Please realize, some of the celebrations, acknowledgements, special days may trigger… It all depends on where you are on your journey.
There are days of the year (which shall remain nameless) that really make we childless feel left out. So many times, I have heard those in our tribe question, “When do we get celebrated? When is our day?” So, I did some research and discovered there are some childless celebrations–special days for we infertile, we fur parents, we aunts, we uncles…
Some days acknowledge our pain.
Others honor our what is…
But as you think about the months ahead, I hope you’ll mark these childless celebrations in your calendar. (Or your diary, for those fabulous ones across the pond!)
Yes, let’s acknowledge our heartache. But let’s also honor our what is… And, perhaps most importantly, let’s recognize what we have to celebrate—our strength, resilience, compassion, and incredible capacity for love!
This is NOT a trigger-free post!
Before you look through this list, I want to reiterate what I stated above…
Some of the days below acknowledge our pain.
Others honor our what is…
I have included days not only for the childless, but also for those who’ve battled infertility, suffered miscarriage and/or infant loss, as well as the fur parents, aunts, uncles, and singles among us.
That being said, some of the childless celebrations, acknowledgements, special days may trigger… It all depends on where you are on your journey. But my hope is that we will all realize that there are days for us… We haven’t been forgotten.
Special Days for the Childless, the Infertile, the Fur Parents, the Aunts, the Uncles, the Singles…
- Dress Up Your Pet Day – Jan 14
- Love Your Pet Day – Feb 20
- Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – Feb 23
- Endometriosis Awareness Month
- Horse Protection Day – Mar 1
- Write Your Story Day – Mar 14
- National Puppy Day – Mar 23
- Adenomyosis Awareness Month
- National Pet Day – April 11
- International Pink Day – 2nd week in April
- #OwningOurVoice during #NIAW2021 – 18 to 24 April 2021
- Pet Parent’s Day – last Sunday in April
- Canbace Day – May 1
- Bereaved Mother’s Day – first Sunday in May
- Infertility Survival Day – first Sunday in May
- Dog Mom’s Day – second Saturday in May
- Childless Saturday – second Saturday in May (Observed in Finland)
- Old Maid’s Day – June 4 (Hate the name, but love the sentiment…)
“On National Old Maid’s Day, consider revising your definition of an Old Maid to one that describes an empowered, independent woman who embraces life.” -National Day Calendar
- National Aunt & Uncle’s Day – July 26
- Auntie’s Day – last Sunday in July
- International Cat Day – Aug 8
- National Dog Day – Aug 26
- Gynecological Cancers Awareness Month
- PCOS Awareness Month
- World Childless Week
- Claim the Day – Sept 16 (during WCW)
- Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month
- Wave of Light (to remember littles lost) – Oct 15
- Make a Dog’s Day – Oct 22
- Singles Day – Nov 11 (Celebrated in China, but I think we should adopt this worldwide!)
- World Kindness Day – Nov 13
- Operation Santa Paws – Dec 1-24 (Make donations to local animal shelters.)
- National Horse Day – Dec 13
- Make Up Your Mind Day – Dec 31 (Fabulous one, are you going to embrace what is?)
Do you have anything to add?!
If there’s a celebration, acknowledgement, special day that you think I should add to the list, feel free to contact me. I’d love to add even more childless celebrations!
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