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2024 International Holiday
Calendar for Global Brands

Keep up with your global customers in top markets

all year long with our localization calendar.

April 2024
April Fool’s DayGlobal
Qingming FestivalChina
Ramadan endsReligious Holiday
Coachella startsUnited States
Songkran Festival startsThailand
Songkran Festival endsThailand
Tax DayUnited States
Wish your network a Happy Earth Day next week with pre-translated messages
Coachella endsUnited States
Earth DayGlobal
Passover startsReligious Holiday
Offer promotions in Japan for the upcoming Golden Week, Japan’s longest vacation period.
The benefits of quality assurance outweigh the costs
Festa della LiberazioneItaly
Anzac Remembrance DayNew Zealand
Golden Week startsJapan
Passover endsReligious Holiday
Children’s DayMexico

Whether your company sells in 2 countries or in 25 countries, chances are you’ve got a lot to keep track of. As a global company, staying informed about holidays and cultural events around the world is important to resonate with your international customers, colleagues, and stakeholders.

To help localization, internationalization, and global marketing managers plan their year ahead, we’ve compiled key holidays and events from major international markets (plus some localization tips!) into one valuable resource.

Bookmark this page or download the printable PDF so you don’t miss a beat in 2024.

2024 Worldwide Holidays

Copy and paste key dates and holidays from top markets worldwide to plan your international calendar.

January 2024 Holidays
  • January 1: New Year’s Day (Global) 
  • January 4: World Braille Day (Global) 
  • January 6: National Technology Day (Global), Epiphany (Global) 
  • January 8: Coming of Age Day (Japan) 
  • January 13: Lohri, Winter Solstice (India) 
  • January 14: International Kite Day (Global), Orthodox New Year (Religious Holiday, Eastern Europe), Pongal (India) 
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States), National Hat Day (United States) 
  • January 19: National Popcorn Day (United States) 
  • January 24: International Day of Education (United Nations) 
  • January 26: Australia Day (Australia) 
  • January 27: UN Holocaust Memorial Day (Global) 
  • Prepare your business for the Chinese New Year next month. Learn More  
  • January 31: The Grammy Awards (United States), National Backward Day (United States), Jaipur Literature Festival (India) 
February 2024 Holidays

February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada 

  • February 1: National Cherry Month (United States) 
  • February 2: Groundhog Day (United States) 
  • February 3: Setsubun (Japan) 
  • Have some fun with your tone of voice when localizing for the Brazilian market. Learn more 
  • It is customary to give employees in Vietnam a bonus for the upcoming Tết New Year. 
  • February 6: Waitangi Day (New Zealand) 
  • Celebrate love with free multilingual Valentine’s Day ads. Get free ads 
  • The Super Bowl is broadcast in over 180 countries, don’t forget to use the hashtag on social media! 
  • February 8: Opera Day (Global) 
  • February 9: Carnival starts (Brazil), Mother’s Day (Israel), World Pizza Day (Global) 
  • February 10: Chinese New Year (China), Tết Lunar New Year (Vietnam) 
  • February 11: Super Bowl (United States), International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Global) 
  • February 13: Mardi Gras (Global), Pancake Day (Global) 
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day (Global), Carnival ends (Brazil), Ash Wednesday (Religious Holiday) 
  • February 15: Kamakura Festival (Japan) 
  • Offer promotions to US audiences during the President’s Day long weekend. 
  • February 19: President’s Day (United States), Family Day (Canada) 
  • February 21: International Mother Language Day (Global), National Sticky Bun Day (United States) 
  • February 24: Chinese Lantern Festival (China) 
  • February 26: Carnival Day (Europe) 
  • February 27: Dominican Independence Day (Dominican Republic) 
March 2024 Holidays
  • March 1: Global Employee Appreciation Day (Global) 
  • March 3: Hinamatsuri (Japan), World Wildlife Day (Global) 
  • March 8: International Women’s Day (Global) 
  • March 10: Daylight Savings starts (United States), Ramadan starts (Religious Holiday), The Academy Awards (Global) 
  • March 14: White Day (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan) 
  • Offer e-commerce promotions in the week leading up to Consumer’s Day in Brazil. 
  • March 15: Red Nose Day (United Kingdom), Consumer’s Day (Brazil) 
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Global) 
  • March 19: Start of Spring (Northern Hemisphere) 
  • March 20: International Day of Happiness (Global) 
  • March 23: Purim (Religious Holiday) 
  • March 24: Holi starts (Religious Holiday), Palm Sunday (Religious Holiday) 
  • March 25: Holi ends (Religious Holiday), Greek Independence Day (Greece), Daylight Savings (Israel), Waffle Day (Sweden) 
  • March 27: Hanami (Japan) From the end of March to early May, cherry trees bloom all over Japan. 
  • March 29: Good Friday (Religious Holiday) 
  • March 31: Easter (Religious Holiday) 
April 2024 Holidays
  • April 1: April Fool’s Day (Global) 
  • April 4: Qingming Festival (China) 
  • April 8: Ramadan ends (Religious Holiday) 
  • April 12: Coachella starts (United States) 
  • April 13: Songkran Festival starts (Thailand) 
  • April 15: Songkran Festival ends: (Thailand), Tax Day (United States) 
  • Wish your network a Happy Earth Day next week with pre-translated messages. Get translations 
  • April 21: Coachella ends (United States) 
  • April 22: Earth Day (Global), Passover starts (Religious Holiday) 
  • Offer promotions in Japan for the upcoming Golden Week, Japan’s longest vacation period.  
  • April 25: Festa della Liberazione (Italy) 
  • April 29: Golden Week starts (Japan) 
  • April 30: Passover ends (Religious Holiday), Children’s Day (Mexico) 
  • The benefits of quality assurance outweigh the costs. Streamline your QA  
  • April 25: Anzac Remembrance Day (New Zealand) 
May 2024 Holidays
  • May 1: International Worker’s Day, Met Gala (United States)
  • Prepare for Star Wars Day with localization wisdom from Yoda himself. Get the force 
  • May 4: Star Wars Day (Global) 
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo (Mexico and United States), Golden Week ends (Japan) 
  • May 7: Eurovision starts (Europe) 
  • May 8: Parent’s Day (South Korea) 
  • May 9: Europe Day (Europe) 
  • Ready to break into the European market? Get tips 
  • May 12: Mother’s Day (United States) 
  • May 13: Memorial Day (Israel) 
  • May 14: Independence Day (Israel) 
  • May 15: International Day of Families (Global) 
  • Summer travel is coming up, get insights from Skyscanner’s Head of Localization. Watch podcast 
  • May 17: National Bike to Work Day (United States), Vyshyvanka Day (Ukraine) 
  • Get your promo code ready! Memorial Day is a popular sales holiday in the United States. 
  • May 26: Kyiv Day (Ukraine)  
  • May 27: Memorial Day (United States) 
June 2024 Holidays

June is Pride Month 

  • In the mood for a podcast? Get expert tips from Canva’s Head of Localization. 
  • June 2: Festa della Repubblica: Italy  
  • June 5: Global Running Day (Global) 
  • June 6: National Day of Sweden (Sweden)  
  • Australians increase their spending this month before the end of the fiscal year.  
  • June 10: Dragon Boat Festival (China), Portugal Day (Portugal)  
  • June 11: Shavuot starts: Religious Holiday 
  • June 12: Shavuot ends (Religious Holiday)  
  • June 14: National Flag Day (United States) 
  • June 16: Father’s Day (United States), Eid al-Adha starts (Religious Holiday) 
  • June 17: Winter Sale (Australia) 
  • June 18: JD Shopping Day (China)  
  • June 19: Juneteenth (United States) 
  • June 20: Summer Solstice: Northern Hemisphere, Eid al-Adha ends (Religious Holiday) 
  • June 21: Take Your Dog to Work Day (Global) 
  • Canada Day and the Fourth of July are close! Prepare your promos for the US and Canada. 
  • June 29: Tour de France starts (France) 
  • June 30: End of Fiscal Year (Australia) 
July 2024 Holidays
  • July 1: Canada Day (Canada), Wimbledon Championships start (UK) 
  • July 4: Fourth of July (United States) 
  • July 5: Independence Day (Venezuela and Algeria) 
  • July 6: Islamic New Year starts (Religious Holiday) 
  • July 7: Islamic New Year ends (Religious Holiday), World Chocolate Day (Global) 
  • July 8: National Video Game Day (United States)  
  • July 9: Independence Day (Argentina) 
  • July 14: Bastille Day (France), Wimbledon Championships end (UK) 
  • July 17: Constitution Day (South Korea), World Emoji Day (Global), Comic-Con International starts (United States) 
  • July 20: Independence Day (Colombia) 
  • July 21: Independence Day (Belgium), Tour de France ends (France) 
  • Optimize your localization budget with multi-functional tools. Read more 
  • July 24: Comic-Con International ends (United States) 
  • July 26: Paris Summer Olympics start (Global) 
August 2024 Holidays
  • August 1: Swiss National Day (Switzerland) 
  • August 2: International Beer Day (Global) 
  • Prepare for increased sales in China leading up to the Qixi Festival. 
  • August 5: Commerce Day (Iceland) 
  • eCommerce sites in India offer promotions in the week leading up to Independence Day. 
  • August 9: National Book Lovers Day (United States), National Day (Singapore) 
  • Back to school is around the corner. Learn how to localize eLearning  
  • August 10: Qixi Festival (Valentine’s Day) (China) 
  • August 11: Paris Summer Olympics end (Global), Father’s Day (Brazil) 
  • August 15: Independence Day (India), National Liberation Day (South Korea) 
  • August 16: National Tell a Joke Day (United States) 
  • August 17: Independence Day (Indonesia) 
  • August 24: Independence Day (Ukraine)  
  • August 26: International Dog Day (Global), National Heroes’ Day (Philippines) 
  • August 31: Independence Day (Malaysia) 
September 2024 Holidays
  • September 1: Father’s Day (Australia) 
  • September 2: Independence Day (Vietnam), Labor Day (United States) 
  • September 11: Patriot Day (9/11 Memorial) (United States)  
  • Want to connect with German consumers? Learn how  
  • September 16: Respect for the Aged Day (Japan), Chuseok starts (South Korea) 
  • September 17: Mid-Autumn Festival (Vietnam) 
  • September 18: Chuseok ends (South Korea) 
  • September 21: Oktoberfest starts (Germany) 
  • September 22: Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere) 
  • China’s Golden Week, one of their busiest travel periods, is starting on the first of October! 
  • September 30: International Translation Day (International) 
October 2024 Holidays

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Black History Month (UK and Ireland) 

  • October 1: National Day (China), International Coffee Day (Global), Defender’s Day (Ukraine)
  • October 2: Rosh Hashanah starts (Jewish New Year) (Religious Holiday), Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi’s birthday), India  
  • October 4: Rosh Hashanah ends (Jewish New Year) (Religious Holiday), World Animal Day (Global) 
  • October 5: World Teachers Day (Global) 
  • October 6: Oktoberfest ends (Germany) 
  • October 10: World Mental Health Day (Global) 
  • October 11: Yom Kippur starts (Religious Holiday), Chung Yeung Festival (China) 
  • October 12: Yom Kippur ends (Religious Holiday) 
  • October 14: Indigenous Peoples’ Day (United States) 
  • October 16: Sukkot starts (Religious Holiday) 
  • Prepare for the holiday season with localized marketing tips. Learn more 
  • October 23: Sukkot ends (Religious Holiday) 
  • October 24: United Nations Day #UNDay (International) 
  • October 28: Labour Day (New Zealand) 
  • Economic activity in India tends to peak around Diwali, the country’s largest festival. 
  • October 31: Halloween (International), Día de los Muertos starts (Mexico), Diwali (India) 
November 2024 Holidays
  • November 1: All Saint’s Day (Religious Holiday) 
  • November 2: Día de los Muertos ends (Mexico) 
  • November 3: Culture Day (Japan), Daylight Savings Time Ends (United States) 
  • Never translate your SEO keywords across different markets. Get more tips 
  • Go big with your Singles’ Day promo, especially for Eastern markets. 
  • November 11: Singles’ Day (China), Veteran’s Day (United States)  
  • November 13: World Kindness Day (Global) 
  • Gear up for sales in Mexico during El Buen Fin, a large shopping holiday. 
  • November 15: El Buen Fin starts (Mexico) 
  • November 18: El Buen Fin starts (Mexico) 
  • November 19: International Men’s Day (Global), National Entrepreneurs Day (United States) 
  • November 23: Labour Thanksgiving Day (Japan) 
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day (United States) 
  • November 29: Black Friday (Global) 
  • November 30: Bonifacio Day (Philippines), Small Business Saturday (United States) 
December 2024 Holidays
  • December 2: Cyber Monday (Global) 
  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Global) 
  • December 4: National Cookie Day (United States) 
  • December 9: Green Monday (Shopping Holiday) 
  • December 11: International Mountain Day (Global)  
  • December 14: Free Shipping Day (Global) 
  • Want to launch your product in new markets? Read the guide 
  • December 21: Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) 
  • Shoppers in Commonwealth Nations like the UK, Canada and Australia spend big on Boxing Day. 
  • December 24: Christmas Eve (Religious Holiday) 
  • December 25: Christmas Day (Religious Holiday), Hanukkah starts (Religious Holiday) 
  • December 26: Boxing Day (Shopping Holiday), Kwanzaa starts (Cultural Holiday) 
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve (Global) 

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