List of Important Days and Dates in India & World

Important Days in January
January 1 : Army Medical Corps Establishment Day
January 8 : African National Congress Foundation Day
January 9 : NRI Day
January 10 : World Laughter Day
January 11 : Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
January 12 : National Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand )
January 15 : Army Day
January 23 : Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Birth Anniversary/Desh Prem Diwas/Patriotism Day
January 25 : Indian Tourism Day/International Excise Day
January 26 : Republic Day and International Customs Day
January 28 : Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
January 30 : (Martyr’s Day) Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day; World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Days in February
February 1 : Coast Guard Day
February 2 : World Wetlands Day
February 13 : Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
February 14 : Valentine’s Day
February 20 : Arunachal Day
February 24 : Central Excise Day
February 28 : National Science Day

Important Days in March
March 3 : National Defence Day
March 4 : National Safety Day
March 8 : International Women’s Day and International Literacy Day
March 9 : CISF Raising Day
March 12 : Mauritius Day; Central Industrial Security Force Day
March 15 : World Consumers Rights Day and World Disabled Day
March 16 : National Vaccination Day
March 19 : World Disabled Day
March 21 : International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Forestry Day
March 22 : World Water Day
March 23 : World Meteorological Day
March 24 : World TB Day
March 26 : Bangladesh Liberation Day
March 28 : National Shipping Day
March 30 : Rajasthan Day

Important Days in April
April 1 : Orissa Day
April 5 : National Maritime Day and Samta Diwas Day
April 7 : World Health Day
April 10-16 : World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day
April 13 : Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
April 14 : B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day; Fire Extinguishing Day
April 17 : World Haemophilia Day
April 18 : World Heritage Day
April 22 : World Earth Day
April 23 : World Book Day
April 24 : Manav Ekta Divas

Important Days in May
May 1 : International Labour Day
May 3 : International Energy Day/World Press Freedom Day
May 4 : Anti-Tobacco Day
May 6 : Lawyers Day
May 8 : International Red Cross Day
May 11 : National Technology Day
May 13 : National Solidarity Day
May 15 : International Day of Families
May 17 : World Telecommunication Day
May 21 : Anti-Terrorism Day
May 24 : Commonwealth Day
May 29 : Mount Everest Day
May 31 : World No Tobacco Day

Important Days in June
June 4 : International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 : World Environment Day
June 12 : World Day Against Child Labour
June 14 : World Blood Donor Day
June 18 : Goa Liberation Day
June 25 : UN Charter Signing Day
June 26 : Anti-Emergency Day/International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 27 : World Diabetes Day
June 28 : Poor’s Day

Important Days in July
July 1 : Doctor’s Day
July 4 : American Independence Day
July 11 : World Population Day
July 26 : Kargil Victory Day
July 27 : Parents Day

Important Days in August
August 1-7 : Breast Feeding Week
August 1 : World Breast Feeding Day
August 3 : International Friendship Day
August 6 : Hiroshima Day
August 7 : National Friendship Day
August 9 : Nagasaki Day and Quit India Day
August 12 : International Youth Day
August 14 : Pakistan’s Independence Day
August 15 : India’s Independence Day
August 19 : World Photography Day
August 20 : Sadbhavna Divas
August 29 : National Sports Day (Dhyanchand’s Birthday)
August 30 : Small Industry Day

Important Days in September
September 2 : Coconut Day
September 5 : Teacher’s Day
September 7 : Forgiveness Day
September 8 : International Literacy Day
September 14 : Hindi Day, World First Aid Day
September 15 : International Day of Democracy
September 16 : World Ozone Day
September 21 : World Alzheimer’s Day
September 22 : Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer Patients)
September 25 : Social Justice Day
September 26 : Day of the Deaf
September 27 : World Tourism Day

Important Days in October
October 1 : Blood Donation Day and International Day for the Elderly (UN)
October 2 : Gandhi Jayanti, International Non-violence Day, World Vegetarian Day
October 3 : World Nature Day
October 4 : World Animal Welfare Day
October 5 : World Habitat Day; World Teacher’s Day
October 6 : World Wildlife Day
October 7 : International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
October 8 : Indian Air Force Day
October 9 : World Postal Day
October 10 : World Mental Health Day; National Post Day, National Solidarity Day
October 12 : World Sight Day
October 13 : World Calamity Control Day (UN), World Disaster Reduction Day
October 14 : World Standards Day
October 15 : World white cane day (guiding the blind )
October 16 : World Food Day
October 17 : International Poverty Eradication Day
October 20 : National Solidarity Day (China attacked India on that Day)
October 21 : Police Commemoration Day
October 24 : United Nations Day
October 30 : World Thrift day
October 31 : National Integration Day and National Rededication Day

Important Days in November
November 7 : Infant Protection Day; World Cancer Awareness Day
November 9 : Pravasiya Bharatiya Divas/Legal Services Day
November 10 : Transport Day
November 14 : Children’s Day and World Diabetics Day
November 17 : Guru Nanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary
November 18 : Sapper’s Day
November 19 : Citizens Day
November 20 : International Children’s Day/Africa Industrialization Day
November 21 : World Hello Day and Telephone Invent Day
November 26 : Law Day
November 29 : International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 30 : Flag Day

Important Days in December
December 1 : World AIDS Day
December 2 : World Computer Literacy Day/National Pollution Prevention Day
December 3 : International Day of Disabled Persons
December 4 : Navy Day
December 5 : International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 7 : Armed Forces Flag Day
December 10 : Human Rights Day
December 11 : UNICEF Day
December 14 : National Energy Conservation Day
December 18 : Minorities Right Day
December 19 : Goa’s Liberation Day
December 23 : Kisan’s Day
December 24 : National Consumer Day

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