• Fungal Disease Awareness Week
  • ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) Awareness Week – disease that affects blood platelets
  • Sea Otter Awareness Week
  • Surgical Technologists Week


Wednesday, September 22

  • Business Women’s Day
  • Carfree Day – walk or use public transit instead of driving a car
  • Centenarian’s Day
  • Day of Radiant Peace
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Falls Prevention Awareness Day
  • Girls’ Night In Day
  • Hobbit Day
  • Online Recovery Day – consider using tele-health services
  • Rhino Day
  • Fall begins – in Northern Hemisphere

Tomorrow & beyond

Tuesday, September 23

  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • Day of Sign Languages
  • Innergize Day – set aside time for yourself
  • Remember Me Thursday – consider adopting a pet – avoid puppy mills
  • Restless Legs Awareness Day
  • Teal Talk Day – wear teal to raise awareness of ovarian cancer

Later in 2021:

  • Oct 11 – Columbus Day – U.S. federal holiday
  • Oct 31 to Nov 12 – COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference – Glascow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Oct 31 – James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 –
  • Nov – NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – Wikipedia
  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day – U.S. federal holiday
  • Dec 4 – Solar eclipse visible in Antarctica


  • Feb 4-20 – Winter Olympic Games – Beijing, China
  • Feb 13 – Super Bowl LVI – LA Stadium at Hollywood Park, Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 21 – Dec 18: Men’s World Cup – in Qatar


  • Summer Olympic Games – Paris, France
  • Apr 8 – Solar eclipse in portions of the United States – these cities will be in the path of totality: Austin & Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis; Toledo, Cleveland & Akron, Ohio; Buffalo & Rochester, New York; Montpelier, Vermont; Montreal –


  • Solar eclipse visible in the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Spain
  • Winter Olympic Games – Milan Cortina, Italy


  • Solar eclipse visible in Morocco, Spain, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia


  • Solar eclipse visible in Australia, New Zealand
  • Summer Olympic Games – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.


  • Apr 13 – Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 –


  • Solar eclipse visible in Botswana, South Africa, Australia


  • Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) –
  • Summer Olympic Games – Brisbane, Australia


  • Apr 13 – Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 –


  • Feb – Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth –


  • Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth


  • Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth


  • Sep 22 – Asteroid Bennu (a third of a mile across) has very small chance of hitting Earth –


  • The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth –


  • The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth –


  • Mar 16 – Asteroid (29075) 1950 DA is expected to pass potentially very close to Earth with an estimated 1 in 300 possibility of hitting Earth –






  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
  • Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • Human Rights Month
  • Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month – Shopping
  • Seasonal Depression Awareness Month


  • Be Kind To Food Servers Month
  • Be On-Purpose Month – take charge of your life – set goals – don’t just go with the flow
  • Birth Defects Prevention Month – this year’s theme: Best for You, Best for Baby – also see: pregnancy
  • Blood Donor Month – blood is typically in short supply during the winter months due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month – cervical cancer is nearly 100% curable if detected early – women should get regular pap tests
  • Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • Creativity Month – refocus your attention to creatively improve your business and personal activities – let your creative juices flow – think outside the box
  • Family Fit Lifestyle Month – plan some healthy family activities
  • Financial Wellness Month – average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal financial affairs
  • Get Organized Month – start with one small area
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month – get a comprehensive eye examination
  • Lose Weight, Feel Great Month – Dieting
  • Mentoring Month – help assure brighter futures for our young people
  • Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month – avoid potentially hazardous situations and be prepared to defend yourself if attacked
  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month – keep poisonous items out of sight and out of reach of children – if you suspect poisoning, call 911 or 1-800-222-1222 (poison center)
  • Poverty in America Awareness Month – give to those who need it most
  • Radon Action Month – radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year – get your home tested
  • Skating Month – learn to ice skate – Ice Skating
  • Thank You Month – say “thank you” often
  • Thyroid Awareness Month – your thyroid gland is extremely important to your overall well-being – get your hormone levels checked
  • Wayfinding Month – celebrate the spatial and environmental information systems that help you find your way






  • Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month – make pet adoption your first option
  • APS Awareness Month – wear burgundy to spread awareness about Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which causes recurrent clotting events (thrombosis) including premature stroke
  • Aphasia Awareness Month – over 1 million Americans have acquired aphasia, a language-processing disorder which impairs a person’s ability to speak or understand language
  • Camping Month
  • Cancer from the Sun Month – be aware of the danger of too much sun
  • Candy Month
  • Care For Your Grandparents Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month – school-aged children should have an eye exam by an eye doctor and children with learning disabilities should have a developmental vision exam to rule out vision problems
  • Childhood Cancer Campaign Month – support events which benefit patients, families and caregivers associated with pediatric oncology
  • Children’s Awareness Month – celebrate children
  • Dairy Alternatives Month – consider reducing dairy products in your diet and explore alternative foods made from beans, nuts & grains
  • Effective Communications Month – improve your active listening, verbal language, paralanguage, body language and written communication skills
  • Elder Abuse Awareness Month
  • Fireworks Safety Months (and July)
  • Gay and Lesbian Pride Month – also known as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, or, Pride Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • Men’s Month – promote positive changes in male roles and relationships
  • Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism Month – be aware of the stereotypes which keep millions from receiving proper treatment
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month – adults who were neglected or abused as children can learn to heal their lives by helping others
  • Professional Wellness Month – become a source of reference by being visible, and, attending meetings and social events
  • Rivers Month
  • Rose Month
  • Safety Month – be safer in your home, community & workplace, and, on the road
  • Sports America Kids Month – embrace physical fitness, healthy thinking and teamwork through sports
  • Student Safety Month – while celebrating graduation, make sound decisions including not drinking and driving
  • Vision Research Month