National & International Important Dates January – March 2024

Here’s a list of important dates, both national and international, for the months of January to March 2024.

We’re always surprised at how many days of the year are allocated as special days, for one reason or another. It seems there’s a day for everything and everyone! This is a comprehensive list of some of the more important dates, but this is by no means 100% complete. Do let us know if there are any important dates you’d like us to add to our list (or if you spot any errors).

Next quarter: April to June 2024


01 January: New Year’s Day & Global Family Day

01 January: Dry January Begins

01 January: Veganuary Begins

02 January: World Introvert Day

04 January: World Braille Day

14 January: World Logic Day

15 January: Brew Monday

21 January: National Squirrel Appreciation Day

21 January: World Snow Day

24 January: International Day of Education

25 January: Burns Night

26 January: International Customs Day

27 January: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January: National Chocolate Cake Day


01 February: Black History Month Begins

02 February: Candlemas Day

02 February: Groundhog Day

04 February: World Cancer Day

04 February: British Yorkshire Pudding Day

09 February: National Pizza Day

10 February: Lunar New Year

11 February: International Day of Women & Girls in Science

12 February: Darwin Day

13 February: Galentine’s Day

13 February: Shrove Tuesday

14 February: Valentine’s Day

14 February: International Book Giving Day

14 February: Ash Wednesday

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

22 February: World Thinking Day


01 March: World Candle Day

01 March: St David’s Day

01 March: Women’s History Month Begins

01 March: World Music Therapy Day

02 March: World Teen Mental Wellness Day

03 March: World Wildlife Day

04 March: British Pie Week

07 March: World Plant Power Day

08 March: International Women’s Day

10 March: Mothering Sunday UK

10 March: first day of Ramadam

11 March: National Napping Day

14 March: Pi Day

15 March: Red Nose Day UK

17 March: Saint Patrick’s Day

17 March: Red Nose Day / Comic Relief

17 March: World Sleep Day

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

21 March: International Day of Forests

21 March: World Poetry Day

24 March: Palm Sunday

24 March: World TB Day

28 March: Maundy Thursday

29 March: Good Friday

30 March: Earth Hour

31 March: Easter Sunday

31 March: World Backup Day

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