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Women’s Days

Women’s Days

Women’s Days for 2019-2020 year
How do you celebrate your mother or, honor his memory? On this page, you’ll find Women’s Day dates. "A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human" - Vera Nazaria. The officially recognized date of Mother’s Day varies from country to country.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2019-2020 year

December 2019

January 2020

Sunday 12 January - World Daughter's Day (an international initiative that arose from the National Daughter Day in India)

February 2020

Sunday 9 February - Mother's Day in Norway (Second Sunday of February)
Friday 14 February - V-Day (movement) (International)
Monday 24 February - Women's Day in Paraguay (Día de la Mujer Paraguaya)
Tuesday 25 February - Family Day in Israel (earlier Mother's Day)

March 2020

Monday 2 March - Grandmother's Day in France (La fête des grands-mères is celebrated on the first Monday in March)
Sunday 8 March - Mother's Day in Afghanistan (also Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan); International Women's Collaboration Brew Day; Women’s Working Day; International Women’s Day
Saturday 14 March - White Day in Japan (also South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China on March 14, one month after Valentine's Day - ホワイトデ)
Thursday 19 March - Minna Canth's Birthday in Finland (Finnish writer, playwright, journalist, author of short stories, novels and plays, the first famous woman writer in Finland. Born March 19, 1844. Since 2007, Gender Equality Day has been celebrated in her honor)
Saturday 21 March - Mother's Day in most of the Arab world (Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen); International Colour Day (The adoption of an international day of colour was proposed in 2008 by the Portuguese Color Association, whose president, Maria Joao Durao, presented the idea to the International Colour Association. The proposal was agreed in 2009 among the members of this society, which is composed of national associations and members representing more than 30 countries)
Sunday 22 March - Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day (United Kingdom, Western Christianity; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Nigeria)

April 2020

Friday 17 April - Women's Day in Gabon (Women's Rights Day)
Thursday 23 April - International Girls in ICT Day (aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and car​eers in the growing field of Information and communications technology)
Saturday 25 April - Red Hat Society Day (The Red Hat Society (RHS) is an international social organization that was founded in 1998 in the United States for women age 50 and beyond, but now open to women of all ages. There are over 20,000 chapters in the United States and over 30 other countries); Wiener Töchtertag or Daughter's Day in Austria (an annual event where girls can broaden their horizons in choosing a career. The initiative of a woman adviser, Catherine Gaal, in cooperation with the Vienna Economic Chamber and the Directorate of Education in Vienna)
Sunday 26 April - Töchter-Tag or Daughter's Day in Hamburg, Germany (The Youth Education Association became the initiator in Hamburg. The idea is to introduce girls to technical professions)

May 2020

Sunday 3 May - Mother's Day in Hong Kong (also Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Romania; celebrated on the first Sunday in May)
Sunday 10 May - Mother's Day in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico; Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe); Mother’s Day
Monday 11 May - Mother’s Day in Tokelau (on the Monday after the second Sunday of every May)
Thursday 28 May - International Day of Women's Health; Menstrual Hygiene Day (It was initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2014 and aims to benefit women and girls worldwide. Menstrual Hygiene Day has received the support of over 270 global partners who are committed to making MHM a priority worldwide.); International Day of Action for Women's Health
Sunday 31 May - Mother's Day in France (also Algeria, Dominican Republic. First Sunday of June, if Pentecost occurs on this day, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia; celebrated on the last Sunday in May)

June 2020

Friday 19 June - Honor Elders Day in Uruguay (Día del Abuelo similar to Grandparents Day)
Tuesday 23 June - International Women in Engineering Day (National Women in Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Since that launch in 2014 the day has grown enormously over the subsequent years to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016. In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years)
Sunday 28 June - Mother's Day in Kenya (celebrated on the last Sunday in June)

July 2020

Sunday 26 July - Grandparents Day in Brazil (Dia dos avós); Grandparents Day in Honduras (Date reflects the feast date of the Saints Anne and Joachim the grandparents of Jesus Christ); Grandparents Day in Portugal (Portuguese: Dia dos avós); Grandparents Day in Spain (or Día de los abuelos y las abuelas. Date reflects the feast date of the Saints Anne and Joachim the grandparents of Jesus Christ); Parents’ Day

August 2020

Sunday 2 August - Sisters Day (Celebrated on the first Sunday of August)
Thursday 13 August - Women's Day in Tunisia (commemorates the enaction of Tunisian Code of Personal Status in 1956)
Sunday 23 August - Go Topless Day (celebrated in the nearest to Sunday 26 August)
Sunday 30 August - Grandparents Day in Columbia (Last Sunday in August); Grandparents Day in Taiwan (祖父母節, Zǔfùmǔ Jié - celebrated since 2010 on the last Sunday of August)

September 2020

Sunday 13 September - Grandparents Day in Estonia (Vanavanemate Päev is celebrated on the second Sunday in September); Grandparents Day in Canada (Second Sunday of September); Grandparents Day in Phillipines (Second Sunday in September); Grandparents Day in United States (1978); National Grandparents’ Day
Sunday 27 September - National Daughters Day in India (is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of September every year); Gold Star Mothers Day
Monday 28 September - International Safe Abortion Day (The day was first celebrated as a day of action for decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean in 1990 by the Campaña 28 Septiembre)

October 2020

Sunday 4 October - Grandparents Day in South Africa (First Sunday in October); Grandparents Day in United Kingdom (First Sunday in October)
Sunday 11 October - Grandmothers' Day in Germany (Second Sunday in October); Grandparents Day in Hong Kong (Celebrated since 1990 on the second Sunday of October); Grandparents Day in Pakistan (Second Sunday in October); Grandparents Day in South Sudan (Second Sunday in October); Bolivian Woman's Day (Día de la Mujer Boliviana - the birthday of Adela Zamudio, a national pioneer in the fight against discrimination); National Father–Daughter Day in the United States (on the second Sunday of October); International Day of the Girl Child
Monday 12 October - Mother's Day in Malawi (celebrated on the second Monday in October)
Tuesday 13 October - No Bra Day (On this day women are encouraged to forgo wearing no bra as a means to encourage breast cancer awareness)
Sunday 18 October - World Menopause Day (doctors call for women to take action at menopause, to prevent health problems in later life); Women's Global Happiness Day (directed against the epidemic of depression among women. The idea that arose in 2017 belongs to Carin Rockind)
Monday 19 October - Mother's Day in Argentina (Date for 2020. celebrated on the third Monday in October)

November 2020

December 2020

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