UNESCO Holidays and Observances for 2024

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.


DateDayHoliday NameHoliday Type
Jan 27SaturdayInt Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustObservance
Feb 4SundayWorld Cancer DayObservance
Feb 6TuesdayInt Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationObservance
Feb 11SundayInt Day of Women and Girls in ScienceObservance
Feb 13TuesdayWorld Radio DayObservance
Feb 20TuesdayWorld Day of Social JusticeObservance
Feb 21WednesdayInt Mother Language DayObservance
Mar 1FridayZero Discrimination DayObservance
Mar 3SundayWorld Wildlife DayObservance
Mar 8FridayInt Womens DayObservance
Mar 20WednesdayInt Day of HappinessObservance
Mar 20WednesdayFrench Language DayObservance
Mar 21ThursdayInt Day for Elimination of Racial DiscriminationObservance
Mar 21ThursdayWorld Poetry DayObservance
Mar 21ThursdayInt Day of NowruzObservance
Mar 21ThursdayWorld Down Syndrome DayObservance
Mar 21ThursdayInt Day of ForestsObservance
Mar 22FridayWorld Water DayObservance
Mar 23SaturdayWorld Meteorological DayObservance
Mar 24SundayWorld Tuberculosis DayObservance
Mar 24SundayInt Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsObservance
Mar 25MondayInt Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeObservance
Mar 25MondayInt Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersObservance
Apr 2TuesdayWorld Autism Awareness DayObservance
Apr 4ThursdayInt Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine ActionObservance
Apr 6SaturdayInt Day of Sport for Development and PeaceObservance
Apr 7SundayInt Day of Reflection on the Genocide in RwandaObservance
Apr 7SundayWorld Health DayObservance
Apr 12FridayInt Day of Human Space FlightObservance
Apr 20SaturdayChinese Language DayObservance
Apr 21SundayWorld Creativity and nnovation DayObservance
Apr 22MondayInt Mother Earth DayObservance
Apr 23TuesdayWorld Book and Copyright DayObservance
Apr 23TuesdayEnglish Language DayObservance
Apr 23TuesdaySpanish Language DayObservance
Apr 25ThursdayWorld Malaria DayObservance
Apr 26FridayInt Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance DayObservance
Apr 26FridayWorld Intellectual Property DayObservance
Apr 28SundayWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkObservance
Apr 30TuesdayInt Jazz DayObservance
Apr 30TuesdayVesak the Day of the Full MoonObservance
May 2ThursdayWorld Tuna DayObservance
May 3FridayWorld Press Freedom DayObservance
May 8WednesdayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World WarObservance
May 9ThursdayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World WarObservance
May 11SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird Day MayObservance
May 15WednesdayInt Day of FamiliesObservance
May 16ThursdayInt Day of Living Together in PeaceObservance
May 16ThursdayInt Day of LightObservance
May 17FridayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society DayObservance
May 20MondayWorld Bee DayObservance
May 21TuesdayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentObservance
May 22WednesdayInt Day for Biological DiversityObservance
May 23ThursdayInt Day to End Obstetric FistulaObservance
May 29WednesdayInt Day of UN PeacekeepersObservance
May 31FridayWorld No Tobacco DayObservance
Jun 1SaturdayGlobal Day of ParentsObservance
Jun 3MondayWorld Bicycle DayObservance
Jun 4TuesdayInt Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionObservance
Jun 5WednesdayWorld Environment DayObservance
Jun 5WednesdayInt Day for the Fight against Illegal Unreported Unregulated FishingObservance
Jun 6ThursdayRussian Language DayObservance
Jun 8SaturdayWorld Oceans DayObservance
Jun 12WednesdayWorld Day Against Child LabourObservance
Jun 13ThursdayInt Albinism Awareness DayObservance
Jun 14FridayWorld Blood Donor DayObservance
Jun 15SaturdayWorld Elder Abuse Awareness DayObservance
Jun 16SundayInt Day of Family RemittancesObservance
Jun 17MondayWorld Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtObservance
Jun 18TuesdaySustainable Gastronomy DayObservance
Jun 19WednesdayInt Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in ConflictObservance
Jun 20ThursdayWorld Refugee DayObservance
Jun 21FridayInt Day of YogaObservance
Jun 23SundayUnited Nations Public Service DayObservance
Jun 23SundayInt Widows DayObservance
Jun 25TuesdayDay of the SeafarerObservance
Jun 26WednesdayInt Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingObservance
Jun 26WednesdayUnited Nations Int Day in Support of Victims of TortureObservance
Jun 27ThursdayMicro Small Med sized Enterprises DayObservance
Jun 29SaturdayInt Day of the TropicsObservance
Jun 30SundayInt Asteroid DayObservance
Jun 30SundayInt Day of ParliamentarismObservance
Jul 6SaturdayInt Day of CooperativesObservance
Jul 11ThursdayWorld Population DayObservance
Jul 15MondayWorld Youth Skills DayObservance
Jul 18ThursdayNelson Mandela Int DayObservance
Jul 28SundayWorld Hepatitis DayObservance
Jul 30TuesdayInt Day of FriendshipObservance
Jul 30TuesdayWorld Day against Trafficking in PersonsObservance
Aug 9FridayInt Day of the Worlds Indigenous PeoplesObservance
Aug 12MondayInt Youth DayObservance
Aug 19MondayWorld Humanitarian DayObservance
Aug 21WednesdayInt Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of TerrorismObservance
Aug 23FridayInt Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its AbolitionObservance
Aug 29ThursdayInt Day against Nuclear TestsObservance
Aug 30FridayInt Day of the Victims of Enforced DisappearancesObservance
Sep 5ThursdayInt Day of CharityObservance
Sep 8SundayInt Literacy DayObservance
Sep 10TuesdayWorld Suicide Prevention DayObservance
Sep 12ThursdayUnited Nations Day for South South CooperationObservance
Sep 15SundayInt Day of DemocracyObservance
Sep 16MondayInt Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerObservance
Sep 21SaturdayInt Day of PeaceObservance
Sep 23MondayInt Day of Sign LanguagesObservance
Sep 26ThursdayWorld Maritime DayObservance
Sep 26ThursdayInt Day for the Elimination of Nuclear WeaponsObservance
Sep 27FridayWorld Tourism DayObservance
Sep 28SaturdayInt Day for Universal Access to InformationObservance
Sep 28SaturdayWorld Rabies DayObservance
Sep 30MondayInt Translation DayObservance
Oct 1TuesdayInt Day of Older PersonsObservance
Oct 2WednesdayInt Day of Non ViolenceObservance
Oct 5SaturdayWorld Teachers DayObservance
Oct 7MondayWorld Habitat DayObservance
Oct 9WednesdayWorld Post DayObservance
Oct 10ThursdayWorld Mental Health DayObservance
Oct 11FridayInt Day of the Girl ChildObservance
Oct 12SaturdayWorld Migratory Bird Day OctoberObservance
Oct 13SundayInt Day for Disaster ReductionObservance
Oct 15TuesdayInt Day of Rural WomenObservance
Oct 16WednesdayWorld Food DayObservance
Oct 17ThursdayInt Day for the Eradication of PovertyObservance
Oct 24ThursdayUnited Nations DayObservance
Oct 24ThursdayWorld Development Information DayObservance
Oct 27SundayWorld Day for Audiovisual HeritageObservance
Oct 31ThursdayWorld Cities DayObservance
Nov 2SaturdayInt Day to End Impunity for Crimes against JournalistsObservance
Nov 5TuesdayWorld Tsunami Awareness DayObservance
Nov 6WednesdayInt Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictObservance
Nov 10SundayWorld Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentObservance
Nov 14ThursdayWorld Diabetes DayObservance
Nov 16SaturdayInt Day for ToleranceObservance
Nov 17SundayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsObservance
Nov 19TuesdayWorld Toilet DayObservance
Nov 20WednesdayAfrica Industrialization DayObservance
Nov 20WednesdayUniversal Childrens DayObservance
Nov 21ThursdayWorld Philosophy DayObservance
Nov 21ThursdayWorld Television DayObservance
Nov 25MondayInt Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenObservance
Nov 29FridayInt Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleObservance
Nov 30SaturdayDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareObservance
Dec 1SundayWorld AIDS DayObservance
Dec 2MondayInt Day for the Abolition of SlaveryObservance
Dec 3TuesdayInt Day of Persons with DisabilitiesObservance
Dec 5ThursdayInt Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentObservance
Dec 5ThursdayWorld Soil DayObservance
Dec 7SaturdayInt Civil Aviation DayObservance
Dec 9MondayInt Day of Commemoration Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this CrimeObservance
Dec 9MondayInt Anti Corruption DayObservance
Dec 10TuesdayHuman Rights DayObservance
Dec 11WednesdayInt Mountain DayObservance
Dec 12ThursdayInt Day of NeutralityObservance
Dec 12ThursdayInt Universal Health Coverage DayObservance
Dec 18WednesdayInt Migrants DayObservance
Dec 18WednesdayArabic Language DayObservance
Dec 20FridayInt Human Solidarity DayObservance
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