MMXXII) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022nd year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 22nd year of the Anno Domini 3rd millennium, the 22nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s decade.
United Nations has declared 2022 as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Predicted and scheduled events
January 1 – Following the 2018 enactment of the Music Modernization Act, and assuming no further extensions to the term of copyrights become law in the interim, all sound recordings fixed before 1923 will enter the public domain in the U.S.; alongside that, books, films and other works published in 1926 will enter the public domain as well. 
February 4– 20 – The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China, making Beijing the first city ever to host both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics. 
February 6 – If still living and reigning, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee on this date, marking 70 years on the throne, a mark that no other British monarch before her has held. 
February 20 – The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. March – The
Hong Kong Special Administration Region will hold an election for Chief Executive. April –
France will hold a presidential election.
April 14 – October 9 The Floriade 2022 will be held in Almere, Netherlands. late
April The 2022 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada
May 5 – Northern Ireland will hold an election to the Northern Ireland Assembly no later than this date in the United Kingdom.
May 9 – The 2022 Philippine presidential election is scheduled to be held. 
July 6 – July 21 – After being postponed, the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 is scheduled to take place in England. 
July 27 – August 7 – The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 
September 11 – Sweden will hold a general election to the Riksdag.
October 2 – Brazil will hold a general election for the Presidency, Vice Presidency, and the National Congress.
October 22 - November 8 The 2022 Summer Youth Olympics will be held Dakar, Senegal
November 8 – The 2022 U.S. elections will select the 118th Congress, the first after the redistricting reflecting the 2020 U.S. Census, and state and local officials. 36 states and territories will have  gubernatorial elections, and Los Angeles and Washington D.C. will hold mayoral elections. November 21 – December 18 – The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Qatar to avoid the summer heat between May and September and also avoid clashing with the 2022 Winter Olympics in February. 
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