Holidays and Observances
Alphabetical Listing of W Holidays

Below, you can find a Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing of US Holidays and World Holidays and Observances that start with W.  We are still adding names to the list, so more information will be coming. 

After we complete the summary pages on the site, we will start working on a detailed page(s) for each Holidays and Observance. Once a page is completed for each Holiday or Observance, it will be linked up below, as well as it's related Daily Holidays page. (that should keep us busy for the next 20 years or so!!)

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates vary by State)


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  • Walk a Child to School Week - First Full Week of October
  • Walk on Stilts Day - July 27
  • Walk Your Pet Month - Entire Month of January
  • Washington's Birthday - February 19, 2018 (3rd Monday in February). Some State and Local Governments refer to this day as President's Day. His Actual Birthday is on February 22.
  • Water Ski Days - June 29 - July 1, 2018 (Last Full Weekend in June)
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Week - June 24-30, 2018
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day - February 7
  • Wear Purple for Peace Day - May 16
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day - October 17
  • Weary Willie Day - December 9
  • Weed Out Hate: Sow the Seeds of Greatness Day - April 3
  • Week of Christian Unity - January 18-25
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination - March 21-27
  • Week of the Classroom Teacher - First Full Week of May
  • Week of the Young Child - April 16-20, 2018
  • Weights and Measure Day - May 20
  • Weird Contest Week - August 12-18, 2018 (Second Week in August)
  • Wellderly Week - March 19-25, 2018 (Third Mon-Sun Week in March)
  • Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day - March 19, 2018 (Third Monday in March)
  • West Virginia Day (State Holiday in the U.S. State of West Virginia) - June 20
  • Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden - February 12-13, 2018
  • Whale Week - July 31 - August 5, 2017 (2018 TBA)
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month - Entire Month of August
  • Whiskey Sour Day - August 25
  • Whit Monday - May 21, 2018 (movable date)
  • White House Easter Egg Roll - April 2, 2018
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day - March 28, 2018
  • Whole Grains Month - Entire Month of September
  • Whooping Crane Festival - February 22-25, 2018
  • Wienerschnitzel Day - September 9
  • Wife Appreciation Day - September 16, 2018 (Third Sunday in September)
  • Wild About Wildlife Month - Entire Month of July
  • Wild Foods Day - October 28
  • Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
  • Wimbleton - July 2-15, 2018
  • Windjammer Days - June 24-30, 2018 
  • Winter Olympics XXIII - February 9 - 25, 2018 (Held in PyeongChang, Korea)
  • Winter Solstice (First Day of Winter) - December 21, 2018 (Movable Date)
  • Winter Squash Month - Entire Month of December
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates vary by State)
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month - Entire Month of February
  • Wishbones for Pets Month - Entire Month of October
  • Women in Blue Jeans Days - February 23-24, 2018
  • Women in Construction Week - March 4-10, 2018
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 5-11, 2018
  • Women Owned Business Day - May 1
  • Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month - Entire Month of October
  • Women's Entrepreneurship Day - November 19
  • Women's Eye Health and Safety Month - Entire Month of April
  • Women's Friendship Month - Entire Month of September
  • Women's Golf Month - Entire Month of June
  • Women's Health Care Month - Entire Month of May
  • Women's Healthy Weight Day - January 25, 2018 (the Thursday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • Women's Heart Week - February 1-7
  • Women's History Month - Entire Month of March
  • Women's Motorcycle Month - Entire Month of July
  • Wonderful Weirdoes Day - September 9
  • Woodie Wagon Day - July 21, 2018
  • Work at Home Father's Day - June 5, 2018 (Friday before Father's Day which is the Third Sunday in June)
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 13-19, 2018
  • Work Without Your Hands Day - July 5 (Sponge Bob)
  • Working Naked Day - February 2, 2018 (First Friday in February)
  • Working Parents Day - September 16
  • Workplace Conflict Awareness Month - Entire Month of April
  • Workplace Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month - Entire Month of March
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month - Entire Month of October
  • World Adoption Day - November 9, 2018
  • World AG Expo - February 13-15 2018
  • World AIDS Day - December 1 
  • World AIDS Month - Entire Month of December
  • World Alzheimer's Day - September 21
  • World Anaesthesia Day - October 16
  • World Animal Month - Entire Month of October
  • World Animal Remembrance Month - Entire Month of September
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week - November 12-18, 2018
  • World Arthritis Day - October 12
  • World Asthma Day - May 1, 2018 (First Tuesday in May)
  • World Ataxia Awareness Day - September 25
  • World Autism Awareness Day - April 2
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day - May 20
  • World Beard Day - September 1, 2018 (First Saturday in September)
  • World Beer Pong Day - May 5, 2018
  • World Belly Dance Day - May 12, 2018 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Bike Naked Day - June 9, 2018
  • World Blindness Awareness Month - Entire Month of October
  • World Book and Copyright Day (also known as World Book Day or International Day of the Book) - April 23
  • World Book Day - March 1, 2018 (First Thursday in March)
  • World Brain Tumor Day - June 8
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)
  • World Car Free Day - September 22
  • World Card Making Day - October 6, 2018 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
  • World Child Development Day - October 9, 2018 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • World Choral Day - December 9, 2018 (Second Sunday in December)
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day - November 16
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Communication Month - Entire Month of November
  • World Communication Week - November 1-7
  • World Communion Day - October 7, 2018 (First Sunday in October)
  • World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day - February 14
  • World Contraception Day - September 26
  • World Cup Soccer Day - July 13 (Anniversary Observance)
  • World Daffodil Day - August 31, 2018 (Last Friday in August)
  • World Dairy Expo - October 2-7, 2018 (First Tuesday - Sunday in October) 
  • World Day Against Child Labor - June 12
  • World Day Against Cyber Censorship - March 12
  • World Day Against the Death Penalty - October 10
  • World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - July 30
  • World Day for Animals in Laboratories  - April 24
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - October 27
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - May 21
  • World Day for International Criminal Justice - July 17
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work - April 28
  • World Day of Architecture - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day  - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • World Day of Giving - November 24, 2018 (Last Saturday in November)
  • World Day of Prayer - March 2, 2018 (First Friday in March)
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims - November 18, 2018 (Third Sunday in November)
  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - June 17
  • World Development Information Day - October 24
  • World Diabetes Day - November 14
  • World Digestive Health Day - May 29
  • World Doll Day - June 9, 2018 (Second Saturday in June)
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - April 28 - May 5, 2018
  • World Egg Day - October 12, 2018 (Second Friday of October)
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15
  • World Elephant Day - August 12
  • World Emoji Day - July 17
  • World Endometriosis Day - March 24, 2018
  • World Environment Day - June 5
  • World Fair Trade Day - May 12, 2018 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Folktales & Fables Week - March 18-24, 2018
  • World Food Day - October 16
  • World Gratitude Day - September 21
  • World Habitat Awareness Month - Entire Month of April
  • World Habitat Day - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • World Handshake Day - June 21
  • World Healing Day - April 28, 2018 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Hearing Aid Awareness Week - September 23-29, 2018 (Last Week in September)
  • World Heart Day - September 29
  • World Hello Day - November 21
  • World Hepatitis Day - July 28
  • World Homeless Day - October 10
  • World Honey Bee Day - August 18, 2018 (Third Saturday in August)
  • World Hula Week - April 1-7, 2018 (Begins on Easter Sunday)
  • World Humanitarian Day - August 19
  • World Hypertension Day - May 17
  • World Immunization Week - April 24-30
  • World Infertility Month - Entire Month of June
  • World Information Architecture Day - February 16, 2018 (Third Friday in February)
  • World Information Society Day - May 17
  • World Intellectual Property Day - April 26
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week in February)
  • World Irish Dancing Week - March 24 - April 1, 2018
  • World Juggling Day - June 16, 2018 (Saturday Closest to the 15th of June)
  • World Jump Day - July 20
  • World Kindness Day - November 13
  • World Kindness Week - November 11-17, 2018(Always has November 13, World Kindness Day in it)
  • World Kiwanis Week - Third Week in January
  • World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Week that surrounds April 24th each year) 
  • World Laughter Day - May 6, 2018 (First Sunday in May)
  • World Leprosy Day - January 28, 2018 (Last Sunday in January)
  • World Lizard Day - August 14
  • World Lumberjack Championships - July 26-28, 2018
  • World Marbles Day - March 30, 2018 (Same Day as Good Friday)
  • World Maritime Day - September 27, 2018
  • World Marriage Day - February 11, 2018 (Second Sunday in February)
  • World Menopause Day - October 18
  • World Menopause Month - Entire Month of October
  • World Mental Health Day - October 10
  • World Migratory Bird Day - May 12-13, 2018 (Second Weekend)
  • World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis) - May 30, 2018
  • World Naked Gardening Day - May 5, 2018 (First Saturday)
  • World Neurofibromatosis Day (NF Day) - May 17
  • World Oceans Day (sustainable seafood) - June 8
  • World Octopus Day - October 8
  • World Orangutan Day - August 19
  • World Orienting Day - May 23, 2018 (Fourth Wednesday in May)
  • World Origami Day - November 11
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11
  • World Orphan Week - February 3-10, 2018
  • World Orphans Day - November 12, 2018 (Second Monday in November)
  • World Osteoporosis Day - October 20
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day - May 8
  • World Pancreatic Cancer Day - November 15, 2018 (Third Thursday)
  • World Pangolin Day - February 17, 2018 (Third Saturday in February)
  • World Parkinson's Disease Day - April 11
  • World Password Day - May 3, 2018 (First Thursday in May)
  • World Pasta Day - October 25
  • World Peace Day - December 21
  • World Pear Day - December 1, 2018 (First Saturday in December)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day - October 19
  • World Pet Memorial Day - June 12, 2018 (Second Sunday in June)
  • World Pharmacists Day - September 25
  • World Philosophy Day - November 15, 2018 (Third Thursday in November)
  • World Photography Day - August 19
  • World Physical Therapy Day - September 8
  • World Pneumonia Day - November 12
  • World Police and Fire Games (biennially) - August 8-18, 2019 in Chengdy, China
  • World Polio Day - October 24
  • World Population Day - July 11
  • World Porridge Day - October 10
  • World Post Day - October 9
  • World Prematurity Awareness Day - November 17
  • World Press Freedom Day - May 3
  • World Psoriasis Day - October 29
  • World Rabies Day - September 28
  • World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2018
  • World Rattlesnake Roundup - March 10-12, 2018 (Second Weekend in March)
  • World Red Cross Day - May 8
  • World Reflexology Week - September 23-29, 2018 (Last Full Week in September)
  • World Religion Day - January 21, 2018 (Third Sunday in January)
  • World Schizophrenia Day - May 24
  • World Science Day for Peace and Development - November 10
  • World Series - October 23 - October 31, 2018
  • World Sexual Health Day - September 4
  • World Sight Day - October 11, 2018 (Second Thursday in October)
  • World Sjogren's Day - July 23
  • World Sleep Day - March 16, 2018 (Friday of Second Full Week)
  • World Smile Day - October 5, 2018 (First Friday in October)
  • World Snake Day - July 16
  • World Space Week - October 4-10
  • World Spay Day - February 27, 2018 (Last Tuesday in February)
  • World Spine Day - October 16
  • World Standards Day - October 14
  • World Storytelling Day - March 20, 2018 (Always Spring Equinox)
  • World Stroke Day - October 29
  • World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10
  • World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - April 28, 2018 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Teacher's Day - October 5
  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day - May 17
  • World Telecommunication Day - May 17
  • World Television Day - November 21
  • World Toilet Day - November 19
  • World Tourism Day - September 27
  • World Town Planning Day - November 8
  • World Toy Camera Day - October 21, 2018 (Third Sunday in October)
  • World Trade Week - May 20-26, 2018 (Third Week in May)
  • World Trauma Day - October 17
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day - November 5, 2018
  • World UFO Day - July 2
  • World Vegan Day - November 1
  • World Veterinary Day - April 28, 2018 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Water Monitoring Day - September 18
  • World Water Week - August 26-31, 2018
  • World Week for Animals in Laboratories - 2018 TBA
  • World Whale Day - February 17, 2018 (Third Saturday in February)
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day - December 4
  • Worldwide Art Day - August 10, 2018 (Second Friday in July)
  • Worldwide Bereaved Sibling Month - Entire Month of November
  • Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month - Entire Month of April
  • Worldwide Candle Lighting Day - December 9, 2018 (Second Sunday in December)
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month - Entire Month of December
  • Worldwide Knit in Public Day - June 9, 2018
  • Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day - April 29, 2018 (Last Sunday in April)
  • Worldwide Quilting Day - March 17, 2018 (Third Saturday in March)
  • Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month - Entire Month of February
  • Worldwide Rising Star Month - Entire Month of January
  • Wright Brothers Day - December 17
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day - September 16
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day - July 17


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