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Calendar Holiday List

2018 Dates for Gift Giving, Gift Making and Gift Ideas Throughout the Year

Here's a handy calendar holiday list full of unique and must-know holidays and other special dates to help you with gift ideas all year long.

If you want an excuse to get creative, to give something sweet or to have a party, you'll find it here!

Some holidays on this calendar holiday list are kind of silly but who cares, right! Sometimes it's the goofy holidays and the silly themes that help people create the most inspired gifts and celebrations.

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2018 Calendar Holiday List - Click on a Month Below

2018 Calendar Holiday List Starts Here...

January 2018

January is National Hobby Month, National Bath Safety Month and National Braille Literacy Month

  • January 1 is New Year's Day in the United States
  • January 4 is Trivia Day
  • January 5 is National Bird Day
  • January 6 is Feast of the Epiphany a.k.a. Three Kings Day
  • January 10 is Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 19 is National Popcorn Day
  • January 21 is National Hugging Day
  • January 23 is National Pie Day
  • January 23 is National Handwriting Day
  • January 24 is Compliment Day
  • January 25 is Opposite Day
  • January 26 is Australia Day
  • January 27 is Chocolate Cake Day
  • January 29 is National Puzzle Day
  • January 31 is Backward Day

February 2018

February is National Heart Month, Black History Month, National Cherry Month, Canned Food Month, National Grapefruit Month and National Children's Dental Health Month

  • February 1 is National Freedom Day
  • February 2 is Groundhog Day
  • February 4 is Super Bowl Sunday
  • February 8 is Boy Scout Day
  • February 12 is Lincoln's Birthday
  • February 13 is Mardi Gras... Fat Tuesday
  • February 14 is Ash Wednesday
  • February 14 is Valentine's Day
  • February 16 is Chinese New Year 2018 "Year of the Dog"
  • February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 19 is Presidents' Day in the United States
  • February 22 is Washington's Birthday

March 2018

March is National Nutrition Month, National Women's History Month, National Irish American Heritage Month and National Craft Month

  • March 1 is Pig Day
  • March 1 is Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
  • March 1 is Purim beginning at sundown
  • March 2 is Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 3 is Caregiver Appreciation Day
  • March 8 is International Working Women's Day
  • March 11 is Daylight Savings Time (2:00 a.m.)
  • March 12 is Girl Scouts Day
  • March 14 is National Pi Day (Like the value of Pi is 3.14)
  • March 15 is Ides of March
  • March 16 is Incredible Kid Day
  • March 17 is National Quilting Day
  • March 17 is St. Patrick's Day
  • March 20 is First Day of Spring Spring Equinox
  • March 20 is International Earth Day
  • March 25 is Feast of Annunciation
  • March 25 is Palm Sunday
  • March 30 is Passover (begins in the evening and lasts 8 days)
  • March 30 is Good Friday

April 2018

April is National Humor Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National Kite Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month and Stress Awareness Month.

  • April 1 is April Fool's Day
  • April 1 is Easter Sunday... get homemade Easter gift ideas here!
  • April 6 is National Walk to Work Day
  • April 7 is Caramel Popcorn Day
  • April 7 is National Beer Day
  • April 7 is No Housework Day
  • April 10 is Golfer's Day
  • April 10 is National Siblings Day
  • April 15 is Income Tax Day in the United States
  • April 16 is National Librarian Day
  • April 16 is Patriots Day
  • April 22 is Earth Day
  • April 25 is Administrative Professionals Day (formerly Secretaries Day)... get homemade gift ideas for Administrative Professionals Day!
  • April 26 is Take Your Daughter to Work Day
  • April 27 is National Arbor Day

May 2018

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, National Bike Month and Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

  • May 1 is May Day
  • May 1 is Mother Goose Day
  • May 3 is World Press Freedom Day
  • May 4 is Bird Day
  • May 5 is Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
  • May 6 is National Nurses Day
  • May 8 is National Teacher Day (a.k.a. National Teacher Appreciation Day)
  • May 9 is School Nurses Day
  • May 12 is International Nurses Day
  • May 13 is Mother's Day... get homemade Mother's Day gift ideas here!
  • May 15 is Police Officer's Memorial Day
  • May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 18 is National Bike to Work Day
  • May 19 is Armed Forces Day
  • May 24 is Victoria Day (Canada)
  • May 26 is International Jazz Day
  • May 28 is Memorial Day observed in United States
  • May 31 is World No Tobacco Day

June 2018

June is National Rose Month, National Candy Month, National Adopt a Cat Month, National Rose Month and National Dairy Month.

  • June 1 is National Doughnut Day
  • June 2 is National Rocky Road Day
  • June 2 is National Trails Day
  • June 5 is World Environment Day
  • June 8 is Best Friends Day
  • June 14 is Flag Day
  • June 18 is International Picnic Day
  • June 17 is Father's Day
  • June 19 is Juneteenth (a.k.a. Freedom Day, Emancipation Day)
  • June 21 is International Yoga Day
  • June 21 is Summer Solstice (a.k.a. The 1st Day of Summer and the longest day of the year)
  • June 22 is Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • June 26 is Forgiveness Day

July 2018

July is National Blueberry Month, National Ice Cream Month and National Picnic Month.

  • July 1 is Canada Day observed in Canada
  • July 2 is World UFO Day
  • July 4 is Independence Day (a.k.a. 4th of July) in United States
  • July 8 is National Blueberry Day
  • July 14 is Bastille Day (French Holiday also called Fete de la Federation)
  • July 15 is National Ice Cream Day
  • July 20 is Moon Day (celebrate the anniversary of the day man first went to the moon in 1969)
  • July 20 is National Lollipop Day
  • July 22 is Parents Day
  • July 24 is Amelia Earhart Day (Happy Birthday Amelia!)
  • July 24 is Cousins Day
  • July 26 is Aunt and Uncle Day
  • July 29 is National Lasagna Day
  • July 30 is National Cheesecake Day
  • July 30 is Father-in-Law Day
  • July 30 is International Day of Friendship
  • July 31 is Mutt's Day

August 2018

August is Family Fun Month, National Peach Month and National Golf Month

  • August 3 is National Watermelon Day
  • August 3 is International Beer Day
  • August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • August 5 is Sister's Day
  • August 5 is Friendship Day
  • August 5 is International Forgiveness Day
  • August 10 is National S'mores Day
  • August 12 is Middle Child's Day
  • August 13 is Left Hander's Day
  • August 15 is Relaxation Day
  • August 17 is National Thriftshop Day
  • August 19 is National Aviation Day
  • August 20 is National Radio Day
  • August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day
  • August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day
  • August 26 is Women's Equality Day
  • August 26 is National Dog Day
  • August 30 is Marshmallow Toasting Day

September 2018

September is Honey Month, Baby Safety Month and Hispanic Heritage Month

  • September 2 is International Bacon Day
  • September 3 is Labor Day
  • September 9 is Teddy Bear Day
  • September 9 is Grandparents Day
  • September 9 is National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 9 is Rosh Hashanah
  • September 11 is 911 Remembrance Day
  • September 13 is National Peanut Day
  • September 16 is Mexican Independence Day
  • September 16 is Step Family Day
  • September 16 is Mayflower Day
  • September 16 is National Play Doh Day - Get play dough gift ideas!
  • September 16 is Wife Appreciation Day
  • September 16 is Working Parents Day
  • September 16 is National Women's Friendship Day
  • September 17 is Citizenship Day
  • September 17 is Constitution Day
  • September 18 is Yom Kippur beginning at sundown
  • September 21 is International Peace Day
  • September 22 Oktoberfest begins in Germany (lasts 2 weeks)
  • September 23 is First Day of Autumn - Autumn Equinox
  • September 28 is Native American Day
  • September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day

October 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, National Diabetes Month and National Pizza Month

  • October 1 is World Vegetarian Day
  • October 1 is International Day for the Elderly
  • October 4 is National Golf Day
  • October 5 is World Teacher Day
  • October 5 is World Smile Day
  • October 8 is Columbus Day observed
  • October 8 is Thanksgiving Day in Canada
  • October 16 is National Bosses Day
  • October 20 is Sweetest Day
  • October 24 is United Nations Day
  • October 27 is Make a Difference Day
  • October 28 is Mother-in-Law Day
  • October 31 is Halloween

November 2018

November is Aviation History Month, American Indian Heritage Month, National Adoption Awareness Month and Peanut Butter Lovers Month.

  • November 1 is Dia de los Muertos in Mexico-a.k.a. Day of the Dead (ends on November 2)
  • November 1 is All Saint's Day
  • November 2 is All Soul's Day
  • November 4 is End of Daylight Savings Time in the United States
  • November 6 is U.S. General Election Day
  • November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States
  • November 13 is Caregiver Appreciation Day
  • November 13 is Sadie Hawkins Day
  • November 13 is World Kindness Day
  • November 14 is World Diabetes Day
  • November 17 is World Peace Day
  • November 17 is Electronic Greeting Card Day
  • November 17 is National Adoption Day
  • November 20 is Universal Children's Day
  • November 22 is Thanksgiving Day in the United States
  • November 23 is Black Friday

December 2018

December is Write a Friend Month

  • December 1 is AIDS Awareness Day
  • December 3 Advent Begins
  • December 4 is Santa's List Day
  • December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • December 9 is Christmas Card Day
  • December 9 is International Children's Day
  • December 10 is Human Rights Day
  • December 12 is Hanukah (lasts 8 days)
  • December 12 is Poinsettia Day
  • December 21 is 1st Day of Winter and the shortest Day of the Year
  • December 23 is Festivus
  • December 24 is Christmas Eve
  • December 25 is Christmas Day... get homemade Christmas gift ideas here!
  • December 26 is Boxing Day
  • December 26 Kwanzaa
  • December 27 is National Fruitcake Day
  • December 31 is New Year's Eve

That concludes my calendar holiday list... if you know of a holiday or occasion that should be added to this list, please let me know...

Where do I get my info? I use both physical calendars and Internet research to find and verify holidays that appear to be most valid and valuable to my readers. I double check dates for accuracy and validity using more than one source. I find info everywhere but I consistently find great info on:

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