Important Days

IMPORTANT DAYS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

JANUARY

January 04           World Braille Day

January  09          Pravasi Bhartiya Divas/NRI Day (India)

January  12          National Youth Day (India)

January 15           Army Day (India)

January 24           National Girl Child Day/Balika Divas (India)

January 25           National Voters’ Day (India)

January 25           National Tourism Day (India)

January  26          Republic Day (India)

January  26          International Customs Day

January  27          International Day of Commemoration in the Memory of Victims of                                                    Holocaust                                                                                  

January  28          Data Privacy Day

January  30          Martyr’s Day (India)

FEBRUARY

February  02       World Wetlands Day

February  04       World Cancer Day

February  06       International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

February  11       World Day of Sick

February  12       Darwin Day

February  13       World Radio Day

February  20       World Day of Social Justice

February  21       International Mother Language Day

February  24       Central Excise Tax Day (India)

February  28       National Science Day (India)

MARCH

March  03            World Wildlife Day

March  03            National Defence Day (India)

March  04            National Safety Day (Security of Industrial Institutions – India)

March  04            World Day of Fight against Sexual Exploitation

March  08            International Women’s Day

March  14            Pi Day

March  15            World Consumer Rights Day

March  18            Ordnance Factories’ Day (India)

March  20            International Francophonie Day

March  20            World Sparrow Day

March  20            International Day of Happiness

March  21            World Forestry Day

March  21            International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March  21            World Down syndrome Day

March  21            World Poetry Day

March  22            World Water Day

March  23            World Meteorological Day

March  23            Martyrs’ Day (India)

March  24            World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

March  27            World Theatre Day

2nd Thursday of March World Kidney Day

APRIL

April  02                World Autism Awareness Day

April  04                International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April  05                National Maritime Day (India)

April  07                World Health Day

April  10                World Homeopathy Day

April  12                International Day of Human Space Flight

April  14                Ambedkar Jayanti (India)

April  17                World Haemophilia Day

April  18                International Day for Monuments and Sites

April  21                Civil Service Day (India)

April  22                Earth Day

April  23                UN English Language Day

April  23                World Book and Copyright Day

April  24                National Panchayati Raj Divas (India)

April  24                World Day for Animals in Laboratories

April  25                World Malaria Day

April  26                World Intellectual Property Day

April  29                Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare

April  29                International Dance Day

April  30                International Jazz Day

Last Week of April           World Immunisation Week

MAY

May  01                International Workers Day/Labour Day

May  03                World Press Freedom Day

May  08                World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

May  11                National Technology Day (India)

May  12                International Nurses Day

May  12                World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

May  15                International Day of Families

May  17                World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

May  17                World Hypertension Day

May 18 (on or around)   International Museum Day

May  20                World Metrology Day

May  21                Anti-Terrorism Day (India)

May  21                World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May  22                International Day for Biological Diversity

May  23                World Turtle Day

May  25                World Thyroid Day

May  28                International Day of Action for Women’s Health

May  29                International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

May  31                World No Tobacco Day

1st Sunday of May           World Laughter Day

1st Tuesday of May         World Asthma Day

2nd Weekend of May    World Migratory Bird Day

JUNE

June  01                Global Day of Parents

June  01                World Milk Day

June  04                International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June  05                World Environment Day

June  08                World Brain Tumour Day

June  08                World Oceans Day

June  12                World Day Against Child Labour

June  14                World Blood Donor Day

June  17                World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June  20                World Refugee Day

June  21                International Yoga Day

June  21                World Hydrography Day

June  21                World Music Day

June  23                International Olympic Day

June  23                United Nations Public Service Day

June  25                Day of the Seafarer

June  26                International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

JULY

July  01  National Doctors’ Day (India)

July  01  International Joke Day

July  02  World Sports Journalists Day

July  02  World UFO Day

July  06  World Zoonosis Day

July  11  World Population Day

July  12  Malala Day

July  17  World Day for International Justice

July  18  Nelson Mandela International Day

July  28  World Nature Conservation Day

July  28  World Hepatitis Day

July  29  Global Tiger Day

AUGUST

August  06           Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

August  07           National Handloom Day (India)

August  09           International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August  10           International Biodiesel Day

August  12           International Youth Day

August  13           International Lefthanders Day

August  15           Independence Day (India)

August  19           World Humanitarian Day

August  20           World Mosquito Day

August  20           Sadbhavna Divas (India)

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

August  29           National Sports Day (India)

SEPTEMBER

September  02  Coconut Day

September  05  Teacher’s Day (India)

September  08  International Literacy Day

September  10  World Suicide Prevention Day

September  14  Hindi Divas

September  15  International Day of Democracy

September  15  Engineers’ Day (India)

September  16  International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

September  21  International Day of Peace

September  21  World Alzheimer’s Day

September  27  World Tourism Day

September  28  International Right to Know Day

September  28  World Rabies Day

September  01 – 07         National Nutrition Week (India)

OCTOBER

October  01         World Vegetarian Day

October  01         International Day of Older Persons

October  02         International Day of Non-Violence

October  02         National Anti-Drug Addiction Day

October  04         World Animal Day

October  08         Indian Air Force Day

October  09         World Post Day

October  10         World Mental Health Day

October  11         International Day of Girl Child

October  12         World Arthritis Day

October  13         International Day for Disaster Reduction

October  14         World Standards Day

October  15         Global Hand washing Day

October  15         International Day of Rural Women

October  16         World Food Day

October  16         World Allergy Awareness Day

October  17         International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October  17         World Trauma Day

October  20         World Osteoporosis Day

October  20         World Statistics Day

October  21         Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day

October  24         United Nations Day

October  24         World Polio Day

October 24          World Development Information Day

October  29         World Stroke Day

1st Monday of October World Habitat Day

October  09-15  National Postal Week (India)

2nd Thursday of October              World Sight Day

NOVEMBER

November  01   World Vegan Day

November  06   International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November  08   World Radiography Day

November  09   Legal Services Day (India)

November  10   World Immunisation Day

November  10   World Science Day for Peace and Development

November  11   National Education Day

November  12   World Pneumonia Day

November  14   Children’s Day

November  14   World Diabetics Day

November  16   National Press Day

November  16   International Day for Tolerance

November  17   International Students’ Day

November  17   World Prematurity Day

November  19   World Toilet Day

November  19   International Men’s Day

November  21   World Fisheries Day

November  21   World Hello Day

November  21   World Television Day

November  25   International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

November  26   National Law Day (India)

November  29   International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

2nd Thursday of November        World Quality Day

3rd Thursday of November         World Philosophy Day

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

DECEMBER

December  01    World AIDS Day

December  02    World Computer Literacy Day

December  02    International Day for Abolition of Slavery

December  02    World Pollution Prevention Day

December  03    International Day of Person with Disabilities

December  04    Navy Day (India)

December  05    World Soil Day

December  05    International Volunteer Day

December  07    Armed Forces Flag Day (India)

December  07    International Civil Aviation Day

December  09    International Anti-Corruption Day

December  09    World Patient Safety Day

December  10    World Human Rights Day

December  11    International Mountain Day

December  14    National Energy Conservation Day (India)

December  18    International Migrants Day

December  20    International Human Solidarity Day

December  23    Kisan Divas (India)

December  24    National Consumer Rights Day

2nd Sunday of December             International Children’s Day of Broadcasting

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