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Holidays And Special Days In 2021

The people of the world celebrate so many different holidays in a year. Holidays bring people together, serve as a reminder about a historic event or raise awareness on important issues that need global attention.

I have compiled a number of holidays that are important to me therefore I apologize if I excluded ones that are to you.

United Nations Holidays in 2021

Date DayName
4 FebThursdayWorld Cancer Day
21 FebSundayInternational Mother Language Day
1 MarMondayZero Discrimination Day
8 MarMondayInternational Women’s Day
20 MarSaturdayInternational Day of Happiness
21 MarSundayInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 MarSundayWorld Poetry Day
2 AprFridayWorld Autism Awareness Day
7 AprWednesdayUnited Nations’ World Health Day
20 AprTuesdayChinese Language Day
22 AprThursdayEarth Day
15 MaySaturdayInternational Day of Families
21 MayFridayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
1 JunTuesdayGlobal Day of Parents
5 JunSaturdayWorld Environment Day
14 JunMondayWorld Blood Donor Day
15 JulThursdayWorld Youth Skills Day
30 JulFridayInternational Day of Friendship
12 AugThursdayInternational Youth Day
5 SepSundayInternational Day of Charity
10 SepFridayWorld Suicide Prevention Day
21 SepTuesdayInternational Day of Peace
1 OctFridayInternational Day of Older Persons
10 OctSundayWorld Mental Health Day
18 DecSaturdayArabic Language Day

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23 Apr FridayWorld Book Day
18 May TuesdayInternational Museum Day
3 Jun ThursdayWorld Bicycle Day
13 Sep MondayInternational Chocolate Day
21 SepTuesday World Gratitude Day
22 Sep WednesdayWorld Car Free Day
1 Oct FridayInternational Music Day
 16 Oct SaturdayWorld Food Day

Special persons’ days

Grandparents day1st Sunday in Oct
Mothers day2nd Sunday in May
Fathers day3rd Sunday in June
Siblings day10 Apr
Gfs day1 Aug
Bfs day3rd Oct
Friendship day30 July
Teachers day16 May

Public Holidays in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1 JanFriNew Year’s Day
28 JanThuThaipusam
1 FebMonFederal Territory Day
12 FebFriChinese New Year
13 FebSatChinese New Year Holiday
11 MarThuIsra wal Mikraj
29 MarMonLailat al-Barat
13 AprTue1st Ramadhan
29 AprThuNuzul Al-Quran
1 MaySatLabour Day
13 MayThuHari Raya Aidilfitri
14 MayFriHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
26 MayWedWesak Day
7 JunMonAgong’s Birthday
19 JulMonDay Of Arafah
20 JulTueHari Raya Haji
10 AugTueAwal Muharram
31 AugTueMerdeka Day
16 SepThuMalaysia Day
19 OctTueProphet Muhammad’s Birthday
4 NovThuDeepavali
25 DecSatChristmas Day

I hope you’ll have a fantastic 2021 next year 🙂

Don’t forget to wear your mask, practise social distancing and wash your hands frequently!


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