Awareness Calendar

Highlights of Awareness Days, Weeks, Months & Upcoming Events:

Gandhi’s Be Magazine’s Awareness Calendar lets you know the news and events, trends and opportunities to be the change you wish to see in the world.


January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

International Quality of Life Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Mentoring Month
Women’s Self-Empowerment Week


February 16 – Presidents Day

Digital Detox Week

Black History Month
National Youth Leadership Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month


March 2 – NEA’s Read Across America Day
March 8 – International Women’s Day
March 13 – Digital Learning Day
March 16 – Freedom of Information Day
March 22 – World Water Day
March 24 – World TB Day
March 28 – Earth Hour

March 8-14 – Teen Tech Week
March 15-21 – National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
March 23-27 – National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Women’s History Month
Greek American Heritage Month
Irish American Heritage Month
Music in Our Schools Month
National Nutrition Month
National Sleep Awareness Month
Youth Art Month
Youth Violence Prevention Month


April 7 – World Health Day
April 22 – Earth Day

April 6-12 – National Public Health Week
April 12-18 – National Volunteer Week
April 12-18 National Library Week

Child Abuse Prevention Month
Community Service Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Poetry Month
National STDs Education and Awareness Month
National Stress Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Victim Rights Month


May 1 – Loyalty Day
May 3 – World Press Freedom Day
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
May 8 – World Red Cross Day
May 10 – Mother’s Day
May 25 – Memorial Day
May 31 – World No Tobacco Day

May 4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4-10 National Pet Week
May 10-16 National Hospital and Healthcare Week
May 11-17 National Police Week
May 11-17 – National Transportation Week

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Clean Air Month
Family Wellness Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Healthy Vision Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Mental Health Month
National Bike Month
National Foster Care Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
National Teen Self-Esteem Month


June 5 – World Environment Day
June 6 – National Trails Day (First Saturday in June)
June 21 – Father’s Day

June 21-27 – National Mosquito Control Awareness Week
June 24-30 National Helen Keller Deaf-Blindness Awareness Week

Caribbean American Heritage Month
Effective Communications Month
Great Outdoors Month
National Flag Month
National Hunger Awareness Month
National Rivers Month
National Safety Month
National Soul Food Month
National Student Safety Month


July 4 – Independence Day
July 12 – Disability Awareness Day

Mental Illness Awareness Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Parks and Recreation Month


August 4 – National Night Out
August 12 – International Youth Day
August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

Beach Month
National Water Quality Month
Peace Month


September 8 – International Literacy Day (Recognized by the UN)
September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day
September 11 – 9/11 anniversary
September 12 – World First Aid Day
September 17 – Constitution Day
September 21 – International Day of Peace (Recognized by the UN)
September 21 – World Alzheimer’s Day
September 22 – World Carfree Day
September 27 – World Tourism Day
September 29 – World Heart Day

September 7-12 National Suicide Prevention Week
September 27- October 3 – Banned Books Week

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
Healthy Aging Month
National Campus Safety Month
National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
National Preparedness Month
National Hispanic Month
National Courtesy Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrated from September 15 to October 15
National Children Cancer Awareness Month
National Yoga Month
National Honey Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Organic Harvest Month
National Library Card Sign-up Month
Self-Improvement Month
Women of Achievement Month


October 1 – International Day of Older Persons (Recognized by the UN)
October 1 – World Vegetarian Day
October 2 – International Day of Non-Violence (Recognized by the UN), observed on M.K. Gandhi’s birthday
October 3 – World Smile Day
October 4 – World Animal Day
October 5 – World Teachers’ Day
October 5 – Poetry Day
October 8 – Depression Screening Day
October 8 – World Humanitarian Action Day
October 9 – World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
October 10 – World Mental Health Day (Recognized by the UN)
October 10 – World Day Against Death Penalty, recognized by the WCADP
October 15 – World Blind Day / World Sight Day
October 15 – International Day of Rural Women (Recognized by the UN)
October 16 – World Food Day (Recognized by the UN)
October 16 – Blog Action Day
October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Recognized by the UN)
October 24 – United Nations Day (Recognized by the UN)October 7 – World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 24 – Make a Difference Day

October 5-11 National Family Week
October 5-11 Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 5-11 Fire Prevention Week
October 12-18 World Rainforest Week
October 18-24 – Teen Read Week
October 19-23 – America’s Safe Schools Week
October 19-25 – Character Counts Week
October 19-25 – Freedom of Speech Week

Black History Month (UK)
Computer Learning Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Filipino American History Month
Family Health Month
Family History Month
Health Literacy Month
Healthy Lung Month
Italian American Heritage Month
Hunger Awareness Month
Let’s Talk Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Book Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month
National Pet Wellness Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National German Heritage Month (Celebrated from September 15 to October 15)
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Volunteer Appreciation Month
World Blindness Awareness Month


November 1 – World Vegan Day
November 6 – International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (Recognized by the UN)
November 9 – World Freedom Day
November 10 – World Immunization Day
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 13 – World Kindness Day
November 14 – World Diabetes Day (Recognized by the UN)
November 16 – International Day for Tolerance (Recognized by the UN)
November 17 – International Students Day
November 19 – Great American Smokeout
November 19 – International Men’s Day (Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, India, United States, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom, South Africa, Hungary, Ireland, Ghana, Canada, Denmark, Austria, England, France, Scotland, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada)
November 20 – Africa Industrialization Day (Recognized by the UN)
November 20 – Universal Children’s Day (Recognized by the UN)
November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Recognized by the UN)
November 27 – Buy Nothing Day
November 29 – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Recognized by the UN)

November 3-9 – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 10-18 National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 16-22 National Geography Awareness Week

American Diabetes Month
Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Adoption Month
Red Ribbon Month
Aviation Month
COPD Awareness Month
Good Nutrition Month
Latin American Month
National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
National Adoption Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Diabetes Awareness Month
National Red Ribbon Month (anti-drunkdriving)
National Hospice Month
National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
National Prematurity Awareness Month
Vegan Awareness Month


December 1 – World AIDS Day
December 10 – Human Rights Day
December 15 – Bill of Rights Day

Learn a Foreign Language Month
Read a New Book Month
Seasonal Depression Awareness Month

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