Learning the calender

Long back, as a small child, I once heard my father citing Mr. Mohamed Jameel Didi (May Allah Bless him) as saying in a lecture in SAEC...... "One day, every single day of your calender will be named..."

I used to wonder if it will happen! If it happens, will we need a calender anymore!! Like now we say Sunday....Monday...Tuesday etc.. we could go on reading all the 365 names. Suddenly, this thought disturbed me tonight, and I just gave a try. Here it goes. :) And I have included 3 days that we celebrate in Maldives with according to the solar calender.

I guess its real long, yet for me, at least I felt its worth to have a list.


1- World Peace Day / Global Family Day / New year day

5 - World Environment Day

6 - World Day - War Orphans

10- World Laughter Day

26- International Customs day

27- International Holocaust Remembrance Day

28- Data Protection Day

30- World Leprosy Eradication Day


2- World Wetland Day

4- World Cancer Day

6 - International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

12 - World Day of the Sick

20- World Day of Social Justice

21- International Mother Language Day

22 - World Scout Day

23 - World Peaces and Understanding Day


4-World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

8-International Womens' Day / International Literacy Day

13-World Kidney Day / World Rotaract Day

15-World Disabled Day / World Consumer Rights Day

20- World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People / International Day of the Francophonie

21- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination / World Sleep Day / World Forestry Day

22-World Water Day

23-World Meteorological Day

24-World TB Day / International Day for Achievers

25 -International Day of Remembrance - Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

27-World Drama Day


2-World Autism Awareness Day

4-International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

7-World Health Day / International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

12-World Aviation & Cosmonautics Day

17-World Haemophilia Day

18-World Heritage Day

21-World Creativity and Innovation Day

22-Earth Day

23-World Book and Copyright Day

24-World Lab Animals Day

25-World Malaria Day

26-World Intellectual Property Day

28-International Worker’s Memorial Day

29-World Dance Day


1-May day - Labour Day

3-Press Freedom Day / International Sun Day / World Asthma Day

4-Coal Miners Day / International Firefighters' Day

5-World Athletics Day

8-Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost Lives Second World War / World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day

9-World Thalassaemia Day

10-World Mother Day

12-International Nurses Day

13-International Criminal Court Day

14-Bone and Joint Day

15-International Day of the Families

17-World Information Society Day

18- World Museum Day / World Hyper Tension Day

19- World Hepatitis Day

20- World Metrology Day

21- World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22- International Day for Biological Diversity

23- World Turtle Day

24- Commonwealth Day

28- Anti-Narcotics Day / Engineers Day

29- International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

31- World Anti Tobacco Day


1-International Children’s Day

4-International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5-World Environment Day

8-World Brain Tumors Day / World Ocean Day

12-World Day Against Child Labor

14-World Blood Donor Day

15-World Father’s Day

16-International Integration Day

17-World Combat Day to Desertification and Drought

18-International Picnic Day

20-World Refugee Day

21-World Music Day

23-International Olympic Day / United Nations Public Service Day

26-International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking / International Day in Support of Victims of Torture


1-International Joke Day / Doctor's Day

2-World Sports Journalists Day

6-World Zoo-noses Day

11-World Population Day

26- Independence day of Maldives

28-World Nature Conservation Day


1-World Breast-feeding Week

3-Friendship Day

6-Anti Nuclear Day / Hiroshima Day

9-International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Nagasaki Day

12-International Youth Day

13-World Left Hander's Day

15-International Mourning Day

19-World Humanitarian Day / World Photography Day

20-World Mosquito Day

23-International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

26-Namibia Day


2- Coconut Day

8-World Literacy Day

10-World Anti-Suicide Day

11-World First Aid Day

15-International Day of Democracy / International Day of Engineers

16-World Ozone Day

19-International Talk Like a Pirate Day

21-World Peace Day / World Alzheimer's Day

22-World Car Free Day / World Rose Day - Welfare of Cancer Patients

24-World Heart Day / World Clean-up Day

25-International Grab Hand Day

26-Day of the Deaf

27-World Tourism Day

28-World Rabies Day / Right to Know Day


1-World Vegetarian Day / World Hepatitis Day / International Day of the Elderly

2-World Animal Day / World Ostony Day / International Day of Non-Violence

3-World Habitat Day

4-World Animal Welfare Day

5-World and International Teacher’s Day

6-World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

8-World Humanitarian Action Day

9-World Postal Day

10-World Mental Health Day

12-World Arthritis Day / World Sight Day

13-International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

14-World Standards Day

15-World White Cane Day-guiding the Blind / Global Hand Washing Day / International Day of Rural Women

16-World Food Day / World Anesthesiologists Day

17-World Trauma Day

20-World Osteoporosis Day

24-UN Day / World Development Information Day / World Polio Day

30-World Thrift Day


1-World Vegan Day

3- Victory Day of Maldives

5-World Interact Day

6-International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflct

8-World Radiographer Day

9-World Freedom Day

11- Republic Day of Maldives

14-World Diabetes Day

16-International Day for Tolerence

17-International Students Day

19-World Toilet Day / International Men's Day

20-Universal Children’s Day / Africa Industrialization Day

21-World Fisheries Day / World Hello Day / World Television Day

25-International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women / International Meatless

29-International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People


1-World AIDS Day

2-World Computer Literacy Day / International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3-International Day of Disabled People / World Conservation Day

5-International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

7-International Civil Aviation Day

9-The International Day Against Corruption

10-Human Rights Day / International Day of Broadcasting

11-International Mountain Day

14-World Energy Day

18-International Migrants Day

20-International Human Solidarity Day

29-International Biodiversity Day

Therefore, in 153 days, we mark 197 different Observance Days. Jameel Didi seems to have said well.

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