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2018 Calendar Awareness Dates

(2017 Awareness Dates are here.)

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Note: A date marked in this color indicates the date is always the same.

January Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Co-dependency Awareness Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • Stalking Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
Fun, General
  • Bath Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Get A Balanced Life Month
  • Get Organized Month
  • International Creativity Month
  • International Quality of Life Month
  • National Be On-Purpose Month
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • National Personal Trainer Awareness Month
  • National Polka Music Month
  • Self-help Group Awareness Month
  • Self-Love Month
  • Shape Up US Month

Weeks

Health
7 - 13National Folic Acid Awareness Week
14 - 20Healthy Weight Week
15 - 19Sugar Awareness Week
17 - 23National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week
22 - 26Clean Out Your Inbox Week
3rd WkNational Non-Smoking Week
Fun, General
1 - 7New Year’s Resolutions Week
1 - 7Diet Resolution Week
2 - 8Someday We’ll Laugh About This Week
21 - 27Hunt for Happiness Week
22 - 26Clean Out Your Inbox Week
4th MonNational Medical Group Practice Week

Days

Health
2Pet Travel and Safety Day
11Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day
11National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
19Women’s Healthy Weight Day
28World Leprosy Day
Fun, General
1New Year’s Day
1Commitment Day
1Copyright Law Day
1Euro Day
1Global Family Day
1Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day
1Tournament of Roses Parade Day
2National Motivation and Inspiration Day
2Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
6Epiphany
7I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day
7International Programmers’ Day
8Midwife’s Day or Women’s Day
8Show and Tell Day at Work
10National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
13Make Your Dream Come True Day
13Public Radio Broadcasting Day
15Humanitarian Day
17Kid Inventors’ Day
18Thesaurus Day
20Inauguration Day
21National Hugging Day
21Celebration of Life Day
22Roe vs. Wade Day
23National Pie Day
24National Compliment Day
26Fun at Work Day
27National Geographic Day
28Data Privacy Day
29Freethinkers Day
29National Puzzle Day
29Seeing Eye Dog Day
31Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
2nd MonNational Clean off Your Desk Day
3rd MonMartin Luther King Day
3rd Thu of
each qtr
Get to Know Your Customers Day

February Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  •  AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Marijuana Awareness Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Fun, General
  • Human Relations Month
  • International Boost Self-Esteem Month
  • International Expect Success Month
  • Library Lovers Month
  • National Black History Month
  • National Laugh-Friendly Month
  • National Mend a Broken Heart Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month
  • National Prevent A Litter Month
  • National Therapeutic Recreation Month
  • National Time Management Month
  • National Women Inventors Month
  • Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
  • Relationship Wellness Month
  • Responsible Pet Owner’s Month
  • Youth Leadership Month

Weeks

Health
1 - 7Women’s Heart Week
4 - 10Burn Awareness Week
5 - 11Children’s Mental Health Week
7 - 14Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
25 - 3/3National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
1st wkNational Therapeutic Recreation Week
Fun, General
1 - 7African Heritage & Health Week
2 - 8Publicity for Profit Week
6 - 10International Networking Week
7 - 12Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend
8 - 14Love Makes the World Go Round, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week
11 - 17Celebration of Love Week
11 - 17Random Acts of Kindness Week
12 - 18National Green Week
15 - 19American Association For The Advancement of Science Week
17 - 24National Entrepreneurship Week
17 - 24National FFA Week
18 - 24Build A Better Trade Show Image Week
18 - 24National Engineers’ Week
18 - 24Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week

Days

Health
4World Cancer Day
9Toothache Day
11National Shut-in Visitation Day
11Autism Sunday
14National Condom Day
14National Donor Day
Fun, General
1Change Your Password Day
1Freedom Day
2Candelmas
2Groundhog Day
3Ice Cream For Breakfast Day
7“e” Day (math: e = 2.7…)
8Boy Scout Anniversary
9Read in the Bathtub Day
12Lincoln’s Birthday
12NAACP Day
13Get a Different Name Day
13Mardi Gras
13World Radio Day
14Library Lovers Day
14National Have A Heart Day
14Safer Internet Day
14Valentines Day
15Susan B. Anthony Day
17My Way Day
17Random Acts of Kindness Day
17World Human Spirit Day
20Presidents Day
20Love Your Pet Day
20World Day for Social Justice
22Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day
22George Washington’s Birthday
23Digital Learning Day
1st WedNational Girls & Women in Sports Day

March Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • American Red Cross Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Athletic Training Month
  • National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Awareness Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Fun, General
  • Employee Spirit Month
  • International Expect Success Month
  • International Ideas Month
  • International Listening Awareness Month
  • National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month
  • National Color Therapy Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Ethics Awareness Month
  • National March Into Literacy Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • Optimism Month
  • Small Press Month
  • Social Work Month
  • Spiritual Wellness Month

Weeks

Health
4 - 10National Procrastination Week
4 - 10Save Your Vision Week
5 - 11National Sleep Awareness Week
12 - 18International Brain Awareness Week
25 - 31Health Information Professionals Week
3rd MonWellderly Week
Fun, General
1 - 7National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week
1 - 7Celebrate Your Name Week
1 - 7Universal Women’s Week
4 - 10National Consumer Protection Week
4 - 10National Words Matter Week
4 - 10Return The Borrowed Books Week
4 - 10Women in Construction Week
5 - 11Women of Aviation Worldwide Week
11 - 17Girl Scout Week
18 - 24American Chocolate Week
25 - 31National Cleaning Week
3rd MonAct Happy Week

Days

Health
7National Cereal Day
9Get Over It Day
18forgive Mom and Dad Day
21Brain Injury Awareness Day
21Memory Day
3rd MonWell-Elderly or Wellderly Day
4th SatEndometriosis March Day
Fun, General
1National Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Day
1World Compliment Day
2NEA’s Read Across America Day
3World Wildlife Day
4March Forth - Do Something Day
4National Grammar Day
6Fun Facts About Names Day
7National Be Heard Day
7Discover What Your Name Means Day
8Day for Women’s Rights & International Peace
8International Women’s Day
10International Day of Awesomeness
10Genealogy Day
11Daylight Savings Time Begins (2:00am)
13Good Samaritan Involvement Day
14International Ask A Question Day
14Pi Day (math: pi = 3.14159265…)
15Buzzards Day
15Ides of March
15World Consumer Rights Day
16Freedom of Information Day
19Client’s Day
20Atheist Pride Day
20International Day of Happiness
20National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
20Spring (Vernal) Equinox (12:15pm ET)
20World Storytelling Day
21National Common Courtesy Day
22As Young As You Feel Day
22World Water Day
24Massage Makes Me Happy Day
29National Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
30I Am in Control Day
31Cesar Chavez Day
1st FriEmployee Appreciation Day
2nd TueOrganize Your Home office Day
3rd WedKick Butts Day
3rd ThuCompanies That Care Day

April Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • Defeat Diabetes Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month
  • National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
  • National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Month
  • Physical Wellness Month
  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Workplace Conflict Awareness Month
Fun, General
  • Adopt a Ferret Month
  • ASPCA Month
  • Car Care Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Community Spirit Days (1-30)
  • Couple Appreciation Month
  • Education & Awareness Month
  • Informed Women Month
  • International Customer Loyalty Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
  • National Card and Letter Writing Month
  • National Humor Month
  • National Toddler Immunization Month
  • World Habitat Awareness Month

Weeks

Health
1 - 7National Public Health Week
8 - 14National Dog Bite Prevention Week
23 - 29National Infertility Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 - 7American Indian Awareness Week
1 - 7Laugh at Work Week
2 - 7Explore Your Career Options
8 - 14National Crime Victims Rights Week
8 - 14National Student Employment Week
9 - 15National Library Week
15 - 22National Volunteer Week
18 - 23Consumer Awareness Week
21 - 28Money Smart Week
22 - 28National Environmental Education Week

Days

Health
2World Autism Day
7National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
7World Health Day (UN)
7World Health Organization Day
11World Parkinson’s Disease Day
19National Stress Awareness Day
25Malaria Awareness Day
1st WedNational Walking Day
1st FriNational Walk to Work Day
3rd ThuNational D.A.R.E. Day
Fun, General
1All Fools Day
1 - 3American Crossword Puzzle Days
1National Fun Day
2Tangible Karma Day
7National Love Our Children Day
10ASPCA Day
10Equal Pay Day
11National Bookmobile Day
11National Pet Day
12Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
12D.E.A.R. Day
12Walk on Your Wild Side Day
14Dictionary Day
14International Moment of Laughter Day
15World Art Day
17Income Tax Pay Day (usually the 15th)
22Earth Day
25Hairstylists Appreciation Day
25Hug A Plumber Day or Plumbers Day
25National Golf Day
25Red Hat Society Day
25Talk Like Shakespeare Day
26Audubon Day
25Administrative Professionals Day
25Secretary’s Day
26Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day
29World Wish Day
30Adopt A Shelter Pet Day
30International Jazz Day
30National Honesty Day
1st WedNational Day of Hope
3rd Thu each qtrGet to Know Your Customers Day
3rd FriNational Day of Silence
3rd SatHusband Appreciation Day
Last FriArbor Day

May Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  •  ALS Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Family Wellness Month
  • Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
  • Global Health and Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma / Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Better Hearing Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Mental Health Month
  • National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
  • National Physiotherapy Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • Women’s Health Care Month
Fun, General
  • Creative Beginnings Month
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • Global Civility Awareness Month
  • Golf Month
  • International Business Image Improvement Month
  • International Civility Awareness Month
  • International Victorious Woman Month
  • Jewish-American Heritage Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Good Car Keeping Month
  • National Meditation Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Photo Month
  • National Preservation Month
  • National Smile Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Spiritual Literacy Month
  • Tennis Month

Weeks

Health
6 - 12National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
6 - 12National Neuropathy Awareness Week
13 - 19National Women’s Health Week
13 - 20National Nursing Home Week
Fun, General
1 - 7Choose Privacy Week
6 - 12National Wildflower Week
6 - 12National Nurses Day and Week
6 - 12Be Kind to Animals Week
6 - 12National Hug Holiday Week
6 - 12Public Service Recognition Week
7 - 13International Coaching Week
13 - 19Reading is Fun Week
13 - 29National Police Week
1st full weekNational Pet Week
1st full weekTeacher Appreciation Week
1st full weekUpdate Your References Week
2nd Mon
of full week
National Etiquette Week
3rd weekNational New Friends, Old Friends Week

Days

Health
1World Asthma Day
8World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day
10World Lupus Day
12Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
17World Hypertension Day
19National Learn to Swim Day
30National Senior Health & Fitness Day
31World MS Day
3rd FriNational Bike to Work Day
Fun, General
1Global Love Day
1May Day
3Public Radio Day
3World Press Freedom Day
4International Firefighters Day
5Cinco de Mayo
6World Laughter Day
9Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity
9Receptionists Day
12International Nurses Day
12World Fair Trade Day
13Mother’s Day
18Visit Your Relatives Day
18Endangered Species Day
21Accountant’s Day
28Sierra Club Day
28Memorial Day
1st FriInternational Space Day
1st SatJoin Hands Day

June Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • Cancer from the Sun Month
  • Men’s Health Education and Awareness Month
  • National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
  • Professional Wellness Month
  •  PTSD Awareness Month
  • Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • World Infertility Month
Fun, General
  • Adopt-A-Cat Month
  • Beautiful in Your Skin Month
  • Black Music Month
  • Country Cooking Month
  • Dairy Alternatives Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • National LGBT Pride Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Smile Month
  • National Soul Food Month
  • National Zoo and Aquarium Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Women’s Golf Month
  • World Sponge Month

Weeks

Health
3 - 9Bed Bug Awareness Health Week
11 - 17Men’s Health Week
18 - 24Lightning Safety Awareness Week
1st full weekNational Headache Awareness Week
Fun, General
7 - 11National Business Etiquette Week
4 - 10National Pet Awareness Week
11 - 17National Flag Week
15 - 17Duct Tape Days
24 - 30Watermelon Seed Spitting Week

Days

Health
1Heimlich Maneuver Day
3National Cancer Survivors Day
8National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
14(World) Blood Donor Day
23Let It Go Day
23National Hydration Day
27PTSD Awareness Day
30NOW Day
Fun, General
1Say Something Nice Day
2National Leave the Office Early Day
2The Wicket World of Croquet Day
3Loving Day
3Wonder Woman Day
5Festival of Popular Delusions Day
5World Environment Day
6Atheists Pride Day
6Drive-in Movie Day
11Making Life Beautiful Day
14Flag Day
15Worldwide Day of Giving
17Father’s Day
20World Productivity Day
21Summer Solstice
21World Handshake Day
21World Humanist Day
21World Music Day
23Public Service Day
24Celebration of the Senses
25Global Beatles Day
4th TueNational Columnists Day

July Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Self Care Month
  • Social Wellness Month
Fun, General
  • Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • Independent Retailer Month
  • National Deli Sandwich Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Make A Difference to Children Month
  • National Parks & Recreation Month
  • Women’s Motorcycle Month

Weeks

Health
1 - 7National Unassisted Homebirth Week
Fun, General
4 - 10Freedom Week
19 - 22Comic Con International
26 - 28Comi Great Texas Mosquitos Days
29 - 8/4Single Working Women’s Week
1st full weekBe Nice to New Jersey Week
3rd full weekEverybody Deserves A Massage Week

Days

Health
7Global Forgiveness Day
7Tell The Truth Day
16Global Hug Your Kid Day
Fun, General
1Canada Day
2Made In the USA Day
3Compliment Your Mirror Day
3International Plastic Bag Free Day
4Fourth of July or Independence Day
6Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
7Chocolate Day
10Global Energy Independence Day
11Cheer Up the Lonely Day
12Simplicity Day
14Bastille Day
18Nelson Mandela International Day
20Space Exploration Day
22Casual Pi Day (math: pi = 22/7 approx.)
27Barbie-in-a-Blender Day
29National Talk in an Elevator Day
30International Day of Friendship
30National Support Public Education Day
30Paperback Book Day
3rd SatToss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day
3rd Thu
each qtr
Get to Know Your Customers Day

August Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
Fun, General
  • Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month
  • American Artists Appreciation Month
  • American Indian Heritage Month
  • Boomers Making a Difference Month
  • Bystander Awareness Month
  • Happiness Happens Month
  • National Water Quality Month
  • National Win with Civility Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

Weeks

Health
1 - 7World Breastfeeding Week
5 - 11Exercise with Your Child Week
Fun, General
1 - 7Simplify Your Life Week
6 - 12National Farmers’ Market Week
7 - 11Psychic Week
7 - 11Weird Contest Week
25 - 31Be Kind to Humankind Week

Days

Health
1World Lung Cancer Day
15National Relaxation Day
29More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30National Grief Awareness Day
Fun, General
1World Wide Web Day
2Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day
7Purple Heart Day
8International Cat Day
8Happiness Happens Day
10Worldwide Art Day
10Smithsonian Day
12International Youth Day
13International Lefthander’s Day
15Best Friends Day
17I Love My Feet Day
18Serendipity Day
19World Humanitarian Day
21Senior Citizen’s Day
22Be an Angel Day
26National WebMistress Day
26Women’s Equality Day
29Individual Rights Day
31World Daffodil Day
2nd SatNational Garage Sale Day
Last SatFranchise Appreciation Day

September Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • All American Breakfast Month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Month
  • National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Skin Care Awareness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
Fun, General
  •  AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Editors & Writers Month
  • Childrens’ Good Manners Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • International People Skills Month
  • International Self-Awareness Month
  • International Speak Out Month
  • International Strategic Thinking Month
  • Little League Baseball Month
  • National Coupon Month
  • National Prosper Where You Are Planted Month
  • National Wilderness Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Shameless Promotion Month
  • Subliminal Communications Month
  • Superior Relationships Month
  • Update Your Résumé Month
  • Women’s Friendship Month

Weeks

Health
1 - 7National Nutrition Week
9 - 15Suicide Prevention Week
3rd full weekInternational Clean Hands Week
Fun, General
1 - 7International Enthusiasm Week
17 - 23Constitution
24 - 29International Women’s E-Commerce Days
2rd full weekInternational Housekeepers Week
3rd weekPollution Prevention Week
3rd full weekBuild A Better Image Week
3rd full Mon-FriNational Love Your Files Week
Last weekRemember to Register to Vote Week
Last full weekWorld Reflexology Week

Days

Health
8World Physical Therapy Day
10(World) Suicide Prevention Day
18National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
21World’s Alzheimer’s Day
25National Psychotherapy Day
26National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
2nd FriStand Up to Cancer Day
3rd Sat International Eat An Apple Day
Fun, General
1National No Rhyme (or Reason) Day
3Labor Day
4National Wildlife Day
5International Day of Charity
8International Literacy Day
10Rosh Hashanah
10Swap Ideas Day
13International Chocolate Day
15Greenpeace Day
15International Day of Democracy
15LGBT Center Awareness Day
16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
17Citizenship Day
17Constitution Day
18National Respect Day
19Talk Like A Pirate Day
21International Day of Peace
22American Business Women’s Day
22Car Free Day
22International Day of Radiant Peace
22National Centenarian’s Day
22Fall (Autumnal) Equinox (9:54 pm ET)
23Innergize Day
24Punctuation Day
25National Voter Registration Day
27Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
28National Good Neighbor Day
28Hug A Vegetarian Day
29International Coffee Day
29 - 30Yom Kippur
1st FriBring Your Manners to Work Day
1st SatNational Writing Date Day
1st Sun after Labor DayNational Grandparent’s Day
3rd SatNational Gymnastics Day

October Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Global ADHD Awareness Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Depression Education & Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
Fun, General
  • Adopt a Dog Month
  • Co-op Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • International Strategic Planning Month
  •  LGBT History Month
  • Month of Free Thought
  • National Arts & Humanities Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Self-Promotion Month

Weeks

Health
3 - 10No Salt Week
12 - 20Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week
15 - 19National Health Education Week
1st full weekMental Illness Awareness Week
Last full weekNational Massage Therapy Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 - 7National Walk Your Dog Week
2 - 6Customer Service Week
6 - 14Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
7 - 134-H Week
7 - 13Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week
1st full weekNational Midwifery Week
1st full weekInternational Post Card Week
1st full weekNational Work from Home Week
3rd full weekNational Save for Retirement Week
3rd full weekFreedom of Speech Week
3rd full weekNational Character Counts Week
3rd full weekNational Friends of Libraries Week

Days

Health
7National Forgiveness Day
10World Mental Health Day
15Global Handwashing Day
22Lung Health Day
2nd ThuNational Depression Screening Day
Fun, General
1International Music Day
1National Walk Your Dog Day
2International Day of Non-violence
4World Animal Day
5World Teachers Day
6American Libraries Day
7You Matter to Me Day
8National Kick Butt Day
10International Newspaper Carrier Day
12Free Thought Day
13Fall Astronomy Day
13Silly Sayings Day
14Be Bald and Be Free Day
15National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
16Boss’s Day
16Dictionary Day
16World Food Day
17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
19Evaluate Your Life Day
21Celebration of The Mind Day
24United Nations Day
25International Artists Day
30Checklist Day
31Girl Scout Founder’s Day
31Halloween or All Hallows Eve
31National UNICEF Day
1st MonWorld Day of Bullying Prevention
1st FriWorld Smile Day
1st SatWorld Card Making Day
2st TueNational Face Your Fears Day
2st SatUniversal Music Day
3rd WedNational Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
3rd WedSupport Your Local Chamber of Commerce
3rd ThuConflict Resolution Day
3rd ThuGet Smart About Credit Day
3rd Thu
each qtr
Get to Know Your Customers Day
4th SatMake a Difference Day

November Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • American & National Diabetes Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
  • National COPD Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Home Care & Hospice Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Fun, General
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Entrepreneurship Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • Vegan Month

Weeks

Health
11 - 17National Nurse Practioner’s Week
2nd Sat, 9 daysNational Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 - 7World Communication Week
12 - 16American Education Week
12 - 18National Global Entrepreneurship Week
Always Thanksgiving weekBetter Conversation Week
1st full week starting SunNational Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
Always Thanksgiving weekNational Family Week
Sat-Sun Thanksgiving weekNational Game & Puzzle Week

Days

Health
14World Diabetes Day
15Great American Smokeout
30Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
Fun, General
1Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead)
1Give Up Your Shoulds Day
1National Authors’ Day
1National Family Caregiver Day
1World Vegan Day
4Use Your Common Sense Day
4Daylight Saving Time Ends (2:00 am)
6Election Day
9World Freedom Day
10World Science Day for Peace and Development
11Veterans Day
13World Kindness Day
15America Recycles Day
15I Love to Write Day
15National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
15Use Less Stuff Day
16International Day for Tolerance
19American Made Matters Day
19Equal Opportunity Day (aka: Gettysburg Address Day)
19International Men’s Day
19Rocky and Bullwinkle Day
22Thanksgiving Day
23National Day of Listening
23National Native American Heritage Day
24Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
25International Hat Day
26Cyber Monday
27Giving Tuesday
1st SatSadie Hawkins Day
1st SatDigital Scrapbooking Day
3rd SatGuinness World Record Day
Sat after T-givingSmall Business Saturday

December Awareness

Monthlong

Health
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  •  AIDS Awareness Month
Fun, General
  • National Tie Month
  • National Write a Business Plan Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Spiritual Literacy Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

Weeks

Health
2 - 8National Hand Washing Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 - 7Cookie Cutter Week
2 - 8Computer Science Education Week
10 - 17Human Rights Week
25 - 31It’s About Time Week
26 - 1/1Kwanzaa

Days

Health
1World AIDS Day
3International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Fun, General
1Rosa Parks Day
2Special Education Day
4National Cookie Day
4World Wildlife Conservation Day
5AFL-CIO Day
7National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
10Human Rights Day
10Nobel Prize Day
12Chanukah
12Poinsettia Day
15Bill of Rights Day
16National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
17Clean Air Day
20International Human Solidarity Day
21National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day
21World Peace Day
21Winter Solstice (5:23 pm ET)
21Yule
23Festivus
24Christmas Eve
25Christmas Day
26Boxing Day (Canada)
26National Candy Cane Day
26National Thank-you Note Day
28 - 29National Chocolate Days
2nd MonGreen Monday
2nd FriOfficial Lost & Found Day
2nd SunWorldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends)
2nd SunWorld Choral Day

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