November 2017
No. Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
44 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
45 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
46 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
47 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
48 26 27 28 29 30 1 2
  • In 2017 year International Men's Day falls on
    third Sunday of November

International Men's Day dates in the following years:

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
Nov. 2018
19
Nov. 2019
19
Nov. 2020
19
Nov. 2021
19
Nov. 2022
19
The dates the holiday is observed are marked with a dotted line (applies to federal holidays). Date calculations are based on your computer's time.

International Men's Day 2017

Sunday, November 19 Photo by Joshua Earle

International Men's Day is an event celebrated on 19 November every year since 1999. The main objectives of the event are promotion of the men's and boys' health and safety, tackling our tolerance of violence against men and boys, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. It is also a chance to appreciate men's achievements and contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. It can be seen as a counterpart of International Women's Day celebrated on 8 March.

International Men's Day (IMD) was inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago. Since then it became more and more popular with over 60 countries celebrating it, including including Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, India, China, United States, Romania, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom, South Africa, Hungary, Ireland, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Ukraine, France, Italy, Pakistan, Cuba.

IMD themes

Apart from the main celebration objectives secondary themes are suggested for particular years. The themes can serve as an impuls to highlight and discuss important issues concerning boys and men. Some of the recent ones are:

  • 2011 — "Giving Boys The Best Possible Start In Life";
  • 2012 — "Helping Men and Boys Live longer, Happier and Healthier Lives";
  • 2013 — "Keeping Men and Boys safe".
  • 2014 — "Working Together For Men and Boys"".
  • 2015 — "Working To Expand Reproductive Options for Men".
  • 2016 — "Make a Difference for Men and Boys".