Life can get pretty busy and it’s rare that we have the time to stop and say thank you to those who make our lives that little bit better.

This is a complete list of international holidays for calendar year 2013 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.

Holiday Name

Jan 01 Global Family Day

Jan 04 World Braille Day

Jan 11 International Thank-You Day

Jan 30 World Leprosy Day

Feb 12 Darwin Day

Feb 21 International Mother Language Day

Feb 22 World Thinking Day

Mar 01 International Day of the Seal

Mar 08 International Women’s Day

Mar 20 World Frog Day

Mar 21 World Down Syndrome Day

Mar 22 World Water Day

Mar 23 World Meteorological Day

Mar 29 Earth Hour – 8pm Local Time

Apr 02 International Children’s Book Day

Apr 07 World Health Day

Apr 12 Yuri`s Night

Apr 13 International Special Librarian’s Day

Apr 21 International Creativity and Innovation Day

Apr 22 Earth Day

Apr 23 World Book Day

Apr 25 World Penguin Day

May 03 World Press Freedom Day

May 05 International Midwives Day

May 08 World Red Cross Day

May 10 World Lupus Day

May 12 International Nurses Day

May 13 IEEE Global Engineering Day

May 15 International Day of Families

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

Jun 08 World Ocean Day

Jun 14 World Blood Donor Day

Jun 16 International Day of the African Child

Jun 17 World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought

Jun 20 World Refugee Day

Jun 26 International Day Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking

Jul 11 World Population Day

Jul 16 World Snake Day

Aug 08 Universal & International Infinity Day

Aug 09 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Aug 10 International Biodiesel Day

Aug 12 International Youth Day

Aug 13 International Lefthanders Day

Aug 14 World Lizard Day

Aug 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition

Sep 08 International Literacy Day

Sep 13 International Chocolate Day

Sep 15 Software Freedom Day

Sep 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Sep 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day

Sep 21 World Gratitude Day

Sep 22 World Car-Free Day

Sep 29 Inventors Day

Oct 01 International Music Day

Oct 02 World Farm Animals Day

Oct 03 World Temperance Day

Oct 04 World Animal Day

Oct 05 World Teacher’s 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

Nov 08 World Town Planning Day

Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance

Nov 21 World Television Day

Nov 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 30 International Computer Security Day

Dec 01 World AIDS Day

Dec 02 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Dec 05 International Volunteers Day

Dec 07 International Civil Aviation Day

Dec 10 Human Rights Day

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