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ghyle Mar 30 2005 05:42 PM

days of celebration
We missed the UN Day for Women's Rights, which is important to remember and respect. So, I thought I'd post a list of suchlike days, and we can then choose from them a shortlist of days to recognise.

At the least, we should recognise the 23rd of April, the 8th of September, & the 10th of October (the latter for me...).


08 March: United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

Beginning on 21 March: Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination

21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 March: World Day for Water

23 March: World Meteorological Day

07 April: World Health Day

23 April: World Book and Copyright Day

03 May: World Press Freedom Day

15 May: International Day of Families

Beginning 25 May: Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

31 May: World No-Tobacco Day

04 June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

05 June: World Environment Day

17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

20 June: World Refugee Day

26 June: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

First Saturday of July: International Day of Cooperatives

11 July: World Population Day

09 August: International Day of the World's Indigenous People

12 August: International Youth Day

23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

September - opening day of UN General Assembly: International Day of Peace

08 September: International Literacy Day

16 September: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

During the last week in September: World Maritime Day

01 October: International Day of Older Persons

04-10 October: World Space Week

First Monday of October: World Habitat Day

09 October: World Post Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

Second Wednesday of October: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

16 October: World Food Day

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24-30 October: Disarmament Week

24 October: World Development Information Day

24 October: United Nations Day

16 November: International Day for Tolerance

20 November, varies: Universal Children's Day

20 November: Africa Industrialization Day

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

21 November: World Television Day

29 November: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

01 December: World AIDS Day

02 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

03 December: International Day of Disabled Persons

05 December: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

07 December: International Civil Aviation Day

10 December: Human Rights Day

18 December: International Migrants Day

29 December: International Day for Biological Diversity

granath Mar 31 2005 01:27 PM

Re: days of celebration
I think we need at least Anne's Birthday on April 1st! :D

ghyle Mar 31 2005 03:56 PM

Re: days of celebration
We shall do so, forthwith, as it is, as I type, the first now.

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