2021 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.

2021 UNESCO HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday Name
January
Jan 27WednesdayInt Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
February
Feb 04ThursdayWorld Cancer Day
Feb 06SaturdayInt Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 11ThursdayInt Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 13SaturdayWorld Radio Day
Feb 20SaturdayWorld Day of Social Justice
Feb 21SundayInt Mother Language Day
March
Mar 01MondayZero Discrimination Day
Mar 03WednesdayWorld Wildlife Day
Mar 08MondayInt Womens Day
Mar 20SaturdayInt Day of Happiness
Mar 20SaturdayFrench Language Day
Mar 21SundayInt Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 21SundayWorld Poetry Day
Mar 21SundayInt Day of Nowruz
Mar 21SundayWorld Down Syndrome Day
Mar 21SundayInt Day of Forests
Mar 22MondayWorld Water Day
Mar 23TuesdayWorld Meteorological Day
Mar 24WednesdayWorld Tuberculosis Day
Mar 24WednesdayInt Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Mar 25ThursdayInt Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Mar 25ThursdayInt Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
April
Apr 02FridayWorld Autism Awareness Day
Apr 04SundayInt Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Apr 06TuesdayInt Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Apr 07WednesdayInt Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
Apr 07WednesdayWorld Health Day
Apr 12MondayInt Day of Human Space Flight
Apr 20TuesdayChinese Language Day
Apr 21WednesdayWorld Creativity and Innovation Day
Apr 22ThursdayInt Mother Earth Day
Apr 23FridayWorld Book and Copyright Day
Apr 23FridayEnglish Language Day
Apr 23FridaySpanish Language Day
Apr 25SundayWorld Malaria Day
Apr 26MondayInt Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
Apr 26MondayWorld Intellectual Property Day
Apr 28WednesdayWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
Apr 30FridayInt Jazz Day
Apr 30FridayVesak the Day of the Full Moon
May
May 02SundayWorld Tuna Day
May 03MondayWorld Press Freedom Day
May 08SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird Day May
May 08SaturdayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
May 09SundayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
May 15SaturdayInt Day of Families
May 16SundayInt Day of Living Together in Peace
May 16SundayInt Day of Light
May 17MondayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
May 20ThursdayWorld Bee Day
May 21FridayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22SaturdayInt Day for Biological Diversity
May 23SundayInt Day to End Obstetric Fistula
May 29SaturdayInt Day of UN Peacekeepers
May 31MondayWorld No Tobacco Day
June
Jun 01TuesdayGlobal Day of Parents
Jun 03ThursdayWorld Bicycle Day
Jun 04FridayInt Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Jun 05SaturdayWorld Environment Day
Jun 05SaturdayInt Day for the Fight against Illegal Unreported Unregulated Fishing
Jun 06SundayRussian Language Day
Jun 08TuesdayWorld Oceans Day
Jun 12SaturdayWorld Day Against Child Labour
Jun 13SundayInt Albinism Awareness Day
Jun 14MondayWorld Blood Donor Day
Jun 15TuesdayWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 16WednesdayInt Day of Family Remittances
Jun 17ThursdayWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Jun 18FridaySustainable Gastronomy Day
Jun 19SaturdayInt Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Jun 20SundayWorld Refugee Day
Jun 21MondayInt Day of Yoga
Jun 23WednesdayUnited Nations Public Service Day
Jun 23WednesdayInt Widows Day
Jun 25FridayDay of the Seafarer
Jun 26SaturdayInt Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Jun 26SaturdayUnited Nations Int Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Jun 27SundayMicro Small Med sized Enterprises Day
Jun 29TuesdayInt Day of the Tropics
Jun 30WednesdayInt Asteroid Day
Jun 30WednesdayInt Day of Parliamentarism
July
Jul 03SaturdayInt Day of Cooperatives
Jul 11SundayWorld Population Day
Jul 15ThursdayWorld Youth Skills Day
Jul 18SundayNelson Mandela Int Day
Jul 28WednesdayWorld Hepatitis Day
Jul 30FridayInt Day of Friendship
Jul 30FridayWorld Day against Trafficking in Persons
August
Aug 09MondayInt Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples
Aug 12ThursdayInt Youth Day
Aug 19ThursdayWorld Humanitarian Day
Aug 21SaturdayInt Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
Aug 23MondayInt Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Aug 29SundayInt Day against Nuclear Tests
Aug 30MondayInt Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
September
Sep 05SundayInt Day of Charity
Sep 08WednesdayInt Literacy Day
Sep 10FridayWorld Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 12SundayUnited Nations Day for South South Cooperation
Sep 15WednesdayInt Day of Democracy
Sep 16ThursdayInt Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Sep 21TuesdayInt Day of Peace
Sep 23ThursdayInt Day of Sign Languages
Sep 26SundayInt Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Sep 27MondayWorld Tourism Day
Sep 28TuesdayInt Day for Universal Access to Information
Sep 28TuesdayWorld Rabies Day
Sep 30ThursdayWorld Maritime Day
Sep 30ThursdayInt Translation Day
October
Oct 01FridayInt Day of Older Persons
Oct 02SaturdayInt Day of Non Violence
Oct 04MondayWorld Habitat Day
Oct 05TuesdayWorld Teachers Day
Oct 09SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird Day October
Oct 09SaturdayWorld Post Day
Oct 10SundayWorld Mental Health Day
Oct 11MondayInt Day of the Girl Child
Oct 13WednesdayInt Day for Disaster Reduction
Oct 15FridayInt Day of Rural Women
Oct 16SaturdayWorld Food Day
Oct 17SundayInt Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 24SundayUnited Nations Day
Oct 24SundayWorld Development Information Day
Oct 27WednesdayWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 31SundayWorld Cities Day
November
Nov 02TuesdayInt Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Nov 05FridayWorld Tsunami Awareness Day
Nov 06SaturdayInt Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Nov 10WednesdayWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 14SundayWorld Diabetes Day
Nov 16TuesdayInt Day for Tolerance
Nov 18ThursdayWorld Philosophy Day
Nov 19FridayWorld Toilet Day
Nov 20SaturdayAfrica Industrialization Day
Nov 20SaturdayUniversal Childrens Day
Nov 21SundayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Nov 21SundayWorld Television Day
Nov 25ThursdayInt Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 29MondayInt Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Nov 30TuesdayDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
December
Dec 01WednesdayWorld AIDS Day
Dec 02ThursdayInt Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec 03FridayInt Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 05SundayInt Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Dec 05SundayWorld Soil Day
Dec 07TuesdayInt Civil Aviation Day
Dec 09ThursdayInt Day of Commemoration Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
Dec 09ThursdayInt Anti Corruption Day
Dec 10FridayHuman Rights Day
Dec 11SaturdayInt Mountain Day
Dec 12SundayInt Day of Neutrality
Dec 12SundayInt Universal Health Coverage Day
Dec 18SaturdayInt Migrants Day
Dec 18SaturdayArabic Language Day
Dec 20MondayInt Human Solidarity Day

2022 UNESCO HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday Name
January
Jan 27ThursdayInt Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
February
Feb 04FridayWorld Cancer Day
Feb 06SundayInt Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 11FridayInt Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 13SundayWorld Radio Day
Feb 20SundayWorld Day of Social Justice
Feb 21MondayInt Mother Language Day
March
Mar 01TuesdayZero Discrimination Day
Mar 03ThursdayWorld Wildlife Day
Mar 08TuesdayInt Womens Day
Mar 20SundayInt Day of Happiness
Mar 20SundayFrench Language Day
Mar 21MondayInt Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 21MondayWorld Poetry Day
Mar 21MondayInt Day of Nowruz
Mar 21MondayWorld Down Syndrome Day
Mar 21MondayInt Day of Forests
Mar 22TuesdayWorld Water Day
Mar 23WednesdayWorld Meteorological Day
Mar 24ThursdayWorld Tuberculosis Day
Mar 24ThursdayInt Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Mar 25FridayInt Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Mar 25FridayInt Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
April
Apr 02SaturdayWorld Autism Awareness Day
Apr 04MondayInt Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Apr 06WednesdayInt Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Apr 07ThursdayInt Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
Apr 07ThursdayWorld Health Day
Apr 12TuesdayInt Day of Human Space Flight
Apr 20WednesdayChinese Language Day
Apr 21ThursdayWorld Creativity and Innovation Day
Apr 22FridayInt Mother Earth Day
Apr 23SaturdayWorld Book and Copyright Day
Apr 23SaturdayEnglish Language Day
Apr 23SaturdaySpanish Language Day
Apr 25MondayWorld Malaria Day
Apr 26TuesdayInt Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
Apr 26TuesdayWorld Intellectual Property Day
Apr 28ThursdayWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
Apr 30SaturdayInt Jazz Day
Apr 30SaturdayVesak the Day of the Full Moon
May
May 02MondayWorld Tuna Day
May 03TuesdayWorld Press Freedom Day
May 08SundayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
May 09MondayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
May 14SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird Day May
May 15SundayInt Day of Families
May 16MondayInt Day of Living Together in Peace
May 16MondayInt Day of Light
May 17TuesdayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
May 20FridayWorld Bee Day
May 21SaturdayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22SundayInt Day for Biological Diversity
May 23MondayInt Day to End Obstetric Fistula
May 29SundayInt Day of UN Peacekeepers
May 31TuesdayWorld No Tobacco Day
June
Jun 01WednesdayGlobal Day of Parents
Jun 03FridayWorld Bicycle Day
Jun 04SaturdayInt Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Jun 05SundayWorld Environment Day
Jun 05SundayInt Day for the Fight against Illegal Unreported Unregulated Fishing
Jun 06MondayRussian Language Day
Jun 08WednesdayWorld Oceans Day
Jun 12SundayWorld Day Against Child Labour
Jun 13MondayInt Albinism Awareness Day
Jun 14TuesdayWorld Blood Donor Day
Jun 15WednesdayWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 16ThursdayInt Day of Family Remittances
Jun 17FridayWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Jun 18SaturdaySustainable Gastronomy Day
Jun 19SundayInt Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Jun 20MondayWorld Refugee Day
Jun 21TuesdayInt Day of Yoga
Jun 23ThursdayUnited Nations Public Service Day
Jun 23ThursdayInt Widows Day
Jun 25SaturdayDay of the Seafarer
Jun 26SundayInt Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Jun 26SundayUnited Nations Int Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Jun 27MondayMicro Small Med sized Enterprises Day
Jun 29WednesdayInt Day of the Tropics
Jun 30ThursdayInt Asteroid Day
Jun 30ThursdayInt Day of Parliamentarism
July
Jul 02SaturdayInt Day of Cooperatives
Jul 11MondayWorld Population Day
Jul 15FridayWorld Youth Skills Day
Jul 18MondayNelson Mandela Int Day
Jul 28ThursdayWorld Hepatitis Day
Jul 30SaturdayInt Day of Friendship
Jul 30SaturdayWorld Day against Trafficking in Persons
August
Aug 09TuesdayInt Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples
Aug 12FridayInt Youth Day
Aug 19FridayWorld Humanitarian Day
Aug 21SundayInt Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
Aug 23TuesdayInt Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Aug 29MondayInt Day against Nuclear Tests
Aug 30TuesdayInt Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
September
Sep 05MondayInt Day of Charity
Sep 08ThursdayInt Literacy Day
Sep 10SaturdayWorld Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 12MondayUnited Nations Day for South South Cooperation
Sep 15ThursdayInt Day of Democracy
Sep 16FridayInt Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Sep 21WednesdayInt Day of Peace
Sep 23FridayInt Day of Sign Languages
Sep 26MondayInt Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Sep 27TuesdayWorld Tourism Day
Sep 28WednesdayInt Day for Universal Access to Information
Sep 28WednesdayWorld Rabies Day
Sep 29ThursdayWorld Maritime Day
Sep 30FridayInt Translation Day
October
Oct 01SaturdayInt Day of Older Persons
Oct 02SundayInt Day of Non Violence
Oct 03MondayWorld Habitat Day
Oct 05WednesdayWorld Teachers Day
Oct 08SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird Day October
Oct 09SundayWorld Post Day
Oct 10MondayWorld Mental Health Day
Oct 11TuesdayInt Day of the Girl Child
Oct 13ThursdayInt Day for Disaster Reduction
Oct 15SaturdayInt Day of Rural Women
Oct 16SundayWorld Food Day
Oct 17MondayInt Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 24MondayUnited Nations Day
Oct 24MondayWorld Development Information Day
Oct 27ThursdayWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 31MondayWorld Cities Day
November
Nov 02WednesdayInt Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Nov 05SaturdayWorld Tsunami Awareness Day
Nov 06SundayInt Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Nov 10ThursdayWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 14MondayWorld Diabetes Day
Nov 16WednesdayInt Day for Tolerance
Nov 17ThursdayWorld Philosophy Day
Nov 19SaturdayWorld Toilet Day
Nov 20SundayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Nov 20SundayAfrica Industrialization Day
Nov 20SundayUniversal Childrens Day
Nov 21MondayWorld Television Day
Nov 25FridayInt Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 29TuesdayInt Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Nov 30WednesdayDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
December
Dec 01ThursdayWorld AIDS Day
Dec 02FridayInt Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec 03SaturdayInt Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 05MondayInt Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Dec 05MondayWorld Soil Day
Dec 07WednesdayInt Civil Aviation Day
Dec 09FridayInt Day of Commemoration Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
Dec 09FridayInt Anti Corruption Day
Dec 10SaturdayHuman Rights Day
Dec 11SundayInt Mountain Day
Dec 12MondayInt Day of Neutrality
Dec 12MondayInt Universal Health Coverage Day
Dec 18SundayInt Migrants Day
Dec 18SundayArabic Language Day
Dec 20TuesdayInt Human Solidarity Day
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