuesday, November 16 2021
World Philosophy DayThursday, November 18 2021
World Toilet DayFriday, November 19 2021
Africa Industrialization DaySaturday, November 20 2021
Universal Children’s DaySaturday, November 20 2021
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsSunday, November 21 2021
World Television DaySunday, November 21 2021
Int Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenThursday, November 25 2021
Int Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleMonday, November 29 2021
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareTuesday, November 30 2021
World AIDS DayWednesday, December 01 2021
Int Day for the Abolition of SlaveryThursday, December 02 2021
Int Day of Persons with DisabilitiesFriday, December 03 2021
Int Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentSunday, December 05 2021
World Soil DaySunday, December 05 2021
Int Civil Aviation DayTuesday, December 07 2021
Int Day of Commemoration Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this CrimeThursday, December 09 2021
Int Anti-Corruption DayThursday, December 09 2021
Human Rights DayFriday, December 10 2021
Int Mountain DaySaturday, December 11 2021
Int Day of NeutralitySunday, December 12 2021
Int Universal Health Coverage DaySunday, December 12 2021
Int Migrants DaySaturday, December 18 2021
Arabic Language DaySaturday, December 18 2021
Int Human Solidarity DayMonday, December 20 2021