Health Observances

There is a Day for That! provides you with a list of observances and national days related to Health.

We all need reminders from time to time to look after ourselves a bit more, and these observances focus on just that.

World Schizophrenia Day

World Schizophrenia Day

An opportunity to learn more about the illness and challenge the stigma around mental ill health.

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National Don’t Fry Day

National Don’t Fry Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Don’t Fry Day/Heat Awareness Day.

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National Sunscreen Day

National Sunscreen Day ☀️

National Sunscreen Day: Protecting Your Skin from Harmful Rays.

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Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Menstrual Hygiene Day.

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World Digestive Health Day

World Digestive Health Day

Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease and/or disorder.

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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World MS Day

World MS Day

World MS Day: Raising Awareness and Empowering Individuals

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National Save Your Hearing Day

National Save Your Hearing Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Save Your Hearing Day

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World No-Tobacco Day

World No-Tobacco Day

The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative is committed to raising awareness of the threat posed by the global tobacco epidemic and of the steps that can be taken to reduce tobacco use and save lives.

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National Heat Awareness Day

National Heat Awareness Day

Every year, there are dozens of preventable worker deaths and thousands more workers become ill from extreme heat or humid conditions.

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ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month is a campaign to spread awareness of and raise funds for research for a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

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World Clubfoot Day

World Clubfoot Day

In 2017, the Global Clubfoot Initiative has launched a bold strategy with a vision of a world where every child born with clubfoot can walk and run free from disability.

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National Gardening Exercise Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Gardening Exercise Day

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World Pest Day

World Pest Day

Pests can have a devastating effect on human populations by destroying food sources.

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International Albinism Awareness Day 

International Albinism Awareness Day 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Albinism Awareness Day 

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World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day is observed to raise awareness for the need of blood, blood products, and the need for safe blood.

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International Day of the African Child

International Day of the African Child

An awareness day for the situation of children in African, and on the need for continuing improvement in education.

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National Eat Your Vegetables Day

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Eat Your Vegetables Day

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National PTSD Awareness Day

National PTSD Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National PTSD Awareness Day.

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World Bronchiectasis Day

World Bronchiectasis Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Bronchiectasis Day.

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National Eat Your Beans Day

National Eat Your Beans Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Eat Your Beans Day

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National Stay Out of the Sun Day

National Stay Out of the Sun Day 🕶️

On July 3, this day encourages us to give our skin a much-needed break from the sweltering heat.

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World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Zoonoses Day.

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SCUD Day

SCUD Day

Today you should try to see the funny side of life - Savor the Comic and Unplug the Drama.

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International Retainer Day

International Retainer Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Retainer Day.

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International Brain Day

International Brain Day 🧠

This holiday is designed to increase awareness of brain health issues for people everywhere.

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International Self Care Day

International Self Care Day

International Self-Care Day provides a focus and opportunity to raise the profile of healthy lifestyle self-care programmes around the world.

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Disability Independence Day

Disability Independence Day

National Disability Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990.

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on July 28th to generate an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis.

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National Minority Donor Awareness Day

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Minority Donor Awareness Day

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Happiness Happens Month

Happiness Happens Month

Find out the dates, history and background to Happiness Happens Month

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Kids Eat Right Month

Kids Eat Right Month

Highlights healthy eating and active lifestyles for every age group from infant to teens.

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National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week

This week, we recognize health center staff and the important role health centers play in our communities.

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National CBD Day

National CBD Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National CBD Day.

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Health Center Staff Appreciation Day

Health Center Staff Appreciation Day

This week, we recognize health center staff and the important role health centers play in our communities.

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World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day

A day observed in the honour of the man who discovered that the deadly disease of Malaria is spread through a mosquito bite.

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Urology Awareness Month

Urology Awareness Month

Organised by The Urology Foundation, this month aims to raise awareness of urological disease as well as raise money to can fund vital research and training into these diseases.

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World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month is a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia.

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World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day is a day to celebrate the life-changing work of physical therapists!

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

This day brings attention to the growing number of people living long and full lives with HIV and to their health and social needs.

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World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.

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