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Calendar Awareness Dates

Below is an extensive list of calendar awareness dates to inspire you to develop promotions related to those themes.

We suggest that you also look up awareness dates that are specific to your target markets demographics and health concerns (and sometimes a combination of the two) as we might not have found everything. For instance, let’s say that one of your target markets is runners. Search for “Runners + Awareness Dates” and you find quite a few links. When we did this, we found out that May is National Runner’s Month. Some marketing ideas to tie into this Awareness Month are: look for ways you can piggy-back into media coverage that will already be happening; offer a special promotion for runners; volunteer at a running event.

  • Awareness DaysAn Awareness Day is a date usually set by a major organization or government to commemorate a medical research or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level.
  • Health Awareness DatesNational Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics. They have created toolkits to help you make a difference. Show everyone that your organization is committed to health and wellness.
  • Observance DatesA list of observance days, weeks, or months set by a major organization or government to commemorate a medical research or ethical cause of importance.
  • Fun DaysFun Days offers a list of daily, weekly, and monthly Official (for real!) goofy, silly, strange, wacky, weird, unknown, respected, and traditional holidays.

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Note: A date marked with an asterisk (*) indicates the date is the same from year to year.

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

DAYS

Health
2 Pet Travel and Safety Day
11 Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day
11 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
19 Women’s Healthy Weight Day
28 World Leprosy Day
Fun, General
1 New Year’s Day
1 Commitment Day
1 Copyright Law Day* 
1 Euro Day
1 Global Family Day
1 Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day
1 Tournament of Roses Parade Day
2 National Motivation and Inspiration Day
2 Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
6 Epiphany
7 I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day
7 International Programmers’ Day
8 Midwife’s Day or Women’s Day
8 Show and Tell Day at Work
10 National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
13 Public Radio Broadcasting Day
15 Humanitarian Day
17 Kid Inventors’ Day
18 Thesaurus Day
20 Inauguration Day
21 National Hugging Day
21 Celebration of Life Day
22 Roe vs. Wade Day
23 National Pie Day
24 National Compliment Day
26 Fun at Work Day
27 National Geographic Day
28 Data Privacy Day
29 Freethinkers Day
29 National Puzzle Day
29 Seeing Eye Dog Day
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
2nd Mon National Clean off Your Desk Day
3rd Mon Martin 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 – 7 Women’s Heart Week
4 – 10 Burn Awareness Week
5 – 11 Children’s Mental Health Week
7 – 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
25 – 3/3 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
1st wk National Therapeutic Recreation Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 African Heritage & Health Week
2 – 8 Publicity for Profit Week
6 – 10 International Networking Week
7 – 12 Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend
8 – 14 Love Makes the World Go Round, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week
11 – 17 Celebration of Love Week
11 – 17 Random Acts of Kindness Week
12 – 18 National Green Week
15 – 19 American Association For The Advancement of Science Week
17 – 24 National Entrepreneurship Week
17 – 24 National FFA Week
18 – 24 Build A Better Trade Show Image Week
18 – 24 National Engineers’ Week
18 – 24 Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week

DAYS

Health
4 World Cancer Day
9 Toothache Day
11 National Shut-in Visitation Day
11 Autism Sunday
14 National Condom Day
14 National Donor Day
Fun, General
1 Change Your Password Day
1 Freedom Day
2 Candelmas
2 Groundhog Day
3 Ice Cream For Breakfast Day
7 “e” Day (math: e = 2.7…)
8 Boy Scout Anniversary
9 Read in the Bathtub Day
12 Lincoln’s Birthday
12 NAACP Day
13 Get a Different Name Day
13 Mardi Gras
13 World Radio Day
14 Library Lovers Day
14 National Have A Heart Day
14 Safer Internet Day
14 Valentines Day
15 Susan B. Anthony Day
17 My Way Day
17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
17 World Human Spirit Day
20 Presidents Day
20 Love Your Pet Day
20 World Day for Social Justice
22 Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day
22 George Washington’s Birthday
23 Digital Learning Day
1st Wed National 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 – 10 National Procrastination Week
4 – 10 Save Your Vision Week
5 – 11 National Sleep Awareness Week
12 – 18 International Brain Awareness Week
25 – 31 Health Information Professionals Week
3rd Mon Wellderly Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week
1 – 7 Celebrate Your Name Week
1 – 7 Universal Women’s Week
4 – 10 National Consumer Protection Week
4 – 10 National Words Matter Week
4 – 10 Return The Borrowed Books Week
4 – 10 Women in Construction Week
5 – 11 Women of Aviation Worldwide Week
11 – 17 Girl Scout Week
18 – 24 American Chocolate Week
25 – 31 National Cleaning Week
3rd Mon Act Happy Week

DAYS

Health
7 National Cereal Day
9 Get Over It Day
18 forgive Mom and Dad Day
21 Brain Injury Awareness Day
21 Memory Day
3rd Mon Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day
4th Sat Endometriosis March Day
Fun, General
1 National Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Day
1 World Compliment Day
2 NEA’s Read Across America Day
3 World Wildlife Day
4 March Forth – Do Something Day
4 National Grammar Day
6 Fun Facts About Names Day
7 National Be Heard Day
7 Discover What Your Name Means Day
8 Day for Women’s Rights & International Peace
8 International Women’s Day
10 International Day of Awesomeness
10 Genealogy Day
11 Daylight Savings Time Begins (2:00am)
13 Good Samaritan Involvement Day
14 International Ask A Question Day
14 Pi Day (math: pi = 3.14159265…)
15 Buzzards Day
15 Ides of March
15 World Consumer Rights Day
16 Freedom of Information Day
19 Client’s Day
20 Atheist Pride Day
20 International Day of Happiness
20 Global Massage Makes Me Happy Day
20 National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
20 Spring (Vernal) Equinox (12:15pm ET)
20 World Storytelling Day
21 National Common Courtesy Day
22 As Young As You Feel Day
22 World Water Day
29 National Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
30 I Am in Control Day
31 Cesar Chavez Day
1st Fri Employee Appreciation Day
2nd Tue Organize Your Home office Day
3rd Wed Kick Butts Day
3rd Thu Companies 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 – 7 National Public Health Week
8 – 14 National Dog Bite Prevention Week
23 – 29 National Infertility Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 American Indian Awareness Week
1 – 7 Laugh at Work Week
2 – 7 Explore Your Career Options
8 – 14 National Crime Victims Rights Week
8 – 14 National Student Employment Week
9 – 15 National Library Week
15 – 22 National Volunteer Week
18 – 23 Consumer Awareness Week
21 – 28 Money Smart Week
22 – 28 National Environmental Education Week

DAYS

Health
2 World Autism Day
7 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
7 World Health Day (UN)
7 World Health Organization Day
11 World Parkinson’s Disease Day
19 National Stress Awareness Day
25 Malaria Awareness Day
1st Wed National Walking Day
1st Fri National Walk to Work Day
3rd Thu National D.A.R.E Day
Fun, General
1 All Fools Day
1 – 3 American Crossword Puzzle Days
1 National Fun Day
2 Tangible Karma Day
7 National Love Our Children Day
10 ASPCA Day
10 Equal Pay Day
11 National Bookmobile Day
11 National Pet Day
12 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
12 D.E.A.R. Day
12 Walk on Your Wild Side Day
14 Dictionary Day
14 International Moment of Laughter Day
15 World Art Day
17 Income Tax Pay Day (usually the 15th)
22 Earth Day
25 Hairstylists Appreciation Day
25 Hug A Plumber Day or Plumbers Day
25 National Golf Day
25 Red Hat Society Day
25 Talk Like Shakespeare Day
26 Audubon Day
25 Administrative Professionals Day
25 Secretary’s Day
26 Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day
29 World Wish Day
30 Adopt A Shelter Pet Day
30 International Jazz Day
30 National Honesty Day
1st Wed National Day of Hope
3rd Thu each qtr Get to Know Your Customers Day
3rd Fri National Day of Silence
3rd Sat Husband Appreciation Day
Last Fri Arbor 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 – 12 National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
6 – 12 National Neuropathy Awareness Week
13 – 19 National Women’s Health Week
13 – 20 National Nursing Home Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 Choose Privacy Week
6 – 12 National Wildflower Week
6 – 12 National Nurses Day and Week
6 – 12 Be Kind to Animals Week
6 – 12 National Hug Holiday Week
6 – 12 Public Service Recognition Week
7 – 13 International Coaching Week
13 – 19 Reading is Fun Week
13 – 29 National Police Week
1st full week National Pet Week
1st full week Teacher Appreciation Week
1st full week Update Your References Week
2nd Mon
of full week
National Etiquette Week
3rd week National New Friends, Old Friends Week

DAYS

Health
1 World Asthma Day
8 World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day
10 World Lupus Day
12 Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
17 World Hypertension Day
19 National Learn to Swim Day
30 National Senior Health & Fitness Day
31 World MS Day
3rd Fri National Bike to Work Day
Fun, General
1 Global Love Day
1 May Day
3 Public Radio Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
4 International Firefighters Day
5 Cinco de Mayo
6 World Laughter Day
9 Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity
9 Receptionists Day
12 International Nurses Day
12 World Fair Trade Day
13 Mother’s Day
18 Visit Your Relatives Day
18 Endangered Species Day
21 Accountant’s Day
28 Sierra Club Day
28 Memorial Day
1st Fri International Space Day
1st Sat Join 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 – 9 Bed Bug Awareness Health Week
11 – 17 Men’s Health Week
18 – 24 Lightning Safety Awareness Week
1st full week National Headache Awareness Week
Fun, General
7 – 11 National Business Etiquette Week
4 – 10 National Pet Awareness Week
11 – 17 National Flag Week
15 – 17 Duct Tape Days
24 – 30 Watermelon Seed Spitting Week

DAYS

Health
1 Heimlich Maneuver Day
3 National Cancer Survivors Day
8 National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
14 (World) Blood Donor Day
23 Let It Go Day
23 National Hydration Day
27 PTSD Awareness Day
30 NOW Day
Fun, General
1 Say Something Nice Day
2 National Leave the Office Early Day
2 The Wicket World of Croquet Day
3 Loving Day
3 Wonder Woman Day
5 Festival of Popular Delusions Day
5 World Environment Day
6 Atheists Pride Day
6 Drive-in Movie Day
11 Making Life Beautiful Day
14 Flag Day
15 Worldwide Day of Giving
17 Father’s Day
20 World Productivity Day
21 Summer Solstice
21 World Handshake Day
21 World Humanist Day
21 World Music Day
23 Public Service Day
24 Celebration of the Senses
25 Global Beatles Day
4th Tue National 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 – 7 National Unassisted Homebirth Week
Fun, General
4 – 10 Freedom Week
19 – 22 Comic Con International
26 – 28 Comi Great Texas Mosquitos Days
29 – 8/4 Single Working Women’s Week
1st full week Be Nice to New Jersey Week
3rd full week Everybody Deserves A Massage Week

DAYS

Health
7 Global Forgiveness Day
7 Tell The Truth Day
16 Global Hug Your Kid Day
Fun, General
1 Canada Day
2 Made In the USA Day
3 Compliment Your Mirror Day
3 International Plastic Bag Free Day
4 Fourth of July or Independence Day
6 Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
7 Chocolate Day
10 Global Energy Independence Day
11 Cheer Up the Lonely Day
12 Simplicity Day
14 Bastille Day
18 Nelson Mandela International Day
20 Space Exploration Day
22 Casual Pi Day (math: pi = 22/7 approx.)
27 Barbie-in-a-Blender Day
29 National Talk in an Elevator Day
30 International Day of Friendship
30 National Support Public Education Day
30 *Paperback Book Day
3rd Sat Toss 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 – 7 World Breastfeeding Week
5 – 11 Exercise with Your Child Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 Simplify Your Life Week
6 – 12 National Farmers’ Market Week
7 – 11 Psychic Week
7 – 11 Weird Contest Week
25 – 31 Be Kind to Humankind Week

DAYS

Health
1 World Lung Cancer Day
15 National Relaxation Day
29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 National Grief Awareness Day
Fun, General
1 World Wide Web Day
2 Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day
7 Purple Heart Day
8 International Cat Day
8 Happiness Happens Day
10 Worldwide Art Day
10 Smithsonian Day
12 International Youth Day
13 International Lefthander’s Day
15 Best Friends Day
17 I Love My Feet Day
18 Serendipity Day
19 World Humanitarian Day
21 Senior Citizen’s Day
22 Be an Angel Day
26 National WebMistress Day
26 Women’s Equality Day
29 Individual Rights Day
31 World Daffodil Day
2nd Sat National Garage Sale Day
Last Sat Franchise 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 – 7 National Nutrition Week
9 – 15 Suicide Prevention Week
3rd full week International Clean Hands Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 International Enthusiasm Week
17 – 23 Constitution
24 – 29 International Women’s E-Commerce Days
2rd full week International Housekeepers Week
3rd week Pollution Prevention Week
3rd full week Build A Better Image Week
3rd full Mon-Fri National Love Your Files Week
Last week Remember to Register to Vote Week
Last full week World Reflexology Week

DAYS

Health
8 World Physical Therapy Day
10 (World) Suicide Prevention Day
18 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
21 World’s Alzheimer’s Day
25 National Psychotherapy Day
26 National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
2nd Fri Stand Up to Cancer Day
3rd Sat International Eat An Apple Day
Fun, General
1 National No Rhyme (or Reason) Day
3 Labor Day
4 National Wildlife Day
5 International Day of Charity
8 International Literacy Day
10 Rosh Hashanah
10 Swap Ideas Day
13 International Chocolate Day
15 Greenpeace Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15 LGBT Center Awareness Day
16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
17 Citizenship Day
17 Constitution Day
18 National Respect Day
19 Talk Like A Pirate Day
21 International Day of Peace
22 American Business Women’s Day
22 Car Free Day
22 International Day of Radiant Peace
22 National Centenarian’s Day
22 Fall (Autumnal) Equinox (9:54 pm ET)
23 Innergize Day
24 Punctuation Day
25 National Voter Registration Day
27 Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
28 National Good Neighbor Day
28 Hug A Vegetarian Day
29 International Coffee Day
29 – 30 Yom Kippur
1st Fri Bring Your Manners to Work Day
1st Sat National Writing Date Day
1st Sun after Labor Day National Grandparent’s Day
3rd Sat National 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 – 10 No Salt Week
12 – 20 Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week
15 – 19 National Health Education Week
1st full week Mental Illness Awareness Week
Last full week National Massage Therapy Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 National Walk Your Dog Week
2 – 6 Customer Service Week
6 – 14 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
7 – 13 4-H Week
7 – 13 Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week
1st full week National Midwifery Week
1st full week International Post Card Week
1st full week National Work from Home Week
3rd full week National Save for Retirement Week
3rd full week Freedom of Speech Week
3rd full week National Character Counts Week
3rd full week National Friends of Libraries Week

DAYS

Health
7 National Forgiveness Day
10 World Mental Health Day
15 Global Handwashing Day
22 Lung Health Day
2nd Thu National Depression Screening Day
Fun, General
1 International Music Day
1 National Walk Your Dog Day
2 International Day of Non-violence
4 World Animal Day
5 World Teachers Day
6 American Libraries Day
7 You Matter to Me Day
8 National Kick Butt Day
10 International Newspaper Carrier Day
12 Free Thought Day
13 Fall Astronomy Day
13 Silly Sayings Day
14 Be Bald and Be Free Day
15 National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
16 Boss’s Day
16 Dictionary Day
16 World Food Day
17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
19 Evaluate Your Life Day
21 Celebration of The Mind Day
24 United Nations Day
25 International Artists Day
30 Checklist Day
31 Girl Scout Founder’s Day
31 Halloween or All Hallows Eve
31 National UNICEF Day
1st Mon World Day of Bullying Prevention
1st Fri World Smile Day
1st Sat World Card Making Day
2st Tue National Face Your Fears Day
2st Sat Universal Music Day
3rd Wed National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
3rd Wed Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce
3rd Thu Conflict Resolution Day
3rd Thu Get Smart About Credit Day
3rd Thu
each qtr
Get to Know Your Customers Day
4th Sat Make 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 – 17 National Nurse Practioner’s Week
2nd Sat, 9 days National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 World Communication Week
12 – 16 American Education Week
12 – 18 National Global Entrepreneurship Week
Always Thanksgiving week Better Conversation Week
1st full week starting Sun National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
Always Thanksgiving week National Family Week
Sat-Sun Thanksgiving week National Game & Puzzle Week

DAYS

Health
14 World Diabetes Day
15 Great American Smokeout
30 Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
Fun, General
1 Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead)
1 Give Up Your Shoulds Day
1 National Authors’ Day
1 National Family Caregiver Day
1 World Vegan Day
4 Use Your Common Sense Day
4 Daylight Saving Time Ends (2:00 am)
6 Election Day
9 World Freedom Day
10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
11 Veterans Day
13 World Kindness Day
15 America Recycles Day
15 I Love to Write Day
15 National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
15 Use Less Stuff Day
16 International Day for Tolerance
19 American Made Matters Day
19 Equal Opportunity Day (aka: Gettysburg Address Day)
19 International Men’s Day
19 Rocky and Bullwinkle Day
22 Thanksgiving Day
23 National Day of Listening
23 National Native American Heritage Day
24 Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
25 International Hat Day
26 Cyber Monday
27 Giving Tuesday
1st Sat Sadie Hawkins Day
1st Sat Digital Scrapbooking Day
3rd Sat Guinness World Record Day
Sat after T-giving Small 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 – 8 National Hand Washing Awareness Week
Fun, General
1 – 7 Cookie Cutter Week
2 – 8 Computer Science Education Week
10 – 17 Human Rights Week
25 – 31 It’s About Time Week
26 – 1/1 Kwanzaa

DAYS

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