Holidays and Observances in Unesco for 2022

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.

2022 UNESCO HOLIDAYS

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

2023 UNESCO HOLIDAYS

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