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Calendar of Events

Party Dilemmas Calendar

A Calendar for Date-Related Party Themes

Want to host a party but need a theme? Take a look at our calendar of events. Whether it’s a gathering of friends or family or to raise money for charity, there are plenty of special dates and days to give you the perfect inspiration for your party theme.

 

January 2017
    Monday      Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday      Friday   Saturday     Sunday
National Blood Donor Month / Mental Wellness Month/Dry Jan            1  New Year’s Day 
2 3
4 World Braille Day 5 Twelfth Night  6  Epiphany/
National
Shortbread Day
7 8  English Toffee Day 
Apricot Day/
Plough Monday
9-15 National Obesity Awareness Week
10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day 11 Hot Toddy Day
12 13 14 STIQ (STI) Awareness Day/National Dress Up Your Pet Day-USA 15 World Religion Day 
16 Blue Monday 17  18  Winnie the Pooh Day 19  National Popcorn Day – USA 20 Penguin Awareness Day/National Cheese Lovers’ Day 21  National Hug Day – USA 22 Blonde Brownie Day-USA
22-28  Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
23 National Pie Day – USA
24 Global Belly Laugh Day / National Peanut Butter Day 25  Burns’ Night 26  Australia Day 27 Holocaust Memorial Day/
Woolly Hat Day/
Chocolate Cake Day

28 Blueberry Pancake Day-USA
/Chinese New Year
28-29 National Potato Day
28-30 RSPB Birdwatch
28-4 Feb National Storytelling Week
29 World Leprosy Day
30  National Croissant Day/
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day 
31 Backward Day/ National Bug Busting Day           

 

February 2017
    Monday      Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday      Friday   Saturday     Sunday
CC (Cholangiocarcinoma) Awareness Month/
National Heart Month/
Raynaud’s Awareness Month/Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Month
  1   Groundhog Day/Marmot Day/Candlemas/World Wetlands Day
 3  Setsubun – Japan/Carrot Cake Day  4  World Cancer Day
4-18 Mar Rugby Six Nations
 5  Chocolate Fondue
Day/Number Day/National Yorkshire Pudding Day
6  Waitangi Day – New Zealand
6-12 Bramley Apple Week/Tinnitus Awareness Week
7 Safer Internet Day
7-14 Marriage Week
8 9 10 11 12  Darwin Day 
13 Galentine’s Day
13-19 
Go Green Week
14  Valentine’s Day/Gold Heart Day
14-21 National Nest Box Week
15  National
Gumdrop Day
16 17 18
19 Chocolate Mint  Day
20  Love Your Pet  Day/Presidents’ Day –  USA  21  International  Mother Language Day 22 World Thinking Day 23  24 Stand Up To Bullying Day 25 26 Tell A Fairy Tale Day
27 Polar Bear Day
27-12 Mar Fair Trade Fortnight
28 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras          

           

 

March 2017
          Monday         Tuesday      Wednesday       Thursday        Friday        Saturday        Sunday
Prostate & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month /Brain Injury Awareness Month /Self-Harm Awareness Month/Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal
  1  St David’s Day/Ash Wedsnesday/National Pig Day – USA
1-8  
Time For A Cuppa – Dementia UK  
2 World Book Day

 

3 World Wildlife Day/Dress in Blue Day – colon cancer (USA)/
Big Yellow Friday
3-5 The Great British Spring Clean
3-9 MS Awareness Week
4  Pound Cake Day 5
6-12 British Pie Week 7 8  International Women’s Day/No Smoking Day World Kidney Day 10  National Pack Your Lunch Day
10-19 British Science Week
11 12
13 Commonwealth Day/National Pi Day – USA
13-19 National Butchers’ Week
14 National Pi Day – USA
15 Kick Butts Day 16 National Panda Day  17  St Patrick’s Day 18 National Corndog Day-USA 19  Chocolate
Caramel Day/Poultry Day
20 Spring Equinox/Macaron Day
20-26
National Salt Awareness Week/
Meat Free Week UK (TBC)
21 International Day of Forests
22  World Water Day
23 World Meteorological Day/International Puppy Day
24 World TB Day/Red Nose Day 25 International Waffle Day/Earth Hour
25-2 Apr  English Tourism Week
26  Mothering Sunday/Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness/British Summer Time  begins/
27 World Theatre Day 28 29 30  31 Wear A Hat Day    
             

 

April 2017
     Monday      Tuesday   Wednesday     Thursday      Friday    Saturday     Sunday
Alcohol/Autism/Stress
/Bowel Cancer Awareness Month /
Child Abuse Prevention Month
/Jazz Appreciation Month
        April Fools’ Day/International
Pillow Fight Day
International
Children’s Book Day/Autism Awareness Day/
The Boat Race
3  World Party Day
3-9 Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week
International
Carrot Day
5 Caramel Day Tartan Day  7  World Health Day/Walk to Work Day 8 Grand National
9 Palm Sunday/
Winston Churchill  Day – USA
10-16 National
Gardening Week/UK Coffee Week/ Parkinson’s Awareness Week/
World Homeopathy Awareness Week
11  Cheese Fondue  Day/National Pet Day 12  Liquorice Day 13 14 Good Friday 15 Record Store Day

 

16 Easter Sunday
17-23  Depression Awareness Week (TBC)/International Dining Week (TBC) 18 19 20 21  National Skipping Day
21-1 May Big Chocolate Tea
22  Earth Day 23 St George’s Day/ World Book Night/Drive It Day/London Marathon
24-30 National Stationery Week/
Allergy Awareness Week
25  World Penguin Day/Anzac Day – AUS  & NZ
25-1 May MS Awareness Week/Allergy Awareness Week (TBC)
26 National Stationery Day 27 28 29  International
Dance Day/
Astronomy Day (USA)
30  International
Jazz Day 

 

May 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
National Asparagus Month/Asthma Awareness Month/Mental Health Month/Action on Stroke Month Physical Fitness & Sports Month
/Skin Cancer Awareness Month/National Walking Month/Night In for Macmillan
Local & Community History Month
/National Share A Story Month
/National Smile Month 15 May- 15 June
  
1 May Day
1-7 Viral Meningitis Week (TBC)
2 World Asthma Day
2-9 International Donkey Week
3 National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day – USA
3-7 Badminton Horse Trials
4 Star Wars Day
5 Cinco de Mayo – Mexico & USA
/Save Lives, Clean Your Hands
/International Day of the Midwife
6 Free Comic Book Day
6-14 Real Bread Week
7 National Dawn Chorus Day
7-13 Red Cross Week/
8 VE Day
8-14 Cancer Prevention Week (TBC)/Action for Brain Injury Week/
Sun Awareness Week/Mental Health Awareness Week
EuropeDay 10 11-17 ME Awareness Week
12 International Nurses Day/ME Awareness Day/
Hats for Headway Day
13 World Fair Trade Day
/National Train Day-USA / European Rugby Champions Cup Final / Eurovision Song Contest Final/ National Apple Pie Day – USA/World Cocktail Day
13-14 National Mills Weekend
13-19 National Doughnut Week
14 National Children’s Day-UK
/Spanish Grand Prix
14-20  British Sandwich Week/ National Epilepsy Week/Christian Aid Week

15 International Day of Families
15-19
Walk to School Week
15-21 Deaf Awareness Week/National Vegetarian Week/
Dementia Awareness Week
16 17-20 Museums at Night 18 International Museum Day 19 Orange Wig Day 20 Quiche Lorraine Day / World Whisky Day 21
22 World Goth Day/Victoria Day – Canada
22-28  British Tomato Week
23 World Turtle Day 24 Day for Change – UNICEF 25 Towel Day
/National Tap Dance Day – USA/
Ascension Day
26  Wear It Wild (TBC) 27 FA Cup Final/
Ramadan begins
27-4 June English Wine Week
/National Go Canoeing Week
28 World Hunger Day/Monaco Grand Prix
29 Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling
29 -4 June National BBQ  Week (TBC)
 30 Shavuot  31 National Macaroon Day
/World No Tobacco Day

 

June 2017
        Monday       Tuesday      Wednesday       Thursday         Friday        Saturday        Sunday
Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month
     1-7 Volunteers Week
1-31 Aug Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care
Rocky Road Day/ National
Doughnut Day – USA
/National Fish & Chip Day
Butterfly Education & Awareness Day
4 National Cheese Day/ National Cancer Survivors Day/ The Big Lunch (TBC)/ Pentecost
World
Environment Day


6-12
 Child Safety Week/National Glaucoma Awareness Week 
6 7 World Oceans Day Wear Red Day 10 World Wide Knit In Public Day
/World Gin Day
10-18 Bike Week (TBC) 
11  Kamehameha
Day – Hawai
11-17
Diabetes Week
12-18 Breathe Easy Week-British Lung Foundation/Men’s Health Week/ Carers Week/ Cervical Screening Awareness Week/
National Shed Week (TBC)
13 National
Cucumber Day

14  World Blood
Donor Day
15 National Bug Busting Day (1 of 3)/Cupcake Day
15-18  US Open Golf
16 National Flip Flop  Day – USA /
Den Day
16-25  National Picnic Week (TBC)
17 World Juggling Day
17-25 Green Transport Week

18  International Picnic Day / Father’s Day
19 Freedom Day – USA
19-25 Learning Disability Week/
adult Learners’ Week 

20-24 Royal Ascot 21 Summer Solstice 22  Chocolate Éclair Day 23 National Kissing Day
24  Armed Forces
Day
/Fairy Day/ 
Summer Lights for Macmillan
24-25 National Learn to Play Day
25  International Handstand Day
26  Chocolate
Pudding Day
27 Helen Keller Day – USA 28-2 July Henley Regatta
29 World Scleroderma Day  30 Wrong Trousers Day    
             

 

July 2017
        Monday       Tuesday      Wednesday       Thursday         Friday        Saturday        Sunday
National Ice Cream Month – USA
         Canada Day –
Canada/
International Reggae  Day
2  World UFO Day
3  Wimbledon Independence
Day – USA
5 6 International Kissing Day 7 Chocolate Day – USA 8 9
10  Teddy Bear Picnic Day 11  World Population Day
12
13 14  Bastille Day –
France
14-23 Love Parks Week
15 National Cherry Day (TBC)/
 Ladies’ Singles  Final Wimbledon
16  National Ice
Cream Day/
Disability
Awareness Day / Men’s Singles
Final Wimbledon
/British Grand Prix
16-23 British Open Golf
 
17 Ocean Day –
Japan

18 19 20 21
22  National Day of the Cowboy – USA
22-6 Aug National
Marine Week (TBC)
23
24 Tequila
Day
24-30 National Parks Week
25 26 27 28  World Hepatitis  Day/
National Milk Chocolate Day – USA
 29  International Tiger Day  30  National
Cheesecake Day /
International Day of Friendship /
Hungarian Grand Prix
 31 National Mutt Day – USA            

 

August 2017
        Monday         Tuesday      Wednesday       Thursday          Friday        Saturday         Sunday
 
Lammas Day/
Caribbean Day
 2 Playday 3 5 6 Friendship Day
 7 Picnic Day – AUS 8 International Cat Day
8-12
CAMRA Great British Beer Festival
9 10 S’mores Day 11 12 International
Youth Day/
Garage Sale Day – USA
13 National Skinny Dipping Day – USA
/Left-Handers Day
14-20 National Allotment Week/
Caribbean Food Week
15  Assumption Day 16  Tell A Joke Day 17 Black Cat Appreciation Day  18 19 International Orang-utan Day/ National Honey Bee Day/
International Homeless Animals Day
20
21 22 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition 24 Waffle Day 25  26  National Dog Day
2627 International Bat Night
27  Banana Lovers Day/National Burger Day
28  Bow Tie Day 29 30  31
             

 

September 2017
    Monday     Tuesday  Wednesday    Thursday      Friday    Saturday     Sunday
 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month       1-3 Great British Skinny Dip (TBC) 2  VJ Day/ Bacon Day – USA Welsh Rarebit Day
3-9
Migraine Awareness Week 
4 Labor Day – USA
4-8 
Zero Waste Week
4-10 Organ Donation Week  
5 6 National Fitness Day 7 Independence Day – Brazil
7 -10 Heritage Open Days
Literacy Day 9

 

10 World Suicide Prevention Day
11-17 Lymphatic
Cancer Awareness Week
12
13  Roald Dahl Day/ International Chocolate Day
13-17 Agatha
Christie Week
13-21 National Eczema Week (TBC)
14 15-18 Great British Beach Clean  16 National Gymnastics Day – USA
16-3 Oct    O
ktoberfest
17  Constitution Day – USA
18-24 World Reflexology Week
/National
Cupcake Week /
Know Your Numbers Week
19  Talk Like a Pirate Day 20 Rum Punch Day/Red Panda Day
20-22
Rosh Hashanah
21  World Alzheimer’s Day
/ International Day of Peace
22 Jeans for Genes Day / Autumn Equinox / World Rhino Day
/World Car-free Day /
National Doodle Day
23-8 Oct British Food Fortnight
24
25 Comic Book Day/ International Ataxia Awareness Day

 

 26 European Day of Languages  27 World Tourism Day  28 World Rabies Day /National Poetry Day 29 World Heart Day/Michaelmas/
Macmillan
Coffee Morning/
National Coffee Day – USA
29-30 Yom Kippur
30 Astronomy Day – USA
             

 

October 2017
       Monday      Tuesday    Wednesday      Thursday       Friday      Saturday       Sunday
Breast Cancer Awareness Month/ Go Orange for orang-utans/ Make a Difference/The Big Draw/Lupus
Awareness Month
National Cholesterol Month
/International Walk to School Month
/National Cyber Security Awareness Month 
Black History Month/International
School Library Month/Domestic
Violence Awareness
Month
 
1
1  World Vegetarian
Day/International Day of Older Persons/
International Coffee Day / Grandparents’ Day – UK
2 World Habitat Day
2-6 Humphrey’s Pyjama Week
28 National
Cake Week/
Backcare Awareness Week
/Dyslexia Awareness Week
/Bramley Apple Pie Week (TBC)
3 4  World Animal Day
/World Ballet Day (TBC)/National Personal Safety Day (TBC)
4-10 World Space Week
4-11 Sukkot
5 World Teachers’ Day 6 World Smile Day/Byte Night/
Mad Hatter Day / National Badger Day

6-14 National Seafood Week
7 King Harold Day/Bookshop Day
7-14 Guide Dogs Week
8-14 National Bread Week – Ireland
9 World Post Day/Columbus’ Day (USA)
9-15  Chocolate
Week / National Curry Week / National Braille Week/British Egg Week/UK Wool Week (TBC)/ Baby Loss Awareness Week

10 World Mental Health Day 11 12 World Arthritis Day / World Sight Day 13 Woolly Hat Day
13-21 National Knitting Week
13-29 National Family Learning Festival (TBC)
14 National
Dessert Day
15 Global Handwashing Day

 

16  World Food Day
17-23
National Baking Week/
Bake It Better (TBC) /National Adoption Week (TBC)/National Map Reading Week
17-21  Diwali 18 Anti-Slavery Day 19 20 World Osteoporosis Day/Wear it Pink Day (TBC)
20-26 Parents’ Week
21 Apple Day 22  National Nut Day/International Stammering Awareness Day/
The Gherkin Challenge
23  National Mole Day
23-29
National Honey Week (TBC)
24  United Nations Day 25 26-28 Museums At Night 27 National Black Cat Day
28 National Chocolate Day – USA
29  British Summer
Time ends/ World Psoriasis Day/National Cat Day – USA 
30-3 Nov  National School Meals Week (TBC)
30-5 Nov British Sausage Week (TBC)
 31  Halloween/ National Bug Busting Day/A Night of Hope
         

 

November 2017
     Monday       Tuesday        Wednesday          Thursday        Friday       Saturday         Sunday
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
/Men’s Health Awareness Month/Sleep Out for Centrepoint
   1  All Saints’ Day/World Vegan Day / National Stress Awareness Day
 All Souls’ Day 3 4 5  Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night)
6-12 Orang-utan Caring Week (TBC) 7 8 World Radiography Day/
Orange for Orangutan Day (TBC)
8-15 World Fair Trade Week

9  British Pudding Day  10 11  Armistice Day 12 Remembrance
Sunday
13 World Kindness Day
13-19 Anti-Bullying Week/
Alcohol Awareness Week
(TBC)

14  World Diabetes Day 15 World COPD Day 16
17-24 National Maintenance Week (TBC) 18 19 International Men’s Day/World Toilet Day
20  Universal Children’s Day
20-26 Road Safety Week (TBC)
21  World Hello Day/World Television Day
22 23 Thanksgiving – USA 24 National Gutters Day (TBC)/Buy Nothing Day/ Carers Rights Day 25 White Ribbon Day
25-3 Dec National Tree Week
26 Stir-up Sunday
27  28 29 30 St Andrew’s Day
             

 

December 2017
          Monday           Tuesday        Wednesday         Thursday              Friday           Saturday           Sunday

      1  World AIDS Day 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery/National Mutt Day (USA)/
The Great Christmas Pudding Race
2-3 Tree Dressing Day
3 Advent begins/International Day of Persons with Disabilities
4
Day of the Ninja 6  St Nicholas’ Day
7 International Civil Aviation Day National
Brownie Day – USA
9 International Anti-Corruption Day 10  Human Rights Day/International Animal Rights Day
11 International Mountain Day 12-20 Hanukkah  13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21  Winter Solstice 22 23

 

24  Christmas Eve
25  Christmas Day 26  Boxing Day (St Stephen’s Day) 27  28 29 30 31 New Year’s Eve