List of Wikimedia birthdays

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This page provides a monthly listing of when the birthdays of affiliates and major projects (those with over 100,000 content pages) are recognized within the Wikimedia movement.

Wikipedia birthday cake

Adding an entry[edit]

Simply add this code under the relevant month of the year:

For single projects:
{{Wikimedia birthday entry|project=Canonical project name (see list) |type=project |y=YYYY|m=MM|d=DD |verifywiki=|verifyurl=}}

For other cases:
{{Wikimedia birthday entry|name=NAME |type=TYPE|y=YYYY|m=MM|d=DD |verifywiki=|verifyurl=}}

Examples:

{{Wikimedia birthday entry|name=[[English Wikipedia]] |type=Project|y=2001|m=01|d=15 |verifywiki=w:en:WP:Wikipedia Day}}

{{Wikimedia birthday entry|project=jvwiki |type=Project|y=2004|m=03|d=08 |verifyurl=https://www.facebook.com/jvwiki/posts/3819224138160755}}

Birthday vs. anniversary[edit]

While some projects celebrate their birthday on the date of the wiki's launch, others use different benchmarks to mark their birthday (such as reaching 100 articles, active usage, etc.).

Dates on this list should indicate when the local wiki or affiliate community celebrates their birthday, which might not be the wiki's launch date.

Verification of entries[edit]

Because of the differences used across the movement in determining when a project or affiliate's birthday is, entries on this list should have a citation or link which verifies the birthday is celebrated on that day. To help with quick visualization of which have been verified, these two variables in the {{Wikimedia birthday entry}} template are in use on this list:

  • verifywiki= for wikilink formatted (w:en:Page) verification links
  • verifyurl= for url formatted (https://www.example.com) verification links

Birthday calendar[edit]

January[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Nias Wikipedia Project 6 months ago Verified
Nias Wiktionary Project 6 months ago Verification needed
Wikipedia, English Wikipedia, Wikipedia Day Project 20 years ago Verified
English Wikivoyage Project 8 years ago Verification needed
Bengali Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verified
Extremaduran Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed
Urdu Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed
Ukrainian Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verified

February[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Danish Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verification needed
Minangkabau Wikipedia Project 8 years ago Verified
Serbian Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verified
Finnish Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verification needed
Slovenian Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verified

March[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Wikimedia Australia Chapter 13 years ago Verified
Galician Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verification needed
Javanese Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verified
Sundanese Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verified
Catalan Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verification needed
German Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verification needed
French Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verification needed
Basa Banyumasan Wikipedia Project 15 years ago Verified
Tetum Wikipedia Project 15 years ago Verified

April[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Esperanto kaj Libera Scio (ELiSo) Affiliate 8 years ago Verification needed
Gorontalo Wikipedia Project 3 years ago Verified

May[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Czech Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verified
Chinese Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verification needed Possibly inaccurate, see Talk:List of Wikimedia birthdays#Date verifications
Esperanto Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verification needed Possibly inaccurate, see Talk:List of Wikimedia birthdays#Date verifications
Italian Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verified Date is when the wiki was created. Double-checked on Wikipedia Weekly.
Japanese Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verified Date is when the wiki was created. Japanese Wikipedia article about themselves has 20 May in the infobox, but this was double-checked on Wikipedia Weekly.
Portuguese Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verified See also Wikipedia Weekly discussion
Russian Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verification needed Possibly inaccurate, see Talk:List of Wikimedia birthdays#Date verifications
Spanish Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verified
Wikimedians of the Levant user group 6 years ago Verified
Swedish Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verified
Malay Wiktionary Project 17 years ago Verified
Malay Wikibooks Project 17 years ago Verified
Indonesian Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verified
Wikimedia Ukraine Chapter 12 years ago Verified

June[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Azerbaijani Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verified
Punjabi Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verified
Dutch Wikipedia Project 20 years ago Verification needed
Wikimedia Foundation Foundation 18 years ago Verified
Cebuano Wikipedia Project 16 years ago Verification needed
Wikiquote, English Wikiquote, Wikiquote Day Project 18 years ago Verified

July[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Hebrew Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verification needed
Arabic Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verified Since 2018, arwiki community decided that Arabic Wikipedia Day will be on the first Saturday coming after 9 July of every year.
South Azerbaijani Wikipedia Project 6 years ago Verified
Wikibooks, English Wikibooks Project 18 years ago Verified
Indonesian Wikibooks Project 18 years ago Verified
Hindi Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verification needed
Romanian Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verification needed
Aragonese Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed

August[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Asturian Wikipedia Project 16 years ago Verification needed
Achinese Wikipedia Project 11 years ago Verified
Wikiversity, English Wikiversity Project 14 years ago Verification needed

September[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Sundanese Wikiquote Project 16 years ago Verified
Wikimedia Indonesia Affiliate 12 years ago Verified
Wikimedia Commons Project 16 years ago Verified
Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia Affiliate 3 years ago Verified
Wikispecies Project 16 years ago Verification needed
Indonesian Wiktionary Project 16 years ago Verified
Tamil Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed
Waray Wikipedia Project 15 years ago Verification needed
Polish Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verified

October[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Sundanese Wiktionary Project 16 years ago Verified
Korean Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verification needed
Balinese Wikipedia Project 1 year ago Verified
Banjar Wikipedia Project 10 years ago Verified
Occitan Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed
Buginese Wikipedia Project 15 years ago Verified
Indonesian Wikiquote Project 16 years ago Verified
Malay Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verified
Wikidata, Wikidata's Birthday Project 8 years ago Verified

November[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Indonesian Wikisource Project 15 years ago Verified
Basque Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed
Wikinews, English Wikinews Project 16 years ago Verification needed
Afrikaans Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verification needed
Vietnamese Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verification needed
Wikisource, English Wikisource Project 17 years ago Verified
Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia Project 19 years ago Verification needed

December[edit]

Name Type Birthday Years ago Verification Notes
Greek Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed
Turkish Wikipedia Project 18 years ago Verified
Wikivoyage, German Wikivoyage Project 14 years ago Verification needed
Javanese Wiktionary Project 16 years ago Verified
Wiktionary, English Wiktionary, Wiktionary Day Project 17 years ago Verified
Madurese Wikipedia Project 7 months ago Verified
Persian Wikipedia Project 17 years ago Verification needed

See also[edit]