This calendar lists the anniversaries, celebration days, and commemoration events of scientists and engineers that have made discoveries, developed technologies, and engineered solutions that have improved our lives.
Organizations and groups host these celebration days to bring people together to raise awareness of history, inspire the next generation, and show how STEM has changed our world.
International Science and Engineering Celebration Days for 2022 🌍 📅
|MONTH||DAY / EVENT NAME||EVENT DATE||DESCRIPTION||COUNTRY||CATEGORY|
|January||National Science Fiction Day||02 January 2022||National Science Fiction Day is an unofficial holiday in the United States that is observed annually on January 2. |
This day is celebrated in honor of the famous science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's birthday.
This is a perfect day for you to read sci-fi books or watch the best sci-fi or STEM-related movies.
|January||Data Privacy Day 🔐||28 January 2022||National Data Privacy Day is an annual event in the United States, Canada and many European countries that is celebrated on January 28. |
The day is meant to raise awareness about the importance of data privacy and protecting personal information.
This is a good day to teach and promote cyber safety and data privacy.
|United States, Canada, European Countries||Technology|
|January||Cut Your Energy Costs Day ⚡💰||10 January 2022||This day is celebrated across the U.S., Canada, and U.K. on January 10th each year. |
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day was first established by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.
This day aims to promote the use of sustainable sources of energy and to cut energy costs by avoiding the wastage of energy.
|United States, Canada, United Kingdom||Engineering|
|January||Wikipedia Day||15 January 2022||Wikipedia Day is an annual event commemorating the founding of Wikipedia, which took place on January 15, 2001. |
It is organized by the Wikimedia Foundation. The day is also sometimes referred to as "Wikipedians' Day".
Wikipedia is well-known across the world. When we look for anything online
, the first thing that comes up on our search engines is a Wikipedia link.
|January||National Puzzle Day||29 January 2022||National Puzzle Day is an annual holiday celebrated on January 29. |
This day was created to recognize the value of puzzles in our everyday lives.
Puzzlers everywhere are invited to spend time doing their favorite puzzles on this day, and puzzle makers are encouraged to give out free samples!
|January||Public Radio Broadcasting Day 📻||13 January 2022||Public Radio Broadcasting Day was founded by UNESCO to honor the Italian inventor and engineer behind radio telecommunication Guglielmo Marconi in 1897. |
This day is observed across the world annually on January 13th.
|February||National Periodic Table Day||07 February 2022||National Periodic Table Day is a day to commemorate the publication of the first periodic table by English chemist John Newlands in 1863. |
It is also a day to celebrate the contributions of chemists to society. We wouldn't have passed our chemistry exams as easily as we did if it wasn't for the periodic table.
To celebrate this day you can play a periodic table scrabble game or sing the periodic table song with friends.
|February||e-Day||07 February 2022||e-Day is a day dedicated to the inexplicably recurring number in the world of mathematics which starts with 2.718281828 and goes on and on to infinity. |
It is celebrated on February 7 (2/7) for the obvious reason that the date holds the same digits as e rounded to the nearest tenth. The number itself can be found in many different equations but it's most commonly known as the base of the natural logarithm, whose symbol is "e."
To celebrate the e-Day, you can Memorize the digits (as much as you can), read a mathematics book, or donate a calculator.
|United States, United Kingdom||Mathematics|
|February||International Day of Women and Girls in Science 👩🔬||11 February 2022||The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on February 11th. |
The day celebrates the contributions of women and girls to science and technology. It also aims to promote gender equality in science and technology. As well as to recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.
To celebrate this day, you can learn about a woman in STEM, support women in STEM or read the best quotes by famous females in STEM.
|Worldwide||Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics|
|February||Engineering Week 🛠️ ⚙️||22 February 2022 - 29 February 2022||Engineering Week was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and is celebrated in the United States during the month of February.|
It is a week-long event that is dedicated to the field of engineering. The objective of Engineering Week is 'to raise public awareness about engineers and engineering and to instill a sense of pride in engineering.
Engineering Week celebrates the contribution of engineers and recognizes their critical role to the development of society.
To celebrate engineering week, you can buy a gift for an engineer, encourage young engineers or share an inspiring story.
|March||World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development 👷 💚||04 March 2022||The World Engineering Day (WED) for Sustainable Development takes place on March 21 each year. |
The event is an international effort to promote engineering in sustainable development across the world.
WED is an opportunity to celebrate engineering and the contribution of the world’s engineers for a better, sustainable world.
|March||National Landline Telephone Day ☎️||10 March 2022||National Landline Telephone Day is celebrated in the honor of Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the first landline telephone. |
Be part of the event by calling someone through a landline telephone!
|March||Pi (π) Day||14 March 2022||Pi (π) Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14) because 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of Pi 3.14159265359… |
Pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi has been calculated to be over one trillion digits after the decimal point.
You can celebrate Pi day by eating pie or pi-themed food, by sharing about it on social media, by jogging, or by walking 3.14 miles!
On this day International Math Day is also observed.
|March||World Water Day 🌊||22 March 2022||World Water Day is an international observance and an annual event celebrated on March 22. |
It was proposed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 and was first formally observed in 1993. The day aims to inspire awareness and action on water-related issues worldwide.
Each year, World Water Day has a different theme. You can celebrate World Water Day, by using reusable water containers, turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
|March||World Meteorological Day||23 March 2022||World Meteorological Day is commemorated annually on March 23. |
The event is named after the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which was founded on this day in 1950. The WMO is an intergovernmental organization with 191 member states.
The purpose of the WMO is to "provide leadership in the operational use of weather, climate, water and related environmental sciences for sustainable development".
Be a part of the celebration by simply watching your local weather news or downloading a weather app on your mobile phone!
|March||Earth Hour 🌍 💡||26 March 2022||Earth Hour is an event that takes place annually on 26th March. |
It is a global event that encourages people to turn off non-essential lights for one hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m as a way of raising awareness about climate change. The event was created by the World Wide Fund for Nature (W.W.F.).
Earth Hour is an opportunity for millions of people all around the world to take part in the fight against global climate change by switching off non-essential electronic devices.
|April||National Robotics Week||03 April 2022 - 10 April 2022||National Robotics Week is an annual event in the United States, held during April. |
The event celebrates the accomplishments of robotics teams and individuals and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM fields.
You can celebrate this event by building a robot from Lego or programming a more advanced one with microcontrollers like Arduino.
|April||World Health Day 👩🏾⚕️||07 April 2022||World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7. The date of 7 April marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organization) in 1948. |
The day is devoted to strengthening international cooperation on public health issues, raising awareness about global health threats, and mobilizing resources to address these threats.
Each year, a different theme is selected for World Health Day. Volunteering at a local organization or giving blood to your local blood donation centers may help you commemorate this day.
|April||World Creativity and Innovation Day||21 April 2022||World Creativity and Innovation Day is a day to celebrate creativity and innovation in all aspects of life. |
The day is a call for creativity to be celebrated and cultivated worldwide. It is a global celebration of the imaginative, ingenious and resourceful way that people look at things differently and use what they have to make something new -- whether it's an inspired idea or an amazing invention or simply adding a little flair to everyday life.
|April||Earth Day 🌍||22 April 2022||Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, that promotes environmental protection. |
First held on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was attended by 20 million people and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Today, Earth Day is observed by more than 1 billion people in 192 countries.
Each year, Earth Day focuses on a different theme related to environmental protection.
We can celebrate Earth Day in a variety of ways, including raising awareness about global warming, planting trees, using reusable bags, riding a bike to work, or making more plant-based dinners!
|April||National DNA Day||25 April 2022||National DNA Day is celebrated every year on April 25. |
This day commemorates the Human Genome Project's successful completion in 2003 and the discovery by Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick of the DNA double helix structure in 1953.
The day is also meant to promote education about genetics and genetic technologies.
Celebrations include lectures, symposia, and the release of educational publications related to genetics.
|May||National Inventors Month||01 May 2022||National Inventors Month is celebrated every year in May in the United States of America. |
The month celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of American inventors.
The first National Inventors Month was celebrated by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and "Inventors Digest."
Celebrate this special event by reading a book by famous inventors such as Nikola Tesla or Claude Shannon!
|May||National Space Day 🚀||07 May 2022||National Space Day is a day dedicated to the exploration and understanding of space. It is celebrated annually on the first Friday of May every year in the United States. |
This day is meant to inspire the next generation of astronauts and other STEM professionals who will achieve future milestones in space exploration.
To celebrate this day, build a rocket model with your friends and family, read space-related books, or watch a space-related movie.
|May||International Astronomy Day 🌌 🔭||07 May 2022||International Astronomy Day is observed twice a year, close to the first quarter moon of spring and fall — on May 15 and October 9, in the year 2022. |
For astronomy educators worldwide, it is a day to inspire young people into science careers with activities that link today's knowledge to our place within the cosmos.
The day belongs to all astronomical institutions and telescopes working together with schools and science centers around the world.
|May||Women in Mathematics Day 📐➕ 👩||12 May 2022||Women in Mathematics Day is an international event that is organized annually on May 12 (the birthday of the popular female mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani) around the world. |
Maryam was an Iranian mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford.
This day aims to increase the number of women working in STEM fields.
|May||International Day for Biological Diversity||22 May 2022||The International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated annually on May 22. |
The day commemorates the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, which was signed by 168 countries. This convention is the most comprehensive agreement on biodiversity to date, and it seeks to promote the conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources.
Each year, events are held around the world to reconnect with nature. Celebrate this special day, by visiting a local zoo, a nature park, or any conservation area.
|June||World Environment Day||05 June 2022||World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th every year. |
It was established by the United Nations in 1972. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting solutions for sustainable living.
Each year, a different theme is chosen for World Environment Day.
Participate in an environmental awareness campaign to commemorate World Environment Day by getting involved in a community clean-up operation, reading a book about the environment, or going for a walk instead of driving.
|June||World Oceans Day 🌊||08 June 2022||World Oceans Day is an international day of observance that celebrates the oceans and promotes ocean conservation. It's also a day to commemorate the importance of the oceans in our daily lives. |
It was first proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) and has been officially celebrated every year since June 8, 2009.
You can participate in World Oceans Day by volunteering for a local cleanup, understanding what can and cannot be recycled, or making a fresh commitment to never use disposable plastic bags.
|June||International Women in Engineering Day 🛠️ ⚙️👷🏽♀️||23 June 2022||International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated every year on June 23. |
The day celebrates the accomplishments of women engineers worldwide and strives to encourage more girls and young women to consider engineering as a career.
Join the celebration on International Women in Engineering Day by posting an inspirational quote from an inspiring female engineer in your life!
|July||National Moon Day 🌑||20 July 2022||National Moon Day commemorates the anniversary of the first human steps on the moon, as Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.|
Armstrong announced the event with the phrase "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
To celebrate this special day, visit a planetarium near you, dedicate a few minutes to staring at the moon and appreciating this massive technological achievement, or read space books about the moon missions.
|United States||Science, Engineering|
|July||International Chess Day ♛||20 July 2022||International Chess Day is celebrated each year on July 20. |
The event marks the creation of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) on July 20, 1924. Chess is believed to be a game of mind. It's said that the game will never be solved, and new discoveries in chess theory continue to emerge.
Moreover, the game's popularity can be attributed to the fact that it was linked with money, knowledge, and power.
Millions of chess players around the world celebrate this day by participating in a chess tournament or playing chess with friends and family.
|August||World Wide Web Day 🌐||01 August 2022||World Wide Web Day is celebrated on August 1st each year. |
The day celebrates the creation of the World Wide Web by British inventor Tim Berners-Lee while working at CERN.
It's a worldwide event dedicated to internet surfing, the online activities that bring the world to our fingertips, and a treasure trove of information at our fingertips.
World Wide Web Day is a day to reflect on the impact of the web and look into the future of what it will be.
To celebrate this day, how about watching the first-ever webcast when Tim Berners-Lee introduced the world to the World Wide Web.
|September||International Literacy Day 📚||08 September 2022||International Literacy Day is celebrated every year on September 8. |
The day celebrates literacy and the importance of reading and writing in our lives. It was established by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1966 to encourage reading, creative expression through writing, translation of writings into other languages, and cross-cultural exchange.
The purpose is to promote peace, mutual understanding, and the development of people worldwide.
To celebrate this day, you could do a book exchange with friends from another country, write to your favorite author about their books, or help teach literacy to those who can't read.
|September||International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer||16 September 2022||The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is held every September 16 to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. |
The protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.
On this day, people are encouraged to participate in activities that raise public awareness about climate change and ozone depletion. You can participate this day by helping raise awareness about the importance of ozone layer with your friends and family.
|October||World Architecture Day||03 October 2022||On October 3rd, World Architecture Day is observed to honor the magnificent buildings of both ancient and modern eras as well as the brilliant architects who create them. |
This event is celebrated every year on the first Monday of October to appreciate the impact of architecture on society and to promote creativity in the architectural field.
To celebrate this day, you can take on a challenge to create an architectural model, or visit an architectural masterpiece near you.
|October||World Teachers' Day 👨🏫👩🏫||05 October 2022||World Teachers' Day is celebrated annually on October 5 to honor teachers and teacher organizations that make vital contributions to the education and development of our future leaders. |
The day is a UNESCO event, and it was first proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) General Conference in 1993.
The day is dedicated to honoring teachers around the world for their dedication and hard work. It also aims to raise awareness about the importance of education and the teacher's role in it.
To celebrate this day, you can thank a teacher for a lesson they've taught you in the past, or volunteer in a classroom to teach children about science.
|Worldwide||Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics|
|October||IEEE Day||05 October 2022||IEEE Day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of October each year. |
IEEE Day is celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. Thousands of members in local communities all over the world get together to collaborate on ideas that use technology for a brighter future during worldwide celebrations.
|October||Ada Lovelace Day 👩💻||12 October 2022||This event is celebrated on October 12th every year. It was originally created to be a day where people can celebrate the accomplishments of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.|
Ada Lovelace Day is named after Lady Ada Lovelace, a mathematician who worked with Charles Babbage on his "analytical machine" which had many features that were thought to be quite modern at that time.
The mathematical operations for this computer were written out by Ada as an algorithm which is considered as being the first example of what we now call a program. This makes her one of the first computer programmers.
To celebrate this day, you can learn more about women in STEM, and even take part in coding challenges.
|October||Nuclear Science Week ☢️||18 October 2022 - 25 October 2022||This event is celebrated annually in the third week of October in order to promote nuclear science. |
Nuclear Science Week highlights both the past achievements in nuclear science and future opportunities.
To commemorate Nuclear Science Week, you may join the discussions with educators, businesses, and community members at their official event.
|November||National STEM/STEAM Day 👩🔬🔎||8 November 2022||National STEM/STEAM Day is an annual event that celebrates science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. |
This event is held on November 8th each year. The day is a good opportunity to focus on boosting kids in their scientific, technological, engineering, artistic, and mathematical studies.
Anyone can participate in National STEM/STEAM Day; people celebrate by hosting activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
|United States||Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics|
|November||Carl Sagan Day||09 November 2022||On November 9th, people all around the world celebrate Carl Sagan Day. |
This day is in honor of the great American scientist, astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and educator who dedicated his life to educating people about science.
Carl Sagan Day is a day for people to come together and celebrate science, learning, and exploration.
You can participate in celebrating this day by reading Sagan’s books, hosting a “Cosmos” or “Contact” viewing party, or by simply looking at the stars at night and thinking about the cosmos.
|November||World Science Day for Peace and Development 👨🔬⭐🌀🌠||10 November 2022||World Science Day for Peace and Development is an international day that highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10.|
World Science Day for Peace and Development was proclaimed by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.
To celebrate this day, you can watch a movie about science and its value to society, spread awareness on social media about science, or read a science book.
|December||Computer Science Education/Hour of Code Week 👨💻👩💻||06 December 2022 - 13 December 2022||Computer Science Education Week is an annual event that is organized in the second week of December in order to promote computer science education among young students. |
Celebrate the day by teaching a young student about computer science, or get attend an online webinar about computer science.
|December||National Mathematics Day ♾️ ✖️➗||22 December 2022||On December 22, India's famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan is celebrated as Mathematics Day. |
India's National Mathematics Day is now observed on December 22 each year, with numerous instructional activities taking place at schools and institutions throughout the country since 2012.
Mathematicians have compared Ramanujan to Euler and Jacobi from the 18th and 19th centuries in terms of his genius.
To celebrate this day, you can watch the movie about Ramanujan, read a math book, or challenge yourself to solve a math puzzle.
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