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 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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Jan 1 Saturday
Cervical Health Awareness Month , ,
National Bath Safety Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Jan 2 Sunday
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day , ,
Jan 3 Monday
Festival of Sleep Day
International Mind-Body Wellness Day
Folic Acid Awareness Week
Jan 4 Tuesday
Weigh-In Day , ,
Jan 5 Wednesday
National Keto Day
Jan 8 Saturday
National Winter Skin Relief Day
Jan 11 Tuesday
Paget’s Awareness Day ,
Jan 13 Thursday
Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day
National Gluten-Free Day ,
Jan 17 Monday
Blue Monday ,
Feb 1 Tuesday
American Heart Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month ,
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 ,
Tinnitus Awareness Week
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 1 Tuesday
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month , ,
National Caffeine Awareness Month , ,
National Cheerleading Safety Month ,
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month , ,
National Kidney Month
Mar 4 Friday
World Obesity Day
Mar 6 Sunday
National Dentist's Day ,
Mar 9 Wednesday
National No Smoking Day ,
Mar 14 Sunday
Sleep Awareness Week ,
Mar 17 Thursday
National Close the Gap Day
Mar 20 Sunday
Poison Prevention Week
Mar 21 Monday
World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 22 Tuesday
American Diabetes Association Alert Day , ,
Daffodil Day
Mar 24 Thursday
World Tuberculosis Day ,
Mar 25 Friday
National Physicians Week ,
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
Autism Awareness Month ,
IBS Month ,
Move More Month
National Alcohol Awareness Month , ,
National Multiple Birth Awareness Month ,
Sexual Assault Awareness Month ,
Stress Awareness Month ,
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 10 Sunday
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
Apr 24 Sunday
National Skipping Day
Apr 25 Monday
National DNA Day
​National Drug Take Back Day
World Malaria Day ,
National Infant Immunization Week , ,
Apr 28 Thursday
National BraveHearts Day
Apr 30 Saturday
National Sarcoidosis Day ,
May 1 Sunday
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 ,
May 2 Monday
Melanoma Monday ,
May 7 Saturday
National Fitness Day
May 8 Sunday
National Women's Health Week
May 9 Monday
National Women’s Checkup Day ,
May 10 Tuesday
National Lipid Day ,
National Mental Health Awareness Week ,
May 11 Wednesday
National Foam Rolling Day ,
Brain Injury Awareness Week
May 12 Thursday
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day ,
May 16 Monday
Bike to Work Week , ,
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 23 Monday
National Safe Sun Week ,
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
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 ,
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 ,
Bed Bug Awareness Week ,
Community Health Improvement Week ,
National Headache Awareness Week ,
Jun 6 Monday
National Gardening Exercise Day , ,
Jun 7 Tuesday
British Heart Week ,
Jun 13 Monday
Random Acts of Light Day ,
National Men's Health Week
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
Lightning Safety Awareness Week , ,
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 1 Friday
Cord Blood Awareness Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month ,
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month ,
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
MedicAlert Awareness Month ,
National Breastfeeding Month ,
National Eye Exam Month , ,
National Immunization Awareness Month
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 1 Thursday
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 ,
Sep 4 Sunday
Suicide Prevention Week ,
Sep 7 Wednesday
National Grateful Patient Day , ,
Sep 8 Thursday
World Physical Therapy Day , ,
Sep 10 Saturday
World Suicide Prevention Day ,
Sep 11 Sunday
National Assisted Living Week ,
Sep 12 Monday
National Report Medicare Fraud Day , ,
Sep 13 Tuesday
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
National Eczema Week
National Jeans for Genes Day ,
Sep 15 Thursday
Get Ready Day
Sep 16 Friday
National Concussion Awareness Day ,
Sep 17 Saturday
International Patient Safety Day ,
Sep 18 Sunday
Chiropractic Founders Day ,
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Sep 19 Sunday
Balance Awareness Week
​National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
Sep 21 Wednesday
National School Backpack Awareness Day ,
World Alzheimer’s Day , ,
Sep 22 Thursday
Falls Prevention Awareness Day ,
Sep 23 Friday
Restless Legs Awareness Day ,
Teal Talk Day ,
Sep 24 Saturday
Family Health & Fitness Day USA ,
Sep 25 Sunday
International Ataxia Awareness Day ,
National Psychotherapy Day , ,
Sep 26 Monday
National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Sep 28 Wednesday
National Women’s Health And Fitness Day , ,
Sep 29 Thursday
World Heart Day
Sep 30 Friday
NATIONAL MUD PACK DAY
Sport Purple for Platelets Day ,
Oct 1 Saturday
AIDS Awareness Month ,
American Pharmacists Month , ,
Blindness Awareness Month ,
Breast Cancer Awareness Month ,
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Contact Lens Safety Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month ,
Eat Better, Eat Together Month , ,
Emotional Wellness Month ,
Health Literacy Month , ,
Healthy Lung Month ,
International Walk To School 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 Medical Librarians 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 ,
Fungal Disease Awareness Week
Oct 3 Monday
National Child Health Day ,
​Active Aging Week ,
Oct 5 Wednesday
National Walk and Bike to School Day ,
Oct 6 Thursday
National Depression Screening Day ,
Oct 9 Sunday
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
Oct 10 Monday
National Kick Butt Day ,
World Mental Health Day ,
Oct 12 Wednesday
Emergency Nurses Day ,
World Arthritis Day ,
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week ,
Oct 13 Thursday
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
National Herpes Awareness Day
Oct 15 Saturday
Global Handwashing Day
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Oct 16 Sunday
World Spine Day , ,
Oct 17 Monday
National Health Education Week ,
Oct 18 Tuesday
Health Care Aide Day ,
World Menopause Day
Oct 19 Wednesday
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
Oct 20 Thursday
World Osteoporosis Day
Oct 21 Friday
National Check Your Meds Day
National Mammography Day
Oct 22 Saturday
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Oct 23 Sunday
Respiratory Care Week
Oct 26 Wednesday
Lung Health Day ,
Oct 28 Friday
National Pharmacy Buyer Day ,
Oct 29 Saturday
World Psoriasis Day
World Stroke Day ,
Nov 1 Tuesday
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month ,
Diabetic Eye Disease Month ,
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month , ,
Lung Cancer Awareness 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 Brush Day
Nov 2 Wednesday
National Stress Awareness Day ,
Nov 6 Sunday
National Radiologic Technology Week ,
Nurse Practitioner Week , ,
Nov 7 Monday
Color the World Orange Day , ,
National Cancer Awareness Day
Nov 9 Wednesday
Microtia Awareness Day , ,
Nov 12 Saturday
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day ,
World Pneumonia Day ,
Nov 13 Sunday
Perioperative Nurse Week ,
Nov 14 Monday
Operating Room Nurse Day ,
World Diabetes Day
Nov 17 Thursday
Great American Smokeout
National Rural Health Day
National Testosterone Awareness Day ,
​World Prematurity Day
Nov 18 Friday
World Pancreatic Cancer Day ,
World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Nov 20 Sunday
GERD Awareness Week ,
Nov 24 Thursday
National Family Health History Day ,
Nov 25 Friday
Flossing Day
Dec 1 Wednesday
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day ,
World AIDS Day
National Handwashing Awareness Week
Dec 6 Monday
National Influenza Vaccination Week , ,
Dec 12 Sunday
Universal Health Coverage Day ,
Dec 13 Monday
Pick A Pathologist Pal Day ,
Dec 21 Tuesday
Look On The Bright Side Day ,