World Milk Day
Milk and its byproducts form a very important role in our lives! Thus, World Milk Day is observed globally to celebrate the contributions of the dairy sector to nutrition, economic development and livelihoods.
Global Day of Parents
This day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly with a UN resolution. It honours parents for their timeless commitment towards the nurturing of their children.
International Sex Workers Day
On 2nd June 1975, around 100 sex workers occupied at Sant-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to protest against their exploitative living and working conditions. The ensuing raid led to a national movement, marking the International Sex Workers Day, to promote dignity and better living conditions for the community.
Telangana Formation Day
Telangana, the 29th state of India, celebrates its formation on 2nd June with various events and cultural activities. The formation of the state happened after 50 years of struggle by its people.
World Bicycle Day
No means of transportation is healthier than the bicycle- both for us and the Earth! The United Nations General Assembly recognised this fact and declared 3rd June as the international World Bicycle Day.
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
The United Nations’ International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed to raise awareness about the children who are victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. It is a global reminder of our collective commitment to protect the rights of children.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is a United Nations declared international day to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for 2020 is based on biodiversity and will be hosted by Columbia.
World Food Safety Day
World Food Safety Day focuses global attention on the hazards of contaminated food and water, their ill-effects on human health and ways to fight this problem.
World Brain Tumour Day
World Brain Tumour Day raises awareness about the illness and reinforces the urgency for more research in this field. Towards this end, several events are organised around the world to spread awareness.
World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day empowers people to become environmental leaders who can stop polluting the ocean and related water bodies. This day spreads awareness about important threats to the oceans, like single-use plastics, and emphasizes on action.
World Day Against Child Labour
World Day Against Child Labour was launched by International Labour Organisation (ILO) to focus attention on the global pandemic of child labour, ongoing efforts and the required remedial actions.
International Albinism Awareness Day
International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated every year on 13th June to celebrate the human rights of albino persons worldwide. This day started due to a number of attacks on people with albinism in Tanzania in the mid 2000s. After a lot of protests and movements by NGOs, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 13th June 2015 as the first IAAD.
World Blood Donor Day
World Blood Donor Day raises awareness about the importance of blood donations and to acknowledge and appreciate blood donors for their support. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
World Wind Day
Wind energy is one of the most important sources of renewable and clean energy for us. Thus, every year 15th June is observed as World Wind day to promote it. This day focusses and creates awareness about the potential of wind energy to decarbonise our energy systems and contribute to global economy and sustainability.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Abuse of the elderly is a less talked about social issue. That is why, the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed by UNGA to bring this social issue back into the consideration of the public. This social ill affects the right of every elderly to live with dignity and quality life.
3rd Sunday of June
World Father’s Day
Fathers and fatherly figures play a big role in the lives of children and their shaping up to be future adults. The third Sunday of every June commemorates and honours fatherhood and appreciates their support and contribution to the society.
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
16th June commemorates the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru of the Sikhs. He was tortured and sentenced to death upon the orders of Mughal Emperor Jahangir on 16th June, 1606. Accordingly, on 16 June every year, the Sikhs commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Desertification and droughts are a big ecological threat to the human species and other beings around us. Hence, 17th June is observed to create awareness about the international cooperation required to combat desertification and drought. This day was declared by the United Nation General Assembly in 1994.
Autistic Pride Day
This is a community event which is held by people of the autististic community itself. The symbol for the event represents diversity of autistic people and the infinite possibilities and variations within the autistic community. The day lays emphasis on the belief that autistic people are not ‘sufferers’, rather they are different and unique individuals.
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day raises awareness about the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the faced by SCD patients and their caretakers. The day was officially adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to recognise SCD as a public health concern.
World Sauntering Day
No matter how busy you are, sometimes you should stop and smell the roses! The World Sauntering Day also reminds people to slow down and enjoy life and the world around us in between our daily races for survival.
World Refugee Day
Unfortunately, even in the 21st Century, millions are forced to flee their childhood homes to save their lives from life-threatening violence. Thus, this UN sanctioned day reminds the world about the struggles faced by refugees and encourages it to show support to them.
World Music Day
Music brings about both individual and collective peace. The World Music Day is celebrated every 21st June to promote music internationally and showcases its potential and efforts in establishing global peace and wellbeing.
World Hydrography Day
Hydrography is the branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of oceans and other water bodies. World Hydrography Day has been adopted by the International Hydrographic Organization as a yearly celebration to publicise the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography in economic development, security and defense, scientific research, and environmental protection.
International Yoga Day
International Yoga day is celebrated globally to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga in daily life and create awareness about the holistic healthcare provided by practising yoga as a lifestyle. In India, International Yoga Day is celebrated by the Ministry of AYUSH.
Summer Solstice is the day when Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the sun, at about an angle of 23.4 degrees. This is also known as the northern solstice because the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. This day is the longest day in India.
International Olympic Day
International Olympic Day is a global anthem for an active lifestyle. It generates awareness about the importance of sports and games in life.
United Nations Public Service Day
This United Nations General Assembly sanctioned day honours the contribution of public service in the development of various nations and international institutions, and encourages youth to join the career as well.
International Widows Day
Even in the 21st century, the lives of many women are considered as good as over when their spouses pass away. International Widows Day raises awareness about this violation of human rights and right to a life of dignity that widows suffer at the hands of their society.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Drug abuse and trafficking are some of the biggest threats to human society since forever. Hence, 26th June was established by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen global action and cooperation to fight this evil and create awareness about the ills of drug abuse.
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 26th June as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day aims to eradicate torture and effectively implement the Convention against Torture.
World Asteroid Day
More than a century ago, on 30th June 1908, the Siberian Tunguska event took place when one of the most harmful known asteroid events in the recent history of the Earth, happened. Asteroid Day commemorates this day and generates awareness about asteroids via online education about the topic. This is a United Nations-sanctioned day.