2022 Early Childhood Services Calendar of Events and Awareness Days

Updated: Jun 14

Below is a list of events, awareness days, celebrations and more happening in 2022. At the end of each month below, you can print a version for your service, which includes a section for you to add your own community events.

We have included a variety of different events, including cultural holidays and International holidays, plus some fun days that may be of interest to your children. You do not need to celebrate or talk about all of the below events. Choose days based on your children and families interests, connections and cultures. Please email us if you think we have missed any or have made a mistake- click here..

These dates are all subject to change and we will add more as the year goes so please check back.

January 2022

1st-New Year’s Public Holiday Day

1st-31st-Walk Your Dog Month


2nd-National Science Fiction Day

4th-World Braille Day

4th-National Spaghetti Day


7th-Orthodox Christmas Day

11th-Girl Hug Boy Day

12th-Earth Chakra Day

14th-Orthodox New Year

14th-Makar Sankranti (Hindu)

14th-International Kite Day

17th-JanTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)

16th-World Religion Day

17th- Kid Inventor’s Day

18th-Winnie the Pooh Day

20th-Penguin Awareness Day

21st-Squirrel Appreciation Day

21st-National Hug Day

26th-Australia /Survival/Invasion Day-View our Australia Day Activity Pack here

27th-Chocolate Cake Day

29th-Puzzle Day View our-Puzzle Learning story and benefits of Puzzles Set here



February 2022

1st-Chinese New Year (Tiger)- View our Lunar New Year Activity pack here

1st-28th-Feel Good February

2nd February-World Wetlands Day

4th-20th-Winter Olympics-Beijing-Download our FREE pack here

6th-Waitangi Day (NZ)- View our Waitangi Day Learning Story Pack here

8th-Safer Internet Day

9th-World Pizza Day

10th-11th-International Day of Women and Girls in Science-View our Science Learning Story pack here

12th-International Darwin Day

13th-Anniversary of Apology

13th-World Radio Day

14th-Valentine’s Day-View our Valentines Day Activity Pack here

14th-International Epilepsy Day-View our FREE Epilepsy Awareness Pack here

14th-International Book Giving Day- View our Book Corner Display pack here

15th-National Pet Adoption Day-View our My Pets Learning Story pack here

15th-Lantern Festival

16th-Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)

21st-International Mother Language Day

26th-Tell a Fairy Tale Day-View our Imaginative Play Learning Story Pack here



March 2022

1st-3st-Australian Women’s History Month

1st- 31st- Epilepsy Awareness Month- View our Epilepsy Awareness Pack here

1st-Pancake Tuesday-Shrove Tuesday-View our Free pack here

1st-World Compliment Day

2nd- Ash Wednesday- View our Free Pack here

2nd March- Dr Seuss Day

3rd-World Wildlife Day

3rd-9th-Hearing Awareness Week

6th-Clean Up Australia Day

6th-9th Parks Week

7th-Labour Public Holiday Day, WA

8th-UN International Women’s Day

14th-Labour Public Holiday Day, Tasmania

14th-Canberra Day

15th-21st-Harmony Week-View our Harmony Week Activity Pack here


17th-National Close the Gap Day

17th-St Patrick’s Day- View our St Patricks Day Learning Story Pack here

18th-Global Recycling Day-View our Recycling Activity Pack here


20th-International Day of Happiness

20th-Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

21st-Harmony Week-View our Harmony Week Activity Pack here

21st-World Poetry Day

21st-World Down Syndrome Day

21st-International Day of Forests

21st-27th-National Playgroup Week

22nd-World Water Day View our-Water Play Learning Story Pack here

23rd-World Meteorological Day

23rd-National Eucalypt Day

25th-Ride2School Day

26th-Earth Hour

26th-Epilepsy Awareness Day (Purple Day)-View our Epilepsy Awareness Pack here

27th-Neighbour Day



April 2022

2nd-World Autism Day- View our FREE Autism Awareness Pack here

2nd-Ramadan begins- FREE Pack coming soon

2nd-International Children’s Book Day

6th-16th-Nature Play Week-View our Exploring Nature Learning Story Pack here

6th-Tartan Day

7th- World Health Day-View our Health and Nutrition pack here

8th-Hana Matsuri (Buddhism)

12th-International Day of Human Space Flight-View our Exploring Space Activity pack here


15th-23rd-Passover (Pesach)

15th-Good Friday Public Holiday Day

17th- Easter Sunday-View our Easter Activity Pack here

18th-Easter Monday Public Holiday Day

18th-World Heritage Day

21st-World Creativity & Innovation Day

22nd-Earth Day

23rd-World Book and Copyright Day

24th-Orthodox Easter

25th-ANZAC Public Holiday Day

29th-International Dance Day

30th-International Jazz Day-View our Music and Movement Learning Story Pack here



May 2022

1st-7th- International Compost Awareness Week-View our Sustainable Practice Learning Story Pack here

1st-Ramadan ends

2nd- 8th- Family Day Care Week View our-Family Day Care Super bundle here

2nd-Labour Public Holiday Day, QLD

2nd-3rd-Eid al-Fitr-View our free pack here

4th-Star Wars Day

4th-World Asthma Day

8th-Mother’s Day View our-Mother's Day Display and Learning Story Pack here

8th-Hana Matsuri (Buddhism) FREE pack coming soon

12th-International Nurses Day-View our Community Visitors pack here

15th-International Day of Families-View our My Family Pack here

15th-22nd- Road Safety Week-View our Transport Activity and Display pack here

16th-22nd-Under 8’s Week-View our Free U8's pack here

16th-International Day of the Boychild

19th-Austalia’s Biggest Morning Tea- Cool Resources here

20th-World Bee Day-View our Mini Beast Pack here

23rd-World Turtle Day-View our Exploring the Ocean Pack here

25th-National Simultaneous Storytime

26th-National Sorry Day-View our FREE Sorry Day pack here

27th-3rd-Reconciliation week View our-Reconciliation Week Display and Activity Pack here



June 2022

🏳️‍🌈1st-30th-Pride Month

1st-International Children’s Day

1st-Global Day of Parents

3rd-Mabo Day

5th-World Environment Day- View our Environmental Experiences Pack here

5th- Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD)-View our Mini Beasts pack here

6th-Western Australia Day Public Holiday Day

8th-World Oceans Day- View our Exploring the Ocean activity pack here

9th-National Buddy Day-View our Forming Friendship pack here