Some holidays are only celebrated in certain regions, or even certain towns — others are celebrated across the globe, bringing together different nations under a common cause. At National Today, we love celebrating 19 international holidays.
|Chinese New Year||International||Chinese food, Cultural Holidays||China|
|International Day of Forests||Environmental, International||World|
|Anzac Day||International||Historical, Military||Australia|
|International Hummus Day||Food & Beverage, International||U.S.|
|Western Australia Day||Cultural, International||Cultural, Historical||Australia|
|Philippines Independence Day||International||Cultural, Festivities, Historical||World|
|National Aboriginal Day||Environmental, International||Canadian, Civic, Historical, Obscure, Wildlife||Canada|
|Nelson Mandela International Day||Government, International||Historical||World|
|British Columbia Day||International||Canadian, Summer||Canada|
|Heritage Day in Alberta||International||Canadian, Family, Historical||Canada|
|New South Wales Bank Holiday||International||Summer||Australia|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||International||Civic, Cultural, Historical||World|
|National Heroes' Day||International||Military||World|
|Brazil Independence Day||International||Cultural, Festivities, Historical||Other|
|Day of the Homeland||International||German, Historical, Military||Germany|
|European Heritage Days||Education, International||German, Historical||World|
|German Language Day||Education, International||German||Germany|
|Shout of Dolores||International||Catholic, Family, Historical, Mexican, Party||Mexico|
|International Stout Day||Food & Beverage, International||World|
Where do international days come from?
Some international holidays are organized by the WHO, UN, or other international governing bodies. Others are created by brands looking to expand global reach and awareness around products. But whatever the event, origin, or cause, all international holidays offer an opportunity for celebrants to connect across borders.
How to submit an international holiday
Are we missing your favorite international day? If it's widely celebrated, let us know at our holiday submissions page! Be sure to have a bit of information about your holiday, like its track record of media coverage and evidence of it being commemorated on social media.