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.

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

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International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day

Over 65 million people around the world live with epilepsy.

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International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day

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

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Self-injury Awareness Day

Self-injury Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Self-injury Awareness Day

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month takes place in March each year to highlight the importance of healthy eating.

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World Teen Mental Wellness Day

World Teen Mental Wellness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Teen Mental Wellness Day.

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World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day

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

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National Day of Unplugging

National Day of Unplugging

Being on our electronic devices too much can be bad for our health. This day is to encourage to take some digital downtime.

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National Multiple Personality Day

National Multiple Personality Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Multiple Personality Day

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No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day

This health awareness day in the UK has been observed since 1984 and takes place on the second Wednesday in March.

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National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

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World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day

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

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National Close the Gap Day

National Close the Gap Day

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

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National Vaccination Day

National Vaccination Day

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

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World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day 🛏️

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

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National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

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

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World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Bipolar Day

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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Stress Awareness Month.

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National Walking Day

National Walking Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Walking Day

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World Health Day

World Health Day

This day marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948.

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World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Parkinson's Day.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning..

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Malaria Day

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National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Drug Take Back Day

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Almost 3 million workers die each year from occupational accidents and work related diseases.

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National Workplace Wellbeing Day

National Workplace Wellbeing Day

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

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National Melanoma Monday

National Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday encourages early detection through screening. It is observed in May, which is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

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World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

Organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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National Women’s Checkup Day

National Women’s Checkup Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Women’s Checkup Day

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World Lupus Day

World Lupus Day

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

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National Fentanyl Awareness Day

National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Created by the DEA in 2022 in response to an increase in fentanyl overdose deaths.

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Eat What You Want Day

Eat What You Want Day

Today is the perfect excuse to eat whatever you want. If anyone questions you, just tell them that you’re celebrating a national holiday!

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National Day for Helping the Disabled

National Day for Helping the Disabled

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Day for Helping the Disabled

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National Smile Month

National Smile Month

National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile.

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National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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World IBD Day

World IBD Day

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

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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 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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Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day

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

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