World Snow Day - January
Sun, Jan 21, 2024

World Snow Day

World Snow Day is an international holiday dedicated to snow. It is celebrated on the third Sunday in January every year. This is a great opportunity not only to play snowballs, but also to go in for winter sports: go skiing or snowboarding, for example.


The history of World Snow Day begins with skiing. The establishment of the holiday happened in January 2012 thanks to the FIS. Then the program “Bring the children to the snow” was actively promoted, the purpose of which was to introduce children to skiing and spend the winter holidays properly. Such a movement quickly gained momentum, there were more and more lovers of skiing or snowboarding every year.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) was established in 1910 and brought together representatives from around the world. Today, it includes almost 200 national skiing organizations. The federation pays great attention to training programs. Every year hundreds and thousands of children come who want to learn how to ski or snowboard. The best coaches work with them. Under their strict guidance, you can quickly master the basic skills for confident skating.

Interesting facts

  • Snow can reflect up to 95% of sunlight.
  • Skis, reminiscent of modern ones, were used as early as the 5th-6th centuries AD by northern peoples for hunting and faster movement on snow-covered land.
  • in one m3 there are more than 300 million snowflakes.

How to celebrate

Visit various winter sports events on World Snow Day. Sign up for ski or snowboard training courses. If there is no opportunity to do winter sports, then you can just have fun on the street, play snowballs, go sledding and so on.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Share your favorite winter activities.

When is World Snow Day celebrated in 2024?

World Snow Day is observed on the third Sunday in January each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday January 21 2024
Sunday January 19 2025
Sunday January 18 2026
Sunday January 17 2027

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