Special days and dates for families and communities

Click here for the 2017 special days and dates for families and communities

There are many international days/weeks or national days/weeks that focus on families and communities. The following are some of the more significant ones. I’ve also created a list of special days and dates for the environment. Please let me know if I have missed any important ones. (Days marked with a * are mainly for Australia.)

February

World Day of Social Justice – Friday 20 February 2015

International Mother Language Day – Saturday 21 February 2015

March

Zero Discrimination Day – Sunday 1 March 2015Harmony Day DL Invite No Date

International Women’s Day – Sunday 8 March 2015

Close the Gap Day – Thursday 19 March 2015*

International Day of Happiness – Friday 20 March 2015

Harmony Day – Saturday 21 March 2015*

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Saturday 21 March 2015

April

World Health Day – Tuesday 7 April 2015

World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Tuesday 28 April 2015

May

Mothers Day – Sunday 10 May 2015 (in Australia and USA, for the rest of the world see link)

international-day-of-families_201205National Volunteer Week – 11-17 May 2015*

International Day of Families – Friday 15 May 2015

International Day Against Homo and Transphobia – Sunday 17 May 2015

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development – Thursday 21 May 2015

Walk Safely to School Day – Friday 22 May 2015*

National Sorry Day – Tuesday 26 May 2015*

June

Pride Month – June 2015

Global Day of Parents – Monday 1 June 2015

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – Thursday 4 June 2015

World Day Against Child Labour – Friday 12 June 2015

World Blood Donor Day – Sunday 14 June 2015

Refugee Week – 14-20 June 2015 *

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Monday 15 June 2015

Fathers Day –Sunday 20 June (in USA, see link for other dates)

World Refugee Day – Saturday 20 June 2015

July

sf_naidoc_weekNAIDOC Week – 5-12 July 2015*

International Day of Friendship – Thursday 30 July 2015

World Day against Trafficking in Persons – Thursday 30 July 2015

August

International Day for World Indigenous Peoples – Sunday 9 August 2015

International Youth Day – Wednesday 12 August 2015

World Humanitarian Day – Wednesday 19 August 2015

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – Sunday 23 August 2015

Wear It Purple Day* – Friday 28 August 2015

September

International Day of Charity – Saturday 5 September 2015

Fathers Day – Sunday 6 September 2015 (in Australia, see link for other dates)

International Literacy Day – Tuesday 8 September 2015

International Day of Peace – Monday 21 September 2015

October

International Day of Older Persons – Thursday 1 October 2015

world-mental-health-dayWorld Teacher’s Day – Monday 5 October 2015

World Habitat Day – Monday 5 October 2015

World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October 2015

International Day of the Girl Child – Sunday 11 October 2015

International Day of Rural Women – Thursday 15 October 2015

World Food Day – Friday 16 October 2015

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Saturday 17 October 2015

United Nations Day – Saturday 24 October 2015

November

International Day of Tolerance – Monday 16 November 2015

Universal Children’s Day – Friday 20 November 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Wednesday 25 November 2015

White Ribbon Day – Wednesday 25 November 2015

December

World-AIDS-DayWorld AIDS Day – Tuesday 1 December 2015

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – Tuesday 2 December 2015

International Day of People with Disability – Thursday 3 December 2015

International Volunteer Day – Saturday 5 December 2015

Human Rights Day – Wednesday 10 December 2015

International Migrants Day – Thursday 18 December 2015

If you liked this post you might want to follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. Special days and dates for the environment
  2. Parenting for a better world
  3. A great 1 minute video of fathers and their kids
  4. Creating positive images of Aboriginal fathers
  5. White Ribbon Day

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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3 Responses to Special days and dates for families and communities

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  3. Anonymous says:

    a great list of days to acknowledge throughout the year – thank you

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