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2023 Global Holiday and Retail Event Calendar: Must Know Dates

Jan 3, 2023
Written by CJ

Huzzah! We made it to 2023. We’re feeling optimistic about the year ahead! To help you plan a successful promotional strategy, we compiled a list of key dates by month for 2023 including global holidays and retail events.

 

January

  • 1: New Year's Day
  • 12: Korea Grand Sale begins (South Korea)
  • 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 22: Lunar New Year begins

 

February

  • 1: Black History Month begins (US)
  • 2: Groundhog Day
  • 5: Lunar New Year ends
  • 12: Super Bowl Sunday
  • 14: Valentine's Day
  • 20: President's Day (US)
  • 21: Mardi Gras
  • 22: Ash Wednesday
  • 28: Korea Grand Sale ends (South Korea)
  • 28: Black History Month ends (US)

 

March

  • 1: Women's History Month begins (US, UK, and Australia)
  • 6-7: Holi Festival (India, APAC)
  • 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) 
  • 23: Ramadan begins
  • 31: Women's History Month ends (US, UK, and Australia)

 

April

  • 1: April Fool's Day
  • 2: Semana Santa begins (Easter Week, Latin America)
  • 8: Semana Santa ends (Easter Week, Latin America)
  • 9: Easter Day
  • 14-23: Coachella Festival
  • 18: Tax Deadline (US)
  • 20: Ramadan ends
  • 21: Eid al-Fitr
  • 22: Earth Day
  • 30: Children's Day (Mexico)

 

May

  • 1: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month begins (US)
  • 1: Jewish American Heritage Month begins (US)
  • 1: Mental Health Awareness Month begins (US)
  • 4: Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)
  • 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 9: Europe Day
  • 14: Mother's Day
  • 14: Children's Day (UK)
  • 29: Memorial Day (US)
  • 31: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month ends (US)
  • 31: Jewish American Heritage Month ends (US)
  • 31: Mental Health Awareness Month ends (US)
  • Variable: Graduation season

June

  • 1: Gay Pride Month begins
  • 1: Children's Day (China)
  • 12: Dia Dos Namorados (Lover's Day, LATAM)
  • 11: Children's Day (Brazil)
  • 18: 618 Shopping Festival (China)
  • 18: Father's Day
  • 19: Juneteenth
  • 21: First Day of Summer (Northern Hemisphere) / First Day of Winter (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 21-25: Glastonbury Festival (UK)
  • 30: Gay Pride Month ends
  • Variable: Graduation season

July

  • 1: Canada Day
  • 3-16: Wimbledon
  • 4: Independence Day (US)
  • 14: Bastille Day (France)
  • ~12: Back to School Season begins
  • Variable: Amazon Prime Day

August

September

  • 3: Father’s Day (Australia)
  • 4: Labor Day (US)
  • 15: Latinx Heritage Month begins
  • 15: Rosh Hashanah
  • 16: Oktoberfest begins
  • 22: First day of Autumn (Northern Hemisphere) / First Day of Spring (Southern Hemisphere) 
  • 23-30: Flipkart Big Billion Days (India)
  • 24: Yom Kippur
  • ~27: Back to School Season ends

October

  • 1: Black History Month begins (UK)
  • 1-7: Chinese National Day (Golden Week, China)
  • 3: Oktoberfest ends
  • 9: Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • 9: Indigenous People’s Day
  • 15: Latinx Heritage Month ends
  • 31: Black History Month ends (UK)
  • 31: Halloween

November

  • 11: Singles' Day (China)
  • 11: Veteran's Day (US)
  • 11: Remembrance Day (Australia, Canada, UK)
  • 12: Diwali (India, US, Canada)
  • 13-19: Transgender Awareness Week
  • 19: International Men’s Day
  • 17-20: El Buen Fin (Mexico)
  • 23: Thanksgiving (US)
  • 24: Black Friday
  • 25: Small Business Saturday
  • 27: Cyber Monday
  • 28: Giving Tuesday

December

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

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