International and National Commemorative Days/Months related to the work of Compassionate Action for Animals


Vegan/Vegetarian Diet-Related


International Vegan Cuisine Month—February 

Plant Power Day—March 7

National Eat your Vegetables Day–June 17 

Independence from Meat Day –July 4

World Plant Milk Day—August 22 

Hug a Vegetarian Day —September 23

World Meat Free Week—September 27-October 3

World Vegetarian Day—October 1

World Vegan Day—November 1

World Vegan Month—November

Animal Welfare

National Bird Day – January 5

National Love your Pet Day–February 20 

National Pig Day–March 1

International Rescue Cat Day– March 2

World Wildlife Day–March 3

ASPCA Day—April 8

National Pet Day–April 11 

Intl Bat appreciation Day–April 17

Save Rhinos Day–May 1

International Respect for Chickens Day —May 4

World Migratory Bird Day–May 12

World Bee Day—May 20

National Goat Day—May 23

National Animal Rights Day in some countries–June 4

Cow Appreciation Day—July 9 (by meat industry; would be good to take it back)

Respect for Fish Day—August 1

National Black Cat Appreciation Day–August 17

Happy Cat Month–September

World Farm Animals Day–October 2

World Animal Day–October 4 

National Feral Cat Day—October 16

National Cat Day–October 29

Human Animal Relationship Awareness week–November 14—November 20

Mutt Day–December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day—December 4 

International Animal Rights Day and Human Rights Day—December 10 


International Reducing CO2 emissions Day–January 28

International Day of the Forest–March 21

Earth Day–April 22 

 Intl Biodiversity Day—May 22 

World Environment Day–June 5 

World Ocean Day–June 8

World Day to Combat Desertification–June 17 

Social Justice/Equity

Holocaust Victim Commemoration—January 27

International Day of Social Justice—February 20

Zero Discrimination Day—March 1

International Women’s Month—March

International Women’s Day—March 8

International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery–March 25

Juneteenth–June 19 

World Indigenous Peoples’ Day–August 9 

Women’s Equality Day—August 26 

Coming Out Day–October 11

American Indian Heritage Month—November


International Small Business Day—June 27 

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