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When Is World Sexual Health Day? - Worldwide Holiday

by Mike Wang on March 15, 2019

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Annually observed on September 4 since 2010, World Sexual Health Day (WSHD) is an awareness day managed by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), a global advocacy organization committed to promoting best practices in sexual health.

Is World Sexual Health Day a Public Holiday?

World Sexual Health Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Sexual Rights as Human Rights

One of the main aims of WSHD is to help people around the world recognize that sexual rights are basic human rights, and they are essential for peoples' well-being and for living a fulfilled life. The day fosters a positive perspective on sexuality, one that is respectful of everyone's sexual identity, irrespective of where they see themselves on the human sexuality spectrum. The spectrum is a continuous scale that goes beyond conventional gender binaries and suggests that sexuality is a fluid concept – one that can change over time and space.

Talking About It

Sexuality is an integral part of an individual's life and identity. Despite this, sexuality and sexual health are often considered taboo subjects. World Sexual Health Day attempts to change this by engaging youth, adults, educators, sexual health practitioners, nonprofit organizations, and government policy-makers in an open and earnest conversation about sex, sexuality, and sexual health.

The day also encourages parents, teachers, guardians, and pediatricians to provide children and youth under their care with age-appropriate and scientifically accurate sex education. Comprehensive sexuality education can help young people and, eventually, adults, to be more sex-positive – the notion that all sex is good as long as it involves consenting participants and does not compromise their health. In addition, sex education promotes safe sex, which is one of the bedrocks of sexual health. It also helps make consent an integral part of all sexual encounters.

What Happens on World Sexual Health Day?

World Sexual Health Day is not an official holiday so businesses, schools, and government offices are open. Sexual health groups and educators organize outreach drives, conferences, and workshops to bring attention to the importance of sexual health in maintaining a happy and fulfilling lifestyle.

World Sexual Health Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2015 Fri 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2016 Sun 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2017 Mon 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2018 Tue 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2019 Wed 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2020 Fri 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2021 Sat 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2022 Sun 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2023 Mon 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2024 Wed 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance
2025 Thu 4 Sep World Sexual Health Day Worldwide observance

Custom unique gift for World Sexual Health Day

Custom unique gift for World Sexual Health Day

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