Commemoration Holidays

Take a moment to reflect on the significance of special occasions that honor the past, cultural heritage, and the people who shaped our world. These commemorative holidays offer a chance to come together, share stories, and appreciate the rich tapestry of human experience. From historic milestones to personal achievements, these days of remembrance inspire us to learn from the past and forge a brighter future.

Top Commemoration Holidays:

Thank a Police Officer Day

September 21st

Thank a Police Officer Day, 9/21/2024, honor the bravery and dedication of law enforcement officers and show appreciation for their service. more >>

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the life and legacy of the civil rights leader, promoting racial equality and social justice through nonviolent means. more >>

Event Organizers Day

October 23rd

Event Organizers Day, 10/23/2024, honoring the tireless efforts of event planners, coordinators, and organizers who bring people together and create unforgettable experiences. more >>

VJ Day

September 2nd

VJ Day, September 2, 2024: Commemorating the end of World War II, honoring war heroes and victims, and reflecting on the importance of peace and freedom. more >>

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 12/7/2024: Honoring the lives lost in the surprise attack and the bravery of American service members who fought for freedom and patriotism. more >>

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 27th

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 1/27/2024. Honoring 6 million Jews and millions of others brutally murdered during the Holocaust, a powerful reminder of prejudice's devastating consequences. more >>

Bonfire Night

November 5th

Bonfire Night on 11/5/2024: Join the festive gathering to light bonfires, sparklers, and fireworks, and relive the history of the failed Gunpowder Plot. more >>

Nelson Mandela Day

July 18th

Nelson Mandela Day, 7/18/2024: Join global efforts to make a positive impact, dedicating 67 minutes to kindness, volunteer work, and community service, inspired by Mandela's values of equality, justice, and compassion. more >>

Helen Keller Day

June 27th

Helen Keller Day, June 27, 2024, honors Helen Keller's life, achievements, and spirit, inspiring resilience and triumph. more >>

International Underlings Day

February 29th

International Underlings Day, February 29, 2028: Discover the mystery surrounding this lesser-known holiday, and explore the possibilities of a fictional celebration. more >>

Titanic Remembrance Day

April 15th

Titanic Remembrance Day, 4/15/2025: Honoring the lives lost in the tragic Titanic maritime disaster with memorial services, ceremonies, and reflection. more >>

Susan B. Anthony's Birthday

February 15th

Susan B. Anthony's Birthday, 2/15/2025, honor the pioneering suffragist's tireless fight for women's rights and equality, inspiring a new generation of activists. more >>

Barack Obama Day

August 4th

Barack Obama Day, August 4, 2024, honors the 44th US President's legacy, community service, and public service, promoting unity and civic engagement. more >>

Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15th

Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, 2024: Honoring the ultimate sacrifices of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, a tribute to their bravery and selfless service. more >>

Malcolm X Day

May 19th

Malcolm X Day, May 19, 2025: Honoring the life and legacy of a civil rights icon, promoting unity, education, and social justice. more >>

International Project Management Day

November 7th

International Project Management Day, November 7, 2024: Recognize the dedication and hard work of project managers worldwide, and learn from their experiences and successes. more >>

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

April 26th

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, 4/26/2024: Honoring victims & survivors of the devastating nuclear accident, promoting nuclear safety & accountability. more >>

Hiroshima Day

August 6th

Hiroshima Day, 8/6/2025: Commemorating the devastating atomic bombing of Hiroshima, promoting peace, nuclear disarmament, and international cooperation. more >>

Repeal Day

December 5th

Repeal Day on 12/5/2024: Commemorating the end of Prohibition with vintage flair, jazz, and craft cocktails. more >>

Kent State Shootings Remembrance

May 4th

Kent State Shootings Remembrance, May 4, 2024: Honoring the lives lost in a tragic shooting, promoting free speech and nonviolent conflict resolution. more >>

K-9 Veterans Day

March 13th

K-9 Veterans Day, 3/13/2025, honors bravery & loyalty of military & law enforcement dogs, recognizing their invaluable contributions to keeping troops & communities safe. more >>

Remembrance Day

November 11th

Remembrance Day (11/11/2024) honors sacrifices of armed forces, reflects on war's devastating consequences, and pays tribute to bravery and selflessness. more >>

World Compliment Day

March 1st

World Compliment Day, 3/1/2025: Spread kindness and positivity by giving genuine compliments, fostering a sense of community and warmth. more >>

Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

April 19th

Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day, 4/19/2025: Remembering the tragic event and its impact. more >>

Provider Appreciation Day

May 9th

Provider Appreciation Day, 5/9/2025: Recognize the tireless efforts of childcare providers, educators, and caregivers who shape the minds of future generations. more >>

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

April 7th

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide, 4/7/2024. Honor the lives lost in Rwanda's devastating genocide and reflect on the importance of tolerance and peaceful coexistence. more >>

National Thank You Note Day

December 26th

National Thank You Note Day, 12/26/2024: Express gratitude through heartfelt, handwritten notes and foster a sense of appreciation and connection. more >>


February 12th

NAACP Day, February 12, 2025: Discover the significance of this non-existent holiday and learn more about civil rights and African American heritage. more >>

Columbus Day

October 14th

Columbus Day, October 14, 2024: Learn about the explorer's impact on history, cultural events, and the complex legacy of his voyage. more >>

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

July 30th

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, 7/30/2024, honors brave individuals who risked careers to expose wrongdoing, promoting transparency and accountability. more >>

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

September 16th

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day, 9/16/2024, honors the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans, remembering the pain and destruction of the past, and promoting reconciliation and healing. more >>

U.S. Postage Stamp Day

July 1st

U.S. Postage Stamp Day, July 1, 2024, discover the significance and history of postage stamps in American life. more >>

International Sweatpants Day

January 21st

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Guy Fawkes Night

November 5th

Guy Fawkes Night, 11/5/2024: Join the festive gathering to commemorate the thwarted Gunpowder Plot, with fireworks, food, and community spirit. more >>

Sally Ride Day

May 26th

Sally Ride Day, May 26, 2025: Honor Dr. Sally Ride's legacy and inspire young minds to pursue STEM careers through educational activities and awards. more >>


June 6th

D-Day, June 6, 2024: Honoring Allied forces' bravery and sacrifice on the 78th anniversary of the pivotal World War II battle. more >>

Gold Star Spouses Day

April 5th

Gold Star Spouses Day, 4/5/2025: Honoring the sacrifices of surviving spouses of fallen military members, recognizing their struggles and offering support. more >>

International Nurses Day

May 12th

International Nurses Day, May 12, 2024 - Honoring the tireless efforts of nurses worldwide, providing quality healthcare, comfort, and compassion to patients and families. more >>

Live Long and Prosper Day

March 26th

Live Long and Prosper Day, 3/26/2026: Join fans in promoting unity, kindness, and logical thinking with a Vulcan-inspired greeting and thought-provoking discussions. more >>

Guy Fawkes Day

November 5th

Guy Fawkes Day, November 5th, 2024: Commemorating the thwarted Gunpowder Plot with bonfires, fireworks, and festivities. more >>

Typewriter Day

June 23rd

Typewriter Day, June 23, 2024: Join enthusiasts and writers in honoring the iconic writing machine, sharing stories, and reviving nostalgic typing experiences. more >>

Visit a Cemetery Day

October 27th

Visit a Cemetery Day, 10/27/2024: Pay respects to loved ones, reflect on legacies, and connect with heritage and family history. more >>

Benjamin Franklin Day

January 17th

Benjamin Franklin Day, January 17, 2027: Discover the fascinating story behind the American polymath's commemoration. more >>

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 16th

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina, 9/16/2024: Honoring lives lost and affected by Hurricane Katrina's devastation, with memorial services and prayers for unity and support. more >>

Death/Duty Day

November 11th

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Major League Baseball Opening Day

March 26th

Major League Baseball Opening Day, 3/26/2026 - Join the excitement as the MLB season kicks off with ceremonial first pitches, electric atmospheres, and thrilling games. more >>

National Emergency Responders Day

September 11th

National Emergency Responders Day, 9/11/2024, honoring brave men and women who risk their lives to save others in emergency situations, recognizing their selfless efforts and expressing gratitude for their critical work. more >>

Black Thursday

October 24th

Black Thursday, 10/24/2024: Discover the best deals on electronics, clothing & more as retailers kick off the holiday season with significant discounts and promotions. more >>