List of Important Days – India and International

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List of Important Days – India and International

Government of India, United Nations, World Health Organization etc. observe some days as special days for some cause or purpose. The main purpose of observing such days is to create awareness among the people for a particular cause.

Why is List of National and International Days important for Competitive Exams?
When it comes to Competitive Exams, questions on National and International Days are expected under General Knowledge. At least one question from this topic is expected.

Here is a month-wise list of some Important Days – India and International for reference:

Important days in the month of January

  • January 1 – Global Family Day & World Day of Peace
  • January 4 – World Braille Day – celebration of Louis Braille and a reminder of the importance of independence for those who are blind or visually-impaired
  • January 6 – World Day of Orphans
  • January 9 – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas – (India) – to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India.
  • January 10 – World Laughers Day
  • January 10 – World Hindi Day – (India)
  • January 12 – National youth day – (India)
  • January 15 – Indian Army Day – (India)
  • January 23 – Desh Prem Divas (Subhash Chandra bose’s Birth Day) – (India)
  • January 25 – National Voter’s Day & India Tourism Day – (India)
  • January 26 – Indian Republic Day & International Customs Day – (India)
  • January 30 – National Martyr’s Day – (India)
  • January 31 – International Street Children’s Day

Important days in the month of February

  • February 1 – Indian Coast Guard Day – (India)
  • February 2 – World Wetland Day
  • February 4 – World Cancer Day
  • February 5 – Kashmir Solidarity Day / Kashmir Day – (Pakistan)
  • February 6 – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • February 11 – World Day of Sick
  • February 13 – World Radio Day
  • February 14 – Saint Valentine’s Day
  • February 20 – World Day of Social Justice
  • February 21 – International Mother Language Day
  • February 25 – World Sustainable Energy Day
  • February 28 – National Science Day – (India)

Important days in the month of March

  • March 1 – Zero Discrimination Day
  • March 1 – National Defence Day – (India)
  • March 3 – World Wild Life Day
  • March 4 – National Safety Day – (India)
  • March 4 – World Day of Fight against Sexual Exploitation
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 15 – World Consumer Rights Day
  • March 17 – World Sparrow Day
  • March 21 – World Poetry Day, International Day of Forests, World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 22 – World Water Day
  • March 23 – World Meteorological Day
  • March 24 – World Tuberculosis Day
  • March 27 – World Theatre Day

Important days in the month of April

  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 5 – Indian National Maritime Day – (India)
  • April 7 – World Health Day
  • April 12  – International Day of Human Space Flight
  • April 13 – Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day – (India)
  • April 17 – World Haemophilia Day
  • April 18 – World Heritage Day- International Day for Monuments and Sites
  • April 21 – Civil Service Day – (India) , World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • April 22 – World Earth Day
  • April 23 – World Book and Copyright Day, English Language Day
  • April 25 – World Malaria Day
  • April 26 – World Intellectual Property Day
  • April 29 – International Dance Day
  • April 30 – International Jazz Day (UNESCO)
  • Last week of April – World Immunization Week (WHO)

Important days in the month of May

  • May 1 – International Workers Day or May Day
  • May 3 – World Press Freedom Day
  • May 4 – International Fire Fighters’ Day
  • May 5 – World Asthma Day
  • May 8 – World Red Cross Day
  • May 11 – National Technology Day – (India)
  • May 12 – International Nurses Day
  • May 15 – International Day of families
  • May 17 – World Information Society Day, World Hypertension Day
  • May 20 – World Metrology Day, World Bee Day
  • May 21 – Anti-Terrorism Day – (India)
  • May 22 – World Biodiversity Day
  • May 24 – Commonwealth Day
  • May 25 – World Thyroid Day
  • May 28 – International Day of Action for Women’s Health
  • May 29 – International Day of UN Peacekeepers
  • May 31 – World No Tobacco Day

Important days in the month of June

  • June 1 – International Children’s Day, World Day of Milk
  • June 3 – World Bicycle Day
  • June 5 – World Environment Day
  • June 7 – Cancer Survivors Day – (US / International)
  • June 8 – World Ocean Day
  • June 12 – World Day Against Child Labour
  • June 14 – World Blood Donor Day
  • June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • June 20 – World Refugee Day
  • June 21 – World Music Day ,World Hydrography Day, International Yoga Day
  • June 23 – United Nations Public Service Day, International Olympic Day, International Widows’ Day
  • June 26 – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • June 27 – Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
  • June 29 – National Statistics Day – (India)
  • June 30 – International Asteroid Day

Important days in the month of July

  • July 1 – National Doctors Day – (India)
  • July 7 – World Forgiveness Day
  • July 11 – World Population Day
  • July 15 – World Youth Skills Day
  • July 17 – International Justice Day
  • July 18 – International Nelson Mandela Day
  • July 26 – Kargil Vijay Diwas – (India)
  • July 28 – World Heapatitis Day
  • July 29 – International Tigers Day
  • July 30 – International Day of Friendship (UN)

Important days in the month of August

  • August (first Sunday) – International Friendship Day
  • August 6 – Hiroshima Day
  • August 8 – World Senior Citizen’s Day
  • August 9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • August 11 – National Daughter’s Day – (US)
  • August 12 – International Youth Day, World Elephant Day
  • August 15 – Independence Day – (India)
  • August 19 – World humanitarians Day
  • August 20 – World Mosquito Day
  • August 26 – Women’s Equality Day – (US)
  • August 29 – National Sports Day – (India)

Important days in the month of September

  • September 5 – National Teacher’s Day – (India)
  • September 8 – International Literacy Day
  • September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]
  • September 11 – Patriot Day – (US)
  • September 14 – National Hindi Diwas – (India)
  • September 15 – National Engineer’s Day – (India)
  • September 15 – International Day of Democracy
  • September 16 – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • September 18 – World Water Monitoring Day
  • September 21 – International Day of Peace
  • September 23 – International Day of Sign Languages
  • September 27 – World Tourism Day
  • September 28 – World Maritime Day, World Rabies Day [WHO]
  • September 29 – World Heart Day

Important days in the month of October

  • October 1 – World Vegetarian Day, International Day of Older Persons, World Habitat Day
  • October 2 – World Non-Violence Day
  • October 4 – World Animal Day
  • October 5 – World Teachers Day
  • October 8 – National Air Force Day – (India)
  • October 9 – World Postal Day
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day [WHO]
  • October 11 – International Day of the Girl Child
  • October 12 – World Arthris Day
  • October 13 – World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
  • October 16 – World Food Day
  • October 17 – International Anti-Poverty Day
  • October 20 – World Statistics Day
  • October 24 – United Nations Day
  • October 31 – National Unity Day / Rashtriya Ekta Diwas – (India)

Important days in the month of November

  • November 9 – World Freedom Day & World Quality Day
  • November 10 – World Science Day
  • November 11 – National Education Day – (India)
  • November 14 – World Diabetes Day
  • November 14 – National Children’s Day – (India)
  • November 16 – International Day for Tolerance, World Philosophy Day (UNESCO)
  • November 19 –  International Men’s Day
  • November 20 – Universal Children’s Day
  • November 21 –  World Television Day
  • November 21 – Linguistic Harmony Day – (India)
  • November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Important days in the month of December

  • December 1 – World AIDS Day
  • December 2 – World Pollution Prevention Day
  • December 3 – World Disability Day
  • December 4 –  National Navy Day – (India)
  • December 5 – World Soil Day, International Volunteer Day
  • December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day
  • December 9 – International Anti-Corruption Day
  • December 10 –  Human Right Day
  • December 23 – National Farmers Day or Kisan Diwas – (India)
  • December 25 – Christmas Day, Good Governance Day (India)

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