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World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is annually held on November 12 to raise awareness of pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment, and generate action to fight the illness.

Is World Pneumonia Day a Public Holiday?

Although World Pneumonia Day is not a public holiday, businesses and schools may be closed because it falls on the same date as Veterans Day observed in 2018.

Sick girl resting in bed with thermometer in mouth.
With proper healthcare, pneumonia can be avoidable, especially for small children.
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Celebrate World Pneumonia Day

News, messages, and events promoting World Pneumonia Day are publicized and made viral through social media networks, online, print and broadcast media, and word of mouth. People are asked to help fight the disease by participating in education programs, voluntary work or contributing via donations.

Public Life

World Pneumonia Day is a worldwide observance and not a public holiday.

About World Pneumonia Day

Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs, making breathing painful and limiting oxygen intake. Pneumonia is the biggest killer of children under age 5 worldwide. Nearly one in five global child deaths result from pneumonia every year. Moreover, this is a preventable and treatable illness via vaccines, antibiotic treatment, and improved sanitation. The United Nations (UN) first celebrated the day on November 12, 2009.

World Pneumonia Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2011SatNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2012MonNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2013TueNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2014WedNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2015ThuNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2016SatNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2017SunNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2018MonNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2019TueNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2020ThuNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance

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