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A List of Important Days – National and International

7th February 2019 CHALLA 20 Comments

A List of Important Days – National and International

This is a comprehensive list of the most important days – date and month wise.  It is highly useful to the students and teachers in schools and colleges.  In the section of General Awareness, it will also be helpful to the candidates preparing for different competitive examinations.


In the month of January:

January 01: New Year Day, Global Family Day, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day, World  Day of Peace

January 04: World Braille Day, Siddha Day (India)

January 06: World War Orphans Day

January 08: African National Congress Foundation Day

January 09: NRI Day or Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas

January 10: World Hindi Day

January 11: Missionary day, Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

January 12: National Youth Day or Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

January 15: National Army Day

January 20: Penguin Awareness Day

January 23: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

January 24: National Girl Child Day

January 25: National Voters Day, National Tourism Day

January 26: Republic Day of India, International Customs Duty Day

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28: Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, Data Protection Day

January 30: Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas or Sarvodaya Day, World Leprosy Eradication Day

January 31: International Zebra Day


In the month of February:

February 02: World Wetlands Day, Integrity Day

February 04: World Cancer Day, National Day of Srilanka, Facebook Day

2nd Sunday of February:  World Marriage Day

February 06:  International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

February 11: World Day of the Sick, Unani Day (India)

February 12: Darwin Day

February 13: World Radio Day,  National Women’s Day or  Sarojini Naidu’s Birthday

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 18: World Pangolin Day

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

February 21: International Mother Language Day

February 22: World Scout Day, World Thinking day

February 23: World Peace and Understanding Day

February 24: Central Excise Day

February 27: International Polar Bear Day

February 28: National Science Day


In the month of March:

March 03: National Defence Day, World Wildlife Day, World Birth Defects Day

March 04: National Safety Day, World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation, National Security Day

March 08:  International Women’s’ Day

March 09: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day

March 13: World Rotaract Day

March 14: World Pi day

2nd Monday of March:  Commonwealth Day

2nd Thursday of March: World Kidney Day

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day, World Disabled Day, World Contact Day

March 16: National Vaccination Day

March 18: National Ordinance Factories Day

March 20: International Day of Happiness, World sparrow day

March 21: World Forestry Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Poetry Day, World Down Syndrome day, World Puppetry day

3rd Friday of March: World Sleep Day

March 22: World Water Day

March 23:  World Meteorological Day, Pakistan Day (Youm-e-Pakistan)

March 24: World TB Day, International Day for Achievers

March 25: International Day of Remembrance – Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 26: World Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness Day)

March 27: World Drama Day or World Theater Day


In the month of April:

April 01: April Fool’s Day, Orissa Day

April 02: World Autism Awareness Day(UN)

April 04: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 05: National Maritime Day

April 07: World Health Day

April 08: World Romani Day

April 10: World Homeopathy Day

April 12: World Aviation& Cosmonauts Day (International Day of Human Space Flight)

April 13: Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day

April 14: B.R.Ambedkar Remembrance Day, Dolphin Day

April 15: World Day of Silence, Day of Dialogue

April 17: World Haemophilia Day

April 18: World Heritage Day

April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day, National Secretaries Day, National Civil Services Day

April 22: World Earth Day

April 23: World Book and Copyright Day, World English Language Day

April 24: World Lab Animals Day

April 25: World Malaria Day, Italy Liberation Day, World Penguin Day

April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

April 28: International Worker’s Memorial Day, World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29: World Dance Day

April 30: International Jazz Day


In the month of May:

May 01: World Labour Day or May Day or Workers Day, Maharashtra Day

May 02: World Tuna Day

May 03: World Press Freedom day, International Sun Day, World Asthma Day, International Energy Day

May 04: Coal Miners Day (Intl.), International Firefighters’ Day

1st Sunday of May:  World Laughter Day

May 05: World Athletics Day, World Midwives Day

May 06: World No Diet Day

May 08: World Red Cross Day or Red Crescent Day, Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost Lives of Second World War

May 09: World Thalassaemia Day

2nd Saturday of May: International Migratory Birds’ Day

2nd Sunday of May: World Mothers’ Day

May 10: World Migratory Birds’ Day

May 11: National Technology Day

May 12: International Nurses Day

May 13: International Criminal Court Day

May 15: International Day of Families, International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

May 17: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, Wold AIDS Vaccination day, World Hypertension Day, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 18: World Museum Day

May 20: World Meteorology Day

May 21: National Anti Terrorism Day, National Day for Cultural Development

May 22: International Day for Biological diversity

May 23: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, World Turtle Day

May 24: Commonwealth Day

May 25: World Missing Children’s Day

May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers

May 31: World No Tobacco Day


In the month of June:

June 01: Global Day of Parents

June 04: World Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June 05: World Environment Day

June 08: World Brain Tumor Day, World Oceans Day

June 12: World Day against Child Labor

June 14: World Blood Donor Day

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

3rd Sunday of June: World Father’s Day

June 16: International Integration Day

June 18: International Picnic Day

June 20: United Nations World Refugee Day

June 21: World Music Day, International Yoga Day, World Giraffe Day

June 22: World Camel Day

June 23: International Olympic Day, United Nations Public Service Day, International Widows Day

June 26: International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking, International Day in support of Victims of torture


In the month of July:

July 01: International Joke Day, World Doctor’s Day

July 02:  World Sports Journalists Day, World UFO Day

1st Saturday of July: International Day of Cooperatives

July 04: America Independence Day

July 06: World Zoonoses Day

July 07: World Chocolate Day

July 11: World Population Day

July 12: International Malala Day

July 18: International Nelson Mandela Day

July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil Memorial Day or Kargil Victory Day

July 28: World Nature Conservation Day, World Hepatitis Day

July 29: International Tiger Day

July 30: World Friendship Day


In the month of August:

First Sunday of August: International Friendship Day

August 06: Hiroshima Day, Anti-Nuclear Day

August 07: National Handloom Day

August 08: World Senior Citizen Day

August 09: Nagasaki Day, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Quit India Day

August 10: World Lion Day

August 12: International Youth Day, World Elephant Day

August 13: International Lefthanders Day

August 14: Pakistan’s Independence Day

August 15: India’s Independence Day, International Mourning Day

August 19: World Humanitarian Day, World Photography Day, International Orangutan Day

August 20: National Sadbhavna Divas or Birthday of Rajiv Gandhi, World Mosquito Day, Indian Akshay Urja Diwas or Day

August 21: National Senior Citizen Day

August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

August 29: National Sports Day or Dhyanchand’s Birthday

August 30: International day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances


In the month of September:

September 02: World Coconut Day

September 05: National Teacher’s Day or Dr. Radhakrishanan’s Birth Day, Sanskrit Day

September 07: World Forgiveness Day

September0 8: World Literacy Day

September 10: World Anti-Suicide Day

September 14: Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day, World First Aid Day

September 15: International Day of Democracy, International Engineer’s Day

September 16: World Ozone Day

3rd Saturday of September: International Red Panda Day

September 20: RPF Foundation day

September 21: World Peace Day or International day for Peace and Non-violence (UN), World Alzheimer’s Day

September 22: World Cancer Free Day or Rose Day, World Rhino Day

September 23: International Day of the Deaf

September 26: World Contraception Day, European day of languages

September 27: World Tourism Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

September 29: World Heart Day


In the month of October:

1st Monday of October: World Habitat Day

October 01: World Vegetarian Day, International Senior Citizen Day

October0 2: Gandhi Jayanti, International Day of Non-Violence

October 03: World Nature Day

October 04: World Animal Day

October 05: World Teachers’ Day

October 06: World Wildlife Day

October 08: Indian Air Force Day

October0 9: World Postal or Post-office Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day, National Post-office Day

October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

2nd Thursday of October: World Sight Day

October 12: World Arthritis Day

October 13: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

October 14: World Standards Day

October 15: Global Handwashing Day, International Day of Rural Women, World White Cane Safety Day

October 16: World Food Day

October 17: International Poverty Eradication Day

October 20: World Osteoporosis Day, World Statistics Day, National Solidarity day

October 21: National Police Day

October 23: International Snow Leopard Day

October 24: United Nations Day, World Development Information Day, World Polio Day

October 27: World Day for Audio Visual Heritage

October 28: International Animation Day

October 31: World Savings Day or World Thrift day, Halloween Day, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas


In the month of November:

November 01: World Vegan Day

November 06: Ayurveda Day (India), International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 07: Infant Protection Day, World Cancer Awareness Day

November 08: World Radiology Day

November 09: World Legal Service Day

November 10: World Science day for Peace and Development, Public Transport Day

November 11: National Education Day

November 12: World Pneumonia Day, Public Service Broadcasting Day

November 13: World Kindness Day

November 14: Children’s Day (India), World Diabetes Day

November 16: International Day for Endurance or Tolerance

November 17: International Students Day, Gurunanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary, National Epilepsy Day

November 18: Naturopathy Day (India), World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 19: World Toilet Day, International Men’s Day, National Integration Day

November 20: Universal Children’s Day, Africa Industrialization Day

2nd Monday of November: World Orphans Day

3rd Sunday of November: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

3rd Thursday of November: World Philosophy Day

November 21: World Fisheries Day, World Hello Day, World Television Day

November 25: International Women Safety Day, World Non-Vegetarian Day

November 26: National Law Day or National Constitution Day, National Milk Day

November 30: National Flag Day


In the month of December:

December 01: World AIDS Day

December 02: National Pollution Control Day, World Computer Literacy Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 03: World Day of the Handicapped

December 04: Indian Navy Day, International Cheetah Day

December 05: World Soil Day, International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 07: International Civil Aviation Day, Indian Armed Forces Flag Day

December 09: International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10: World Human Rights Day, International Children’s Day of Broadcasting

December 11: UNICEF Day

December 14: National Energy Conservation Day (India), International Monkey Day

December 16: Vijay Diwas

December 18: International Migrants Day, National Minority Rights Day

December 19: Goa’s Libration Day

December 20: International Human Solidarity Day

December 23: National Farmer’s Day or Kisan Diwas

December 24: National Consumers Rights Day

December 25: Christmas Day

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