Music Holidays

We are currently working on updating all 2021 moveable Holidays and Observances

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

Music Holidays and Observances, are specific days of the year set aside to celebrate something musical.  Some dates are celebrating certain genres of music, and some are celebrating certain musicians, or those in the music industry, while others are celebrating different types of musical instruments, or even the technology behind music. 

Music is so important to us on so many levels. I always think of the Quote - "Music Makes the World Go Round"!

Music is intertwined with some of our beloved popular holidays.  Can you imagine Christmas, without Christmas music, or the Fourth of July without listening to the Fourth of July Patriotic music?

This page, will be our summary page for all things musical, whether it be the special days about music, the types of music, and singers, dancers, bands, or others involved in the music industry.

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

Above, is Leigh's daughter Brie, who has an amazing voice!! Our house is always filled with music when she is home.  Many of her friends are D.J.'s, so she has a ton of music. Fortunately, I love pretty much everything that she listens to. She always says that... "Music is My Life!".

In my Holidays Around the World section, I'm trying to include a song or two that originated in each of the Countries. I usually start with asking Brie if she knows any singers, bands, or songs from the Country that I'm working on. 

We plan to have a devoted page for each of the Music Holidays below, so I'm sure I will be asking Brie for her help on these!  


January 2021 Dates:

  • National Polka Music Month
  • Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 7-10, 2021
  • Silent Record Week - January 1-7
  • Women Rock! Day - January 3
  • Pop Music Chart Day - January 4
  • International Choreographers Day - January 9
  • Public Radio Broadcasting Day - January 13
  • National Disc Jockey Day - January 20
  • Yodel for Your Neighbors Day - January 30
  • Grammy Awards - January 31, 2021



  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • Play the Recorder Month
  • Sing with Your Child Month
  • International Teach Music Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • Marching Music Day - March 4
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day - March 27
  • World Theatre Day - March 27

I recently saw the above video on Facebook and thought it was amazing! I believe it was computer generated, but still, it was fascinating to watch the creativity that went into this!


  • International Guitar Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • National Dance Week - April 26 - May 2, 2020
  • National Karaoke Week -  April 19-25, 2020 (Fourth Week of April)
  • Barbershop Quartet Day - April 11
  • Eight Track Tape Day - April 11
  • International "Louie Louie" Day - April 11
  • World Voice Day - April 16
  • International Amateur Radio Day - April 18
  • Record Store Day - April 18, 2020 (Third Saturday of April)
  • International Marconi Day - April 23
  • National Dance Day - April 25, 2020
  • International Dance Day - April 29
  • International Jazz Day - April 30


  • National Dance Week - April 26 - May 2, 2020
  • National Public Radio Day - May 3
  • Dave Brubeck Day (Jazz Pianist and Composer) - May 4
  • World Belly Dance Day - May 9, 2020 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Chicken Dance Day - May 14
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever Day - May 14
  • International Jazz Day - May 23, 2020 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend) Also observed on April 30 each year.
  • National Tap Dance Day - May 25


  • Audiobook Awareness Month
  • Black Music Month
  • International Surf Music Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • Great American Brass Band Week - June 4-7, 2020

Music Holidays


  • International Reggae Day - July 1
  • National Television Heritage Day - July 1
  • National Country Music Day - July 4
  • Barbershop Music Appreciation Day - July 13
  • Bagpipe Appreciation Day - July 27
  • Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day - July 31


  • Elvis Week - August 8-16, 2020 (Second Week of August)
  • National Polka Day - August 9
  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day - August 10
  • Vinyl Record Day - August 12
  • International Strange Music Day - August 24
  • Musical Yoga Day - August 26
  • Radio Commercial Day - August 28
  • Record Store Day - August 29, September 26, October 24


  • Classical Music Month
  • International Square Dancing Month 
  • Line Dance Week - September 14-19, 2020 (Starts on Second Monday through Saturday)
  • International Country Music Day - September 17
  • National Dance Day - September 19, 2020 (Third Saturday in September)
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day - September 25
  • Record Store Day - August 29, September 26, October 24
  • Broadway Musicals Day - September 29


  • National Carry a Tune Week - October 4-10, 2020 
  • International Music Day - October 1
  • World Ballet Day - October 1
  • Kids Music Day - October 2, 2020 (First Friday in October)
  • International Toot Your Flute Day - October 4
  • Hug a Drummer Day - October 10
  • Universal Music Day - October 10, 2020 (Second Saturday in October)
  • International Cassette Store Day - October 17
  • Record Store Day - August 29, September 26, October 24
  • Punk for a Day Day - October 25


  • Drum Month
  • Hip-Hop History Month
  • International Drum (Percussion) Month
  • Symphonic Metal Day - November 13
  • National Blow Bagpipes Day - November 19
  • National Jukebox Day - November 25, 2020 (Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Perpetual Youth Day - November 30


  • World Techno Day - December 9
  • National Violin Day - December 13
  • World Choral Day - December 13, 2020 (Second Sunday in December)

Genres of Music

  • Alternative
  • Blues
  • Children's Music
  • Christian Music
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Dance
  • Easy Listening
  • Electronic 
  • Folk
  • Gospel
  • Hip Hop
  • Indie Pop 
  • Inspirational Music
  • Instrumental
  • Karaoke
  • Latin Music
  • New Age
  • Opera
  • Pop
  • R & B or Soul Music
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Rock 
  • World Music - On our Holidays Around the World section on our website, we will be having a page or more on each of the Countries Around the World, and will have a music section for each Country.

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

The band above is Drop Theory, from the Lake Tahoe area. They played at the 2012 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Celebration at the Village of Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, CA. If I had to describe their sound in one word, it would be "Funk".  They were amazing, and reminded me of the group Tower of Power, because of all the horn instruments that they played. 

Mention of Music and Dancing in the Bible

There are hundreds of mention of Singing, Dancing and playing instruments in the Bible. Here are just a few:

  • Ecclesiastes 3:4 - a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
  • Ephesians 5:19 - Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.
  • Job 21: 12 - They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute.
  • Psalm 95:1-2 - Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Music Quotes

  • Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of Music. ~ Ray Charles
  • I can't explain, but I'll find a song that can.  
  • Music is love in search of a word. ~ Sidney Lanier
  • Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without ~ Confucius
  • Music is the shorthand of emotion. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  • Where words fail, music speaks. ~ Hans Christian Anderson
  • Life is a song. Love is the music.

Popular Holiday Music

Many of the Popular Holidays have music that is specific to that holiday. We will have a devoted page for each of these.

Song of the Day

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

On all of our Daily Holidays pages, we will be choosing a Song of the Day relative to the Events and History on that particular day. Even though my personal favorite Music Genre is Alternative Rock, we will try to showcase all Genre's, and generations with our picks. We are still in the process of building out our Daily Holidays pages, but plan to get them all finished in 2018.

Worldwide Musical Festivals and Events

We recently added a World Festivals and Events page that you can check out, as some of them are Music Related Events.


Follow our Holidays and Observances Music Holidays Board on Pinterest - below you will see our 30 most recent pins to this photo board!

Follow Holidays and Observances's board Music Holidays on Pinterest.

Click on the SEE ON PINTEREST bar right above, (link opens in Pinterest) to see all the rest of our photo's on this board, and to Follow the board.  This is one board where I'll constantly be adding new pictures to!!

Solo Build It!

Solo Build It, or SBI, is the awesome E-Business software that we are using for this site!

Like this Page?

Like this Site?

Follow Us!

Share This Page

Holidays and Observances Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

2020 Holidays

Site Sponsors
(Please check out OUR other Sites!!)

Kerry's Site - Healthy Diet Habits:

Leigh's site - Truckee Travel Guide - a tourism site about the Ski Town of Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Brie from Massage By Brie in Midtown, Sacramento

 Massage By Brie - Sacramento, CA

(Leigh's Daughter Brie)

Greeting Cards

Everyone still LOVES to get Greeting Cards with a Handwritten Note!

Search for Holidays By Month

Solo Build It!

SBI, or Solo Build It, is the E-Business software that we are using for this site!

Related Pages

World Festival and Event info. from Holidays and Observances

Festivals and Events

Fourth of July Music

Fourth of July Music

Holidays By Topic

Holidays and Observances Animal Holidays - Pictured is a Yellow Bellied Marmot eating a Paint Ball Pellet

Animal Holidays

Childrens Holidays

Children's Holidays

Chocolate Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Chocolate Holidays

World Festival and Event info. from Holidays and Observances

Festivals and Events

Food Holidays - Information from Holidays and Observances

Food Holidays

Garden Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Garden Holidays

Health Holidays Info. from Holidays and Observances

Health Holidays

Holiday Drinks - info. from Holidays and Observances

Holiday Drinks

Military Holidays information from the Holidays and Observances Website

Military Holidays

Music Holidays

Holidays and Observances Pet Holidays - Pictured in a Kitten Totem Pole

Pet Holidays

(Cats & Dogs)

Religious Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Religious Holidays