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Ultimate Calendar of 700+ Social Media Holidays in 2024

A blue and green holiday calendar for social media holidays

Every month at Good Good Good, we plan upcoming good news content for our Instagram, Goodnewsletter, Goodnewspaper, podcast, website, and more. Our work is always centered on hopeful stories about people making a difference in the world — and action steps on how each of us can join in with that good work.

With so many holidays, awareness days, education weeks, and activism months happening all year long, we’ve been slowly collecting all of these events in a private internal calendar for years.

While we mostly focus on awareness days and months (see our Monthly Awareness Days and Months Calendar) — we’ve also been slowly collecting other holidays as well. 

Today, for the first time, we’re publishing our guide to social media holidays.

Our hope is this resource will help you or your organization find some fun holidays to celebrate on social media throughout the year — and that maybe some of those might also be important awareness days.

Where applicable, we’ve included resources around highlighted holidays — usually in the form of good news around particular topics, relevant quotes or recommendations, or action steps on how to make a difference. We encourage you to share them if you find them helpful.

We’ve worked hard to make this the most comprehensive collection of social media holidays on the internet. Of course, always double-check dates, as organizers may occasionally change dates.

Bookmark this page and revisit it as often as you need. We’ll continue to update it and add to it over time.

Social Media Holidays To Celebrate

January

Days

New Year’s Day - January 1

Read our guide on New Year’s resolutions to help people and the planet or explore ideas for your “word of the year”

National Bloody Mary Day - January 1

National Hangover Day - January 1

World Introvert Day - January 2

Science Fiction Day - January 2

National Trivia Day - January 4

National Spaghetti Day - January 4

National Bird Day - January 5

National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day - January 6

International Cut Your Energy Costs Day - January 10

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day - January 10

Human Trafficking Awareness Day - January 11

Learn about Dressember and Thorn: two nonprofits fighting human trafficking in unique ways

International Thank You Day - January 11

Learn about the power of gratitude (and why you should write that thank-you note

National Hot Tea Day - January 12

Clean Off Your Desk Day - 2nd Monday of January

National Sticker Day - January 13

Make Your Dream Come True Day - January 13

National Hat Day - January 15

National Bagel Day - January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 3rd Monday of January

Get to know how best to celebrate Martin Luther King Day and read quotes from his wife, Coretta Scott King, and his daughter, Bernice King.

National Religious Freedom Day - January 16

Ditch Your Resolution Day - January 17

Thesaurus Day - January 18

National Popcorn Day - January 19

Dolly Parton’s Birthday - January 19th

Celebrate the day by reading Dolly Parton’s most inspiring quotes about making the world a better place

International Day of Acceptance - January 20

Cheese Lovers Day - January 20

Get To Know Your Customers Day - 3rd Thursday of January

International Sweatpants Day - January 21

National Hugging Day - January 21

National Pie Day - January 23

National Compliment Day - January 24

Macintosh Day - January 24

Community Manager Appreciation Day - 4th Monday of January

Opposite Day - January 25

National Chocolate Cake Day - January 27

Data Privacy Day - January 28

National Hot Chocolate Day - January 31

Lunar New Year - Date varies in January or February

Months

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National CBD Month

National Hobby Month

Explore the ultimate list of hobbies — and our guide to hobbies for women

National Soup Month

February

Days

National Girls and Women in Sports Day - February 1

National Freedom Day - February 1 

World Hijab Day - February 1 

Groundhog Day - February 2

World Wetlands Day - February 2

National Golden Retriever Day - February 3

National Wear Red Day - February 3

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day - February 4

Rosa Parks’ Birthday - February 4 

World Cancer Day - February 4

Learn about the good news about the fight against cancer and meet one doctor changing the way we treat cancer 

National Weatherperson’s Day - February 5

National Frozen Yogurt Day - February 6

National Send a Card to a Friend Day - February 7

National Boy Scouts Day - February 8

Propose Day - February 8

Safer Internet Day - 2nd Tuesday of February

National Pizza Day - February 9

National Inventors’ Day - February 11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science - February 11

National Guitar Day - February 11

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday - February 12 

World Radio Day - February 13

Galentine’s Day - February 13

Shine a Light on Slavery Day - February 13th

Read about one nonprofit that found a creative way to combat human trafficking with a fashion challenge

Super Bowl - 2nd Sunday of February

Valentine’s Day - February 14

We put together a guide on fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day sustainably and a guide to eco-friendly sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts to buy

Random Acts of Kindness Day - February 17

Try one of these ideas for random acts of kindness and read about how to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day.

National Drink Wine Day - February 18

National Battery Day - February 18

World Whale Day - February 19th

Want some good news about whales? Humpback whales are THRIVING!

World Day of Social Justice - February 20

Check out our curated collection of the best quotes about social justice

Love Your Pet Day - February 20

International Mother Language Day - February 21

National Pancake Day - February 21 

World Thinking Day - February 22

World Bartender Day - February 24

International Stand Up to Bullying Day - February 24

National Clam Chowder Day - February 25

Letter to an Elder Day - February 26

International Polar Bear Day - February 27

Floral Design Day - February 28

Presidents’ Day - 3rd Monday of February

National Skip the Straw Day - 4th Friday of February

Lunar New Year - Date varies in January or February

Mardi Gras - Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Date varies in February or March)

Months

Black History Month

Read and share these ideas to celebrate Black History Month

National Heart Health Month

National Snack Food Month

March

Days

Zero Discrimination Day - March 1

National Wedding Planning Day - March 1

World Compliment Day - March 1

Learn about the power of compliments and explore the ultimate list of the best compliment ideas

National Read Across America Day - March 2 

World Teen Mental Health Day - March 2 

World Wildlife Day - March 3

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate World Wildlife Day

Caregiver Appreciation Day - March 3

National Grammar Day - March 4

National Salesperson Day - March 4

National Backcountry Ski Day - March 4

National Employee Appreciation Day - 1st Friday of March

National Day of Unplugging - 1st Friday of March

National Dentist’s Day - March 6

National Frozen Food Day - March 6

National Dress Day - March 6

National Be Heard Day - March 7

National Cereal Day - March 7

International Women’s Day - March 8

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate International Women’s Day

National Proofreading Day - March 8

Barbie Day - March 9

National Crab Meat Day - March 9

National Picnic Day - March 9

National Pack Your Lunch Day - March 10

Popcorn Lover’s Day - 2nd Thursday of March

World Plumbing Day - March 11

Plant a Flower Day - March 12

National Girl Scout Day - March 12

National K9 Veterans Day - March 13

Potato Chip Day - March 14

Pi Day - March 14

Daylight Savings - 2nd Sunday of March

National Napping Day - The day after Daylight Savings

World Consumer Rights Day - March 15

Equal Pay Day - Date varies each year

National Freedom of Information Day - March 16

Panda Bear Day - March 16

St. Patrick’s Day - March 17

Awkward Moments Day - March 18

Global Recycling Day - March 18

World Sleep Day - Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox

National Let’s Laugh Day - March 19

National Poultry Day - March 19

World Oral Health Day - March 20

Proposal Day - March 20

International Day of Happiness - March 20

Fred Rogers’ Birthday - March 20th

Explore the ultimate list of the best quotes from Mister Rogers

World Storytelling Day - March 20

First Day of Spring - March 20

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - March 21

World Down Syndrome Day - March 21

World Poetry Day - March 21

International Day of Forests - March 21 

World Water Day - March 22

Check out this collection of the best positive news stories about water

American Diabetes Association Alert Day - 4th Tuesday of March

National Puppy Day - March 23

World Meteorological Day - March 23

National Cheesesteak Day - March 24

National Cocktail Day - March 24

Tolkien Reading Day - March 25

National Spinach Day - March 26

Purple Day - March 26

World Theatre Day - March 27

Earth Hour Day - Last Saturday of March

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day - March 29

National Vietnam War Veterans’ Day - March 29

Doctor’s Day - March 30

National Take a Walk in the Park Day - March 30

World Backup Day - March 31

International Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31

Read and share the ultimate guide on how to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility

Manatee Appreciation Day - March 31

National Clams on the Half Shell Day - March 31

Mardi Gras - Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Date varies in February or March)

Months

Women’s History Month

Explore our guide to activities and ideas for Women’s History Month — and read and share empowering quotes for Women’s History Month

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

International Ideas Month

Social Work Month

National Reading Month

Explore our top Good Good Good-approved book recommendations and make sure to shop with independent (non-Amazon) bookstores

Disability Awareness Month

Explore our calendar of disability awareness days and weeks

April

Days

April Fools’ Day - April 1

Check out Good Good Good’s article which may or may not be an April Fool’s joke

World Autism Acceptance Day - April 2

Find a Rainbow Day - April 3

National DIY Day - April 3

Jane Goodall’s Birthday - April 3 

Celebrate Jane Goodall’s birthday by reading her most iconic quotes about animals, climate change, and living a meaningful life

World Party Day - April 3

Tell a Lie Day - April 4

Maya Angelou’s Birthday - April 4 

Read and share the best quotes by Maya Angelou — plus check out all of Maya Angelou’s poems

Hug a Newsperson Day - April 4

National Flash Drive Day - April 5

National Walking Day - April 6

National Student-Athlete Day - April 6

National Carbonara Day - April 6

National Library Day - April 6th

Read about the many reasons libraries are important

World Health Day - April 7

Get inspired by quotes from global health advocate Paul Farmer and read the best positive articles about world health

National Beer Day - April 7

Walk to Work Day - April 7

National Siblings Day - April 10

Encourage a Young Writer Day - April 10

National Pet Day - April 11

Read and share the ultimate guide on how to celebrate National Pet Day

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day - April 12

International Lawyers’ Day - April 12

International Day of Human Space Flight - April 12

International Plant Appreciation Day - April 13

National Scrabble Day - April 13

National Gardening Day - April 14

National Laundry Day - April 15

National Tax Day - April 15

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day - April 16

Husband Appreciation Day - April 16

National Librarian Day - April 16

National Cheese Ball Day - April 17

Haiku Poetry Day - April 17

National Columnists’ Day - April 18

Tax Day (U.S.) - April 18

National Look-Alike Day - April 20

Volunteer Recognition Day - April 20

National High-Five Day - 3rd Thursday of April

Get to Know Your Customers Day - 3rd Thursday of April

National Administrative Professionals Day - April 21

Kindergarten Day - April 21

Earth Day - April 22

Explore out guide full of activities and ideas to celebrate Earth Day. Plus: Read the best good news stories about climate change and all of Good Good Good’s positive coverage on the environment. And check out our list of the best Earth Day quotes.

National Picnic Day - April 23

World Laboratory Day - April 23

World Book Day - April 23

Check out these good book recommendations

National Mani and Pedi Day - April 25

World Penguin Day - April 25

National Telephone Day - April 25

World Malaria Day - April 25

Good news: The new malaria vaccine is poised to save millions of children’s lives

Administrative Professionals Day - April 26

International Lesbian Day of Visibility - April 26 

Denim Day - Last Wednesday of April

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - 4th Thursday of April

Arbor Day - Last Friday of April

Learn about how many trees are on planet earth, read our review of Ecosia (the free tool that plants trees while you surf the internet), explore tree quotes, and read all of our positive tree news.

National Superhero Day - April 28

International Astronomy Day - April 28

Pay It Forward Day - April 28

International Dance Day - April 29

National Honesty Day - April 30

Independent Bookstore Day - Last Saturday in April

Read and share the complete guide to Independent Bookstore Day celebration ideas. Plus: Learn about the best online bookstores that aren’t Amazon — many of which support local independent bookstores

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30

Read and share these reasons to adopt a dog from your local shelter

International Jazz Day - April 30

Weeks

National Volunteer Week - Third Week of April

National Park Week - Week-long Event in April

Read and share our guide on ways to celebrate National Park Week. Plus: Learn about fee-free days at national parks and explore the best products and gifts that give back to national parks

Months

Arab American Heritage Month

Read and share the best ways to celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

Diversity Month

Earth Month

Learn about the history of Earth Month and ideas for how to celebrate Earth Month

National Stress Awareness Month

Autism Acceptance Month

Move More Month

National Poetry Month

National Brunch Month

World Landscape Architecture Month

May

Days

May Day - May 1

International Workers Day - May 1

National Fitness Day - May 1

World Press Freedom Day - May 3

World Asthma Day - 1st Tuesday of May

National Teacher Appreciation Day - 1st Tuesday of the first full week of May

Star Wars Day - May 4

International Firefighters Day - May 4

Cinco de Mayo - May 5

World Password Day - 1st Thursday of May

National Nurses Day - May 6

International No Diet Day - May 6

Space Day - 1st Friday of May

Fair Trade Day - 2nd Saturday of May 

Mother’s Day - 2nd Sunday of May

Learn about the viral Mother’s Day campaign encouraging ‘phone calls not flowers’

Europe Day - May 9

National Moscato Day - May 9

National Small Business Day - May 10

Twilight Zone Day - May 11

National Receptionist Day - 2nd Wednesday of May

National Limerick Day - May 12

International Nurses Day - May 12

International Day of Families - May 15

Love a Tree Day - May 16

National Do Something Good For Your Neighbor Day - May 16

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia - May 17

World Baking Day - May 17

National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18

Visit Your Relatives Day - May 18

International Museum Day - May 18

Global Accessibility Awareness Day - 3rd Thursday of May

National Bike to Work Day - 3rd Friday of May

Endangered Species Day - 3rd Friday of May

Pizza Party Day - May 19

NASCAR Day - May 20

National Endangered Species Day - May 20

National Rescue Dog Day - May 20

Read and share these reasons to adopt a rescue dog

Armed Forces Day - May 20

World Bee Day - May 20 

“Bee Girl Sarah” is saving the bees and providing education on how others can join in

National Memo Day - May 21

World Whiskey Day - May 21

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day - May 21

Find out which fruits and veggies are in season right now

International Day of Biological Diversity Day - May 22

World Goth Day - May 22

World Paloma Day - May 22

Lucky Penny Day - May 23

World Turtle Day - May 23

Mister Rogers’ 143 Day - May 23 

In honor of Mister Rogers’ love for the number 143 — learn how to celebrate 143 Day and check out the 143 best quotes from America’s neighbor

National Asparagus Day - March 24

National Scavenger Hut Day - May 24

National Missing Children’s Day - May 25

Tap Dance Day - May 25

National Heat Awareness Day - May 26

National Road Trip Day - May 26

National Red Nose Day - Last Thursday of May

Heat Awareness Day - Last Friday of May

National Sunscreen Day - May 27

National Brisket Day - May 28

Hamburger Day - May 28

Paperclip Day - May 29

Learn About Composting Day - May 29 

Start by learning about food waste

Memorial Day - Last Monday of May

Mint Julep Day - May 30

National Creativity Day - May 30

National Smile Day - May 31

World No Tobacco Day - May 31

Natonal Senior Health & Fitness Day - May 31

Weeks

Teacher Appreciation Week - 1st full week of May

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Small Business Week - 1st full week of May

National Nurses’ Week - May 6th-12th

Months

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

Older Americans Month

National Teen Self Esteem Month

No Mow May

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

National Clean Air Month

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

National Photography Month

June

Days

Global Day of Parents - June 1

Dinosaur Day - June 1

National Nail Polish Day - June 1

National Olive Day - June 1

Leave the Office Early Day - June 2

National “I Love My Dentist” Day - June 2

World Running Day - June 2

World Bicycle Day - June 3

Natoinal Egg Day - June 3

World Cider Day - June 3

National Donut Day - 1st Friday of June

National Cheese Day - June 4

Shopping Cart Day - June 4

World Environment Day - June 5

National Cancer Survivors Day - 1st Sunday of June

Higher Education Day - June 6

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day - June 7

National Tailors Day - June 7

World Oceans Day - June 8

Read and share ideas about how to celebrate World Oceans Day

Best Friends Day - June 8

Herb and Spices Day - June 10

National Iced Tea Day - June 10

International Children’s Day - 2nd Sunday of June

National Corn on the Cob Day - June 11

Peanut Butter Cookie Day - June 12

World Blood Donor Day - June 14

National Flag Day - June 14

Global Wind Day - June 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15

National Fudge Day - June 16

Nursing Assistants Day - June 16

National Flip Flop Day - June 16

Global Garbage Man Day - June 17

Go Fishing Day - June 18

International Sushi Day - June 18

Juneteenth - June 19

Read and share ideas about how to thoughtfully celebrate Juneteenth and read these Juneteenth quotes

Father’s Day - 3rd Sunday of June

World Refugee Day - June 20

Read and share ideas about how to celebrate World Refugee Day, read quotes by and about refugees, and get inspired by the good being done by and for refugees around the world

Ice Cream Soda Day - June 20

National American Eagle Day - June 20

Go Skate Day - June 21

National Selfie Day - June 21

World Music Day - June 21

International Yoga Day - June 21

National HVAC Tech Day - June 22

National Hydration Day - June 23

National Pink Day - June 23

International Day of the Seafarer - June 25

Global Beatles Day - June 25

National Beautician’s Day - June 26

National Chocolate Pudding Day - June 26

National HIV Testing Day - June 27

National PTSD Awareness Day - June 27

National Sunglasses Day - June 27

Insurance Awareness Day - June 28

Social Media Day - June 30

National Handshake Day - Last Thursday of June

Months

Pride Month

Read and share ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Immigrant Heritage Month

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

African-American Music Appreciation Month

Candy Month

Effective Communication Month

Animal Cruelty Prevention Month

Read and share the best quotes about stopping animal cruelty

Gun Violence Awareness Month

Take action to prevent gun violence in the United States

July

Days

Canada Day - July 1

Dive into the best good news from Canada

International Joke Day - July 1

International Reggae Day - July 1

National Postal Worker Day - July 1

World UFO Day - July 2

International Plastic Bag Free Day - July 3

Independence Day / Fourth of July - July 4

National Caesar Salad Day - July 4

National Workaholics Day - July 5

International Kissing Day - July 6

National Air Traffic Control Day - July 6

National Fried Chicken Day - July 6

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day - July 6

Global Forgiveness Day - July 7

World Chocolate Day - July 7

Use today as an opportunity to try delicious vegan and plant-based chocolates

National Video Games Day - July 8

National Pina Colada Day - July 9

Cheer Up the Lonely Day - July 11

Read these ideas on how to cheer yourself up

7-Eleven Day - July 11

National Swimming Pool Day - July 11

World Population Day - July 11

Pecan Pie Day - July 12

Malala Day - July 12

Read all of Malala Yousafzai’s most inspiring quotes

National French Fry Day - July 13

National Macaroni and Cheese Day - July 14

Shark Awareness Day - July 14

World Chimpanzee Day - July 14th

Read all of the best quotes from Jane Goodall and learn about famous conservationists

Social Media Giving Day - July 15

National Clean Beauty Day - July 15

Give Something Away Day - July 15

National Ice Cream Day - July 16

Be Love Day (King Center) - July 16 

National Personal Chef Day - July 16

World Snake Day - July 16

World Emoji Day - July 17

National Ice Cream Day - July 17

National Tattoo Day - July 17

National Lottery Day - July 17

World Emoji Day - July 17

World Day for International Justice - July 17 

Read and share from our curated collection of the best quotes about justice

Mandela Day - July 18

Read all of Nelson Mandela’s best quotes

World Listening Day - July 18

National Moon Day - July 20

World Jump Day - July 20

National Hot Dog Day - July 21

National Junk Food Day - July 21

Mango Day - July 22

Vanilla Ice Cream Day - July 23

Amelia Earhart Day - July 24

International Self Care Day - July 24

Learn how to celebrate International Self-Care Day. Plus: Explore inspiring self-care quotes and try out a few self-care ideas

National Tequila Day - July 24

Culinarians Day - July 25

National Hire a Veteran Day - July 25

National Wine and Cheese Day - July 25

Disability Independence Day - July 26

National Aunt and Uncle Day - July 26

National Refreshment Day - July 27

System Administrator Appreciation Day - July 28

International Tiger Day - July 29

National Lipstick Day - July 29

Get to Know Your Customers Day - 3rd Thursday of July

Talk in an Elevator Day - Last Friday of July

International Day of Friendship - July 30

National Avocado Day - July 31

National Watermelon Day - July 31

Months

Disability Pride Month

Get ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate Disability Pride Month this year

Plastic Free July

BIPOC Mental Health Month

Explore these Black mental health resources

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

American Artist Appreciation Month

French-American Heritage Month

Independent Retailer Month

National Anti-Boredom Month

August

Days

Respect for Parents Day - August 1

Friendship Day - August 1

National Girlfriends’ Day - August 1

Ice Cream Sandwich Day - August 2

National Coloring Book Day - August 2

Esther Day - August 3 

Read and share this guide about how to celebrate Esther Day

Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - August 4

International Beer Day - August 4

International Hangover Day - August 6

National Sister Day - August 6

Professional Speakers Day - August 7

Purple Heart Day - August 7

International Cat Day - August 8

National Book Lovers’ Day - August 9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People - August 9

Get to know Indigenous activists making the world a better place

National Lazy Day - August 10

National Sons and Daughters Day - August 11

International Youth Day - August 12

World Elephant Day - August 12

International Lefthanders Day - August 13

National Financial Awareness Day - August 14

National Creamsicle Day - August 14

National Relaxation Day - August 15

National Tell a Joke Day - August 16

National Nonprofit Day - August 17

Check out this curated collection of examples of nonprofit organizations 

National Thrift Shop Day - August 17

Read and share this guide to the best online thrift stores

Bad Poetry Day - August 18

National Potato Day - August 19

World Photo Day - August 19

World Humanitarian Day - August 19

Read our guide on ideas for celebrating World Humanitarian Day this year

National Lemonade Day - August 20

National Radio Day - August 20

World Mosquito Day - August 20

Senior Citizen’s Day - August 21

Tooth Fairy Day - August 22

National Waffle Day - August 24

National Dog Day - August 26

National Women’s Equality Day - August 26

National Grief Awareness Day - August 30

National Eat Outside Day - August 31

Months

National Black Business Month

Explore our guide to finding and supporting Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and more in your community

National Dog Month

September

Days

World Letter Writing Day - September 1

National Food Bank Day - September 2

Skyscraper Day - September 3

Every Woman Day - September 3 

National Tailgating Day - September 4

International Bacon Day - September 4

National Wildlife Day - September 4

Labor Day - September 4

National Grandparents Day - 1st Sunday of September

International Day of Charity - September 5

Check out this curated list of great examples of charities

Be Late For Something Day - September 5

Cheese Pizza Day - September 5

Labor Day - 1st Monday of September

Read a Book Day - September 6

National Acorn Squash Day - September 7

International Day of Clean Air - September 7

National Beer Lovers Day - September 7

National Grateful Patient Day - September 7

International Literacy Day - September 8

World Physical Therapy Day - September 8

National 401(k) Day - September 8

R U OK Day - September 9 

Stand Up to Cancer Day - 2nd Friday of September

World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10 

Read about how to support someone who’s struggling with suicide

National Grandparents Day - September 10

National Video Game Day - September 10

National Day of Service and Remembrance - September 11

National Video Games Day - September 12

National Day of Encouragement - September 12

Positive Thinking Day - September 13 

Read these curated collections of positive quotes and positive affirmations — and make sure to subscribe to the Goodnewspaper for the best positive news

Online Learning Day - September 15

International Day of Democracy - September 15 

National Guacamole Day - September 16

Working Parents Day - September 16

National Dance Day - September 16

Citizenship Day - September 17

Wife Appreciation Day - September 17

National Cheeseburger Day - September 18

National Women’s Friendship Day - September 19

Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19

International Day of Peace - September 21

World Alzheimer’s Day - September 21 

Miniature Golf Day - September 21

Business Women’s Day - September 22

World Car-Free Day - September 22

Explore this list of ways to live and commute without a car

Hobbit Day - September 22

National Singles Day - September 23

National Hunting and Fishing Day - September 23

Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23 

National Public Lands Day - September 24th

Read and share this guide on how to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Plus: Visit a national park for free today!

National Daughters Day - September 25

National Lobster Day - September 25

National Family Day - September 26

National Pancake Day - September 26

European Day of Languages - September 26

World Tourism Day - September 27

World Day of Migrants & Refugees - September 27

World Rabies Day - September 28

World News Day - September 28 

Practice better news-consumption habits by learning how to read the news (and don’t forget the good news!)

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day - Last Wednesday of September

National Coffee Day - September 29

World Heart Day - September 29 

International Podcast Day - September 30

Civic Day of Hacking - Date varies each year

Weeks

Banned Books Week

Read and share our guide to how to fight book bans during Banned Books Week and beyond

Suicide Prevention Week

Explore our guide to Suicide Prevention Week actions and ideas

Months

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

Read and share these ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

World Alzheimer’s Month

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Classical Music Month

Baby Safety Month

Library Card Sign-up Month

Mullets For Mental Health Month

Read this good news story about the Australians sporting mullets to raise money for mental health research

National Alcohol & Drug Addication Recovery Month

National Suicide Prevention Month

Checkout the Suicide Prevention Month action guide — and also read and share this collection of the best suicide prevention quotes

October

Days

International Day of Older Persons - October 1

International Coffee Day - October 1

World Vegeterian Day - October 1

International Day of Nonviolence - October 2

National Custodial Worker Day - October 2

Disabled Authors Day - October 2 

Read and share the best books about disabilities — written by disabled authors

Name Your Car Day - October 2

Mean Girls Day - October 3

National Boyfriends’ Day - October 3

National Techies Day - October 3

World Habitat Day - 1st Monday of October

World Animal Day - October 4

There’s so much animal good news to celebrate! Dive into some of the best stories worth sharing.

National Taco Day - October 4

PGA Golf Day - October 4

National Do Something Nice Day - October 5

Inbox Zero Day - October 5

World Teachers’ Day - October 5

Read about these famous teachers and educators changing the world and watch these teacher TikToks

World Smile Day - October 6

World Smile Day - 1st Friday of October

Thanksgiving Day (Canada) - 2nd Monday of October

Indigenous Peoples’ Day - 2nd Monday of October

Fire Prevention Day - October 9

Columbus Day - October 9

World Inclusion Day - October 10 

World Mental Health Day - October 10

Explore our guide to World Mental Health Day activities & shop mental health shirts that give back to charity

World Homeless Day - October 10 

Explore our guide on how to create a homeless care package and share these quotes about homelessness

International Day of the Girl - October 11

National Coming Out Day - October 11 

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday - October 11 

Read and share First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s most inspiring quotes

International Newspaper Carrier Day - October 12th

A fantastic day to show off your Goodnewspaper

World Sight Day - 2nd Thursday of October

Treat Yo’ Self Day - October 13th

The perfect day to practice some self-care! Check out our self-care ideas, the best self-care apps, and even some self-care quotes.

National Dessert Day - October 14

Global Handwashing Day - October 15

Spirit Day (for LGBTQ+ Youth) - October 15 

World Food Day / World Hunger Day - October 16

Learn about hunger: How many people die of hunger? Is hunger a winnable war? How can we make a difference? And what quotes can inspire us to stop world hunger?

Bosses Day - October 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17

Learn from the leaders at the forefront of fighting poverty and the systemic injustices that cause it by reading quotes about poverty

National Pasta Day - October 17

Reptile Awareness Day - October 21

Back to the Future Day - October 21

International Stuttering Awareness Day - October 22 

Get to know this organization helping to end the stigma around stuttering

Get to Know Your Customers Day - 3rd Thursday of October

National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23

United Nations Day - October 24 

Greasy Foods Day - October 25

International Artist Day - October 25

National Pumpkin Day - October 26

National Chocolate Day - October 28

National Frankenstein Day - October 29

National Cat Day - October 29

Bob Ross’ Birthday - October 29 

National Publicist Day - October 30

National Candy Corn Day - October 30

Checklist Day - October 30

Halloween - October 31

Weeks

OCD Week - 2nd Week of October

Learn more about obsessive compulsive disorder from our guide: What actually is OCD — and how to make a difference for the people you care about

Pizzamas - Two-week Event in Fall

Read all about Pizzamas: a unique holiday raising money for charity

Months

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

Read and share this guide on how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month — plus, check out these Hispanic Heritage Month quotes

Global Diversity Awareness Month

AIDS Awareness Month

We’ve made a lot of progress in the fight against AIDS — and that’s worth celebrating!

LGBTQ+ History Month

Black History Month (UK)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Women’s Small Business Month

National Cookie Month

National Co-op Month

National Book Month

Explore our guide to activities and ideas to celebrate National Book Month

November

Days

National Authors Day - November 1

World Vegan Day - November 1

National Cook For Your Pets Day - November 1

National Stress Awareness Day - 1st Wednesday of November

National Sandwich Day - November 3

National Candy Day - November 4

National Cappuccino Day - November 8

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Day (STEM Day) - November 8

Social Media Kindness Day - November 9

Read and share these quotes about kindness — and this list of random acts of kindness

World Freedom Day - November 9

Forget-Me-Not Day - November 10

Veterans Day - November 11

World Kindness Day - November 13

Explore these activities and ideas for how to celebrate Veterans Day

World Diabetes Day - November 14

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day - November 15

America Recycles Day - November 15

National Entrepreneurs Day - 3rd Tuesday of November

International Day for Tolerance - November 16

National Fast Food Day - November 16

World Philosophy Day - November 16

International Students Day - November 17

Social Enterprise Day - November 17 

International Men’s Day - November 19

Univeral Children’s Day - November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20

World Hello Day - November 21

World Television Day - November 21

National Jukebox Day - November 22

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - November 25

National Cake Day - November 26 

Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday of November

National Day of Listening - 1st Friday after Thanksgiving

Black Friday - 1st Friday after Thanksgiving

Small Business Saturday - 1st Saturday after Thanksgiving

Explore these creative ideas for how to celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday - 1st Saturday after Thanksgiving

Cyber Monday - Monday after Thanksgiving

Giving Tuesday - Tuesday after Thanksgiving

Read and share our article on how and where to donate for Giving Tuesday (and more ideas) — plus, read the best Giving Tuesday quotes

Electronic Greeting Card Day - November 29

Computer Security Day - November 30

Months

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week - Week prior to Thanksgiving

Read and share these quotes about hunger — plus, learn how to create a homeless care package

Months

Native American Heritage Month

Explore the ultimate guide for how to (meaningfully) celebrate Native American Heritage Month

National Novel Writing Month

Movember

No Shave November

Men’s Health Awareness Month

Native American Heritage Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

National Gratitude Month

December

Days

World AIDS Day - December 1

Celebrate World AIDS Day by reading good news about the fight against HIV/AIDS

Rosa Parks Day - December 1

Read and share the best Rosa Parks quotes

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3

National Santa’s List Day - December 4

National Cookie Day - December 4

World Soil Day - December 5

International Volunteer Day - December 5

Repeal Day - December 5

International Volunteer Day - December 5

Read and share these quotes about volunteering

Microwave Oven Day - December 6

Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day - December 8

National Salesperson Day - 2nd Friday of December

International Human Rights Day - December 10

Nobel Prize Day - December 10

International Mountain Day - December 11

Poinsettia Day - December 12

National Cocoa Day - December 13

Bill of Rights Day - December 15

Ugly Sweater Day - December 16

National Maple Syrup Day - December 17

Free Shipping Day - December 18

International Migrants Day - December 18 

Bah Humbug Day - December 21

Crossword Puzzle Day - December 21

Festivus - December 23

Christmas Adam - December 23 

Christmas Eve - December 24

Christmas Day - December 25

Boxing Day - December 26

No Interruptions Day - December 27

Call a Friend Day - December 28

New Year’s Eve - December 31

Pick out your Word of the Year or a Resolution for the new year! 

Months

AIDS Awareness Month

Dressember

Learn more about how Dressember is using dresses to make a difference

Learn a Foreign Language Month

National Car Donation Month

National Drunk Driving Prevention Month

National Write a Business Plan Month

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