2024 National Day Calendar

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How to use the National Day Calendar

This National Day calendar template, created with Cate Amery’s 2023 Calendar template, is pre-populated with National Days, including US holidays, federally-declared “special” days and observations, multinational festivals, and international and world days declared by the United Nations.

Please note that the calendar contains most, but not all, of the days and holidays from the categories above. Please add or remove any days that make sense for your use cases. For reference, here are the sources used to populate this calendar:

Uses for the National Day Calendar

This National Day Calendar is great for anyone who creates content on a regular basis, such as teachers, marketers, social media managers, and even parents and families. 

You can use this calendar as a template to organize your lesson plans, blog posts, social media posts, or other events to align with culturally significant moments throughout the year.

A few example uses include:

  • Planning themed lessons or activities

  • Themed party and event plans

  • Timely icebreakers and team-building events

  • Seasonal marketing campaigns

  • Social media content planning

  • Family activities

List of National Days

Below is a list of all national and international days included in this calendar organized by holidays, international/world days, and “special” days and observations.

List of US Holidays

Federally-recognized national holidays include:

  • New Year’s Day - January 1 (Monday)

  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday - January 15 (3rd Monday in January)

  • Washington’s Birthday - February 19 (3rd Monday in February)

  • Memorial Day - May 27 (last Monday in May)

  • Juneteenth - June 19 (Wednesday)

  • Independence Day - July 4 (Thursday)

  • Labor Day - September 2 (1st Monday in September)

  • Columbus Day - October 14 (2nd Monday in October)

  • Veterans’ Day - November 11 (Monday)

  • Thanksgiving Day - November 28 (4th Thursday in November)

  • Christmas Day - December 25 (Wednesday)

List of International and World Days

International and World Days recognized by the United Nations and included on this calendar:

  • World Braille Day - January 4 (Thursday)

  • International Day of Education - January 24 (Wednesday)

  • International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust - January 27 (Saturday)

  • World Wetlands Day - February 2 (Friday)

  • World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (Thursday-Wednesday)

  • International Day of Human Fraternity - February 4 (Sunday)

  • World Pulses Day - February 10 (Saturday)

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science - February 11 (Sunday)

  • World Radio Day - February 13 (Tuesday)

  • World Day of Social Justice - February 20 (Tuesday)

  • International Mother Language Day - February 21 (Wednesday)

  • World Seagrass Day - March 1 (Friday)

  • Zero Discrimination Day - March 1 (Friday)

  • International Women’s Day - March 8 (Friday)

  • International Day of Women Judges - March 10 (Sunday)

  • International Day of Happiness - March 20 (Wednesday)

  • French Language Day - March 20 (Wednesday)

  • World Poetry Day - March 21 (Thursday)

  • World Down Syndrome Day - March 21 (Thursday)

  • International Day of Forests - March 21 (Thursday)

  • World Water Day - March 22 (Friday)

  • World Meteorological Day - March 23 (Saturday)

  • International Remembrance Day for Victims of Slavery - March 24 (Sunday)

  • International Day of Zero Waste - March 30 (Saturday)

  • World Autism Awareness Day - April 2 (Tuesday)

  • International Day of Conscience - April 5 (Friday)

  • International Day of Sport - April 6 (Saturday)

  • World Health Day - April 7 (Sunday)

  • International Day of Human Space Flight - April 12 (Friday)

  • Chinese Language Day - April 20 (Saturday)

  • World Creativity and Innovation Day - April 21 (Sunday)

  • International Earth Day - April 22 (Monday)

  • English Language Day - April 23 (Tuesday)

  • Spanish Language Day - April 23 (Tuesday)

  • International Jazz Day - April 30 (Tuesday)

  • World Tuna Day - May 2 (Thursday)

  • World Press Freedom Day - May 3 (Friday)

  • Portuguese Language Day - May 5 (Sunday)

  • International Day of Plant Health - May 12 (Sunday)

  • World Migratory Bird Day - May 13 (Monday)

  • International Day of Families - May 15 (Wednesday)

  • International Day of Living Together in Peace - May 16 (Thursday)

  • International Day of Light - May 16 (Thursday)

  • World Bee Day - May 20 (Monday)

  • International Tea Day - May 21 (Tuesday)

  • World Day for Cultural Diversity - May 21 (Tuesday)

  • International Day for Biological Diversity - May 22 (Wednesday)

  • Global Day of Parents - June 1 (Saturday)

  • World Bicycle Day - June 3 (Monday)

  • World Environment Day - June 5 (Wednesday)

  • Russian Language Day - June 6 (Thursday)

  • World Oceans Day - June 8 (Saturday)

  • International Albinism Awareness Day - June 13 (Thursday)

  • World Blood Donor Day - June 14 (Friday)

  • Sustainable Gastronomy Day - June 18 (Tuesday)

  • World Refugee Day - June 20 (Thursday)

  • International Day of Yoga - June 21 (Friday)

  • International Asteroid Day - June 30 (Sunday)

  • World Kiswahili Language Day - July 7 (Sunday)

  • Nelson Mandela Day - July 18 (Thursday)

  • International Moon Day - July 20 (Saturday)

  • World Chess Day - July 20 (Saturday)

  • International Day of Friendship - July 30 (Tuesday)

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples - August 9 (Friday)

  • International Youth Day - August 12 (Monday)

  • World Humanitarian Day - August 19 (Monday)

  • International Day for People of African Descent - August 31 (Saturday)

  • International Day of Charity - September 5 (Thursday)

  • International Day of Clean Air - September 7 (Saturday)

  • International Literacy Day - September 8 (Sunday)

  • International Day of Democracy - September 15 (Sunday)

  • International Equal Pay Day - September 18 (Wednesday)

  • International Day of Peace - September 21 (Saturday)

  • International Day of Sign Language - September 23 (Monday)

  • World Tourism Day - September 27 (Friday)

  • World Maritime Day - September 28 (Saturday)

  • International Day of Awareness for Food Loss and Waste - September 29 (Sunday)

  • International Translation Day - September 30 (Monday)

  • International Day of Older Persons - October 1 (Tuesday)

  • World Habitat Day - October 2 (Wednesday)

  • International Day of Non-Violence - October 2 (Wednesday)

  • World Teacher’s Day - October 5 (Saturday)

  • World Cotton Day - October 7 (Monday)

  • World Mental Health Day - October 10 (Thursday)

  • World Food Day - October 16 (Wednesday)

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17 (Thursday)

  • United Nations Day - October 24 (Thursday)

  • World Cities Day - October 31 (Thursday)

  • World Tsunami Awareness Day - November 5 (Tuesday)

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development - November 10 (Sunday)

  • World Diabetes Day - November 14 (Thursday)

  • World Philosophy Day - November 16 (Saturday)

  • International Day for Tolerance - November 16 (Saturday)

  • World AIDS Day - December 1 (Sunday)

  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - December 2 (Monday)

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3 (Tuesday)

  • World Soil Day - December 5 (Thursday)

  • Human Rights Day - December 10 (Tuesday)

  • International Mountain Day - December 11 (Wednesday)

  • International Migrants Day - December 18 (Wednesday)

  • Arabic Language Day - December 18 (Wednesday)

List of national “special” days and observations

Special days and observations federally declared and recognized by the US government:

  • Religious Freedom Day - January 16 (Tuesday)

  • National Black History Month - February 1-28 (Thursday-Wednesday)

  • National Freedom Day - February 1 (Thursday)

  • Susan B. Anthony Day - February 15 (Thursday)

  • National Women’s History Month - March 1-31 (Friday-Sunday)

  • Save Your Vision Week - First week in March (March 1-7)

  • Harriet Tubman Day - March 10 (Sunday)

  • National Poison Prevention Week - Third week in March (March 17-23)

  • Greek Independence Day - March 25 (Monday)

  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day - March 29 (Friday)

  • Jewish American Heritage Month - April 1-30 (Monday-Tuesday)

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday - April 13 (Saturday)

  • National Day of Prayer - April 17 (Wednesday)

  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month - May 1-31 (Wednesday-Friday)

  • Law Day - May 1 (Wednesday)

  • Loyalty Day - May 1 (Wednesday)

  • Mother’s Day - Second Sunday of May (Sunday)

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day - May 15 (Wednesday)

  • National Defence Transportation Day - Third Friday of May (Friday)

  • National Maritime Day - May 22 (Wednesday)

  • National Safe Boating Week - Week ending on the Friday before Memorial Day (May 18-24)

  • LGBTQIA+ Pride Month - June 1-30 (Saturday-Sunday)

  • National Caribbean-American Heritage Month - June 1-30 (Saturday-Sunday)

  • Flag Day - June 14 (Friday)

  • Father’s Day - Third Sunday in June (Sunday)

  • Korean War Veteran Armistice Day - July 27 (Saturday)

  • National Aviation Day - August 19 (Monday)

  • National Grandparents Day - Sunday after Labor Day (Sunday)

  • Patriot Day - September 11 (Wednesday)

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15-October 15 (Sunday-Tuesday)

  • Constitution and Citizenship Day - September 17 (Tuesday)

  • Constitution Week - September 17-23 (Tuesday-Monday)

  • Gold Star Mother’s Day - Last Sunday in September (Sunday)

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 1-31 (Tuesday-Thursday)

  • Child Health Day - First Monday of October (Monday)

  • National School Lunch Week - Week beginning on the second Sunday in October (October 13-19)

  • National Forest Products Week - Third Sunday in October (October 20-26)

  • National Native American Heritage Month - November 1-30 (Friday-Saturday)

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - December 7 (Saturday)

  • Wright Brothers Day - December 17 (Tuesday)

  • Pan American Aviation Day - December 17 (Tuesday)

List of multicultural festivals and holidays

Here is an additional non-exhaustive list of multicultural festivals and holidays included on the calendar:

  • Groundhog Day - February 2 (Friday)

  • Valentine’s Day - February 14 (Wednesday)

  • Holi - March 8, 2024 (Friday) - Holi changes annually

  • St. Patrick’s Day - March 17 (Sunday)

  • Spring Equinox - March 21 (Thursday)

  • April Fool’s Day - April 1 (Monday)

  • Easter - April 28, 2024 (Sunday) - Easter changes annually

  • Ramadan - April 3 (Wednesday) to May 2 (Friday) - Ramadan dates change annually

  • Star Wars Day - May 4 (Saturday)

  • Cinco De Mayo - May 5 (Sunday)

  • Midsummer - June 21 (Friday)

  • Summer Solstice - June 21 (Friday)

  • Rosh Hashanah - October 1-3, 2024 (Tuesday-Thursday) - Rosh Hashanah dates change annually

  • Fall Equinox - September 23 (Monday)

  • Yom Kippur - October 10-11, 2024 (Wednesday-Thursday) - Yom Kippur dates change annually

  • Halloween - October 31 (Thursday)

  • Dia de los Muertos - November 1-2 (Friday-Saturday)

  • Diwali - October 30, 2024 (Wednesday) - Note: Diwali dates change annually

  • Hanukkah - December 22-30, 2024 (Sunday-Monday) - Hanukkah dates change annually

  • Winter Solstice - December 21 (Saturday)

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