International Holidays

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 16 international holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Feb. 16

Chinese New YearInternationalWorld

Mar. 21

International Day of ForestsEnvironmental, InternationalWorld

May 13

International Hummus DayFood & Beverage, InternationalU.S.

Jun. 21

National Aboriginal DayEnvironmental, InternationalCanada

Jul. 18

Nelson Mandela International DayGovernment, InternationalWorld

Aug. 6

British Columbia DayInternationalCanada

Aug. 6

Heritage Day in AlbertaInternationalCanada

Aug. 6

New South Wales Bank HolidayInternationalAustralia

Aug. 21

Ninoy Aquino DayInternationalWorld

Aug. 27

National Heroes' Day holidayInternationalWorld

Sep. 2

VJ DayInternationalU.S.

Sep. 8

German Language DayEducation, InternationalWorld

Sep. 9

Day of the HomelandInternationalWorld

Sep. 9

European Heritage DaysEducation, InternationalWorld

Sep. 15

Shout of DoloresInternationalMexico

Nov. 1

International Stout DayFood & Beverage, InternationalWorld

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.

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