Calendar Holiday List

2023 Dates for Creating Homemade Gifts

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.

If you're looking through this list and you realize suddenly that you need some good last minute gift ideas, click on over to my cheap homemade gift ideas that don't make cheap gifts (several of these ideas happen to make great last minute gift ideas).

You can also check out my homemade gift certificates for last minute free homemade gift ideas...

2023 Calendar Holiday List Starts Here...



  • August 1 is National Girlfriends Day
  • August 2 is National Coloring Book Day
  • August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • August 3 is National Watermelon Day
  • August 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day
  • August 4 is International Beer Day
  • August 6 is Friendship Day
  • August 6 is International Forgiveness Day
  • August 6 is Sister's Day
  • August 8 is International Cat Day
  • August 9 is Book Lover's Day
  • August 9 is Smokey Bear Day
  • August 10 is National S'mores Day
  • August 11 is Son and Daughter Day
  • August 11 is National Kool-Aid Day
  • August 12 is Middle Child's Day
  • August 12 is Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
  • August 13 is Left Hander's Day
  • August 19 is National Potato Day
  • August 20 is National Radio Day

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


  • September 2 is International Bacon Day
  • September 2 is World Beard Day
  • September 4 is Labor Day
  • September 6 is Read a Book Day
  • September 7 is National Salami Day
  • September 8 is National Literacy Day
  • September 9 is Teddy Bear Day
  • September 10 is Grandparent's Day - gift idea here!
  • September 10 is National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 11 is 911 Remembrance
  • September 12 is National Video Games Day
  • September 13 is National Peanut Day
  • September 13 is Positive Thinking DAY
  • September 14 is International Crab Fest Day
  • September 14 is National Cream Filled Donut Day
  • September 16 is Step Family Day
  • September 16 is Mayflower Day
  • September 16 is National Play Doh Day
  • September 16 is Working Parents Day
  • September 17 is National Women's Friendship Day
  • September 17 is Wife Appreciation Day

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


  • October 1 is International Coffee Day - Coffee Caramel Corn
  • October 1 is International Day for the Elderly
  • October 1 is National Homemade Cookies Day
  • October 1 is World Vegetarian Day
  • October 3 is National Boyfriends Day
  • October 4 is National Golf Day
  • October 4 is National Kale Day
  • October 5 is Do Something Nice Day
  • October 5 is World Teacher's Day
  • October 6 is Mad Hatter Day
  • October 6 is Physician Assistant Day
  • October 6 is World Smile Day
  • October 7 is World Card Making Day
  • October 9 is Columbus Day
  • October 9 is Indigenous People Day
  • October 11 is Emergency Nurses Day
  • October 13 is Friday the 13th
  • October 16 is Bosses Day
  • October 17 is National Pasta Day
  • October 21 is Sweetest Day
  • October 22 is Mother in Law Day
  • October 24 is United Nations Day
  • October 25 is Howl at the Moon Night
  • October 25 is World Pasta Day
  • October 27 is Black Cat Day
  • October 28 is Plush Animal Lover's Day
  • October 29 is National Cat Day
  • October 30 is National Candy Corn Day
  • October 31 is Halloween --> Halloween gift ideas

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


*To Do: Make your countdown and advent calendars for next month.

  • November 1 is All Saint's Day
  • November 1 - 2 is Day of the Dead
  • November 2 is All Soul's Day
  • November 7 is U.S. General Election Day
  • November 11 is Veteran's Day
  • November 11 is World Origami Day
  • November 13 is Caregiver Appreciation Day
  • November 13 is Sadie Hawkins Day
  • November 13 is World Kindness Day
  • November 17 is World Peace Day
  • November 18 is National Adoption Day
  • November 23 is Thanksgiving Day
  • November 24 is Black Friday
  • November 24 is Buy Nothing Day
  • November 24 is Native American Heritage Day
  • November 25 is Small Business Saturday
  • November 30 is National Mason Jar Day

November is Aviation History Month, American Indian Heritage Month, National Adoption Month and Peanut Butter Lover's Month


  • December 1 is World Aids Awareness Day
  • December 2 is National Fritters Day
  • December 4 is Santa's List Day
  • December 7 is Hannukah (through Dec 15th)
  • December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day
  • December 7 is National Cotton Candy Day
  • December 7 is International Civil Aviation Day
  • December 7 is Letter Writing Day
  • December 8 is National Brownie Day
  • December 9 is Christmas Card Day
  • December 9 is National Pastry Day
  • December 10 is Human Rights Day
  • December 10 is International Children's Day
  • December 12 is Poinsettia Day
  • December 17 is National Maple Syrup Day
  • December 20 is Go Caroling Day
  • December 21 is Winter Solstice
  • December 23 is Festivus
  • December 24 is Christmas Eve
  • December 24 is National Chocolate Day
  • December 24 is National Egg Nog Day
  • December 25 is Christmas Day --> Christmas Gift Ideas
  • December 26 is Boxing Day
  • December 26 is Kwanzaa
  • December 26 is National Candy Cane Day
  • December 27 is National Fruitcake Day
  • December 30 is Bacon Day
  • December 31 is New Years Eve

December is also Write a Friend Month

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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