Important Days and Dates

Searching for important dates and days of the year? In this article, we have covered all the important days and dates which are frequently asked in various competitive/government examinations.
So, In order to help you with better preparation, we have also covered all the events and festivals along with important days and dates of the year in the list below.

Month wise List of Important Days and Dates

January

01 January English New Year,
Army Medical Corps Establishment Day,Global family day, World Peace Day
04 JanuaryWorld Braille Day
06 JanuaryWorld War Orphans Day
08 JanuaryAfrican National Congress Foundation Day
09 JanuaryPravasi Bharatiya Divas NRI Day-
10 JanuaryWorld Laughter Day, World Hindi Day
11 JanuaryLal Bahadur Shastri ‘s Death anniversary
12 January(Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda) National Youth Day
13 JanuaryGuru Gobind Singh Jayanti
14 JanuaryLohri
15 January(Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British) Indian Army Day, Pongal, Makar Sankranti
23 JanuaryNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
25 JanuaryIndia Tourism Day, International Customs Duty Day, National Voters Day
26 JanuaryRepublic Day
27 JanuaryInternational Holocaust Day (The largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan 27, 1945.), International Day of Commemoration
28 JanuaryLala Lajpat Rai’s Birth anniversary
30 JanuaryMahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s day)
January (last Sunday)World Leprosy Eradication Day

February

01 FebruarySurajkund Crafts Mela,
Indian Coast Guard Day
02 FebruaryWorld Wetlands Day,
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
04 FebruaryWorld Cancer Day,
National Day of Sri Lanka
07 FebruaryInternational Development Week
12 FebruaryDarwin Day,
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
13 FebruarySarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
14 FebruarySaint Valentine’s Day
18 FebruaryTaj Mahotsav
20 FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
22 FebruaryWorld Scout Day
24 FebruaryCentral Excise Day
27 FebruaryWorld Sustainable Energy Day
28 FebruaryNational Science Day

March

01 MarchZero Discrimination Day,
World Civil Defence Day
03 MarchWorld Wildlife Day,
World Hearing Day
04 MarchNational Safety Day
8 MarchInternational Women’s Day
Ramakrishna Jayanti
10 MarchCISF Raising Day
11 March(Second Wednesday of March) No Smoking Day.
12 MarchMauritius Day
14 MarchPi Day,
Action for Rivers’s International Day.
15 MarchWorld Consumer Rights Day
16 MarchNational Vaccination Day
18 MarchOrdnance Factories Day (India)
20 MarchInternational Day of Happiness,
World Sparrow Day.
21 MarchWorld Forestry Day,
World Down syndrome Day,
World Poetry Day
22 MarchWorld Water Day
23 MarchWorld Meteorological Day
24 MarchWorld Tuberculosis (TB) Day
27 MarchWorld Theatre Day

April

01 AprilPrevention of Blindness week, Odisha Day, April Fools Day
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
4 AprilInternational Day for Mine Awareness
5 AprilNational Maritime Day
7 AprilWorld Health Day
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
11 AprilNational Pet Day, National Safe Motherhood Day.
13 AprilJallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
14 AprilB.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
17 AprilWorld Haemophilia Day
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day
21 AprilNational Civil Service Day,
Secretaries’ Day
22 AprilWorld Earth Day
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day
24 AprilNational Panchayati Day
25 AprilWorld Malaria Day
26 AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day
28 AprilWorld Veterinary Day, World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
30 AprilAyushman Bharat Diwas

May

1 MayInternational Labour Day or May Day,
Maharashtra Day.
3 May(first Sunday of May) World Laughter Day,
Press Freedom Day
4 MayCoal Miners Day,
International Firefighter’s Day.
5 May(First Tuesday of May)World Asthma Day
7 MayWorld Athletics Day,
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 MayWorld Red Cross Day,
World Thalassaemia Day.
9 MayShankaracharya Jayanti,
Surdas Jayanti,
Ramanujacharya
10 May(Second Sunday of May) Mother’s Day
11 MayNational Technology Day
12 MayInternational Nurses Day
15 May(Third Friday in May) International Day of Families,
National Endangered Species Day.
17 MayWorld Telecommunication Day,
World Hypertension Day
18 MayWorld AIDS Vaccine Day,
International Museum Day,
(Third Saturday of the May) Armed Forces Day.

21 MayNational Anti-Terrorism Day
22 MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity
25 MayNational Memorial Day
31 MayAnti-Tobacco Day

June

1 June World Milk Day,
Global Day of Parents.
2 JuneInternational Sex Workers Day,
Telangana Formation Day.
3 JuneWorld Bicycle Day
4 JuneInnocent Children Victims of Aggression’s International Day.
5 JuneWorld Environment Day
7 JuneWorld Food Safety Day
8 JuneWorld Brain Tumour Day,
World Oceans Day
12 JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
14 JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
15 JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day,
World Wind Day.
16 JuneMartyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
18 JuneAutistic Pride Day,
International Picnic Day.
19 JuneWorld Sickle Cell Awareness Day,
World Sauntering Day
20 JuneWorld Refugee Day
21 JuneWorld Music Day,
World Hydrography Day,
International Yoga Day,
World Father’s Day (3rd Sunday of June)


23 JuneInternational Olympic Day,
United Nations Public Service Day,
International Widow’s Day.

26 JuneInternational Day in oppose to Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking,
International Day to Support of Victims of Torture
30 JuneWorld Asteroid Day

July

1 JulyDoctor’s Day,
National Postal Worker Day,
Canada Day,
Chartered Accountant’s Day (India),
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day,
National Gingersnap Day.



2 JulyWorld UFO Day,
National Anisette Day.
3 JulyNational Fried Clam Day
4 JulyIndependence Day USA
6 JulyWorld Zoonoses Day
11 JulyWorld Population Day,
National 7-Eleven Day.
12 JulyNational Simplicity Day,
Paper Bag Day.
14 JulyBastille Day
17 JulyWorld Day for International Justice
18 JulyInternational Nelson Mandela Day
22 JulyPi Approximation Day
24 JulyNational Thermal Engineers Day
26 July(Kargil Victory Day) Kargil Vijay Diwas,
National Parent’s Day(fourth Sunday of July)
28 JulyWorld Nature Conservation Day,
World Hepatitis Day.
29 JulyInternational Tiger Day
31 JulySystem Administrator Appreciation Day (Last Friday in July)

August

1 AugustYorkshire Day
2 AugustFriendship Day (First Sunday of August)
4 AugustU.S. Coast Guard Day
6 AugustHiroshima Day
7 AugustInternational Beer Day (First Friday of August)
9 AugustQuit India Movement Day,
Nagasaki Day,
World’s Indigenous Peoples.


12 AugustInternational Youth Day
13 AugustInternational Lefthanders Day
14 AugustYoum-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
15 AugustIndependence Day (India),
National Day of mourning (Bangladesh),
(UK) – Victory over Japan Day,
Day of Assumption of the Virgin Mary

16 AugustBennington Battle Day
17 AugustIndonesian Independence Day
19 AugustWorld Photography Day,
World Humanitarian Day.
20 AugustWorld Mosquito Day,
Sadbhavana Divas,
Indian Akshay Urja Day.
23 August International Day in Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition,
European Day for Remembering Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
26 AugustWomen’s Equality Day
29 AugustNational Sports Day
30 AugustSmall Industry Day
31 AugustHari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

September

1 to 7 SeptemberNational Nutrition Week
2 September(USA) – Victory over Japan Day,
Coconut Day.
3 SeptemberSkyscraper Day
5 SeptemberInternational Day of Charity,
Teachers’ Day (India).

7 SeptemberBrazilian Independence Day,
Forgiveness Day
8 SeptemberInternational Literacy Day
10 SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention Da
11 SeptemberPatriot Day
14 SeptemberOnam (Kerala, India),
Hindi Diwas,
World First Aid Day.
15 SeptemberEngineer’s Day (India),
International Day of Democracy.
16 SeptemberMalaysia Day,
World Ozone Day,
International Day of Preservation.
21 SeptemberInternational Day for Peace and Non-Violence,
World Alzheimer’s Day.
22 September(Welfare of Cancer patients) Rose Day
23 SeptemberInternational Day of Sign Languages
26 SeptemberEuropean Day of Languages,
World Contraception Day,
World Maritime Day.
27 SeptemberWorld Tourism Day,
World Rivers Day (Fourth Sunday of September)
28 SeptemberWorld Rabies Day
29 SeptemberWorld Heart Day
30 SeptemberInternational Translation Day
September’s last weekWorld Day of Deaf

October

1 OctoberElderly’s International Day,
International Coffee Day,
World Vegetarian Day
2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti,
International Day of Non-Violence,

3 OctoberGerman Unity Day
4 OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day
5 OctoberWorld Habitat Day (First Monday of October),
World Teachers’ Day
6 OctoberGerman-American Day
8 OctoberWorld Sight Day (Second Thursday of October)
Indian Air Force Day
9 OctoberWorld Postal Day
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day
11 OctoberInternational Girl Child Day
13 OctoberInternational Day(UN) for Natural Disaster Reduction
14 OctoberWorld Standards Day
15 OctoberInfant Loss and Pregnancy Remembrance Day,
Global Handwashing Day,
World White Cane Day,
World Students Day

16 OctoberWorld Food Day
17 OctoberInternational Poverty Eradication Day
20 OctoberNational Solidarity Day
23 OctoberMole Day
24 OctoberUnited Nations Day,
World Development Information Day,
30 OctoberWorld Thrift Day,
31 OctoberHalloween,
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

November

1 NovemberWorld Vegan Day,
All Saints’ Day,
2 NovemberAll Souls’ Day
3 November(1st Tuesday in November): Melbourne Cup Day
5 NovemberWorld Tsunami Day
7 NovemberInfant Protection Day,
National Cancer Awareness Day.
9 NovemberIqbal Day,
Uttarakhand Foundation Day,
Kartarpur Corridor inauguration,
National Legal Services Day

10 NovemberTransport Day
11 November(also Remembrance Day ) Armistice Day,
Veterans Day (United States)
12 NovemberWorld Pneumonia Day,
Guru Nanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary
13 NovemberWorld Kindness Day
14 NovemberWorld Diabetes Day,
Children’s Day (Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti)
15 NovemberJharkhand Foundation Day
17 NovemberNational Epilepsy Day
19 NovemberInternational Men’s Day,
World Toilet Day.
20 NovemberUniversal Children’s Day,
Africa Industrialisation Day.
21 NovemberWorld Television Day
25 November Internation Day-Elimination of Violence against Women
29 NovemberInternational Day of Solidarity Palestinian People
30 November(Scotland) – Saint Andrew’s Day
November’s Fourth Thursday- Thanksgiving Day (United States)

December

1 DecemberWorld AIDS Day
2 DecemberNational Pollution Control Day,
The Abolition of Slavery’s International Day.
3 DecemberWorld Day of the Handicapped
4 DecemberIndian Navy Day
5 DecemberInternational Volunteer Day,
World Soil Day
7 DecemberIndian Armed Forces Flag Day,
International Civil Aviation Day.
9 DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10 DecemberHuman Rights Day
11 DecemberUNICEF Day,
International Mountain Day
14 DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day
15 DecemberInternational Tea Day
16 DecemberVictory Day of Bangladesh
18 DecemberMinorities Rights Day (India),
International Migrants Day.
19 DecemberGoa’s Liberation Day
20 DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day
22 DecemberNational Mathematics Day
23 December(Farmer’s Day in India) Kisan Divas
24 DecemberNational Consumer Rights Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day,
Good Governance Day (India).
31 DecemberNew Year’s Eve

In this article, we have covered all the important days and dates and also covered important events and festivals according to months. Hope that this article was helpful.All the best for your upcoming exams.

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