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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DateHolidayCategoryTags
Jan 2 Thursday
Brew Monday,
Jan 5 Sunday
National Keto Day ,
Jan 13 Monday
National Gluten-Free Day , ,
Feb 5 Wednesday
Give Kids A Smile, ,
Feb 6 Thursday
Time to Talk Day,
Feb 7 Friday
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,
National Wear Red Day,
Feb 9 Sunday
National Toothache Day
Feb 14 Friday
National Donor Day
Feb 27 Thursday
National Protein day, ,
Feb 28 Friday
Rare Disease Day,
Mar 4 Wednesday
World Obesity Day,
Mar 6 Friday
National Dentist's Day,
Mar 20 Friday
National Kick Butts Day,
Mar 21 Saturday
World Down Syndrome Day, ,
Mar 24 Tuesday
World Tuberculosis Day,
Mar 30 Monday
Doctors' Day,
Apr 1 Wednesday
National Walking Day,
Apr 2 Thursday
World Autism Awareness Day,
Apr 7 Tuesday
World Health Day,
Apr 24 Friday
National Skipping Day
Apr 25 Saturday
National DNA Day,
World Malaria Day, ,
​National Drug Take Back Day
May 28 Thursday
National Sunscreen Day,
May 31 Sunday
World No Tobacco Day, ,
Jun 2 Tuesday
Global Running Day, ,
Jun 3 Wednesday
World Bicycle Day, , , , ,
Jun 14 Sunday
World Blood Donor Day, ,
Jun 23 Tuesday
National Hydration Day, , ,
Jul 3 Friday
National Stay Out of the Sun Day, ,
Jul 15 Wednesday
National Clean Beauty Day,
Jul 28 Tuesday
World Hepatitis Day, , ,
Sep 10 Thursday
World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 13 Sunday
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
Sep 15 Tuesday
Get Ready Day
Sep 16 Wednesday
National School Backpack Awareness Day, ,
Sep 17 Thursday
International Patient Safety Day
Sep 18 Friday
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Sep 22 Tuesday
Falls Prevention Awareness Day, ,
Sep 25 Friday
Sport Purple for Platelets Day
Sep 26 Saturday
Family Health & Fitness Day USA,
National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, ,
Sep 29 Tuesday
World Heart Day
Oct 2 Friday
National Walk and Bike to School Day,
Oct 5 Monday
National Child Health Day, ,
Oct 8 Thursday
National Depression Screening Day,
Oct 10 Saturday
World Mental Health Day,
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day,
Oct 12 Monday
National Kick Butt Day,
Oct 13 Tuesday
National Herpes Awareness Day
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, ,
Oct 15 Thursday
Global Handwashing Day, ,
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Oct 16 Friday
National Mammography Day
Oct 19 Monday
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day,
Oct 20 Tuesday
World Osteoporosis Day,
Oct 21 Wednesday
National Check Your Meds Day,
Oct 22 Thursday
International Stuttering Awareness Day, ,
Oct 29 Thursday
World Psoriasis Day, ,
Nov 1 Sunday
National Brush Day,
Nov 14 Saturday
World Diabetes Day, ,
Nov 17 Tuesday
​World Prematurity Day
Nov 19 Thursday
Great American Smokeout,
National Rural Health Day
Nov 26 Thursday
National Family Health History Day, ,
Dec 1 Tuesday
World AIDS Day, ,
National Bath Safety Month,
National Blood Donor Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month ,
Thyroid Awareness Month
Jan 4-10
Folic Acid Awareness Week
American Heart Month, ,
National Children’s Dental Health Month, ,
Tinnitus Awareness Week
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month,
National Caffeine Awareness Month, , ,
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month,
National Kidney Month, ,
Mar 8-15
Sleep Awareness Week, ,
Mar 15-21
Poison Prevention Week, ,
Move More Month,
National Garden Month, , , ,
Sexual Assault Awareness Month, ,
Stress Awareness Month, ,
May
Arthritis Awareness Month, ,
Celiac Disease Awareness Month, ,
Food Allergy Action Month, ,
Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month, ,
National Blood Pressure Month, ,
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month,
National Mediterranean Diet Month, , , , ,
May 10-16
National Women's Health Week,
National Men's Health Month, ,
Jun 10-16
National Men's Health Week,
National Breastfeeding Month, ,
National Eye Exam Month,
National Immunization Awareness Month,
National Cholesterol Education Month, ,
National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Month, , ,
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month, , ,
Sexual Health Month,
World Alzheimer's Month, , ,
Sep 13-19
Nephrology Nurses Week,
Balance Awareness Week, ,
National Assisted Living Week, , , ,
National Eczema Week, ,
​National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, ,
AIDS Awareness Month, ,
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month,
Down Syndrome Awareness Month,
Eat Better, Eat Together Month, ,
Emotional Wellness Month,
Health Literacy Month, , ,
National Chiropractic Month,
National Non-GMO Month, ,
National Pescatarian Month, , , , ,
Blindness Awareness Month,
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ,
Fungal Disease Awareness Week, ,
Healthy Lung Month,
National ADHD Awareness Month,
National Critical Illness Awareness Month,
National Dental Hygiene Month, ,
National Depression Education and Awareness Month, ,
National Ergonomics Month,
National Liver Awareness 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,
Oct 5-11
​Active Aging Week, ,
Oct 12-18
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week,
Oct 19-23
National Health Education Week,
Oct 25-31
Respiratory Care Week
National Home Care and Hospice Month, , ,
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month, , ,
Diabetic Eye Disease Month, , ,
National Alzheimer's Disease Month,
National Diabetes Month, , ,
National Epilepsy Awareness Month, ,
National Family Caregivers Month, , ,
National Healthy Skin Month, ,
National Impotency Month
Nov 11-17
World Antibiotic Awareness Week, ,
Nov 17-23
GERD Awareness Week, , ,
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month,
National Handwashing Awareness Week,