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2022 Global Holiday and Retail Event Calendar: Must Know Dates

Jan 3, 2022
Written by CJ

Huzzah! We made it to 2022. We’re feeling surprisingly optimistic about the year ahead. To help you plan a successful promotional strategy, we compiled a list of key dates by month for 2022 including global holidays and retail events.

Note: some dates haven't been announced yet may be flexible to change due to the pandemic.

January

  • 1: New Year's Day
  • 13: Korea Grand Sale begins (South Korea)
  • 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February

  • 1: Black History Month begins (US)
  • 1: Lunar New Year begins
  • 2: Groundhog Day
  • 4: Winter Olympics begin
  • 13: Super Bowl Sunday
  • 14: Valentine's Day
  • 15: Lunar New Year ends
  • 20: Winter Olympics ends
  • 21: President's Day (US)
  • 28: Korea Grand Sale ends (South Korea)
  • 28: Black History Month ends (US)

March

  • 8: International Women's Day
  • 14: White Day (Japan and East Asia)
  • 14: National Pi Day
  • 17: St. Patrick's Day
  • 20: First Day of Spring (Northern Hemisphere) / First Day of Autumn (Southern Hemisphere) 
  • 22: Click Frenzy Travel (Australia)
  • 28-29: Holi Festival (India, APAC)

April

  • 1: April Fool's Day
  • 10: Semana Santa begins (Easter Week, Latin America)
  • 15-24: Coachella Festival
  • 16: Semana Santa ends (Easter Week, Latin America)
  • 17: Easter Day
  • 22: Earth Day
  • 30: Children's Day (Mexico)

May

  • 4: Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)
  • 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 8: Mother's Day
  • 9: Europe Day
  • 30: Memorial Day (US)
  • Variable: Graduation season

June

  • 1: Gay Pride Month begins
  • 1: Children's Day (China)
  • 12: Dia Dos Namorados (Lover's Day, LATAM)
  • 12: Children's Day (Brazil)
  • 18: 618 Shopping Festival (China)
  • 19: Juneteenth
  • 19: Father's Day
  • 21: First Day of Summer (Northern Hemisphere) / First Day of Winter (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 22-26: Glastonbury Festival (UK)
  • 27: Wimbledon
  • 30: Gay Pride Month ends
  • Variable: Graduation season

July

  • 1: Canada Day
  • 4: Independence Day (US)
  • 14: Bastille Day (France)
  • ~12: Back to School Season begins
  • Variable: Amazon Prime Day

August

September

  • 5: Labor Day (US)
  • 5: Father’s Day (Australia)
  • 15: Latinx Heritage Month begins
  • 17: Oktoberfest begins
  • 22: First day of Autumn (Northern Hemisphere) / First Day of Spring (Southern Hemisphere) 
  • ~27: Back to School Season ends

October

  • 1: Black History Month begins (UK)
  • 1-7: Chinese National Day (Golden Week, China)
  • 3: Oktoberfest ends
  • 3-10: Flipkart Big Billion Days (India)
  • 10: Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • 10: Indigenous People’s Day
  • 15: Latinx Heritage Month ends
  • 24: Diwali (India, US, Canada)
  • 31: Black History Month ends (UK)
  • 31: Halloween

November

  • 11: Singles' Day (China)
  • 11: Veteran's Day (US)
  • 11: Remembrance Day (Australia, Canada, UK)
  • 13-19: Transgender Awareness Week
  • 19: International Men’s Day
  • 18-21: El Buen Fin (Mexico)
  • 20: Children's Day (UK)
  • 24: Thanksgiving (US)
  • 25: Black Friday
  • 26: Small Business Saturday
  • 28: Cyber Monday
  • 29: Giving Tuesday

December

  • 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 12: Double 12 Day (China)
  • 12: Green Monday
  • 14: Free Shipping Day
  • 18: Hanukkah begins
  • 21: First day of Winter (Northern Hemisphere) / First Day of Summer (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 24: Christmas Eve
  • 25: Christmas Day
  • 26: Boxing Day
  • 26: Hanukkah ends
  • 26 - Jan 1: Kwanzaa (US)
  • 31: New Year's Eve

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