National & International Important Dates January – March 2023

Here’s a list of important dates, both national and international, for the months of January to March 2023.

We were surprised at how many days of the year are now allocated as ‘special’ days, for one reason or another. It seems there’s a day for everything and everyone! Here is a comprehensive list of some of the more important dates, but this is by no means 100% complete!

January to March

01 January: Dry January Begins

01 January: Veganuary Begins

02 January: World Introvert Day

04 January: World Braille Day

16 January: Brew Monday

21 January: National Squirrel Appreciation Day

21 January: World Religion Day

25 January: Burns Night

27 January: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January: National Chocolate Cake Day

01 February: Black History Month Begins

02 February: Candlemas Day

04 February: World Cancer Day

05 February: British Yorkshire Pudding Day

09 February: National Pizza Day

11 February: International Day of Women & Girls in Science

12 February: Darwin Day

13 February: Galentine’s Day

14 February: Valentine’s Day

14 February: International Book Giving Day

15 February: International Childhood Cancer Day

15 February: Singles Awareness Day

17 February: Random Acts of Kindness Day

20 February: National Love Your Pet Day

21 February: Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

22 February: Ash Wednesday

01 March: World Candle Day

01 March: Saint David’s Day

01 March: Women’s History Month Begins

02 March: World Teen Mental Wellness Day

03 March: Employee Appreciation Day

06 March: British Pie Week Begins

07 March: World Plant Power Day

08 March: International Women’s Day

13 March: National Napping Day

17 March: Saint Patrick’s Day

17 March: Red Nose Day / Comic Relief

19 March: Mothering Sunday

20 March: Spring Equinox – Start of Spring

20 March: International Day of Happiness

21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March: World Down Syndrome Day

22 March: First Day of Ramadan


Next quarter: April to June 2023

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