World UFO Day

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Nov 2, 2022, 11:55

World UFO Day is celebrated annually to bring awareness and appreciation of the existence of UFOs or Unidentified Flying Objects. On this day, people also start conversations about UFOs and about how humans are not the only beings existing in the universe. Some people celebrate World UFO Day on 24th June and others on 2nd July.

World UFO Day is supposed to be a celebration of the undoubted existence of UFOs. It is, therefore, the right day to start up a discussion about the same. Know more about the history and significance of UFO Day here.

World UFO Day 2023

World UFO Day is about celebrating the possibility of the existence of UFOs. This day is annually celebrated on 24th June and 2nd July. 24th July signified the first ever UFO sight reporting by aviator Kenneth Arnold in 1947. On the other hand, 2nd July marks the date of the 1947 Roswell incident in which a UFO supposedly crash landed.

UFO enthusiasts from around the world gather on UFO Day to collectively watch the skies for UFO sightings. Here, we have provided some more information about this day:

Event Name

World UFO Day

Celebrated On

24th June, 2nd July

Frequency of Celebration


Established By

World UFO Day Organisation (WUFODO)

Where is it Observed?


How is it Celebrated?

Sky-watching activities


To raise awareness about UFOs.

What do you mean by a UFO?

A UFO is defined as an Unidentified Flying Object. It is generally referred to as anomalies about which we have no information. The term UFO was coined for the first time in 1953 by the United States Air force organization.

While some people may dispute the existence of UFOs and aliens, it has been proven time and again that UFOs have been spotted in the earth's sky. The aim of World UFO Day is to record and keep track of all the instances of UFO sightings all over the world.

Major Facts About UFO Day

Given below are some important facts about World UFO Day:

Date of Celebration

2nd July every year, 24th June

First World UFO Day

The first World UFO Day was celebrated in 2001 by a UFO researcher, Haktan Akdogan.

Official Organisations involved

World UFO Day Organisation (WUFODO) officially declared 2 July as World UFO Day

Why We Celebrate on 2nd July

It is celebrated to commemorate the UFO crash incident that took place in 1947 in New Mexico.

History of UFO Day

Many people celebrate World UFO Day on 24th June. Kenneth Arnold, an American aviator, was flying an aircraft on 24th June 1947, when he saw around nine unidentifiable objects flying next to each other. Arnold's sighting of a UFO is the first one reported in the United States. However, no proof was found, and the US Air Force officials said that the Arnold case was a mirage.

Other people celebrate UFO Day on 2nd July, the day the Roswell UFO crash took place in 1947. This crash was speculated to be a flying disc crash. Later 2nd July was officially recognized as World UFO Day by the World UFO Day Organization (WUFODO).

Significance of World UFO Day

  • International UFO Day is observed to spread awareness about the development in the proof and existence of UFOs
  • Another aim of this day is to acknowledge the fascination of UFO enthusiasts who believe and keep track of the existence of the outer world of UFOs and aliens
  • Complete data of proof and developments regarding the existence of UFOs is kept to this day
  • This day also encourages governments and organizations worldwide to share their data related to the findings of the UFOs
  • This day also indicates that human beings are not alone in the universe

How Can You Celebrate World UFO Day?

International UFO Day is the day to remember and talk about reporting about unidentifiable objects by people in various parts of the world. It also highlights the importance of research in this area and indicates the presence of an outer planet. You can celebrate World UFO Day in the following ways:

  • People gather together in public places and sky-watch to look for UFOs.
  • UFO enthusiasts and researchers also gather at UFO hotspots and share their experiences with other believers.
  • The World UFO Day Organisation(WUFODO) celebrates this day by spreading awareness about UFOs worldwide.

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FAQs on World UFO Day

Q.1. When do we celebrate World UFO Day?

World UFO Day is celebrated officially on 2nd July. However, some people celebrated it on 24th June to commemorate the UFO sighting by aviator Kenneth Arnold in 1947. UFO day is celebrated to raise awareness about UFOs and to encourage world governments to share the information they have about UFOs.

Q.2. When was the first World UFO Day celebrated?

The first World UFO Day was celebrated in 2001 by a UFO researcher whose name was Haktan Akdogan. Now, people all over the world celebrate UFO Day annually by sky-watching together and starting up conversations about UFO sightings.

Q.3. Which are the two dates on which World UFO Day is celebrated?

Earlier, World UFO Day was celebrated on two separate days. Some celebrated it on 24th June, and others celebrated it on 2nd July. However, after some years, 2nd July was accepted as the official World UFO Day.

Q.4. What is the aim of World UFO Day?

The aim of celebrating World UFO Day is to bring awareness and appreciation of the existence of UFOs or Unidentified Flying Objects. It is also a day on which UFO enthusiasts come together to discuss their fascination with UFOs.

Q.5. Which organization declared 2nd July as World UFO Day?

World UFO Day Organisation (WUFODO) officially declared 2nd July as World UFO Day. Before that, UFO day was celebrated on two separate dates - 24th June and 2nd July. Now, it is officially observed on 2nd July.