List of Important Days – National and International

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Important Days

Month wise National and International Days from January to December are shared here.

Important Days in January

1 January Global family day, World Day Of Peace, New Year Day.
6 January World War Orphans Day.
9 January Pravasi Bharatiya Divas NRI Day.
10 January World Laughter Day, World Hindi Day.
11 January Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri.
12 January National Youth Day (birthday of Swami Vivekananda).
13 January Lohri.
15 January Indian Army Day.
21 January World Hug Day.
23 January Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday.
24 January National Girl Child Day.
25 January India Tourism Day,  National Voters Day.
26 January Republic Day.
27 January International Holocaust Day.
28 January Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai.
30 January Martyrs’ Day (Also death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi).
Jan (last Sunday) World Leprosy Eradication Day.


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in January

Important Days in February

1 February Indian Coast Guard Day.
2 February World Wetlands Day.
4 February World Cancer Day, National Day of Sri Lanka.
7 February International Development Week.
11 February World Day of Sick.
12 February Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, Darwin Day.
13 February Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary.
14 February Valentine’s Day.
20 February World Day of Social Justice.
21 February International Mother Language Day.
22 February World Scout Day, World Thinking Day.
24 February Central Excise Day.
27 February World Sustainable Energy Day, World NGO Day.
28 February National Science Day.
29 February Rare Disease Day (Last day of February).


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in February

Important Days in March

3 March World Wildlife Day.
4 March National Safety Day.
8 March International Women’s Day.
12 March World Kidney Day.
14 March International Day of Action for Rivers.
15 March World Consumer Rights Day.
16 March National Vaccination Day.
18 March Ordnance Manufacturing Day.
20 March International Day of Happiness, World Oral Health Day.
21 March World Forestry Day, World Poetry Day.
22 March World Water Day, Bihar Day.
23 March World Meteorological Day.
24 March World Tuberculosis Day.
27 March World Theatre Day.
Second Wednesday No Smoking Day.
Second Thursday World Kidney Day.


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in March

Important Days in April

1 April April Fools’ Day,  Odisha Day
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
4 April  International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
5 April National Maritime Day.
7 April World Health Day (anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948).
10 April World Homeopathy Day.
12 April International Day of Human Space Flight.
13 April Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day.
18 April World Heritage Day.
21 April World Creativity and Innovation Day, National Secretaries day, National Civil Services Day
22 April Earth Day.
23 April World Book and Copyright Day, World English Language Day
25 April World Malaria Day, Italy Liberation Day
28 April International Worker’s Memorial Day, World Day for Safety and Health at work
29 April World Dance Day
Last week April World Immunization Week.


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in April

Important Days in May

1 May International Labour Day.
3 May International Press Freedom Day.
8 May World Red Cross Day.
17 May World Hypertension Day, World Telecommunication Day.
21 May Anti-Terrorism Day (Death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi).
24 May Commonwealth Day.
28 May Menstrual Hygiene Day.
29 May Mount Everest Day (First conquest of World highest peak in 1953).
31 May World No Tobacco Day.

Important Days in June


5 June World Environment Day.
7 June World Food Safety Day.
8 June World Oceans Day.
11 June Coal Miners Day.
14 June World Blood Donor Day.
20 June World Refugee Day.
21 June Father’s Day, World Music Day, International Yoga Day.
26 June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Important Days in July

1 July National Doctor’s Day.
7 July World Forgiveness day.
11 July World Population Day.
26 July Kargil Vijay Diwas.
28 July World Hepatitis Day, Parent’s Day.
29 July International Tiger Day.

Important Days in August

6 August Hiroshima Day.
7 August World Sanskrit Day.
8 August World Senior Citizen’s Day.
9 August Quit India Day.
11 August National Daughter’s Day.
12 August International Youth day.
15 August Independence Day of India.
19 August World Photography Day, World Humanitarian Day.
20 August Sadbhavana Diwas (Birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi).
29 August National Sports Day (Birth anniversary of Dhyanchand).

Important Days in September

2 September World Coconut Day.
5 September Teacher’s Day (Birth anniversary of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan).
7 September World Forgiveness Day.
8 September International Literacy Day.
9 September Himalaya Diwas.
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day.
14 September Hindi Diwas.
15 September National  Engineer’s Day.
21 September International Day of Peace.
22 September Daughter’s Day.
25 September World Pharmacist Day.
27 September World Tourism Day.
29 September World Heart Day.

Important Days in October

1 October World Vegetarian Day.
2 October Non-violence Day (Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi).
4 October World Animal Day.
5 October World Teacher’s Day.
8 October Indian Airforce Day.
9 October World Post Day.
10 October World Mental Health Day, National Post Day.
11 October International Day of the Girl Child.
16 October World Food Day.
24 October United Nations Day.

Important Days in November


1 November World Vegan Day, National Stress Awareness Day, Haryana Day.
10 November World science day, World Immunity Day.
11 November National Education day.
13 November World Kindness Day.
14 November Children’s Day, World Diabetes Day.
19 November International Men’s Day.
25 November International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women.
26 November Constitution Day.

Important Days in December

1 December World AIDS Day.
2 December World Pollution Prevention Day.
3 December International Day of People with Disability or World Disability Day.
4 December Indian Navy Day.
5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development.
7 December Armed Forces Flag Day, International Civil Aviation Day
8 December SAARC Day.
9 December The International Anti-Corruption Day.
10 December Human Rights Day, International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.
11 December International Mountain Day, UNICEF Day.
14 December National Energy Conservation Day(India).
16 December Vijay Diwas.
18 December International Migrants Day, National Minority Rights Day.
19 December Goa’s Liberation Day.
20 December International Human Solidarity Day.
23 December National Farmer’s Day, Kisan Diwas (India).
24 December National Consumers Day.
25 December Christmas Day.