World Holidays

International Holidays for 2012

 This is a complete list of international holidays for calendar year 2012 celebrated throughout the world. These holidays are celebrated for a specific cause like healthcare, nature and wildlife protection, social development etc. Each International holiday is celebrated in all over the world irrespective of region, religion or any other local differences with a motto to make this world a better place to live.

January February March
Jan 01 Global Family Day Feb 12 Darwin Day Mar 1 International Day of the Seal
Jan 4 World Braille Day Feb 21  International Mother Language Day Mar 8 International Women’s Day
Jan 8 World Literary Day Feb 22 World Thinking Day  Mar 14 World Book Day
Jan 11 International Thank-You Day     Mar 20 World Down Syndrome Day
Jan 30 World Leprosy Day     Mar 21 World Day for Water
        Mar 22 World Meteorological Day
        Mar 23 Earth Hour – 8pm Local Time
April May June
Apr 2 International Children’s Book Day May 3 World Press Freedom Day Jun 08 World Ocean Day
Apr 7 World Health Day May 5 International Midwives Day Jun 14 World Blood Donor Day
Apr  12 Yuri`s Night May 8 World Red Cross Day Jun 16 International Day of the African Child
Apr 13 International Special Librarian’s Day May 10 World Lupus Day Jun 17 World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
Apr  21 International Creativity and Innovation Day May 12 International Nurses Day Jun 20 World Refugee Day
Apr  22 Earth Day May 13 IEEE Global Engineering Day Jun 26 International Day Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking
Apr  23 World Copyright Day May 15 International Day of Families    
Apr  25 World Penguin Day May 18 International Museum Day    
    May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity    
    May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity    
    May 23 World Turtle Day    
    May 24 World Schizophrenia Day    
    May 25 Towel Day    
    May 31 World No-Tobacco Day    
July August September
July 11 World Population Day Aug 8 Universal & International Infinity Day Sep 08 International Literacy Day
July 16 World Snake Day Aug 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People Sep 13 International Chocolate Day
    Aug 10 International Biodiesel Day Sep 15 Software Freedom Day
    Aug 12 International Youth Day Sep 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
    Aug 13 International Lefthanders Day Aug 14 World Lizard Day Sep 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
    Aug 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition Sep 21 World Gratitude Day
        Sep 22 World Car-Free Day
        Sep 29 Inventors Day
October November December
Oct 1 International Music Day Nov 08 World Town Planning Day Dec 1 World AIDS Day
Oct 2 World Farm Animals Day Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance Dec 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Oct 3 World Temperance Day Nov 21 World Television Day Dec 5 International Volunteers Day
Oct 4 World Animal Day Nov 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Dec 7 International Civil Aviation Day
Oct 5 World Teacher’s Day Nov 30 International Computer Security Day Dec 10 Human Rights Day
Oct 10 World Mental Health Day        
Oct 16 World Food Day        
Oct 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty        
Oct 24 United Nations Day        
Oct 29 International Internet Day