List of Important Days – National and International

List of Important Days – National and International

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 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, World Radio Day.
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 NGO Day.
28 February National Science Day.
Last day of February Rare Disease Day.


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in February

Important Days in March

1 March Zero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day.
3 March World Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day.
4 March National Safety Day.
8 March International Women’s Day.
10 March CISF Raising 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.
Friday before the March Equinox World Sleep 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 Civil Services Day
22 April Earth Day.
23 April World Book and Copyright Day, World English Language Day
24 April National Panchayati Raj 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
Wednesday of last full week in April Secretaries day
Last week April World Immunization Week.


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in April

Important Days in May


1 May International Labour Day, Gujarat Day, Maharashtra Day.
3 May International Press Freedom Day.
4 May Coal Miners Day(Intl.), International Firefighters’ Day.
5 May  World Athletics Day, World Midwives Day.
6 May  World No Diet Day.
8 May World Red Cross Day.
11 May National technology day.
12 May International Nurses Day.
15 May International Day of the Family.
16 May Sikkim State Day.
17 May World Hypertension Day, World Telecommunication Day.
18 May World Museum Day.
20 May World Metrology Day.
21 May Anti-Terrorism Day (Death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi), International Tea Day.
22 May International Day for Biological Diversity.
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.
1st Sunday of May World Laughter Day.
Second Saturday of May International Migratory Bird Day.


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in May

Important Days in June


1 June World Milk Day, Global Day of Parents.
2 June Telangana Formation Day.
3 June World Bicycle Day.
4 June World Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
5 June World Environment Day.
7 June World Food Safety Day.
8 June World Brain Tumor Day, World Oceans Day.
11 June Coal Miners Day.
12 June World Day Against Child Labor.
14 June World Blood Donor Day.
15 June World Wind Day, World elder abuse awareness day.
16 June International Integration Day.
18 June International Picnic Day.
20 June World Refugee Day.
21 June World Music Day, International Yoga Day.
23 June  International Olympic Day, United Nations Public Service Day, International Widows Day.
26 June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
30 June World Asteroid Day.
3rd Sunday of June World Father’s Day.


Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in June

Important Days in July

1 July International Joke Day, National Doctor’s Day, National Postal Worker Day, Canada Day.
2 July World Sports Journalists Day, World UFO day.
4 July America Independence Day.
6 July World Zoonoses Day.
7 July World Forgiveness day, World Chocolate Day.
11 July World Population Day.
12 July National Simplicity Day, Paper Bag Day.
14 July Bastille Day or French National Day.
15 July World Youth Skills Day.
17 July World Day for International Justice, World Emoji Day.
18 July International Nelson Mandela Day.
22 July National Mango Day.
24 July National Thermal Engineer Day.
26 July Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil Memorial Day or Kargil Victory Day.
28 July World Hepatitis Day, World Nature Conservation Day.
29 July International Tiger Day.
30 July International Friendship Day.
1st Saturday of July International Day of Cooperatives.
4th Thursday of July National Refreshment Day.
4th Sunday of July National Parents Day.

Suggested Read: List of Festival celebrated in July

Important Days in August


1st Friday, August International Beer Day.
1 August National Mountain Climbing Day.
3 August World Sanskrit Day.
6 August Hiroshima Day, Anti Nuclear Day.
9 August Quit India Day, Intl. Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
11 August National Son and Daughter’s Day.
12 August International Youth day.
13 August International Left-Handers Day.
14 August Independence Day of Pakistan.
15 August Independence Day of India.
19 August World Photography Day, World Humanitarian Day.
20 August Sadbhavana Diwas (Birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi), Akshay Urja Diwas.
21 August World Senior Citizen’s Day.
23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition.
26 August Women’s Equality Day.
29 August National Sports Day (Birth anniversary of Dhyanchand).
30 August Small Industry Day, International Day of the victims of enforced Disappearances.

Suggested Read: List Of Festivals Celebrated In The Month Of August

Important Days in September

2 September World Coconut Day.
3 September National Skyscraper Day.
5 September Teacher’s Day in India, the International Day of Charity.
7 September National Labor Day for the US, Brazilian Independence Day.
8 September International Literacy Day, World Physical Therapy Day.
9 September Himalaya Diwas.
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day.
13 September Grandparents Day.
14 September Hindi Diwas,  World First Aid Day.
15 September National  Engineer’s Day,  International Day of Democracy.
16 September World Ozone Day.
21 September International Day of Peace.
24 September World Maritime Day.
25 September World Pharmacist Day.
27 September World Tourism Day.
29 September World Heart Day.
Fourth Sunday in September Daughter’s Day.

Suggested Read: List Of Festivals Celebrated In The Month Of September

Important Days in October

1 October International Day of Older Persons, 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.
11 October International Day of the Girl Child.
12 October World Arthritis Day.
13 October International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction.
14 October World Standards Day.
15 October Global Hand Washing Day, International Day of Rural Women, World White Cane Safety Day.
16 October World Food Day.
17 October International Poverty Day for its Eradication.
20 October World Osteoporosis Day, World Statistics Day, National Solidarity day, International Chef Day.
24 October United Nations Day, World Development Information Day, World Polio Day.
27 October World day for Audio Visual Heritage.
28 October International Animation Day.
31 October World Savings Day or World Thrift Day, Halloween Day, National Unity Day.
1st Monday,  in October World Habitat Day.
1st Friday,  in October World Smile Day.
2nd Thursday, in October World Sight Day.

Suggested Read: October Festivals Celebrated In India

Important Days in November

1 November World Vegan Day, All Saints’ Day, Haryana Day.
2 November All Souls’ Day.
5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day.
9 November Uttarakhand Foundation Day.
10 November World science day, World Immunity Day.
11 November National Education day.
12 November World Pneumonia Day.
13 November World Kindness Day.
14 November Children’s Day, World Diabetes Day.
15 November Jharkhand Foundation Day.
16 November International Day for Tolerance.
19 November International Men’s Day, World Toilet Day.
20 November Universal Children’s Day.
21 November World Television Day.
25 November International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women.
26 November Law day or Constitution Day.
1st Wednesday of November National Stress Awareness Day.

Suggested Read: November Festivals Celebrated In India

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, World Soil Day.
7 December Armed Forces Flag Day, International Civil Aviation Day
8 December SAARC Day.
9 December 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.

Suggested Read: December Festivals Celebrated In India

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