List of New Holidays in 2020

337 holidays and events were initiated worldwide in 2020.

Initial
Date
Event NameRegistrar or
Proponent
Jan 1Bulbasaur DaySocial Media
Jan 1National CBD MonthNational Day Calendar
Jan 6International Jewish and Proud Day 
Jan 6National Share a DAG DaySocial Media
Jan 8Mercenaries Day (Nigeria)Social Media
Jan 11Martha Hughes Cannon Day (Utah) 
Jan 16Quit Lying Day 
Jan 18National Use Your Gift Card DayChase's
Jan 21National Cheesy Socks Day 
Jan 21National Hug Your Puppy Day 
Jan 24International ALGS Awareness Day 
Jan 26National #24 DayNational Day Archives
Jan 28Youth Climate Action Day (Indiana) 
Jan 29Gab Union Appreciation Day 
Jan 30Denise D'Ascenzo Day (Connecticut) 
Jan 30World NTD Day 
Jan 31Brexit Day (UK) 
Feb 2National Catcher's DayNational Day Archives
Feb 8Global Movie DayNational Day Calendar
Feb 9National Cut the Cord DayNational Day Calendar
Feb 10LtCol Vindman DaySocial Media
Feb 11KISS Day (South Carolina) 
Feb 13National Khaki Day 
Feb 14Pulwama Attack Day (India) 
Feb 15National Black Movie Day 
Feb 18Toni Morrison Day (Ohio) 
Feb 19National I Read Canadian Day 
Feb 20Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Day 
Feb 20International PechaKucha Day 
Feb 21Ben Appreciation DaySocial Media
Feb 22Black Orbit DaySocial Media
Feb 22National Chosen Family Day (Canada) 
Feb 24Study Abroad Day 
Feb 26Black Lives Matter DayNational Day Archives
Feb 26National Carpe Diem DayNational Day Archives
Feb 27The Big Breakfast DayNational Day Archives
Feb 27World's Biggest Tea Party (Pakistan) 
Feb 28National Essay DayNational Day Archives
Feb 28National Vegan Lipstick DayNational Day Archives
Feb 29National Library Open Day (UK) 
Feb 29National Time Refund DayNational Day Calendar
Mar 1International Romance Reader DayNational Day Archives
Mar 2Black Mental Health Day (Canada) 
Mar 2National Egg McMuffin Day 
Mar 2World Teen Mental Wellness DayNational Day Calendar
Mar 4Catherine O'Hara DaySocial Media
Mar 4World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development 
Mar 5National Slam the Scam Day 
Mar 9National Urban Educator Day 
Mar 10National Peel DayNational Day Archives
Mar 11National 311 DayNational Day Calendar
Mar 11National Healing Headbands Day 
Mar 14International Day of Mathematics 
Mar 15Bolsonaro Day (Brazil) 
Mar 18National Carry Out Day / Carry Out WednesdaySocial Media
Mar 20World Flour DayNational Day Calendar
Mar 21The Purge Day 
Mar 24Great American Take Out Day 
Mar 25National Dante Day (Italy) 
Mar 25Test Optional College DaySocial Media
Mar 27International Medical Science Liaison DayNational Day Calendar
Mar 27International Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Day 
Mar 27National Camp at Home Day 
Mar 28Start That Book Day 
Mar 31National Wear Your Ears DaySocial Media
Apr 3National Muslim Census Day 
Apr 4National Horse Rehabilitation DayNational Day Archives
Apr 5International Day of Conscience 
Apr 5National All Things Detroit DayNational Day Archives
Apr 6Conor McGregor Day (UK) 
Apr 7Global Stroke Survivors Day 
Apr 9International Songwriters Day 
Apr 11Donkey Kong DaySocial Media
Apr 11Free Julian Assange Day 
Apr 12National For Twelves DayNational Day Calendar
Apr 13413 Day (Arkansas) 
Apr 14National Bracelet Day 
Apr 14World Chagas Disease Day 
Apr 15National Collegiate Recovery Day 
Apr 15National Takeout Day (Canada) 
Apr 16National Reveal the Genius Within DayNational Day Archives
Apr 17International Day of Mastering Conversations That MatterNational Day Archives
Apr 18Celebrate Ben Solo Day 
Apr 18International Erasure T-Shirt Day 
Apr 18NFCA Day 
Apr 18National Exercise DayNational Day Archives
Apr 18National Organ Day (UK) 
Apr 19VIP (Volunteers In Parks) Day 
Apr 19World Day of Action in Solidarity with Venezuela 
Apr 20Elon Musk Day 
Apr 20Make a Note Monday 
Apr 21National Chickpea DayNational Day Archives
Apr 21Pencil Day 
Apr 22Activity Adviser Appreciation Day 
Apr 22Digital Earth Day 
Apr 22National Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day 
Apr 23Lets Get Creative Day 
Apr 24World Swimzi Day 
Apr 25International Delegate's Day 
Apr 26National Garage DayNational Day Archives
Apr 26World Burlesque Day 
Apr 26World Nyckelharpa Day 
Apr 27Autism Super Mom DayNational Day Archives
Apr 29National Supply Chain DayNational Day Archives
May 1National High Potassium Awareness Day 
May 1World Push-Up Day 
May 1World Sauternes Day 
May 2National Front Yard Cookout Day 
May 5Bus Worker Support Day (UK) 
May 5World Fives Day 
May 6International Coaching Day 
May 8Brian May Day (UK) 
May 8National Field Day 
May 12National Tampon DayNational Day Archives
May 13World Climate Civility Day 
May 15Bring Flowers to Someone Day 
May 15International Huntington's Disease Awareness Day 
May 15World Vasculitis Day 
May 16National Cold Pizza Day 
May 16World Barrett's Day 
May 17National Graduation Day 
May 19National Mechanical Dry Eye DayNational Day Archives
May 19National Medical Nutrition Action Day 
May 19SAP Global Appreciation Day 
May 20National Orderly Day 
May 20National Skills Day (UK) 
May 20National Thank a Teacher Day (UK) 
May 21International Tea DayUnited Nations
May 21Keanu Reeves Day 
May 21Unilever USA Day of Service 
May 23Back to Barbecue Day 
May 23Best Friend-in-Law DayChase's
May 23National Medical Coder DayNational Day Archives
May 23National Vote By Mail Day 
May 24National Beautiful Girls DaySocial Media
May 24National Yucatan Shrimp DayNational Day Calendar
May 25Stinky Pee Day 
May 28National Beef Burger DayNational Day Calendar
May 30NAMI National Day of Hope 
May 30World Vape Day 
May 31Black Birders Week 
Jun 1CSC Social Media Day (India) 
Jun 1NPE Awareness Month 
Jun 1National Day of Mourning and Lament 
Jun 2World Peatlands Day 
Jun 3Power of Youth Day (UK) 
Jun 4International Corgi Day 
Jun 4National Clean Beauty DayNational Day Calendar
Jun 4National Day of Mourning for George Floyd 
Jun 5Breonna Taylor DaySocial Media
Jun 6World Green Roof Day 
Jun 7World Breakfast Day (Turkey) 
Jun 9National Krewe of Tucks DayNational Day Archives
Jun 10National Bed Bug Prevention DayNational Day Archives
Jun 10National EHS Awareness DayNational Day Archives
Jun 12National Cancer Survivor Sibling Week 
Jun 12We Remember 612 Day (Hong Kong)Social Media
Jun 12Welsh Bands TShirt Day (UK) 
Jun 13Expose Bill Gates Day 
Jun 13National Dance/Movement Therapy Advocacy DayNational Day Archives
Jun 13National Doe B Day 
Jun 14Obama Appreciation DaySocial Media
Jun 15National License Plate Frame DayNational Day Archives
Jun 15World Dengue Day 
Jun 16Two Million March Anniversary (Hong Kong) 
Jun 18National Keep Talking Day (UK) 
Jun 19Juneteenth (New York) 
Jun 19Juneteenth (Virginia) 
Jun 19World Albatross Day 
Jun 20No Mask Day 
Jun 21World Localization Day 
Jun 22Black In Astro Week 
Jun 24Global Day of Action to Climate and Employment Proof our Work 
Jun 24National Relationship Equity DayNational Day Archives
Jun 25International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services 
Jun 25National Olaplex DayNational Day Archives
Jun 25National Police Community Cooperative Day 
Jun 26Free Speech FridaySocial Media
Jun 26Global Africa DayNational Day Archives
Jun 26International Angel Shark Day 
Jun 26Supply Chain Geek Day 
Jun 26World Bunny Chow Day 
Jun 27Black Pound Day (UK) 
Jun 27NPE Awareness Day 
Jun 27National Women's Fly Fishing DayNational Day Archives
Jun 28National BeActive Day (Ireland) 
Jun 29International Transgender Youth Day 
Jul 1National Northern Authors Day (UK) 
Jul 3National Bereaved Parents Day (UK) 
Jul 3National CROWN Day 
Jul 3World Billionaires Day 
Jul 6Black Botanists Week 
Jul 7National BlackOut Day 
Jul 7National Koi DayNational Day Archives
Jul 8National Freezer Pop Day 
Jul 8National Love Your Skin DayNational Day Archives
Jul 10Roger Stone DaySocial Media
Jul 10World Certification Day 
Jul 10World Shuvit Cancer Day 
Jul 11World Independent Living Day 
Jul 11World Massage Day 
Jul 15Customer Experience / CX Reality Day 
Jul 15Developmental Disability Professionals DayNational Day Archives
Jul 15Hold A Rat DaySocial Media
Jul 16National Wedding Invitation DayNational Day Archives
Jul 16Reading Together Day (UK) 
Jul 17International Tim Brooke-Taylor Day (UK) 
Jul 17National Asshole Awareness Day 
Jul 19National Urban Beekeeping DayNational Day Archives
Jul 19Palace Day (India) 
Jul 21National Little Black Dress DayNational Day Archives
Jul 24National Travel Agent Day (UK) 
Jul 25National Campus Press Freedom Day (Philippines) 
Jul 26National I GOT U DayNational Day Archives
Jul 26Register A Friend Day 
Jul 27Black In Neuro Week 
Jul 28National Vote By Mail Day of ActionSocial Media
Jul 29National Challenged Champions and Heroes Awareness DayNational Day Archives
Jul 29National Day of Action - Save Hotel Jobs 
Jul 30National Graduates Day (UK) 
Jul 31Crossfire Hurricane DaySocial Media
Jul 31International Lifeguard Appreciation DayNational Day Archives
Jul 31International Seriously Single DaySocial Media
Aug 1National Political Affiliation Discrimination Awareness Month 
Aug 1World Fintech Day 
Aug 2Little Mix Appreciation DaySocial Media
Aug 2National Boob DaySocial Media
Aug 3Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Day 
Aug 3International Indigenous Rising Day 
Aug 3National Day of Resistance to Demand Safe Schools 
Aug 3Vicki Draves Day 
Aug 3Watermelon Sugar Day 
Aug 5Blogger DayDays of the Year
Aug 5National Couscous Day 
Aug 5National RoosTart Day 
Aug 8Global Sleep Under The Stars NightNational Day Calendar
Aug 10Aasia Stormm's National Honoring Victims DayNational Day Archives
Aug 10Agent Orange Awareness Day 
Aug 11Global Kinetic Sand DayNational Day Calendar
Aug 12International Day Against George Soros 
Aug 12National Code Lavender DayNational Day Archives
Aug 15World Greatness DayNational Day Archives
Aug 16National Energy DayNational Day Archives
Aug 17National Termite Prevention DayNational Day Archives
Aug 18National Couples DayNational Today
Aug 18Never Give Up DayDays of the Year
Aug 19National Patient Advocacy DayNational Day Archives
Aug 20International FinOps Day 
Aug 20International Hawaiian Pizza Day 
Aug 22International Apostasy Day 
Aug 23Mamba Week 
Aug 26Spark the World DayNational Day Archives
Aug 28Criminal Appreciation Day 
Aug 28National Black Voter Registration Day 
Aug 31International Day of Cyber Attack Ceasefire 
Aug 31World Distance Learning DayNational Today
Sep 1National Poll Worker Recruitment Day 
Sep 1No simp SeptemberUrban Dictionary
Sep 4National Chianti DayNational Day Calendar
Sep 4National Leadership DayNational Day Archives
Sep 4World Leukemia Day 
Sep 5National Actdumb. DayNational Day Archives
Sep 7International Day of Clean Air for Blue SkiesUnited Nations
Sep 7World Fair Play Day 
Sep 9International Day to Protect Education from AttackUnited Nations
Sep 9World EV Day 
Sep 10Request Your Ballot Day 
Sep 12International Women's Fly Fishing Day 
Sep 15International Hypothalamic Hamartoma Awareness Day 
Sep 15National Africa Civility DayNational Day Archives
Sep 16National Choose Your Chocolate DayNational Today
Sep 16National Opioid Awareness DayNational Day Archives
Sep 16National Sit With a Stranger DayNational Day Archives
Sep 17International Irish Dance Day 
Sep 17National Female Civility DayNational Day Archives
Sep 17National Pet Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety DayNational Day Archives
Sep 17National Unemployment Day (India) 
Sep 18International Equal Pay DayUnited Nations
Sep 18National Black Voter Day 
Sep 19National Bike To Your Library Day 
Sep 19National Cat DNA DayNational Day Archives
Sep 20HB Ice Cream Sunday (Ireland) 
Sep 20National Farting Sound DaySocial Media
Sep 21International "Ask a Satanist" DaySocial Media
Sep 21National Garage Condo DayNational Day Archives
Sep 22National Online Recovery DayNational Day Calendar
Sep 23International Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day 
Sep 23National Acute Flaccid Myelitis DayNational Day Archives
Sep 24Arts and Aging Day (Canada) 
Sep 24National Day of Prayer for Schools (UK) 
Sep 24World Bollywood DayNational Today
Sep 25Global Day of Climate Action 
Sep 26National Day of Praise and WorshipNational Day Archives
Sep 29BREATHE Day 
Sep 29International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and WasteUnited Nations
Sep 29National Dunkin' Day 
Sep 30International Recovery Day 
Oct 14-H STEM Challenge 
Oct 1International Raise it Up Day 
Oct 1National Stranger Violence Awareness Month  
Oct 1World Handmade Day 
Oct 1World Postcard Day 
Oct 4National COVID-19 Remembrance Day 
Oct 4National GOE Day 
Oct 4National Mask Exemption Awareness Day 
Oct 5National Caribbean Civility DayNational Day Archives
Oct 6Digital Workplace Day 
Oct 7International Day of Peaceful CommunicationNational Day Archives
Oct 7Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day (Canada) 
Oct 8National Arab American Voter Day 
Oct 8National Traveller Mental Health Day (Ireland) 
Oct 10World Cyberpunk Day 
Oct 10World Inclusion DayNational Day Archives
Oct 10World Pickleball Day 
Oct 10World Plant-Based Burger DayNational Day Archives
Oct 11Black Girl Day OffNational Day Archives
Oct 13International Civility For the Girl Child DayNational Day Archives
Oct 13National Children's Hospice Palliative Care Day (Canada) 
Oct 13Return Your Ballot Day 
Oct 13World Cage Free Day 
Oct 15National Lemon Bar DayNational Day Archives
Oct 15National Shawarma Day (Canada)National Day Calendar
Oct 16National Report Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) Fraud DayNational Day Archives
Oct 17National Catholic Men's Conference DayNational Day Archives
Oct 17National Vehophobia Awareness Day 
Oct 20World Butter Chicken Day 
Oct 20World CRISPR DayNational Day Archives
Oct 20World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day 
Oct 24National One United Race DayNational Day Archives
Oct 24National Senior UTI Awareness DayNational Day Archives
Oct 25National Jamaican Jerk DayNational Day Archives
Oct 26National Temperature Check WeekNational Day Archives
Oct 26National Vivace Microneedling DayNational Day Archives
Oct 27National Henry C. Ramos DayNational Day Archives
Nov 26National Day of Conversation 
Dec 4International Day of BanksUnited Nations
Dec 20Space Force Birthday 

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