Important dates 2021

24 January Day of the Endangered Lawyer
27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day
28 January Data Protection Day
31 January (last sunday of January) World Leprosy Day

  4 February World Cancer Day
  6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation
  8 February World Epilepsy Day
20 February World Day of Social Justice
28 February Rare Diseases Day

  4 March World Obesity Day
  8 March International Women’s Day
22 March World Water Day
24 March World Tuberculosis Day

  7 April World Health Day
22 April Earth Day
25 April World Malaria Day

  1 May International Workers’ Day
3 May World Press Freedom Day
  4 May Remembrance of the Dead (Netherlands)
  5 May Liberation Day (Netherlands)
  8 May World Fair Trade Day
12 May International Nursing Day
17 May International Day of Hypertension
22 May International Day for Biological Diversity
23 May International Day for the Control of Obstetric Fistulas
28 May International Day of Action for Women’s Health
31 May World against Tobacco

   1 June International Children’s Day
  5 June World Environment Day
  7 June World Food Security Day
 14 June World Blood Donors Day
 19 June World Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
20 June World Refugee Day
26 June International Day Against Narcotics Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

  1 July Keti Koti Dutch Remembrance and Celebration Day of Slave Trade Abolition
 11 July World Population Day
28 July World Day Against Hepatitis

  1-7 August World Breastfeeding Week
  9 August International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

 8 September International Literacy Day
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day
16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
21 September International Day of Peace

 1 October International Day of Older Persons
 2 October International Day of Non-Violence
 3 October 70+ years of Dutch international (development) cooperation
10 October World Mental Health Day
15 October International Handwashing day
16 October World Food Day
24 October United Nations Day
24 October World Polio Eradication Day

 14 November World Diabetes Dayk
 16 November International Day for Tolerance
 18-24 November World Antibiotic Awareness Wee
 19 November World Toilet Day
20 November Universal Children’s Day

   1 December World AIDS Day
  3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  7 December Make a Difference Day
 10 December Human Rights Day
 12 December International Day for Health for All / World Health Day
27 December International Day for Epidemic Preparedness