2020 National Holiday & Health Observance Calendar


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2020 National Holiday & Health Observance Calendar

January
• Family Fit Lifestyle Month • Healthy Weight Week (3rd week of January)

February
• American Heart Month • National Cancer Prevention Month • National Canned Food Month • National Snack Food Month • America Saves Week (February 24-29, • National Wear Red Day (February 1st) • World Cancer Day (February 4, 2020)

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March
• National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month • National Kidney Month • National Nutrition Month • National Frozen Food Month • Save Your Vision Month • Workplace Eye Wellness Month • World Salt Awareness Week (March 9-15, 2020) • National Sleep Awareness Week • World Kidney Day (March 12, 2020) • World Sleep Day (March 13, 2020) • World Water Day (March 22, 2020) • American Diabetes Alert Day (4th Tuesday in March - March 24, 2020)

April
• National Minority Health Month • National Garden Month • National Cancer Control Month
o How to Prevent Cancer or Find It Early (CDC) o Stay Healthy (American Cancer Society) • Occupational Therapy Month • Stress Awareness Month

o The American Institute of Stress • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month • National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020) • World Immunization Week (April 24-30, 2020) • World Health Day (April 7th) • Earth Day (April 22, 2020)
May
• Food Allergy Awareness Month • Arthritis Awareness Month • Better Sleep Month • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month • Healthy Vision Month • High Blood Pressure Education Month • International Mediterranean Diet Month • Mental Health Month • National Osteoporosis Month • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month • National Salad Month • National Stroke Awareness Month • Skin Cancer Prevention Month ® • Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-17, 2020) • National Physical Education & Sport Week • Screen-Free Week (1st week in May) • National Women's Health Week (May 10-16, 2020) • Bike to School Day (May 6th) • International No Diet Day (May 6, 2020) • Don't Fry Day (Friday before Memorial Day – May 22nd) • Brown-Bag-It Day (May 25, 2020) • National Senior Health & Fitness Day® (Wednesday, May 27, 2020) • Heat Safety Awareness Day (May 31st) • World No Tobacco Day (Sunday, May 31st)
June
• Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month • Great Outdoors Month • Men's Health Month • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month • National Safety Month • Men's Health Week (June 10th-16th) • National Garden Week (June 7-13, 2020) • National Herbs & Spices Day (June 10, 2020) • Family Health & Fitness Day USA® (June 13, 2020) • National Eat Your Vegetables Day (June 17th)
July

• Park and Recreation Month • UV Safety Month

August
• National Health Center Week (August 9-15, 2020) • National Farmers Market Week (1st full week of August)

September
• Better Breakfast Month • Family Meals Month • Healthy Aging ® Month • National Food Safety Education Month • National Fruits & Veggies Month • National Yoga Awareness Month • Whole Grains Month • National Suicide Prevention Week (September 6th–12th) • World Suicide Prevention Day (Thursday, September 10th) • National Women's Health & Fitness Day (last Wednesday in September) • World Heart Day (Tuesday, September 29th) • Better Breakfast Day (September 26th)

October
• Eat Better, Eat Together Month • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month • National Physical Therapy Month • Mental Illness Awareness Week (Sunday, October 4th – Saturday,
October 10th) • Bone and Joint Health Action Week (October 12-20) • National Health Education Week (October 20-24, 2020) • Walk to School Day (1st Wednesday in October) • National Depression Screening Day (October 8, 2020)

November
• American Diabetes Month • Lung Cancer Awareness Month • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month • Great American Smokeout (3rd Thursday in November) • World Diabetes Day (November 14th) • National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day (November • National Take a Hike Day (November 17th)

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December
• National Influenza Vaccination Week • National Handwashing Awareness Week (1st week of December)

Sources: https://www.welcoa.org/health-observances/

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2020 National Holiday & Health Observance Calendar