Happy Days of the Year

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Happy Days of the Year

Have you ever wondered “what national day is it today”? Well I’ve compiled a calendar of national and notable days of the year involving happiness, appreciation, kindness, and fun. Consider writing a few down in your calendar so you remember them when the time comes!


National Hugging Day – January 21

Squirrel Appreciation Day – January 21

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – January 31


Thank a Mailman Day – February 4

Send a Card to a Friend Day – February 7

Make a Friend Day – February 11

Random Acts of Kindness Day – February 17


Employee Appreciation Day – First Friday in March

I Want You to be Happy Day – March 3

Hug a GI Day – March 4

Plant a Flower Day – March 12

Everything you do is right – March 16

International Happiness Day – March 20


International Fun at Work Day – April 1

Hug a Newsman Day – April 4

World Health Day – April 7

Siblings Day – April 10

International Moment of Laughter Day – April 14

National Stress Awareness Day – April 16

National High Five Day – Third Tuesday of April

Volunteer Recognition Day – April 20

Hug an Australian Day – April 26


National Nurses Day – May 6

National Teachers Day – May 7 (Tuesday of the first full week of May)

National Receptionist Day – Second Wednesday in May

Military Spouses Day – Friday before Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day – May 12

Love a Tree – May 16

National Waiters and Waitresses Day – May 21

Water a Flower Day – May 30


Hug Your Cat Day – June 4

Power of a Smile Day – June 15

Father’s Day – Third Sunday of June

Hug Holiday Day – June 29


Cheer up the Lonely Day – July 11

Cousins Day – July 24

Father-in-Law Day – July 30


Friendship Day – First Sunday in August

Wiggle Your Toes Day – August 6

Relaxation Day – August 15


Newspaper Carrier Day – September 4

Grandparent’s Day – First Sunday after Labor Day

Positive Thinking Day – September 13

National Women’s Friendship Day – Third Sunday in September

International Peace Day – September 21

World Gratitude Day – September 21

National Good Neighbor Day- September 28


National Custodial Worker Day – October 2

Do Something Nice Day – October 5

World Teacher’s Day – October 5

World Smile Day – October 7

Mother-In-Law Day – Fourth Sunday in October


Veteran’s Day – November 11

World Kindness Day – November 13

World Peace Day – November 17

Beautiful Day – November 20

Thanksgiving – November 28


Letter Writing Day- December 7

Look on the Bright Side Day – December 21

Notable Happy Months


Admit You’re Happy Month


Stress Awareness Month

National Volunteer Month


Write a Friend Month

What’s your favorite day mentioned here? Have one to add to the list? Leave a comment below and I’ll add it!

P.S. It also happens to be the first day of summer today! (June 21st)


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13 thoughts on “Happy Days of the Year

  1. I see I have fallen short on recognizing people on their day. Now that I know hopefully I will do better!!!

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