Special days and dates for families and communities – 2019

There are many international and national days/weeks that focus on issues facing families and communities. The following are some of the more significant ones in 2019. I generally haven’t included the many charity days and days focusing on specific health issues. Please let me know if I have missed any important days.

(While most of the following days are international, ones marked with * are mainly for Australia.)

I have also created a list of days and dates for the environment.

Please note that some of the websites are not updated for 2019 yet.

January

International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Sunday, 27 January 2019

February

World Day of Social Justice – Wednesday, 20 February 2019

International Mother Language Day – Thursday, 21 February 2019

March

International Women’s Day – Friday, 8 March 2019

Close the Gap Day – Thursday, 14 March 2019*

International Day of Happiness – Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Harmony Day – Thursday, 21 March 2019*

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Thursday, 21 March 2019

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – Monday, 25 March 2019

April

World Health Day – Sunday, 7 April 2019

World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Sunday, 28 April 2019

May

Mothers Day – Sunday, 12 May 2019

International Day of Families – Wednesday, 15 May 2019

International Day Against Homo and Transphobia – Friday, 17 May 2019

Walk Safely to School Day – Friday, 17 May 2019*

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development  – Tuesday, 21 May 2019

National Volunteer Week – 20-26 May 2019*

National Sorry Day – Sunday, 26 May 2019*

June

Pride Month – Saturday, 1 June 2019

Global Day of Parents – Saturday, 1 June 2019

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – Tuesday, 4 June 2019

World Day Against Child Labour – Wednesday, 12 June 2019

World Blood Donor Day – Friday, 14 June 2019

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Saturday, 15 June 2019

Refugee Week – 16-22 June 2019*

Fathers Day – Sunday, 16 June 2019 (in USA, see link for other dates)

World Refugee Day – Thursday, 20 June 2019

July

NAIDOC Week – 7-14 July 2019*

World Hepatitis Day – Sunday, 28 July 2019

International Day of Friendship – Tuesday, 30 July 2019

World Day against Trafficking in Persons – Tuesday, 30 July 2019

August

International Day for World Indigenous Peoples – Friday, 9 August 2019

International Youth Day – Monday, 12 August 2019

World Humanitarian Day – Monday, 19 August 2019

September

Fathers Day – Sunday 1 September 2019 (in Australia, see link for other dates)

International Day of Charity – Thursday, 5 September 2019

International Literacy Day – Sunday, 8 September 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day – Tuesday, 10 September 2019

International Day of Peace – Saturday, 21 September 2019

October

International Day of Older Persons – Tuesday, 1 October 2019

International Day of Nonviolence  – Wednesday, 2 October 2019

World Habitat Day – Wednesday, 2 October 2019

World Teacher’s Day – Saturday, 5 October 2019

World Mental Health Day – Thursday, 10 October 2019

International Day of the Girl Child – Friday, 11 October 2019

International Day of Rural Women – Tuesday, 15 October 2019

World Food Day – Wednesday, 16 October 2019

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Thursday, 17 October 2019

United Nations Day – Thursday, 24 October 2019

November

International Day of Tolerance – Saturday, 16 November 2019

Universal Children’s Day – Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance – Wednesday, 20 November 2019

White Ribbon Day – Monday, 25 November 2019

December

World AIDS Day – Sunday, 1 December 2019

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – Monday, 2 December 2019

International Day of People with Disability – Tuesday, 3 December 2019

International Volunteer Day – Thursday, 5 December 2019

Human Rights Day – Tuesday, 10 December 2019

International Migrants Day – Wednesday, 18 December 2019

* Mainly in Australia

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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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