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There are many "special days" which have been earmarked for drawing attention to worthy causes around the world. This list gives a run down of key dates for the UK (many of them are Globally recognised).

 

Special days for Worthy Causes

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2010 Special Days

January
 
1 January 2010 - New Years Day
January 2010 - Christmas Card Recycling
4 January 2010 - World Braille Day 2010
5 January 2010 - Twelfth Night
6 January 2010 - Epiphany (Christian)
17 January 2010 - World Religion Day  18 Jan - 1 February 2010 - Big Schools Garden Watch 
25 - 29 January 2010 - Food Allergy and Intolerance Week
25 - 29 January 2010 - Cancertalk Week 25 January 2010 - Burns Night
24 - 30 January 2010 - Farmhouse Breakfast Week
25 - 30 January 2010 - BE LOUD! BE CLEAR!
27 January 2010 - Holocaust Memorial Day
29 January 2010 - RNLI SOS day
30 January - 6 February 2010 - National Storytelling Week
30 - 31 January 2010 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend
FEBRUARY
 
30 January - 6 February 2010 - National Storytelling Week
1 - 7 February 2010 - National Salt Awareness Week 
1 - 7 February 2010 - International Naturopathy week
1 - 8 February 2010 - National Apprenticeship Week
2 Feb 2010 - Candlemas 
2 February 2010 -
World Wetlands Day
4 February 2010 - World Cancer Day
5 February 2010 - UNICEF Day for Change
8 - 14 February 2010 - National Marriage Week
8-14 February 2010 - WOW (World Orphan Week)
9 February 2010 - Safer Internet Day
14 February 2010 - Chinese New Year
14 February 2010 - St Valentine's Day
14 February 2010 -
Gold Heart Day
15 - 21 February- National Chip Week
14 - 21 February 2010 - National Nest Box week
15 February 2010 - International Childhood Cancer Day 
16 February 2010 -
Shrove Tuesday
21 February 2010 - International Mother Language Day
22 February 2010 - World Thinking Day 
22 - 28 February 2010
- Student Volunteering Week
22 Feb - 07 March 2010 - Fair Trade Fortnight

 

MARCH
 
1 - 31 March 2010 Coffee Break
1 - 31 March 2010: The Great Daffodil Appeal
1- 31 March 2010 National Bed Month
1 - 31 : Veggie Month
22 Feb - 07 March 2010 -
Fair Trade Fortnight
1 March 2010 - St David's Day
1 March 2010 - SIAD (Self-Injury Awareness Day).
3 March 2010 - World Maths Day 
4 March 2010 - World Book Day 
Friday 5 March 2010 - National Doodle Day
7 - 13 March 2010 - World Glaucoma Week
8 March 2010 -
International Women's Day
8 March 2010 -
Commonwealth Day 
10 March 2010 - No Smoking Day
11 March 2010 - World Kidney Day
12 - 21 March 2010 - National Science and Engineering Week
14 March 2010 - Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)
15 - 19 March 2010 - Brain Awareness Week
17 March 2010 - St Patricks Day 
19 - 21 March 2010 - Sport Relief
20 March 2010 - Earth Day
20 March 2010 - World Storytelling Day 
20 March 2010 - First Day of Spring -
Spring Equinox / Vernal Equinox
21 March 2010 - World Poetry Day (National Poetry Day is in October)
21 March 2010 -
World Down Syndrome Day
21 March 2010 - World Forestry Day
22 March 2010 - World Day for Water 
23 March 2010 - World Meteorological Day
24 March 2010 - World Tuberculosis Day (TB Day)
26 March 2010 -
World Purple Day
APRIL
 
April 2010 - National Autism Awareness Month
April 2010 - The Toddle Waddle 
1 April 2010- April Fools Day
1 April 2010 - Maundy Thursday
2 April 2010 - Good Friday
2 April 2010 - International Children's Book Day 
3 - 17 April 2010 Edinburgh Science Festival
3 April - 3 May 2010 National Pet Month 
4 April 2010 - Easter Sunday
7 April 2010 - World Health Day
11 April 2010 - World Parkinson’s Day
17 April 2010 - World Haemophilia Day
21-27 April 2010 - Global Campaign for Education Action Week
22 April 2010 - Earth Day
22 April 2010 - Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
23 April 2010 - St George's Day
23 April 2010 - World Book and Copyright Day
25 April 2010 - World Malaria Day
25 April 2010 - London Marathon
26 April to 2 May 2010 - RSPCA Week
26 - 30 April 2010 - Noise Action Week
26 April 2010 - Anzac Day
MAY
 
May 2010 - Local and Community History Month
May 2010 - National Share-a-Story Month
1 May 2010 - May Day
1 - 7 of May 2010 - World Homoeopathy Awareness Week
1 - 9 of May 2010 - National Windsurfing Week
4 May 2010 - International Firefighters' Day
May 2010 - International Dawn Chorus Day
3 May 2010 - Early May Bank
3 - 9 May 2010 - Lavender Week
4 May 2010 - World Asthma Day
3 - 9 May 2010 - Red Cross Week
8 May 2010 - World Red Cross Red Crescent Day
9 May 2010 - Europe Day
8th – 15th May 2010 - National Doughnut Week
8 May 2010 - World Fair Trade Day
9 - 15 May 2010 Christian Aid Week
9 - 16 May 2010 M.E. Awareness Week
16 - 23 May 2010 - British Sandwich Week
12 May 2010 - Limerick Day
17 - 30 May 2010 - Foster Care Fortnight
19 - 30 May 2010 - Be Nice to Nettles Week
17 - 21 May 2010 - Walk to School Week
21 May 2010 - Friendship Funday
31 May 2010 - Spring Bank Holiday
29 May 2010 - Oak Apple Day
31 May 2010 - World No Tobacco Day
JUNE
 
June 2010 - National Osteoporosis Month
June 2010 - National Vaccination Month
June 2010 - Everyman Male Cancer Awareness Month
June 2010 - National Microchipping Month 
1 - 7 June 2010 - Volunteers' Week
5 June 2010 - World Environment Day
6 - 12 June 2010 - Hearing Dog Week
7 - 13 June 2010 - World Heart Rhythm Week
7 - 13 June 2010 - Food Safety Week
7 - 15 June 2010 - British Heart Week
8 June 2010 - World Oceans Day
9 - 13 June 2010 - National School Grounds Week 
12 - 20 June 2010 - National Bike Week
13 - 19 June 2010 - Diabetes Week
14 June 2010 - World Blood Donor Day
14 - 20 June 2010 - Refugee Week 
16 June 2010 - Day of the African Child 
19 June 2010 - BT Giant Sleepover
20 June 2010 - Fathers Day 2010
21 -27 June 2010 - Recycle Now Week
21 - 27 June 2010 - National Insect Week 
21 - 27 Jun 2010 - Deafblind Awareness Week 
25 June 2010 - Bring Your Bear
25 June 2010 - Wrong Trousers Day
26 Jun 2010 - Armed Forces Day
28th June - 4th July 2010 - Deaf Awareness Week
JULY
 
28th June - 4th July 2010 - Deaf Awareness Week
04 - 11 July 2010 - National Transplant Week 
06 - 13 July 2010 -
Children's Art Day
11 July 2010 - World Population Day 
17th July to Sunday 1st August 2010 -
Festival of British Archaeology
AUGUST
 
1 - 7 August 2010 - World Breastfeeding Week
12 August 2010 - International Youth Day
13 August 2010 - International Left Handers Day 
16 - 22 Aug 2010 World Water Week 
29 August 2010 - 30 Aug 2010 Notting Hill Carnival
SEPTEMBER
 
3 - 17 September 2010 National Organic Fortnight
8 September 2010 - International Literacy Day
9 - 12 September 2010 Heritage Open Days
10 September 2010 World Suicide Prevention Day
13 September 2010 Roald Dahl Day
9 - 13 September 2010 -
National Moth Night
16 September 2010 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
19 September 2010 International Talk like a Pirate Day
20 - 26 September 2010 World Reflexology week
21 September 2010 - World Alzheimer's Day
21 September 2010 - Autumn Equinox - First Day of Autumn
22 September 2010 - World Car Free Day
18 September - 3 October 2010 -
British Food Fortnight
26 September 2010 - European Day of Languages
28 September 2010 - World Heart Day
OCTOBER
 
1 - 31 October 2009 The Big Draw
1 October 2010 - Jeans for Genes
1 October 2010 - Byte Night
1 October 2010 - World Smile Day
4 October 2010 - World Animal Day
4 - 10 October 2010 - World Space Week
5 October 2010 - World Teachers' Day
4 October 2010 - World Architecture Day
4 October 2010 - World Habitat Day
7 October 2010 - World Sight Day
9 October 2010 World Post Day
9 October 2010 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
9 October 2010 - National Poetry Day
10 October 2010 World Mental Health Day
10 October 2010 - Seed Gathering Sunday
11th – 15th October 2010 - Humphrey’s Pyjama Week
12 October 2010 - World Arthritis Day
13 October 2010 - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
13 October 2010 -
World Sight Day
16 October 2010 - World Food Day
18 - 24 October 2010 National Parents' Week
18 - 24 October 2010 National Baking Week 
18 - 24 October 2010 Energy Saving Week
21 October 2010 - Apple Day
21 October 2010 - Trafalgar Day
24 October 2010 - United Nations Day
22 October 2010 - Everyone Writes Day
31 October 2010 - British Summer Time ends
31 October 2010 - National Sleep-In Day
31 October 2010- Halloween
NOVEMBER
 
1 November 2010 - All Saints Day
1 - 7 November 2010 - National Adoption Week 
3 November 2010 - National Stress Awareness Day
5 November 2010 - Guy Fawkes Day / Bonfire night
8 November 2010 - World Town Planning Day
11 November 2010 - Armistice Day
14 November 2010 - Remembrance Sunday
14 November 2010 - World Diabetes Day
15 - 19 November 2010 - National Anti-Bullying Week
15 - 21 November 2010 - Enterprise Week
19 November 2010 - World Toilet Day
20 November 2010 -
Universal Children's Day
20 November 2010 - BBC Children in Need Appeal
21 November 2010 - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
21 November 2010 - World Television Day
21 November 2010 World Hello Day
21 - 27 November 2010 - National Curry Week
23 November 2010 - National Freelancers Day
22 - 28 November 2010 -
Road Safety Week 
27 Nov - 5 Dec - National Tree Week
30th November 2010 - St Andrew's Day
30th November 2010 - Computer Security Day
DECEMBER
 
27 Nov - 6 Dec - National Tree Week
1 December 2010 - World AIDS Day
1 December 2010 - Prisoners for Peace Day
2 December 2010 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 
4 - 5 December 2010 - Tree Dressing Day (First Weekend in December)
4 December 2010 - Carers Right Day
5 December 2010 - International Volunteer Day
6 December 2010 - St Nicholas Day (Christian)
8 December 2010 - Plain English Day
10 December 2010 - International Human Rights Day 
11 December 2010 - International Mountain Day
21 December 2010 - Winter Solstice - Shortest Day
24 December 2010 - Christmas Eve
25 December 2010 - Christmas Day
26 December 2010 - Boxing Day 
29 December 2010 - Festival of Winter Walks 
31 December 2010 - New Year's Eve

 

 

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