Special days and dates for families and communities – 2016

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. There is also a list of 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 – Saturday, 20 February 2016

International Mother Language Day – Sunday, 21 February 2016

March

Zero Discrimination Day – Tuesday, 1 March 2016

International Women’s Day – Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Harmony Day DL Invite No DateClose the Gap Day – Thursday, 17 March 2016

International Day of Happiness – Sunday, 20 March 2016

Harmony Day – Monday, 21 March 2016 *

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday, 21 March 2016

April

World Health Day – Thursday, 7 April 2016

World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Sunday, 24 April 2016

May

Mothers Day – Saturday, 8 May 2016 (in Australia and USA, for the rest of the world see link)

National Volunteer Week – 9-15 May 2016

(Photo: butupa)

(Photo: butupa)

International Day of Families – Sunday, 15 May 2016

International Day Against Homo and Transphobia – Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Walk Safely to School Day – Friday, 20 May 2016 *

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development – Saturday, 21 May 2016

National Sorry Day – Thursday, 26 May 2016 *

June

Pride Month – June 2016

Global Day of Parents – Wednesday, 1 June 2016

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – Saturday, 4 June 2016

World Day Against Child Labour – Sunday, 12 June 2016

World Blood Donor Day – Tuesday, 14 June 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Fathers Day – Sunday, 19 June (in USA, see link for other dates)

Refugee Week – 19-25 June 2016 *

World Refugee Day – Monday, 20 June 2016

July

NAIDOC Week – 3-10 July 2016 *

International Day of Friendship – Saturday, 30 July 2016

World Day against Trafficking in Persons – Saturday, 30 July 2016

August

IYDInternational Day for World Indigenous Peoples – Tuesday, 9 August 2016

International Youth Day – Friday, 12 August 2016

World Humanitarian Day – Friday, 19 August 2016

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – Thursday, 25 August 2016

September

Fathers Day – Sunday 4 September 2015 (in Australia, see link for other dates)

International Day of Charity – Monday, 5 September 2016

International Literacy Day – Thursday, 8 September 2016

International Day of Peace – Wednesday, 21 September 2016

October

International Day of Older Persons – Saturday, 1 October 2016

World Teacher’s Day – Wednesday, 5 October 2016

World Habitat Day – Wednesday, 5 October 2016

IDoGCWorld Mental Health Day – Monday, 10 October 2016

International Day of the Girl Child – Tuesday, 11 October 2016

International Day of Rural Women – Saturday, 15 October 2016

World Food Day – Sunday, 16 October 2016

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Monday, 17 October 2016

United Nations Day – Monday, 24 October 2016

November

International Day of Tolerance – Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Universal Children’s Day – Sunday, 20 November 2016

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Friday, 25 November 2016

White Ribbon Day – Friday, 25 November 2016

December

World-AIDS-DayWorld AIDS Day – Thursday, 1 December 2016

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – Friday, 2 December 2016

International Day of People with Disability – Saturday, 3 December 2016

International Volunteer Day – Monday, 5 December 2016

Human Rights Day – Saturday, 10 December 2016

International Migrants Day – Sunday, 18 December 2016

If you liked this post please 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 – 2016
  2. Stan Grant “Racism is destroying the Australian Dream”
  3. The life you can save by donating
  4. Childhood trauma and brain development
  5. White Ribbon Day
  6. A great 1 minute video of fathers and their kids

 

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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