Important Days of the Year- National and International

Below are the List of Important Days throughout the year which are listed serially according to Months. Hope this post will be beneficial to the aspirants preparing for competitive exams. Do support us by sharing with friends.

January

January 1: Global Family Day, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day

January 6: World War Orphans Day

January 8 – African National Congress Foundation Day

January 9:  NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

January 10: World Laughter Day

January 11: Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

January 12: National Youth Day or Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

January 15: National Army Day

January 23: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Birth Anniversary

January 24: National Girl Child Day of India

January 25: National Tourism Day, National Voters Day

January 26: Republic Day of India, International Customs duty day

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28: Data Protection Day,Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

January 30: Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas ,World Leprosy Eradication Day

February

February 2: World Wetlands Day

February 4: World Cancer Day, national Day of Srilanka, Facebook day

2nd Sunday of February: World Marriage Day

February 6: International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

February 7: Safer Internet Day

February 11: World Day of the Sick, International day Women and girls in Science

February 12: Darwin Day,

February 13: World Radio Day, National womens day or Sarojini Naydu’s Birthday

February 14: Valantine’s Day

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

February 21: International Mother Language Day

February 22: World Scout Day, World Thinking day

February 23: World Peace and Understanding Day

February 24: Central Excise Day

February 28: National Science Day

March

March 1: World Civil Defence Day

March 3: National Defence Day, World Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day

March 4: National Safety Day,World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation, National Security Day

March 8: International Womens’ Day, World Kidney Day

March 12: Commonwealth Day

March 13: World Rotaract Day

March 14: World Pie day

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day, World Disabled Day, World Contact Day

March 16: National Vaccination Day, World Sleep Day

March 18: National Ordinance Factories Day, Global Recycling Day

March 20: International Day of Happiness, World sparrow day

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Poetry Day, World Forestry Day, World Down Syndrome day, World Puppetry day

3rd Friday of March: World Sleep Day

March 22: World Water Day

March 23: World Meteorological Day

March 24: World TB ( Tuberculosis ) Day, International Day for Achievers

March 25: International Day of Remembrance – Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 26: World Purple day(epilepsy awareness day)

March 27: World Theater Day or World Drama Day

April

April 1: Orissa Day, April fool’s day

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day,
International Children’s Book Day

April 4: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 5: National Maritime Day

April 6:International Day for Sports Development and Peace

April 7: World Health Day

April 8: World Romani Day

April 12: World Aviation & Cosmonauts Day, International Day of Human Space Flight

April 13: Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day

April 14: B.R.Ambedkar Remembrance Day, World Liver Day

April 15: World day of Silence, Day of Dialogue

April 17: World Haemophilia Day

April 18: World Heritage Day

April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day, National Secrataries day, National Civil Services Day

April 22: World Earth Day

April 23: World Book and Copyright Day, World English Language Day

April 24: World Lab Animals Day,
Women’s Political Empowerment Day

April 25: World Malaria Day

April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

April 28: International Worker’s Memorial Day, World day for Safety and Health at work

April 29: World Dance Day

April 30: International Jazz Day

May

May 01: International Labour Day /World Labour Day o/May Day or Workers Day, Maharashtra Day, World Asthma Day

May 03: Press Freedom Day(Intl.), International Sun Day, International Energy Day

May 04: Coal Miners Day(Intl.), International Firefighters’ Day

1st Sunday of May: World Laughter Day

May 05: World Athletics Day, World Midwives Day

May 06: World No Diet Day

May 08: World Red Cross Day or Red Crescent Day, Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost Lives of Second World War

May 09: World Thalassaemia Day

2nd sunday of May: World Mother Day

May 10: International Migratory Bird Day

May 11: National technology day

May 12: International Nurses Day

May 13: International Criminal Court Day

May 15: International Day of the Families

May 17: World Tele-communication and Information Society Day, Wold AIDS Vaccination day,World Hypertension Day, International day against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 18: World Museum Day

May 20: World Meteorology Day

May 21: National Anti Terrorism Day, National Day for Cultural Development

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

May 24: Commonwealth Day

May 25: World Missing Childrens day

May 29: International Day of Peacekeepers

May 31: World Anti Tobacco Day

June

June 1: Global Day of Parents

June 4: World Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June 5: World Environment Day

June 8: World Brain Tumor Day, World Oceans Day

June 12: World Day Against Child Labor

June 14: World Blood Donor Day

June 15: World elder abuse awareness day

3rd Sunday of June: World Father’s Day

June 16: International Integration Day

June 18: International Picnic Day

June 20: World Refugee Day

June 21: World Music Day

June 23: International Olympic Day, United Nations Public Service Day, International Widows Day

June 26: International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking, International Day in support of Victims of torture

July

July 1: International Joke Day, world Doctor’s Day

July 2: World Sports Journalists Day, World UFO day

1st Saturday of July: International Day of Cooperatives

July 04: America Indipendence Day

July 06: World Zoonoses Day

JUly 07: World Chocolate Day

July 11: World Population Day

July 12: International Malala Day

July 18: International Nelson Mandela Day

July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil Memorial Day or Kargil Victory Day

July 28: World Nature Conservation Day, World Hepatitis Day

July 29: International Tiger Day

August

First Sunday in August: International Friendship Day

August 6: Hiroshima Day, Anti Nuclear Day

August 8: World Senior Citizen Day

August 9: Nagasaki Day, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Quit India Day

August 12: International Youth Day

August 13: International Left Handers Day

August 14: Pakistan’s Indipendence Day

August 15: India’s Independence Day, International Mourning Day

August 19: World Humanitarian Day, World Photography Day

August 20: National Sadbhavna Divas or Birthday of Rajiv gandhi, World Mosquito Day, Indain Akshay Urja Diwas or day

August 21: National Senior Citizen Day

August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

August 29: National Sports Day or Dhyanchand’s Birthday

August 30: International day of the victims of enforced Disappearances

September

September 2: World Coconut Day

September 5: National Teacher’s Day or Dr. Radhakrishanan’s Birth Day, Sanskrit Day

September 7: World Forgiveness Day

September 8: World Literacy Day

September 10: World Anti-Suicide Day

September 14: Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day, World First Aid Day

September 15: International Day of Democracy, International Engineer’s Day

September 16: World Ozone Day

September 20: RPF Foundation day

September 21: World Peace Day or International day for Peace and Non-violence (UN), World Alzheimer’s Day

September 22: World Cancer Free Day or Rose Day

September 23: International Day of the Deaf

September 26: World Contraception Day, european day of languages

September 27: World Tourism Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

September 29: World Heart Day

October

1st Monday of October: World Habitat Day

October 1: World Vegetarian Day, International Day of the older/Elderly

October 2: Gandhi Jayanti, International Day of Non-Violence

October 3: World Nature Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 5: World Teacher’s Day

October 6: World Wildlife Day

October 8: Indian Air Force Day

October 9: World Postal or Post-office Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day, National Post-office Day

October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

2nd Thursday of October: World Sight Day

October 12: World Arthritis Day

October 13: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

October 14: World Standards Day

October 15: Global Hand Washing Day, International Day of Rural Women, World White Cane Safety Day

October 16: World Food Day

October 17: International Poverty Day for it’s Eradication

October 20: World Osteoporosis Day,World Statistics Day, National Solidarity day

October 24: UN Day, World Development Information Day, World Polio Day

October 27: World day for Audio Visual Heritage

October 28: International Animation Day

October 31: World Savings Day or wold Thrift day, Halloween Day

November

November 1: World Vegan Day

November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 7: Infant Protection Day, World Cancer Awareness Day

November 8: World Radiology Day

November 9: World Legal Service Day

November 10: World Science day for Peace and Development, Public Transport Day

November 11: National Education Day

November 12: World Pneumonia Day, Public Service Broadcasting Day

November 13: World Kindness Day

November 14: Children’s Day(India), World Diabetes Day

November 16: International Day for Endurance or Tolerance

November 17: International Students Day, Gurunanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary, National epilepsy day

November 19: World Toilet Day, International Men’s Day, National Integration Day

November 20: Universal Children’s Day

3rd Sunday of November: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

3rd Thursday of November: World Philosophy Day

November 21: World Fisheries Day, World Hello Day, World Television Day

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, World Non-Veg day

November 26: National Law Day or National constitution Day

November 30: National Flag Day

December

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 2: World Computer Literacy Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3: International Day of People with Disability or World Disability Day

December 4: Indian Navy Day

December 5: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 7: International Civil Aviation Day, Indian Armed Force Flag Day

December 9: The International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10: World Human Rights Day,International Children’s Day of Broadcasting

December 11: International Mountain Day, UNICEF Day

December 14: National Energy Conservation Day(India)

December 16: Vijay Diwas

December 18: International Migrants Day, National Minority Rights Day

December 19: Goa’s Libration Day

December 20: International Human Solidarity Day

December 23: National Farmer’s Day or Kisan Diwas

December 25: Christmas Day , Good Governance Day

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