Observances and Holidays

JANUARY

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Get Organized Month

HOLIDAYS:

Jan 1 – New Year’s Day

Jan 6 – Three Kings Day (Mexico)

Jan 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 24 – International Day of Education

Jan 26 – National Fun at Work Day

FEBRUARY

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

African American History Month (US & Canada)

American Heart Month (US)

WEEKLY OBSERVANCES:

Feb 18-24 – National Engineers Week

HOLIDAYS:

Feb 2 – Groundhog Day (US & Canada)

Feb 5 – Mexican Constitution Day

Feb 10 – Chinese New Year

Feb 11 – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Feb 13 – Mardi Gras

Feb 14 – Ash Wednesday

Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day

Feb 15 – National Flag of Canada Day

Feb 17 – Random Acts of Kindness

Feb 19 – Presidents’ Day (US)

Feb 19 – Family Day (Canada)

Feb 24 – Flag Day (Mexico)

MARCH

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Women’s History Month (US)

Ladder Safety Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

WEEKLY OBSERVANCES:

Mar 3-9 – Women In Construction Week

HOLIDAYS:

Mar 1 – Employee Appreciation Day

Mar 8 – International Women’s Day

Mar 10 – Daylight Savings begins

Mar 10 – Ramadan begins (sundown)

Mar 11 – Commonwealth Day (Canada)

Mar 11 – World Plumbing Day

Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 18 – Benito Juarez Birthday Memorial (Mexico)

Mar 19 – National Ag Day (US)

Mar 19 – First Day of Spring!

Mar 21 – International Day of Forests

Mar 22 – World Water Day

Mar 24 – Palm Sunday

Mar 25 – Holi

Mar 28 – Maundy Thursday

Mar 29 – Good Friday

Mar 29 – Vietnam War Vets Day (US)

Mar 30 – Holy Saturday (Mexico)

Mar 30 – National Doctors’ Day (US)

Mar 31 – Easter Sunday

APRIL

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Welding Month

WEEKLY OBSERVANCES:

Apr 1-7 – National Public Health Week

Apr 6-13 – National Robotics Week

HOLIDAYS:

Apr 1 – Easter Monday (Canada)

Apr 7 – World Health Day

Apr 9 – Eid al-Fitr begins (sundown)

Apr 15 – Tax Day

Apr 22 – Earth Day

Apr 22 – First Day of Passover

Apr 24 – Administrative Professionals Day

Apr 25 – Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Apr 28 – Workers’ Memorial Day

Apr 30 – Last Day of Passover

MAY

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Electrical Safety Month

World Trade Month

Healthy Vision Month

Better Hearing Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (US)

WEEKLY OBSERVANCES:

May 5-11 – National Public Service Recognition Week

May 6-10 – National Safety Stand-Down

May 12-18 – National Hospital Week

HOLIDAYS:

May 1 – Labor Day (Mexico)

May 1 – National Skilled Trades Day

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 5 – Orthodox Easter

May 5 – World Laughter Day

May 6 – May Day (USA)

May 8 – National 3rd Shift Workers Day

May 11 – National Train Day

May 12 – International Nurses’ Day

May 12 – Mother’s Day (US & Canada)

May 15 – World Facilities Management Day

May 16 – Supply Chain Professionals Day

May 18 – Armed Forces Day (USA)

May 20 – Victoria Day (Canada)

May 27 – Memorial Day (US)

JUNE

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Safety Month

Pride Month

HOLIDAYS:

Jun 2 – Armed Forces Day (Canada)

Jun 5 – World Environment Day

Jun 11 – Shavuot begins (sundown)

Jun 14 – Flag Day (US)

Jun 16 – Eid al-Adha begins (sundown)

Jun 16 – Father’s Day

Jun 19 – Juneteenth (US)

Jun 20 – First Day of Summer!

Jun 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)

Jun 22 – National HVAC Tech Day

Jun 23 – International Women in Engineering Day

JULY

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Parks & Recreation Month

National Ice Cream Month

HOLIDAYS:

Jul 1 – Canada Day

Jul 2 – Made in the USA Day

Jul 4 – Independence Day (US)

Jul 25 – National Hire a Veteran Day

Jul 25 – National Intern Day

Jul 29 – NASA was founded

AUGUST

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Back to School Month

HOLIDAYS:

Aug 4 – US Coast Guard Birthday

Aug 5 – Civic Holiday (Canada)

Aug 19 – National Aviation Day

SEPTEMBER

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

National Preparedness Month

Sep 15-Oct 15 – National Hispanic Heritage Month (US)

WEEKLY OBSERVANCES:

Sep 15-21 – National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

HOLIDAYS:

Sep 1 – Labour Day (Mexico)

Sep 2 – Labor Day (US)

Sep 4 – Labour Day (Canada)

Sep 11 – Patriot Day

Sep 16: Independence Day (Mexico)

Sep 17 – National IT Professional Day

Sep 20 – Concussion Awareness Day

Sep 22 – First Day of Autumn!

Sep 26 – World Maritime Day

Sep 28 – National Good Neighbor Day

OCTOBER

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

Manufacturing Month

National Hearing Protection Month

National Energy Awareness Month

WEEKLY OBSERVANCES:

Oct 6-12 – National Health Care Supply Chain Week

Oct 7-11 – National Customer Service Week

HOLIDAYS:

Oct 1 – International Coffee Day

Oct 2 – National Custodial Workers’ Day

Oct 2 – Rosh Hashanah begins (sundown)

Oct 4 – National Manufacturing Day (US)

Oct 7 – World Architect Day

Oct 11 – Yom Kippur begins (sundown)

Oct 14 – Thanksgiving Day (Canada)

Oct 15 – Global Handwashing Day

Oct 16 – Boss’s Day

Oct 28 – National First Responders Day

Oct 31 – Diwali begins

Oct 31 – Halloween

NOVEMBER

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES:

Aviation History Month

National Career Development Month

National Scholarship Month

National Native American Heritage Month (US)

HOLIDAYS:

Nov 1 – All Saints’ Day

Nov 1 – Day of the Dead (Mexico)

Nov 3 – Daylight Savings ends

Nov 5 – Election Day (US)

Nov 6 – National Stress Awareness Day

Nov 9 – World Freedom Day

Nov 11 – Veterans Day (US)

Nov 11 – Remembrance Day (Canada)

Nov 15 – America Recycles Day

Nov 20 – Mexican Revolution Day

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Day

Nov 29 – Native American Heritage Day

DECEMBER

HOLIDAYS:

Dec 6 – World Miners’ Day

Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Day (US)

Dec 8 – National Blue Collar Day

Dec 13 – National Salesperson Day

Dec 21 – First Day of Winter!

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve

Dec 25 – Christmas Day

Dec 25 – First day of Hanukkah

Dec 26 – First Day of Kwanzaa

Dec 26 – Boxing Day (Canada)

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve