Women's Holidays

Our Women's Holidays summary page is All About Women! Included are Health and other issues specific to Women, Jobs typically held primarily by Women like Nursing, Famous Women in History, and celebrations and hobbies specific to Women! 

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According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2023, men represent nearly 12% of all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. That means that 88% of positions in the nursing field are still held by Women. 

Annual United Nations Annual
Observances Related to Women

  • International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife - Annual UN Ob Year 2020

January Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Month - January
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month - January
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month - January
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month - January
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month - January
  • Sanctity of Human Life Month - January

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week (CRNA) - January 21-27, 2024 (Last Full Week in January)

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic) - January 1
  • Women Rock! Day - January 3
  • Midwife's Day or Women's Day (In Greece) - January 8
  • National Man Watcher's Day (or Male Watcher's Day) - January 8
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day - January 11
  • Caesarean Section Day - January 14
  • National Sanctity of Human Life Day (Or Pro-Life Day) - January 21, 2024 (Closest Sunday to January 22nd)
  • National Polka Dot Day - January 22
  • National IV Nurse Day - January 25
  • Spouse's Day - January 25
  • Women's Healthy Weight Day - January 25, 2024 (Thursday of Third Full Week of January)
  • Local Quilt Shop Day - January 27, 2024 (Fourth Saturday in January)
  • Christa McAuliffe Day - January 28

February Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • International Month of Black Women in the Arts - February
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month - February
  • National Embroidery Month - February
  • National Parent Leadership Month - February
  • National Women Inventors Month - February
  • Relationship Wellness Month - February
  • Spunky Old Broads Month - February

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • International Week of Black Women in the Arts - February 7-15
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 26 - March 4, 2024 (Last Week in February)
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • Women's Heart Week - February 1-7

2024 Days: (Date Order)

March Women's Holidays

Women's Day - March 8th

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Endometriosis Awareness Month - March
  • Gender Equality Month - March
  • National Breast Implant Awareness Month - March
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month - March
  • National Women's History Month - March
  • Sing With Your Child Month - March
  • Women's History Month - March

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 1-7, 2024
  • National Catholic Sisters Week - March 8-14
  • National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 3-9, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 26 - March 4, 2024 (Last Week in February)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week - March 10-15, 2024 (Starting the Second Sunday in March 
  • Universal Women's Week - March 10-16, 2024
  • Women in Construction Week - March 3-9, 2024
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 4-10, 2024

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • Endometriosis Awareness Day - March 1
  • International Women of Color Day - March 1
  • National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day - March 1
  • National Dress Day - March 6
  • International Women's Collaboration Brew Day - March 8 (Same Day as International Women's Day)
  • International Women's Day - March 8
  • International Working Women's Day - March 8
  • UN Day for Women's Rights & International Peace - March 8
  • Harriet Tubman Day - March 10
  • Mothering Sunday - March 10, 2024 (21 Days before Easter)
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10
  • Equal Pay Day - March 12, 2024
  • National Quilting Day - March 16, 2024 (Third Saturday of March)
  • Worldwide Quilting Day - March 16, 2024 (Third Saturday of March)
  • Goddess of Fertility Day - March 18, 2024
  • National Certified Nurses Day - March 19
  • National Rosie The Riveter Day - March 21
  • Singles Parents Day - March 21
  • Endometriosis March Day - March 23, 2024
  • National She's Funny That Way - March 31

April Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Cesarean Awareness Month - April
  • Couple Appreciation Month - April
  • Informed Woman Month - April
  • National African American Women's Fitness Month - April
  • National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month - April
  • Women's Eye Health and Safety Month - April

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Administrative Professional's Week - April 21-27, 2024
  • National Dental Hygienists Week - April 4-10
  • National Infertility Awareness Week - April 21-27, 2024 
  • National Lingerie Week - Last Week in April

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Sexual Assault Awareness Month's Day of Action (SAAM) - April 2, 2024 (First Tuesday in April)
  • AANHPI Women's Equal Pay Day - April 3, 2024
  • Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day - April 5
  • Gold Star Spouses Day - April 5
  • Gold Star Wives Day - April 5
  • National Love Our Children Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday in April)
  • Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day - April 7
  • Wear a Star Day (Parents Who Have Lost Children) - April 12
  • RAINN Day (Rape Abuse Incest National Network) - April 14, 2024 - (First Thursday in April)
  • Nothing Like a Dame Day - April 17
  • Queen's Actual Birthday - April 21 (Queen Elizabeth)
  • Administrative Professional's Day - April 24, 2024 (Wednesday of Administrative Professional's Week)
  • Denim Day - April 24, 2024
  • National Mani-Pedi Day - April 25
  • Lesbian Visibility Day - April 26
  • Remember Your First Kiss Day - April 26
  • Mother, Father Deaf Day - April 28, 2024 (Last Sunday in April)

May Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • International Victorious Woman Month - May
  • National Date Your Mate Month - May
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month - May
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 12 - June 16, 2024 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • Women's Health Care Month - May

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May) - See Kerry's Healthy Pregnancy section, Pregnancy and Alcohol and Pregnancy and Autism information on her Healthy Diet Habits website!
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Skilled Nursing Care Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • National Women's Health Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Week Starting With Mother's Day)
  • Salute to Mom's 35+ Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 12-18, 2024 (Starts on Mother's Day)

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • Couple Appreciation Day - May 1
  • Women Owned Business Day - May 1
  • International Female Ride Day (IFRD) - May 4
  • International Baby Lost Mother's Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • International Bereaved Mother's Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • International Midwives Day - May 5
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day (Canada and the U.S) - May 5
  • National Infertility Survival Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May before Mother's Day)
  • National Nurses Day - May 6
  • National Receptionist Day - May 8, 2024 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • National School Nurse Day - May 8, 2024 (Wednesday of National Nurse Week always on May 6-12)
  • National Student Nurses Day - May 8
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day - May 8
  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 10, 2024 (Second Friday in May)
  • Bereaved Mother's Day - May 11, 2024 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Birthmother's Day - May 11, 2024 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Dog Mom's Day - May 11, 2024 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • World Belly Dance Day - May 11, 2024 (Second Saturday in May)
  • International Nurses Day - May 12
  • Mothers At The Wall Day - May 12, 2024 (Always Mother's Day)
  • Mother's Day - May 12, 2024 (Second Sunday in May)
  • National Women's Check-Up Day - May 13, 2024 (Monday Following Mother's Day)
  • Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day - May 14, 2024 (Tuesday of National Women's Health Week) 
  • National Piercing Day - May 16
  • Stepmother's Day - May 19, 2024 (Sunday AFTER Mother's Day)
  • Eliza Doolittle Day - May 20
  • Josephine Baker Day - May 20
  • National Waiters and Waitresses Day - May 21
  • Sister Maria Hummel Day - May 21
  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - May 23
  • International Tiara Day - May 24
  • International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament - May 24
  • Julia Pierpont Day - May 25, 2024 - Fourth Saturday in May
  • Sally Ride Day - May 26
  • Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28
Mother's Day is one of the most important Holidays about Women!

June Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Beautiful in Your Skin Month - June 
  • Gay and Lesbian Pride Month - June
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month - June
  • Women's Golf Month - June
  • World Infertility Month - June

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Nursing Assistants Week - June 13-19, 2024
  • Stepparents Week - June 1-7

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Nail Polish Day - June 1
  • Wear a Dress Day - June 1 and December 1
  • International Sex Workers Day - June 2
  • Old Maids Day - June 4
  • Abused Women's and Children's Awareness Day - June 9, 2024 (Second Sunday in June)
  • LGBTQIA+ Equal Pay Awareness Day - June 13, 2024
  • National Career Nursing Assistants Day - June 13, 2024 
  • Mermaid Day - June 15, 2024 (Third Saturday in June)
  • Ladies Day (Basketball) - June 16
  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict - June 19 
  • Ann & Samantha Day - June 20, 2024
  • Tall Girl Appreciation Day - June 20, 2024 (Longest Day of the Year)
  • International Widow's Day - June 23
  • National Pink Day - June 23
  • Helen Keller Day - June 27
  • National Celebrate Your Marriage Day - June 29, 2024 (Last Saturday in June)
  • National Organization for Women Day - June 30


July Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Alopecia Month for Women - July
  • Bereaved Parent's Awareness Month - July
  • International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month - July
  • International Women with Alopecia Month - July
  • Purposeful Parenting Month - July
  • Self Care Month - July 
  • Women's Motorcycle Month - July
  • Worldwide Bereaved Parents Month - July

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Parenting Gifted Children Week - July 11-13, 2024
  • National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7
  • Quilt Odyssey Week - July 25-28, 2024 (Last Thursday to Saturday in July)

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • Estee Lauder Day - July 1
  • Bikini Day - July 5
  • Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day - July 7
  • Black Women's Equal Pay Day - July 9, 2024
  • Flight Attendant Safety Professionals Day - July 19
  • National Bridal Sale Day - July 20, 2024 (Third Saturday in July)
  • Women's Dive Day - July 20, 2024 (Third Saturday in July)
  • Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day - July 21, 2024
  • Gorgeous Grandma Day - July 23
  • Amelia Earhart Day - July 24
  • Aunts and Uncles Day - July 26
  • Aunties Day - July 28, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in July)
  • Parents Day - July 28, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in July)
  • World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - July 30

August Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Breastfeeding Month - August
  • National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month - August
  • National Read a Romance Month - August
  • Tomboy Tools Month - August

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Cleanse Your Skin Week - August 1-7
  • National Resurrect Romance Week - August 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in August)
  • Single Working Women's Week - August 4-10, 2024

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Child Free Day - August 1
  • National Girlfriend's Day - August 1
  • Respect for Parents Day - August 1
  • Women Astronomers Day - August 1
  • Tomboy Tools Day - August 2, 2024 (First Friday in August)
  • Esther Day (Esther Grace Earl's Birthday) - August 3
  • American Family Day - August 4, 2024 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Sister's Day - August 4, 2024
  • Single Working Women's Day - August 4
  • Mom's Equal Pay Day - August 7, 2024
  • Wear Your Mothers Jewelry Day - August 8
  • National Shapewear Day - August 10
  • Son and Daughter Day - August 11
  • Military Marriage Day - August 14
  • Julia Child's Birthday - August 15
  • Birth Control Pills Day - August 18
  • Stay Home With Your Kid's Day - August 19, 2024 (Third Monday in August)
  • Go Topless Day - August 25, 2024 (Sunday closed to August 26th - Women's Equality Day)
  • Women's Equality Day - August 26
  • The Duchess Who Wasn't Day - August 27
  • NHPI Women's Equal Pay Day - August 28, 2024
  • National Cowgirl Day - August 31, 2024 (Saturday of Labor Day Weekend)

September Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • International Women's Friendship Month - September
  • National Menopause Awareness Month - September
  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - September
  • National Sewing Month - September
  • Pleasure Your Mate Month - September
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month - September
  • Self Care Awareness Month - September
  • Self Improvement Month - September
  • Women's Friendship Month - September

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • International Housekeepers Week - September 8-14, 2024 (Second Full Week of September)
  • International Women's E-Commerce Days - September 15-21, 2024
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Day (In Pepin, Wisconsin) - September 14-15, 2024 (Second Full Weekend in September)
  • National Singles Week - September 15-21, 2024 (Third Full Week of September)

2024 Days: (Date Order)

October Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October
  • Gay and Lesbian History Month - October
  • LGBT History Month (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) - October
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month - October
  • National Spinning & Weaving Month - October
  • SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month - October
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month - October
  • Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month - October
  • World Menopause Month - October

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week in October)
  • National Midwifery Week - October 6-12, 2024 (Sunday-Saturday of First Full Week in October)
  • Pediatric Nurses Week - October 7011, 2024

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • Latina Women's Equal Pay Day - October 3, 2024
  • International Day of No Prostitution - October 5
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day - October 5, 2024
  • National Plus Size Appreciation Day - October 6
  • International Lesbian Day - October 8
  • Emergency Nurses Day - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Kimberly Day - October 11
  • Vet Nurse Day (Also Called Veterinary Nurses Day) - October 11, 2024 (Second Friday in October)
  • National Curves Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • Father-Daughter Day - October 13, 2024 (Second Sunday in October)
  • National No Bra Day - October 13
  • Breast Health Day - October 15
  • Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day - October 15
  • International Day of Rural Women - October 15
  • My Mom is a Student Day - October 15
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day - October 15
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity - October 15, 2024 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • BRA Day USA (BRA = Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) - October 16, 2024 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day (Also Known as Purple Thursday) - October 17, 2024 (Thursday of Third Full Week in October)
  • Mammography Day - October 18, 2024 (Third Friday in October)
  • World Menopause Day - October 18
  • Miss American Rose Day - October 20
  • Mother-In-Law Day - October 27, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • Sylvia Plath Day - October 27

November Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Military Family Appreciation Month - November
  • Prematurity Awareness Month - November
  • Real Jewelry Month - November

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Nurse Practitioners Week - November 10-16, 2024
  • Urology Nurses and Associates Week - November 1-7

2024 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Housewife Day - November 3
  • National Parents as Teachers Day - November 8
  • Singles Day - November 11
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day (or Stanton Day) - November 12
  • National Mom's and Dad's Day - November 13
  • Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day - November 15
  • Parents Day - November 19, 2024 (Tuesday of American Education Week)
  • Women's Entrepreneurship Day - November 19 
  • Native Women's Equal Pay Day - November 21, 2024
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - November 25

December Women's Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • None

2024 Weeks: (Alpha Order):

  • None

2024 Days: (Date Order)

Women's Holidays - Holidays and Observances about Women!Leigh's daughter-in-law Marlene with her daughter Amelia, Leigh's Mom Thelma, Leigh's sister-in-law Julie

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