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Calendar of Social and Cultural Events and Significant Days for Early Childhood Education

2022 Calendar of social and cultural events and significant days for Australian Early Childhood Educators & Teachers

Are you searching for days to celebrate or explore world culture in your early childhood service or school? Well we have the ultimate 2022 Calendar of Significant Days and Events for you!

You can use this page on our website as your inspiration OR you can purchase our handy little downloadable calendar to include in your planning diary or calendar.  

After hours and hours of research and deliberation, we decided not include the religious holidays and days of importance as there were so very many of them. We felt that if we were going to include some, we felt we should include all. Instead we can provide you with a link HERE to look through and source dates that will be significance for your community. This website is a very handy resource.  

You can grab your own digital copy of our 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE.  In your download, we've given you space to write your own significant days down. 

We've also included some fun and quirky days so you can have a little fun! I meah who doesn't need fun in their life?

 

January 2022 Events and Days of Significance

  • 1st – 31st January – Veganuary
  • 1st – 31st January – Walk Your Dog Month
  • 1st January – New Year’s Day
  • 1st January – Public Domain Day
  • 4th January – World Braille Day
  • 10th January – Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • 11th January – Clean off Your Desk Day 1
  • 3th January – Rubber Duckie Day
  • 14th January – International Kite Day
  • 15th January – Wikipedia Day
  • 17th January – World Religion Day
  • 20th January – Penguin Awareness day
  • 21st January – Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • 21st January – National Hug Day
  • 23rd January – Triple J Hottest 100 Day
  • 26th January – Invasion Day
  • 26th January – Survival Day
  • 26th January – Australia Day
  • 27th January – Chocolate Cake Day
  • 29th January – Puzzle Day

Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

    February 2022 Events and Days of Significance 

    • 1st – 28th February – Feel Good February
    • 2nd February – World Wetlands Day
    • 5th February – World Nutella Day
    • 9th February – International Pizza Day
    • 11th February – International Day of Women and Girls in Science Day
    • 12th February – Lunar New Year
    • 12th February – Chinese New Year
    • 12th February – International Darwin Day
    • 13th February – Apology Anniversary
    • 13th February – World Radio Day
    • 14th February – Valentine’s Day
    • 14th February – International Book Giving Day
    • 14th February – Library Lovers' Day
    • 15th February – International Singles Awareness Day
    • 15th February (TBC) – National Pet Adoption Day (PETstock)
    • 17th February – Random Acts of Kindness Day
    • 20th February – National Love Your Pet Day
    • 21st February – International Mother Language Day
    • 21st February – World Harmony Day
    • 22nd February – World Thinking Day
    • 26th February – Tell a Fairy Tale Day
    • 28th February – Summer’s Day KidSafe
    • 28th February – Last Day of Summer

    Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

    March 2022 Events and Days of Significance

    • 1st – 31st March – Australian Women’s History Month
    • 1st – 31st March – The Water Challenge
    • 1st – 31st March – Polite Pets Month
    • 1st March – First Day of Autumn
    • 1st March – World Compliment Day
    • 3rd March – World Wildlife Day
    • 5th March – School Clean Up Australia Day
    • 7th March – Clean Up Australia Day
    • 7th March – Youth and Schools Clean up Australia Day
    • 6th - 14th March – Parks Week
    • 8th March – International Women’s Day
    • 10 - 14th March – World's Greatest Shave
    • 14th March – Pi Day
    • 15th – 26th March – A Taste of Harmony
    • 17th March – St. Patrick’s Day
    • 20th March – National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
    • 21st - 29th March – Cultural Diversity Week (Victoria)
    • 20th March – World Storytelling Day
    • 20th March – International Day of Happiness
    • 21st March – World Poetry Day
    • 21st March – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    • 21st March – Harmony Day
    • 21st March – International Day of Forests
    • 22nd March – World Water Day
    • 23rd March – World Meteorological Day
    • 27th March – Earth Hour 8.30 pm
    • 29th March – Neighbour Day

    Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

    April 2022 Events and Days of Significance

    • 1st April – April Fool’s Day
    • 2nd April – Go Blue for Autism
    • 7th April – World Health Day
    • 14th – 25th April - Nature Play Week
    • 12th April – International Day of Human Space Flight
    • 15th – 21st April – World Creativity & Innovation Week
    • 18th April – World Heritage Day
    • 18th April – 19th May – The National Trust Heritage Festival
    • 20th – 25th – World Allergy Week
    • 22nd April – International Mother Earth Day
    • 22nd April – Earth Day
    • 22nd April – Jelly Bean Day
    • 23rd April – World Book and Copyright Day
    • 24th April – International Guide Dog Day
    • 25th April – World Penguin Day
    • 25th April – Anzac Day
    • 28th April – Pay it Forward Day
    • 28th April – World Day for Safety and Health at Work
    • 30th April – International Jazz Day

    Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

    May 2022 Events and Days of Significance

    • May – Supermarket Free Month
    • 1st May – May Day
    • 1st May – Mother Goose Day

    • 3rd May – World Press Freedom Day

    • 4th May – May Fourth – International Star Wars Day

    • 4th May – International Respect for Chickens Day

    • 2nd – 8th May – International Compost Awareness Month

    • 4th – 10th May (TBC) – National Family Day Care Week
    • 9th May – Mother’s Day
    • 12th May – International Nurses Day
    • 14th May – National Walk to Safely to School Day
    • 15th May – International Day of Families
    • 15th – 21st May – National Families Week
    • 18th May – International Museum Day
    • 19th May – WOW Day (State Emergency Services recognition day)
    • 19th May – National Simultaneous Storytime: Give me some Space by Philip Bunting
    • 22nd May – The International Day for Biological Diversity
    • 22nd - 28th - Food Allergy Week 
    • 23rd May – World Turtle Day
    • 23rd – 29th May – Food Allergy Week
    • 26th May – National Sorry Day
    • 27th May – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
    • 27th May – 3rd June – National Reconciliation Week
    • 29th May – International Day of UN Peacekeepers
    • 31st May – Last Day of Autumn

     

    Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

     

     

     

     

    June 2022 Events and Days of Significance

    • 1st June – First Day of Winter
    • 3rd June – Mabo Day
    • 4th June – National Doughnut Day
    • 5th June – World Environment Day
    • 8th June – World Ocean's Day
    • 12th June - World Day Against Child Labour
    • 14th – 20th June – International Men's Health Week
    • 14th June – International Bath Day
    • 14th June - World Blood Donor Day
    • 15th June – Global Wind Day
    • 15th – 21st June – Refugee Week
    • 17th June – World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
    • 20th June – World Refugee Day
    • 21st June – International Day of Yoga
    • 21st June – World Music Day
    • 21st June – Winter Solstice

    Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

      July 2022 Events and Days of Significance

      • 1st – 31st July – Dry July
      • 1st July – International Joke Day
      • 3rd July – International Plastic Bag Free Day
      • 5th – 12th July – NAIDOC Week
      • 12th July – Malala Day
      • 20th – 25th July – National Farm Safety Week
      • 18th July – Nelson Mandela International Day
      • 23rd July – National Pyjama Day
      • 25th July – National Stepfamily Awareness Day
      • 30th July – International Day of Friendship
      • 30th July – Schools Tree Day
      • 31st July – World Ranger Day

      Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

      August 2022 Events and Days of Significance

      • 1st August – National Tree Day
      • 2nd – 8th August – Local Government Week
      • 2nd – 8th August – Homelessness Prevention Week
      • 2nd – 8th August – Dental Health Week
      • 4th August – National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NATICD)
      • 2nd – 8th August – Dental Health Week
      • 9th August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
      • 15th – 23rd August National Science Week
      • 12th August – World Elephant Day
      • 12th August – International Youth Day
      • 13th August – Left-handers Day
      • 16th August – Cupcake Day – traditionally held to support the RSPCA, but please consider the many small self-funding ethical animal charities in your local community.
      • 21st – 27th August – Book Week (Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds)
      • 19th August – World Humanitarian Day
      • 19th August – International Orangutan Day
      • 16th – 22nd August – Keep Australia Beautiful Week
      • 25th – 31st August – Speech Pathology Week
      • 25th August – National Meals on Wheels Day
      • 31st August – Last Day of Winter

      Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

        September 2022 Events and Days of Significance

        • 1st September – Early Childhood Educator's Day

        • 1st September – First Day of Spring

        • 1st September – Indigenous Literacy Day

        • 1st September – Wattle Day

        • 1st – 8th September – Adult Learners Week
        • 1st – 30th September – Social September
        • 1st – 30th September – Footy Colours Day
        • 1st – 30th September – Foster Care Month
        • 1st – 30th September – Biodiversity Month
        • 1st – 30th September – Save the Koala Month
        • 2nd September – National Health and Physical Education Day
        • 2nd – 8th September – National Landcare Week
        • 4th – 12th September – History Week (NSW)
        • 5th – 11th September – National Child Protection Week NAPCAN
        • 5th September – International Day of Charity
        • 5th September – Father’s Day
        • 7th September – Threatened Species Day
        • 8th September – International Literacy Day
        • 9th September – R U OK? Day
        • 12th September – National Bilby Day
        • 12th September – Grandparent's Day
        • 15th September – International Day of Democracy
        • 17th September – Australian Citizenship Day
        • 18th September – Clean up the World Day
        • 19th September – Talk Like A Pirate Day
        • 21st September – World Gratitude Day
        • 27th September – 2nd October (TBC) – National Op Shop Week

        Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

        October 2022 Events and Days of Significance

        • 1st October – National Smile Day
        • 1st – 31s October – Buy Nothing New Month
        • 1st – 31st October – International School Library Month
        • 1st – 31st October – International Walk to School Month
        • 1st October – International Day of Older Persons
        • 2nd October – International Day of Non-violence
        • 4th October – World Habitat Day
        • 4th October – World Smile Day
        • 4th – 10th October – World Space Week
        • 5th October – Australian World Teacher’s Day
        • 5th October – International World Teacher’s Day
        • 9th October – World Post Day
        • 11th October – UN International Day of the Girl Child
        • 11th – 17th October (TBC) – National Nutrition Week
        • 11th – 17th October (TBC) – Anti-Poverty Week
        • 16th October – World Food Day
        • 18th – 24th October – Aussie Backyard Bird Count
        • 24th October – United Nations Day
        • 24th October – 30th October (TBC) – Children’s Week
        • 31st October – Halloween

        Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

        November 2022 Events and Days of Significance

        • 1st – 30th November – Movember
        • 1st – 30th November – National Adoption Awareness Month
        • 1st – 30th November – World Vegan Month
        • 1st – 30th November – National Novel Writing Month
        • 8th November – World Town Planning Day/World Urbanism Day
        • 8th – 14th November – National Recycling Week
        • 11th November – Remembrance Day
        • 13th November – World Kindness Day
        • 13th – 14th November – Garage Sale Trail
        • 13th – 20th November – Food Safety Week
        • 16th November – International Day for Tolerance
        • 17 November (TBC) – International Students Day
        • 19 November – International Men’s Day
        • 19th November – World Toilet Day
        • 20th November – Universal Children’s Day
        • 20th – 28th November – Social Inclusion Week
        • 21st November – World Hello Day
        • 21st November – World Television Day
        • 24th November – National Fairy Bread Day
        • 25th November – White Ribbon Day
        • 25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
        • 26th November – Buy Nothing Day
        • 30th November – Computer Security Day
        • 30th November – Last Day of Spring

        Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2021 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

          December 2022 Events and Days of Significance

          • 1st -31st December – No Gender December
          • 1st December – First Day of Summer
          • 1st December – World AIDS Day
          • 3rd December – International Day of People with Disability 5th December – International Volunteer Day
          • 7th December – International Civil Aviation Day
          • 10th December – International Human Rights Day
          • 11th December – International Mountain Day
          • 18th December – International Migrants Day
          • 20th December – International Human Solidarity Day 22nd December – Summer Solstice
          • 25th December – Christmas Day
          • 26th December – Boxing Day
          • 31st December – New Year’s Eve

          Grab your own downloadable copy of our beautiful //PRINTABLE// 2022 Calendar of Significant Days HERE. 

           

          2022 Religious Events and Days of Significance

          1st January - Gantan-sai (Shintoism)
          7th January - Feast of the Nativity (Christmas) (Orthodox Christian)
          18th January - Buddhist New Year (Mahayana)
          1st February - Lunar New Year (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism) 
          16th February - Sangha Day (Buddhist)
          1st March - Mahashivaratri (Hinduism)
          2nd March  - Lent (Christian)
          2nd March - Ash Wednesday (Christian) 
          2nd March - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í)
          7th March - 23rd April - Great Lent begins/Clean Mon (Orthodox Christian)
          15th - 16th March - Purim (Judaism)
          17th March - St Patrick’s Day (Christian/Irish)
          18th March - Holi Festival of Colors (Hinduism)
          21st March  - Naw-Rúz (Baha'i)
          1st April - 1st May - Ramadan (Islam)
          10th April - Palm Sunday (Christian)
          14th April - Mahavira-Jayanti (Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism) 
          15th - 22nd April - Pesach/Passover (Judaism)
          22nd April - Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian)
          15th April - Good Friday (Christian)
          17th April - Easter (Christian)
          20th April - 1st May - Ridván (1st day) of Most Great Festival (Baha’is)
          24th April - Easter (Orthodox Christian)
          27th - 28th April - Yom HaSho’ah (Judaism) 
          2nd - 3rd May - Eid al-Fitr (Islam)
          16th May - Vesak (Buddhist)
          24th May - Declaration of the Báb (Baha’is)
          28th - 29th May - Ascension of Baha’u’lláh (Baha’is)
          4th - 6th June - Shavuot (Pentecost) (Judaism
          9th - 13th July - Eid Al-Adha (Islam)
          5th - 6th August Tisha B’ Av (Judaism
          8th August - Ashura (Islamic) 
          25th - 27th September - Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)
          24th October - Diwali (Hindu Jain)
          26th October - Birth of the Báb ( Baha'i)
          18th -26th December Hanukkah (Judaism)
          25th December Christmas (Christian) 

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