Ultimate Calendar of Women Holidays (2024)

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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.

We made our Monthly Cause Awareness Calendar publicly available earlier this year.

We’ve also published:

And now we’re publishing our guide to holidays for and about women.

Our hope is this resource will help you or your organization bring attention to important issues related to women — not just around International Women’s Day or Women’s History Month — but all year long.

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 women-related days and months on the internet. 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.

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Women Awareness Months & Dates



Women Rock! Day - January 3

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day - January 11

Cesarean Section Day - January 14

Grandma’s Day - January 21 

Roe v. Wade Day - January 22

A Room of One’s Own Day - January 25

World Breast Pumping Day - January 27


European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - January 17 to 23


Cervical Health Awareness Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Hobby Month

Explore the ultimate guide to hobbies for women

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Stalking Awareness Month



National Girls and Women in Sports Day - February 1

World Hijab Day - February 1

National Woman’s Heart Day - 1st Friday of February

National Women Physicians Day - February 3 

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation - February 6

National Girl and Women in Sports Day - Held on the 1st week of February

Grandmother Achievement Day - February 11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science - February 11

Canadian Sexual and Reproductive Health Day - February 12

Galentine’s Day - February 13

League of Women Voters Day - February 14

Women in Blue Jeans Day - February 2o

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - February 23 


Women’s Heart Week - February 1 to 7


International Month of Black Women in the Arts

National Women Inventors Month

Women’s Role in History Month

Explore this timeline of milestones in women’s history from the year you were born 



Endometriosis Awareness Day - March 1

International Women of Color Day - March 1

National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day - March 1

Hinamatsuri / Doll’s Day / Girls’ Day in Japan - March 3

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - March 4

International Women’s Day - March 8

Read and share these ideas for how to celebrate International Women’s Day — plus, check out these International Women’s Day quotes

Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10

Explore all of our good news articles about HIV/AIDS

National Women of Color in Tech Day - March 24

National Women in Agriculture Day - March 24 


International Women’s Week - Starts on the 1st Saturday of March

Women in Construction Week - 1st full week of March


Women’s History Month

Read and share these ideas for how to celebrate Women’s History Month — plus, check out these Women’s History Month quotes

Endometriosis Month

Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

Gender Equality Month



International Day Against Victim-Blaming - April 3

National Inspiring Joy Day - April 3

Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day - April 5

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day - April 5 

National Girl Me Too Day - April 7

National Mature Women’s Day - April 9

There’s Nothing Like a Dame Day - April 17

International Girls in ICT Day - 4th Thursday of April

Red Hat Society Day - April 25

World Women’s Wellness Day - Last Friday of April

Lesbian Visibility Day - April 26


Fibroid Awareness Week - Week-long event in April

Black Maternal Health Week - Week-long event in April

National Infertility Awareness Week - Last full week of April

National Princess Week - Last full week of April


Black Women’s History Month

Cesarean Awareness Month

Informed Woman Month

National African-American Women’s Fitness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month



World Maternal Mental Health Day - May 3 

International Midwives Day - May 5

Red Dress Day - May 5

National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - May 5 

National Bombshells’ Day - 1st Saturday of May

International Bereaved Mother’s Day - 1st Sunday of May

National Women’s Checkup Day - 2nd Monday of May

World Ovarian Cancer Day - May 8

National Birth Mother’s Day - 2nd Saturday of May

National Dog Mom’s Day - 2nd Saturday of May

Mother’s Day - 2nd Sunday of May

Read about this unique ‘phone calls not flowers’ campaign, celebrating Mother’s Day in a unique way

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day - May 15

National Pinkfix Day - May 17

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day - 3rd Wednesday of May

National High Heels Day - May 20

National Women in Aerospace Day - May 20

National Boss Babes Day - May 22

World Preeclampsia Day - May 22

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - May 23

International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament - May 24

Sally Ride Day - May 26

International Day of Action on Women’s Health - May 28

Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28 

Anniversary of Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ Speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio - May 29 


National Women’s Health Week - Week-long event in May

National Women’s Health Week - Week-long event in May


International Victorious Woman Month

Maternal Mental Health Month

Women’s Health Care Month

Women’s Mental Health Awareness Month



National Old Maids Day - June 4

Equal Pay Act Anniversary - June 10 

Women Veterans Day - June 12 

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict - June 19

Title IX Anniversary - June 23 

International Widows’ Day - June 23

Women in Engineering Day - June 23

International Day of Women in Diplomacy - June 24

Helen Keller Day - June 27


Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month

Women’s Golf Month



Malala Day - July 12

Read and share the best quotes by Malala Yousafzai

Emmeline Pankhurst Day - July 14

Women’s Union Establishment Day - July 20

National Women Touched By Addiction Day - July 23

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - July 30

Pan-African Women’s Day - July 31 



Woman Astronomers Day - August 1

National Girlfriends Day - August 1 

Mary Prince Day - Friday before the 1st Monday of August

Single Working Women’s Day - August 4

National Sisters Day - August 6 

National Daughter-in-Law Day - August 19 

Women’s Equality Day - August 26

Emirati Women’s Day - August 28


World Breastfeeding Week - August 1 to 7


National Breastfeeding Month



National Little Black Dress Day - September 1

Wife Appreciation Day - 3rd Sunday of September

National Women’s Friendship Day - September 17

International Equal Pay Day - September 18

National Woman Road Warrior Day - September 19

American Business Women’s Day - September 22

National Girls’ Night In Day - September 22

Teal Talk Day - September 23

National Previvor Day - Last Wednesday of September

Listen to our podcast interview with Paige More, founder of The Breasties

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

National BRAVE Day - Last Friday of September


Gender Equality Week in Canada - 4th week of September


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month



International Lesbian Day - October 8

International Day of the Girl - October 11

International Civility For the Girl Child Day - October 13

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - October 13

National No Bra Day - October 13 

International Day of Rural Women - October 15

National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day - 3rd Wednesday of October

World Menopause Day - October 18

National Period Day - October 19 

National Mammography Day - October 20 

National Mother-in-Law Day - 4th Sunday of October


European Gender Equality Week - Week-long event in October


Breast Health Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

World Menopause Month



National Ladies Learning Code Day in Canada - November 6

Women Entrepreneurs Day - November 19

Billie Jean King Day - November 22 

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

18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women - November 25 to December 12

Choose Women Wednesday - Wednesday after Thanksgiving



National Women Support Women Day - December 1

Rosa Parks Day - December 1 

Read and share Rosa Parks’ most inspiring quotes

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - December 6

18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women - November 25 to December 12

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - December 17

Mother’s Day Around the World

Argentina - 3rd Sunday of October

Australia - 2nd Sunday of May

Bangladesh - May 11

Belgium - August 15

Brazil - 2nd Sunday of May

Canada - 2nd Sunday of May

China - 2nd Sunday of May (or International Women’s Day on March 8)

Costa Rica - August 15

Denmark - 2nd Sunday of May

Egypt - March 21 

Finland - 2nd Sunday of May

France - Last Sunday of May (unless it coincides with Pentecost, then it’s 1st Sunday of June)

Germany - 2nd Sunday of May

Greece - 2nd Sunday of May

Hungary - 1st Sunday of May

India - 2nd Sunday of May

Indonesia - December 22

Italy - 2nd Sunday of May

Japan - 2nd Sunday of May

Mexico - May 10

Nepal - New Moon Day in Baisakh (April or May)

Norway - 2nd Sunday of February

Poland - May 26

Romania - 1st Sunday of May

Russia - Last Sunday of November

South Africa - 2nd Sunday of May

South Korea - May 8 (Parents’ Day)

Spain - 1st Sunday of May

Sweden - Last Sunday of May

Syria - March 21 

Taiwan - May 8

Thailand - August 12 

Turkey - 2nd Sunday of May

United Kingdom - 4th Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday), usually in March or early April

United States - 2nd Sunday of May

Vietnam - May 8

‍Is this list missing a holiday or awareness week/month? Let us know. We want to ensure this list is comprehensive and inclusive.

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