Important and Commemorative Days

Thoughout the calendar year, many days, weeks and months often have associated important or Commemorative events tied to them. SaskCulture has assembled a list of dates that individuals and organizations may want to keep track of to help generate awareness or mark celebrations and important events throughout the year.



Tamil Heritage Month

January 1

New Year's Day

January 4

National Ribbon Skirt Day

January 24

World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture

January 24

International Day for Education

January 27

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 29

National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia



Aboriginal Storytelling Month

African-Canadian/Black History Month

1st Full Week of February

Saskatchewan Archives Week

2nd Week of February

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

3rd Monday of February

Heritage Week

February 15

National Flag of Canada Day

3rd Monday of February

Family Day

February 21

International Mother Language Day

Last Wednesday of February

Pink Shirt Day



Irish Heritage Month

March 8

International Women’s Day

March 20

International Francophonie Day

March 21

International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Racial Discrimination

March 21

World Poetry Day

March 21 to 28

Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination

March 22 to April 20 (2023)

Start of Ramadan

March 31

National Indigenous Languages Day

March 31

International Transgender Day of Visibility



Sikh Heritage Month

2nd Wednesday of April

International Day of Pink

April 15

World Art Day

April 17

Equality Day

April 16-22 (2023)

National Volunteer Week

April 22 to 29

International Dance Week

April 29

International Dance Day

April 30

International Jazz Day



Asian Heritage Month

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Leave a Legacy Month

1st Full Week of May

Mental Health Week

2nd Sunday of May

Mother’s Day

May 5

Red Dress Day

May 5

African World Heritage Day

May 5

Dutch Heritage Day

May 17

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 18

International Museum Day

May 21

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

First Monday before the 25

Victoria Day

Last Sunday of May/First week of June

National AccessAbility Week



2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Month

National Indigenous History Month

Italian Heritage Month

Filipino Heritage Month

Portuguese Heritage Month

3rd Sunday of June

Father’s Day

June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21

Summer Solstice

June 27

Canadian Multiculturalism Day



July 1

Canada Day

July 11

World Population Day

July 15

World Youth Skills Day

July 18

Nelson Mandela International Day



August 9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 12

International Youth Day

August 15

National Acadian Day



Culture Days

2nd Week of September

Mennonite Heritage Week

September 5

International Day of Charity

September 8

International Literacy Day

September 23

International Day of Sign Languages

September 27

World Tourism Day

September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconcilation

September 30

Orange Shirt Day



Bullying Prevention Month

German Heritage Month

Canadian Library Month

Islamic History Month Canada

Latin American Heritage Month

Women’s History Month

2 Monday of October


October 4

National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

October 10

World Mental Health Day

October 11

National Coming Out Day

October 11

International Day of the Girl Child

October 18

Person’s Day



2nd Week of November

Transgender Awareness Week

November 5 to 11

Veterans’ Week

November 5

World Day of Romani Language

November 11

Remembrance Day

November 15

National Philanthropy Day

November 16

International Day for Tolerance

November 16

Louis Riel Day

November 18 – 24

Holomodor Awareness Week

4th Saturday of November

Holomodor Memorial Day

November 20

Children’s Day

November 20

National Child Day

November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Last Full Week of November

Canada History Week

Celebrated the week which includes November 22

Saskatchewan Multicultural Week

November 25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25 - December 10

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence



Kislev 25 (Hebrew Calendar); Varies in the Gregorian Calendar


First Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Giving Tuesday

December 3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5

International Volunteer Day

December 6

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 10

Human Rights Day

December 18

International Migrants Day

December 21

Winter Solstice

December 24

Christmas Eve

December 25

Christmas Day

December 26 - January 1


December 31

New Year's Eve