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Annual Dates for Remembrance and Advocacy in the Palestine Solidarity Movement


25 February
Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre: 20 Years Later
The Massacre of Ibrahimi Mosque


March and April, different weeks on various continents (has also been held in February)
Israeli Apartheid Week
Israeli Apartheid Week is organized by the Palestinian BDS National Committee


16 March 2003
Rachel Corrie, American activist, killed by Israeli soldier
Learn about Rachel Corrie at the Rachel Corrie Foundation website

30 March
Land Day
Land Day: Commemorating Historical and Ongoing Land Expropriation and Suppression of Palestinian Resistance
Palestine Land Day: A day to resist and remember

9 April
Deir Yassin Massacre
FAQ: Deir Yassin Massacre
Remembering the massacre at Deir Yassin

April 17
Palestinian Prisoners Day

• ‘Lives gone’: Palestinians mark Prisoner’s Day

Addameer: Palestinian Support and Human Rights Association
On Palestinian Prisoner's Day: StopG4S/Allied Universal's Complicity in Apartheid Israel's War Crimes

11 May

World Keffiyeh Day
What the heck is World Keffiyeh Day?

Show your support for Palestinian rights on World Keffiyeh Day


15 May
Nakba Day
Quick Facts: The Palestinian Nakba

Nakba Day: For Palestinians, not just an historical event

The Nakba, 65 Years of Dispossession (in 2013)
The Nakba did not start or end in 1948
Ending the ongoing Palestinian Nakba #KeyToJustice


20 June

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day
'World Refugee Day': Palestinians Keep Their Right of Return Alive Through Hope, Resistance

On World Refugee Day: Palestinians refugees remain deprived of international protection

The Nakba and Palestine Refugees

The Right of Return & Palestinian Refugees


8 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
United Nations: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

15-16 September 1982
Sabra and Shatila Massacre
The Sabra & Shatila Massacre
Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre 35 years on


Month of September

World Week for Peace in Palestine/Israel (WWPPI)

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel


21 September
UN International Day of Peace
International Day of Peace

Second Monday of October
Indigenous People's Day (in the U.S.)
Also known as Columbus Day in the U.S.
Indigenous People's Day
A Proclamation on Indigenous People's Day


29 November
 UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 

10 December
UN International Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day
OHCHR: Human Rights Day

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