The annual Calendar is a useful list of dates and national events to help Makers and Maker Groups plan activities or to link-up with national and international themes.

2019

2019 is the Year of Green Action

Waltham Forest is the Capital’s Borough of Culture 2019 - visit wfculture19.co.uk for event and activity details.

Brent will be the next London Borough of Culture in 2020 - visit lboc2020.com for info.

June

June is Stag Beetle monitoring month run by the European Stag Beetle Monitoring Network and supported in the UK by PTES. London is a stronghold for the stag in the UK.

Dairy month; Soul food month, Great outdoors month, country cooking month, International mud month, great outdoors month, Pride month, Camping month

01-Jun

World milk day

Go barefoot day

Global day of parents 

03-Jun

World bicycle day

04-Jun

International day of innocent children victims of aggression

05-Jun

World environment day

International day for the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

06-Jun

Gardening exercise day

Russian Language day

(Second week of June)
UK Bike week


(Second weekend of June) London Parks and Gardens Trust’s Open Garden Squares weekend.

07-Jun

World food safety day

08-Jun

World oceans day

World gin day

09-Jun

Rose day

Worldwide knit in public day

12-Jun

World day against child labour

13-Jun

International albinism awareness day

14-Jun

World blood donor day [WHO]

Flip-flop day

15-Jun

World elder abuse awareness day

Nature photography day

16-Jun

Fresh veggies day

17-Jun

World day to combat desertification and drought

Tesselation day

18-Jun

Sustainable gastronomy day

Go fishing day

International picnic day

19-Jun

International day for the elimination of sexual violence in conflict

Sauntering day

20-Jun

World refugee day

21-Jun

International day of Yoga

22-Jun

Windrush day

23-Jun

United Nations public service day

International widows' day

24-Jun

Swim a lap day

Fairy day

25-Jun

Day of the Seafarer

26-Jun

East End canal festival at the Art Pavilion, Mile End Park

International day against drug abuse and trafficking

United Nations international day in support of victims of torture

Canoe day

27-Jun

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises day

29-Jun

International day of the Tropics

30-Jun

International asteroid day

International day of parliamentarism

Meteor watch day

July

Ice cream month, World watercolour month, Picnic month, Sarcoma Awareness month, Horseradish month, Plastic Free July.

(first Saturday in July)

International day of Cooperatives 

(first Saturday in July)

Hop a park day (Discover your local parks)

01-Jul

International joke day

02-Jul

World UFO day

03-Jul

International plastic bag free day

Stay out the sun day

04-Jul

Independence from meat day

Barbecue day

06-Jul

International kissing day

World zoonoses day

07-Jul

Global forgiveness day 
 

08-Jul

International Town Criers day

09-Jul

Cow appreciation day

10-Jul

Don't step on a bee day

Teddy bear picnic day

11-Jul

World population day

13_Jul 2019 
Waterloo Carnival

14-Jul

Shark awareness day

15-Jul

World youth skills day 
Citadel Festival in Gunnersbury Park

16-Jul

World snake day

18-Jul

Nelson Mandela International day

20-Jul

Moon day

 
20 to the 21 July 2019 
Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park 

20 July to the 12 August 2019 
Big Butterfly Count 

21 July 27 July 2019 
National Parks Week 

21-Jul
Virgin British 10k in Trafalgar Square 
Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace 
International Busking Day in Wembley Park

22-Jul

Hammock day

25-Jul

Thread the needle day 
 

25-July to 5 August 2019 

Rain or shine festival in Camberwell

26-Jul

Holistic therapy day

27-Jul

Walk on stilts day

Take your houseplant for a walk day

28-Jul

World nature conservation day

World Hepatitis day [WHO]

London Triathlon in central London 

28 to 29 July 2019 
Circus sampler at Somerset House 
 

29-Jul

Rain day

30-Jul

International day of friendship

World day against trafficking in persons 

31-Jul

World ranger day

August

Fishing month, Inventors month, Water quality month, Happiness Happens month, Peach month and Romance Awareness month.  
 

Date to be confirmed for August 2019  
Zee London Mela

1-4 Aug 2019 
Prudential RideLondon event 
 

1-7 Aug

World breastfeeding week

(First Sunday of August)

International friendship day

01-Aug

World scout scarf day

02-Aug

International beer day

03-Aug 2019 
Brompton World Championships take place in the Mall 
Watermelon day

04-Aug

Coast Guard day

05-Aug

Oyster day

06-Aug

Wiggle your toes day

08-Aug

International cat day

09-Aug

International day of the world's indigenous peoples

Book lover's day

09-Aug to 11-Aug 2019  
London Wildlife Festival at Walthamstow Wetlands with David Lindo, hosted and coordinated by London Wildlife Trust.

10-Aug

Lazy day

11-Aug

Play in the sand day

12-Aug

International youth day

World elephant day

12 to 18 Aug 2019 
National allotments week 
Afternoon tea week

13-Aug

International lefthanders day

14-Aug

World calligraphy day

15-Aug

Relaxation day

16-Aug

Tell-a-joke day

17-Aug

Thrift shop day 

International homeless animals day

17 to 19 August 2019 
Wildchild festival in Dulwich 
 
18-Aug

Bad poetry day

19-Aug

World humanitarian day 

Potato day

20-Aug

World mosquito day

21-Aug

International day of remembrance and tribute to the victims of terrorism

Poet's day

Senior citizens day

23-Aug

International day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition [UNESCO]


24 to the 26 August 2019 
Notting Hill Carnival

26-Aug

Women's equality day

Dog day

27-Aug

International bat night

29-Aug

International day against nuclear tests

More herbs, less salt day

30-Aug

International day of the victims of enforced disappearances

September

Totally Thames (London’s annual celebration of the Thames). Also, Hunger action month, honey month, Piano month, Ovarian cancer awareness month, Read a new book month, Suicide prevention month, Mushroom month, Sewing month and Childhood cancer awareness month


Date in September to be confirmed - London in bloom awards.

02-Sep

World coconut day

03-Sep

Skyscraper day

04-Sep

Wildlife day

05-Sep

International day of charity

06-Sep

Bring your manners to work day 

Read a book day

07-Sep

Acorn squash day

08-Sep

International literacy day [UNESCO]

8 to 9 Sept 2019 
On Blackheath Festival

10-Sep

World suicide prevention day [WHO]

Swap ideas day

11-Sep

Quiet day

12-Sep

United Nations day for south-south cooperation

13-Sep

Roald Dahl day

Kids take over the kitchen day

Great British Beach Clean 2019 on a beach near you!

15-Sep

International day of democracy

International red panda day

Felt hat day

16-Sep

International day for the preservation of the ozone layer

17-Sep

International country music day

18-Sep

Water monitoring day

Respect day

19-Sep

Talk like a pirate day

20-Sep

Concussion awareness day

21-Sep

International day of peace

World gratitude day


21 to 22 Sep 2019

 
Open House weekend in London 

22-Sep

Car Free day

Doodle day

23-Sep

International day of sign languages

Restless legs awareness day

24-Sep

Punctuation day

25-Sep

World dream day

26-Sep

Fitness day

International day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons

(last Thursday of September)

World maritime day

27-Sep

World Tourism day

Hug a vegetarian day

Crush a can day

28-Sep

World Rabies day [WHO]

International day for universal access to information [UNESCO]

29-Sep

World heart day

30-Sep

International translation day

International podcast day

Mud pack day

(Last Saturday of Sep)

World rivers day 
 

(Last week of September and the first week of October) 
 Urban Food Fortnight 
 

October

Mental health month, Fire prevention month, Dyslexia awareness month, Fair trade month, Breast cancer awareness month, Emotional Intelligence month, ADHD awareness month, Cyber security awareness month, Computer learning month and Family history month.

01-Oct

International day of older persons

International coffee day

02-Oct

International day of non-violence

World farm animals’ day

04-Oct

World smile day

World animal welfare day

05-Oct

World Teachers’ day [UNESCO]

06-Oct

Badger day

Mad-Hatter day

7 October (first Monday in October)

World habitat day

08-Oct

World Octopus day

09-Oct

World post day

10-Oct

World mental health day [WHO]

11-Oct

International day of the girl child

World coming-out day

12-Oct

Old farmers' day

World Arthritis day

(Second Saturday of October)

World migratory bird day [UNEP]

13-Oct

International day for disaster reduction
Royal Parks Foundation half marathon

14-Oct

World standards day

15-Oct

International day of rural women

16-Oct

World food day [FAO]

17-Oct

International day for the eradication of poverty
 

18 to the 19 Oct 2019 
 GIANT (part of Waltham Forest borough of culture - Climbing and tree artwork on Chingford Plain)

20 October (every five years, beginning in 2010)

World statistics day

21-Oct

Reptile awareness day

24-Oct

United Nations day

World development information day

25-Oct

International artists' day

World pasta day

26-Oct

Howl at the moon day

27-Oct

World day for audiovisual heritage [UNESCO]

29-Oct

Internet day - marking the anniversary of the first internet transmission

30-Oct

World thrift day

31-Oct

World cities day 

Magic day

November

World vegan month, "Movember", Adoption month and Manatee awareness month

01-Nov

World vegan day

02-Nov

International day to end impunity for crimes against journalists

05-Nov

Gunpowder day (Guy Fawkes night)

World Tsunami awareness day

06-Nov

International day for preventing the exploitation of the environment in war and armed conflict  

Stress awareness day

10-Nov

International tongue twister day

World science day for peace and development [UNESCO]

11-Nov

Origami day

13-Nov

World kindness day

14-Nov

World diabetes day 

16-Nov

International day for tolerance [UNESCO]

17-Nov

Homemade bread day

(third Sunday in November)

World day of remembrance for road traffic victims

18-Nov

Cider apple day

19-Nov

World toilet day

International men's day

20-Nov

Africa industrialisation day

Universal children’s day

21-Nov

World television day

(Third Thursday in November)

UNESCO World philosophy day

22-Nov

Go for a ride day

23-Nov

Fibonacci day - Celebrating Fibonacci's famous mathematical sequence in nature

24-Nov

Sardines day

25-Nov

International day for the elimination of violence against women

26-Nov

Cake day

29-Nov

International day of solidarity with the Palestinian people

30-Nov

Day of remembrance for all victims of chemical warfare

December

Human rights month, Christmas, Pear month and Music in our schools' month.

01-Dec

World AIDS day

02-Dec

International day for the abolition of slavery

03-Dec

International day of persons with disabilities 

Make a gift day

05-Dec

International volunteer day for economic and social development

World soil day

07-Dec

International civil aviation day

09-Dec

International day of commemoration and dignity of the victims of the crime of genocide and of the prevention of genocide

International anti-corruption day

World choral day

10-Dec

Human rights day

11-Dec

International mountain day

12-Dec

International day of neutrality

International universal health coverage day

14-Dec

World energy conservation day

15-Dec

International tea day

16-Dec

Day of reconciliation - based on South Africa but marked by people globally considering the impact of colonialism.

18-Dec

International migrants day

Arabic language day 

20-Dec

International human solidarity day

21-Dec

Christmas jumper day

Dalek remembrance day - marking the date the Daleks first appeared in the Dr Who TV series this day in 1963.

25-Dec

Christmas day

26-Dec

Boxing day


January


Celebration of life month, Oatmeal month, International brain teaser month, Soup month, Get a balanced life month and Hobby month.

01-Jan

New Years' day

Global family day

Polar bear swim day

Z day - Celebrating names beginning with Z.

02-Jan

Science fiction day

03-Jan

Festival of sleep day

04-Jan

Trivia day

World braille day

05-Jan

Bird day

07-Jan

Old rock day

08-Jan

Earth's rotation day

Poetry at work day

09-Jan

Static electricity day

10-Jan

Cut your energy costs day

10-Jan

Houseplant appreciation day

11-Jan

Step/Splash in a puddle day

13-Jan

Make your dream come true day

15-Jan

Hat day

16-Jan

Museum selfie day

17-Jan

Women's healthy weight day

18-Jan

Winnie the Pooh day

19-Jan

Popcorn day

20-Jan

Penguin awareness day

21-Jan

Squirrel appreciation day

22-Jan

Celebration of life day

24-Jan

International day of education

(Last weekend in January)

RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch

25-Jan

Fun at work day

26-Jan

Seed swap day

27-Jan

National Geographic day

International day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the holocaust

28-Jan

Global community engagement day

January (Last Sunday)

World Leprosy day

February

Library lover's month, Bird-feeding month, Vegan cuisine month, Bake for family fun month, Hot breakfast month

02-Feb

World Wetlands day

World Play your Ukelele month

03-Feb

Carrot cake day

04-Feb

World cancer day

Homemade soup day

07-Feb

Ballet day

08-Feb

Fly a kite day

10-Feb

World pulses day

11-Feb

Make a friend day

International day of women and girls in science

Get out your guitar day

12-Feb

International Darwin day

13-Feb

World Radio day

14-Feb

Valentine's day

Donor day

16-Feb

World whale day

17-Feb

Random acts of kindness day

19-Feb

International tug-of-war day

20-Feb

World day of Social Justice

21-Feb

International Mother Language day

Introduce a girl to engineering day

22-Feb

World thinking day

23-Feb

Banana bread day

26-Feb

Tell a fairytale day

27-Feb

Polar bear day

28-Feb

Floral design day

Digital learning day

March

Caffeine awareness month, Peanut month, Endometriosis month,  Hemophilia month, Kidney month, Multiple Sclerosis month, Nutrition month, Women's history month, Craft month, Umbrella month

01-Mar

Zero Discrimination day [UNAIDS]

03-Mar

World Wildlife day

05-Mar

Absinthe day

07-Mar

Cereal day

World book day

08-Mar

International Women's day

09-Mar

Genealogy day

10-Mar

Pack your lunch day

12-Mar

Plant a flower day

Girl Scout day

14-Mar

Learn about butterflies day

Pi day (3.141592….  14th day of the third month = 3.14)

15-Mar

World consumer rights day

17-Mar

St Patrick's day

18-Mar

Global recycling day

Biodiesel day

19-Mar

Poultry day

20-Mar

World sparrow day

World storytelling day

International day of happiness

French Language day

21-Mar

International day for the elimination of racial discrimination

World poetry day [UNESCO]

World Down Syndrome day

International day of forests

22-Mar

World water day

Gryffindor pride day

23-Mar

World meteorological day [WMO]

24-Mar

World Tuberculosis day [WHO]

International day for the right to the truth concerning gross human rights violations and for the dignity of victims

25-Mar

International day of remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade

International day of solidarity with detained and missing staff members

26-Mar

Spinach day

27-Mar

World theatre day

30-Mar

Take a walk in the park day

31-Mar

International transgender day of visibility

April

Autism Awareness month, poetry month, Jazz appreciation month, Decorating month, Garden month, Straw hat month, Active Dog month.

02-Apr

World autism awareness day

Children's book day

Ferret day

03-Apr

Tweed day

04-Apr

International day for mine awareness and assistance in mine action 

World rat day

05-Apr

National maritime day

Walk to work day

06-Apr

International day of sport for development and peace

Tartan day

07-Apr

International day of reflection on the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

World health day [WHO]

Beaver day

No housework day

08-Apr

World tradition day

Draw a picture of a bird day

09-Apr

Unicorn day

10-Apr

World homeopathy day

12-Apr

International day of human space flight

13-Apr

Scrabble day

14-Apr

Dolphin day

Look up at the sky day

15-Apr

Microvolunteering day

17-Apr

World Haemophilia day

Haiku poetry day

18-Apr

World heritage day

Bicycle day

19-Apr

Garlic day

20-Apr

Chinese language day

Volunteer recognition day

21-Apr

World creativity and innovation day

22 April

International earth day

23 April

World book and copyright day, incorporating world book night

English language day

Spanish language day

24-Apr

International day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

International guide dog’s day

25-Apr

International delegate’s day

World Malaria day [WHO]

International girls in ICT day [ITU]

World penguin day

26-Apr

International Chernobyl disaster remembrance day

World intellectual property day [WIPO]

27-Apr

Tell a story day

28-Apr

World day for safety and health at Work

29-Apr

International dance day

29-Apr

World wish day

30-Apr

International jazz day [UNESCO]

May

National walking month, Barbecue month, Bike month, Get Caught Reading month, Photo month, Lyme Disease month, Lupus Awareness month, Cystic Fibrosis month

(First Sunday)

World laughter day

(First Tuesday)

World asthma day

(May Bank Holiday weekend)

Inland Waterways Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice - a celebration of canals

01-May

International labour day

02-May

World Tuna day

03-May

World press freedom day [UNESCO]

06-May

No diet day

07-May

World athletics day

08-May

World Red Cross day

8-9 May

Time of remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during the Second World War

09-May

Lost sock memorial day

10-May

Mother ocean day

12-May

Limerick day

(second Saturday of May)

World migratory bird day [UNEP]

13-May

World belly-dance day

Frog jumping day

Leprechaun day

World cocktail day

15-May

International day of Families

16-May

International day of living together in peace

International day of Light [UNESCO]

17-May

World telecommunication and information society day

"Vesak", the day of the Full Moon

18-May

World AIDS vaccine day

20-May

World bee day

21-May

World day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

World meditation day

22-May

International day for biological diversity

29-May

International day of UN Peacekeepers

31-May

World no-tobacco day [WHO]


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