Health
Holidays

Health holidays don’t only exist to raise awareness about the hundreds of illnesses and heath issues people live with every day, but also to celebrate the doctors and nurses working tirelessly to find a cure and improve our health. That’s why we celebrate over 137 health based holidays every year, from National Gluten-Free Day on January 13 to National Handwashing Awareness Week during the first week of December.

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National Bath Safety Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
American Heart Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month ,
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month , ,
National Caffeine Awareness Month , ,
National Cheerleading Safety Month ,
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month , ,
National Kidney Month
Autism Awareness Month ,
IBS Month ,
Move More Month
National Alcohol Awareness Month , ,
National Multiple Birth Awareness Month ,
Sexual Assault Awareness Month ,
Stress Awareness Month ,
May
ALS Awareness Month ,
Arthritis Awareness Month ,
Better Speech and Hearing Month ,
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month ,
Brain Cancer Awareness Month ,
Building Safety Month ,
Celiac Disease Awareness Month ,
Correct Posture Month ,
Food Allergy Action Month ,
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month ,
Mental Health Awareness Month , ,
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
National Blood Pressure Month ,
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month ,
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month , ,
Beautiful in Your Skin Month , ,
Cataract Awareness Month
Child Vision Awareness Month ,
National Aphasia Awareness Month ,
National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month ,
National Men's Health Month ,
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month , ,
National PTSD Awareness Month ,
National Scoliosis Awareness Month
Oral Health Month
Professional Wellness Month ,
Rebuild Your Life Month ,
World Infertility Awareness Month ,
Cord Blood Awareness Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month ,
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month ,
MedicAlert Awareness Month ,
National Breastfeeding Month ,
National Eye Exam Month , ,
National Immunization Awareness Month
Baby Safety Month , ,
Blood Cancer Awareness Month , ,
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month , ,
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month , ,
Liptember ,
National Cholesterol Education Month
National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month
National Sickle Cell Awareness Month , ,
National Suicide Prevention Month ,
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month ,
Sexual Health Month ,
World Alzheimer's Month ,
AIDS Awareness Month ,
Blindness Awareness Month ,
Breast Cancer Awareness Month ,
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month ,
Eat Better, Eat Together Month , ,
Emotional Wellness Month ,
Health Literacy Month , ,
Healthy Lung Month ,
National ADHD Awareness Month ,
National Chiropractic Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month ,
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month ,
National Liver Awareness Month ,
National Non-GMO Month
National Pescatarian Month ,
National Physical Therapy Month , ,
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month ,
National Protect Your Hearing Month ,
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month ,
World Menopause Month ,
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month ,
Diabetic Eye Disease Month ,
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
National Diabetes Month ,
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month , ,
National Healthy Skin Month
National Home Care and Hospice Month ,
National Impotency Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Jan 3 Monday
Festival of Sleep Day
International Mind-Body Wellness Day
Jan 5 Wednesday
National Keto Day
Jan 11 Tuesday
Paget’s Awareness Day ,
Jan 13 Thursday
National Gluten-Free Day ,
Jan 17 Monday
Blue Monday ,
Feb 4 Friday
Give Kids A Smile ,
National Wear Red Day ,
Feb 6 Sunday
Time to Talk Day ,
Feb 7 Monday
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ,
Feb 9 Wednesday
National Toothache Day
Feb 14 Monday
National Donor Day
Feb 18 Friday
National Caregivers Day
Feb 27 Sunday
National Protein day
Feb 28 Monday
Rare Disease Day
Mar 4 Friday
World Obesity Day
Mar 6 Sunday
National Dentist's Day ,
Mar 10 Thursday
National No Smoking Day ,
Mar 17 Thursday
National Close the Gap Day
Mar 21 Monday
World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 22 Tuesday
American Diabetes Association Alert Day , ,
Daffodil Day
Mar 24 Thursday
World Tuberculosis Day ,
Mar 26 Saturday
Epilepsy Awareness / Purple Day ,
Wear A Hat Day
Mar 28 Monday
National Triglycerides Day ,
Mar 30 Wednesday
Doctors' Day ,
National I Am In Control Day ,
Take a Walk in the Park Day
World Bipolar Day ,
Apr 1 Friday
Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action ,
Walk to Work Day ,
Apr 2 Saturday
World Autism Awareness Day ,
Apr 6 Wednesday
National Walking Day
Apr 7 Thursday
World Health Day
Apr 24 Sunday
National Skipping Day
Apr 25 Monday
National DNA Day
​National Drug Take Back Day
World Malaria Day ,
Apr 28 Thursday
National BraveHearts Day
Apr 30 Saturday
National Sarcoidosis Day ,
May 2 Monday
Melanoma Monday ,
May 7 Saturday
National Fitness Day
May 9 Monday
National Women’s Checkup Day ,
May 10 Tuesday
National Lipid Day ,
May 11 Wednesday
National Foam Rolling Day ,
May 12 Thursday
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day ,
May 18 Wednesday
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day ,
May 19 Thursday
National Barber Mental Health Awareness Day
May 20 Friday
National Bike to Work Day , ,
May 21 Saturday
National American Red Cross Founder’s Day ,
May 25 Wednesday
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day (EMSC)
National Senior Health and Fitness Day ,
May 27 Friday
National Don’t Fry Day ,
National Hairstylist Mental Health Awareness Day
National Heat Awareness Day ,
National Sunscreen Day ,
May 30 Monday
World Multiple Sclerosis Day ,
May 31 Tuesday
National Save Your Hearing Day ,
Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day ,
World No Tobacco Day ,
Jun 1 Wednesday
Global Running Day ,
National Heimlich Maneuver Day ,
Jun 2 Thursday
National I Love My Dentist Day ,
Jun 3 Friday
World Bicycle Day , ,
Jun 4 Saturday
National SAFE Day , ,
Jun 5 Sunday
National Cancer Survivors Day ,
Jun 6 Monday
National Gardening Exercise Day , ,
Jun 13 Monday
Random Acts of Light Day ,
Jun 14 Tuesday
National Call Your Doctor Day ,
World Blood Donor Day ,
Jun 17 Friday
National Take Back the Lunch Break Day , ,
Jun 18 Saturday
International Panic Day , ,
Jun 19 Sunday
World Sauntering Day
Jun 20 Monday
International Nystagmus Day
Jun 23 Thursday
National Hydration Day ,
Jun 24 Friday
Swim a Lap Day ,
Jun 27 Monday
National HIV Testing Day
National PTSD Awareness Day
Jul 3 Sunday
National Stay Out of the Sun Day ,
Jul 11 Monday
International Essential Oils Day ,
Jul 12 Tuesday
National Different Colored Eyes Day
Jul 15 Friday
National Clean Beauty Day
Jul 28 Thursday
World Hepatitis Day ,
Aug 1 Monday
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
Aug 6 Saturday
Cycle to Work Day , ,
Aug 8 Monday
Happiness Happens Day , ,
Aug 20 Saturday
World Mosquito Day
Aug 30 Tuesday
National Grief Awareness Day ,
Sep 7 Tuesday
National Grateful Patient Day , ,
Sep 8 Wednesday
World Physical Therapy Day , ,
Sep 10 Friday
World Suicide Prevention Day ,
Sep 12 Sunday
National Report Medicare Fraud Day , ,
Sep 13 Monday
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
Sep 15 Wednesday
National School Backpack Awareness Day ,
Sep 16 Thursday
Get Ready Day
Sep 17 Friday
International Patient Safety Day ,
National Concussion Awareness Day ,
Sep 18 Saturday
Chiropractic Founders Day ,
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Sep 21 Tuesday
World Alzheimer’s Day , ,
Sep 22 Wednesday
Falls Prevention Awareness Day ,
Sep 23 Thursday
Restless Legs Awareness Day ,
Teal Talk Day ,
Sep 24 Friday
Sport Purple for Platelets Day ,
Sep 25 Saturday
National Psychotherapy Day , ,
Sep 26 Sunday
Family Health & Fitness Day USA ,
National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Sep 29 Wednesday
World Heart Day
Oct 4 Monday
National Child Health Day ,
Oct 6 Wednesday
National Walk and Bike to School Day ,
Oct 7 Thursday
National Depression Screening Day ,
Oct 9 Saturday
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
Oct 10 Sunday
World Mental Health Day ,
Oct 11 Monday
National Kick Butt Day ,
Oct 13 Wednesday
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
National Herpes Awareness Day
Oct 15 Friday
Global Handwashing Day
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
National Mammography Day
Oct 18 Monday
Health Care Aide Day ,
Oct 19 Tuesday
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
Oct 20 Wednesday
World Osteoporosis Day
Oct 21 Thursday
National Check Your Meds Day
Oct 22 Friday
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Oct 29 Friday
World Psoriasis Day
Nov 1 Monday
National Brush Day
Nov 3 Wednesday
National Stress Awareness Day ,
Nov 7 Sunday
National Cancer Awareness Day
Nov 14 Sunday
World Diabetes Day
Nov 17 Wednesday
​World Prematurity Day
Nov 18 Thursday
Great American Smokeout
National Rural Health Day
Nov 25 Thursday
National Family Health History Day ,
Dec 1 Wednesday
World AIDS Day
Dec 12 Sunday
Universal Health Coverage Day ,
Dec 21 Tuesday
Look On The Bright Side Day ,
Jan 3-9
Folic Acid Awareness Week
Feb 7-13
Tinnitus Awareness Week
Mar 14-20
Sleep Awareness Week ,
Mar 20-26
Poison Prevention Week
Mar 25-31
National Physicians Week ,
Apr 10-16
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
Apr 25-Mar 2
National Infant Immunization Week , ,
May 8-14
National Women's Health Week
May 10-16
National Mental Health Awareness Week ,
May 11-17
Brain Injury Awareness Week
May 16-22
Bike to Work Week , ,
May 23-29
National Safe Sun Week ,
Jun 5-11
Bed Bug Awareness Week ,
Community Health Improvement Week ,
National Headache Awareness Week ,
Jun 7-15
British Heart Week ,
Jun 13-19
National Men's Health Week
Jun 19-25
Lightning Safety Awareness Week , ,
Sep 5-11
Suicide Prevention Week ,
Sep 12-18
National Assisted Living Week ,
Sep 13-19
National Eczema Week
National Jeans for Genes Day ,
Sep 19-25
Balance Awareness Week
Sep 20-26
​National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
Oct 1-7
Fungal Disease Awareness Week
Oct 4-10
​Active Aging Week ,
Oct 12-18
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week ,
Oct 18-22
National Health Education Week ,
Oct 24-30
Respiratory Care Week
Nov 18-24
World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Nov 21-27
GERD Awareness Week ,
Dec 1-7
National Handwashing Awareness Week