Important Days & Dates

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  1. List of Important Days & Dates (National & International)

Here is the list of important Days & Dates which everyone should know about.

Day Events


4th Jan – International World Braille Day

6th Jan – World Day -War Orphan day 

   9th Jan – NRI Day

10th Jan –  World Hindi Day


11th Jan National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

12th Jan National Youth Day (India)

15th Jan Army Day (India)

17th Jan World Religion Day

24th Jan National Girl child day (India)

25th Jan Tourism Day and National Voters Day (India)

26th Jan Republic Day (India)

27th Jan International Holocaust Remembrance Day

30th Jan Martyrs’ Day

Last Sunday of January World Leprosy Eradication Day

# February

2nd Feb World Wetlands Day

4th Feb World Cancer Day

6th Feb International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

9th Feb Safer Internet Day

10th Feb National De-Worming Day

11th Feb International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13th Feb World Radio Day (UNESCO)

20th Feb World Day of Social Justice

21st Feb International Mother Language Day

23th Feb World Peace and Understanding Day

24th Feb Central Excise Day

27th Feb World NGO Day

28th Feb National Science Day (India)


1st Mar Zero Discrimination Day
World Civil Defence Day

3rd Mar World Wildlife Day

4th Mar World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
National Security Day

8th Mar International Women’s Day

11th Mar World Kidney Day

14th Mar International Day of Action for Rivers

15th Mar World Consumer Rights Day

16th Mar National Vaccination Day

18th Mar Ordnance Factories Day

20th Mar World Sparrow Day
International Day of Happiness

21st Mar International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
World Forestry Day

22nd Mar World Day for Water

23rd Mar World Meteorological Day

24th Mar World Tuberculosis Day

27th Mar World Theatre Day


2nd Apr World Autism Awareness Day
4th Apr International Day of Mine Awareness
5th Apr National Maritime Day (India)
7th Apr World Health Day

10th Apr World Homeopathy Day
11th Apr National Pet Day
National Safe Motherhood Day

14th Apr Cultural Unity Day (recognized by India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, and Nepal)

15th Apr World Art Day

17th Apr World Haemophilia Day

18th Apr World Heritage Day

21st Apr Civil Services Day (India)
National Administrative Professionals Day

22nd Apr Earth Day

23rd Apr World Book and Copyright Day

24th Apr National Panchayati Day

25th Apr World Malaria Day

26th Apr World Intellectual Property Day
28th Apr World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29th Apr International Dance Day

30th Apr Ayushman Bharat Diwas


1st May International Labour Day

2nd May International Astronomy Day
4th May World Asthma Day

7th May World Athletics Day

8th May World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day
World Thalassemia Day

9th May World Migratory Bird Day

10th May World Mother Day

11th May National Technology Day (India)
12th May International Nurses Day (India)
16th May Dengue Prevention Day (India)
17th May World Telecommunication Day
World Information Society Day

18th May International Museum Day

20th May World Metrology Day
World Bee Day

21st May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Anti-Terrorism Day

22nd May International Day for Biological Diversity

24th May Commonwealth Day

28th May International Day of Action for Women’s Health

29th May International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
International Mount Everest Day (Chosen by Nepal)

31st May World Anti-Tobacco Day


1st Jun World Milk Day

3rd Jun World Bicycle Day

4th Jun International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5th Jun World Environment Day

7th Jun World Food Safety Day

8th Jun World Ocean Day

12th Jun World Day Against Child Labour

14th Jun World Blood Donor Day

15th Jun World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16th Jun International Integration Day
17th Jun World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

19th Jun World Sickle Cell Day

20th Jun World Refugee Day

21st Jun World Music Day

International Yoga Day

23th Jun United Nations Public Service Day
International Olympic Day

26th Jun International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking International Anti-Drugs Day
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

29th June National Statistics Day

3rd Sunday of June International Father’s Day


1st Jul National Doctor’s Day (India)

2st Jul World UFO Day
World Sports Journalists Day

4th Jul International Cooperative Day

11th Jul World Population Day

17th Jul World Day for International Justice

18th Jul Mandela Day

26th Jul Kargil Memorial Day (India)

28th Jul World Hepatitis Day
World Nature Conservation Day

World Nature Day

29th Jul International Tiger Day

30th Jul International Day of Friendship


1st Aug Clergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day

6th Aug Hiroshima Day

9th Aug Nagasaki Day
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

10th Aug World Biofuel Day

12th Aug International Youth Day

15th Aug India’s Independence Day

19th Aug World Humanitarian Day

20th Aug World Mosquito Day

21st Aug World Senior Citizen Day

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

29th Aug National Sports Day (India)
International Day against Nuclear Tests


2nd Sep World Coconut Day

5th Sep Teachers Day (India)

8th Sep International Literacy Day

12th Sep United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
World First Aid Day

14th Sep Hindi Day (India)

15th Sep International Day of Democracy

16th Sep World Ozone Day

19th Sep International Talk Like a Pirate Day

21st Sep International Day of Peace
World Alzheimer’s Day

Biosphere Day

22nd Sep World Rhino Day

23rd Sep International Day of Sign Languages

28th Sep Right to Know Day

30th Sep International Blasphemy Rights Day


1st Oct International Day of Older Persons
2nd Oct International Day of Non-Violence
Human Rights Day (10th December)

4th Oct World Animal Welfare Day

5th Oct World Teachers’ Day

10th Oct National Post Day (India)

13th Oct World Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

15th Oct International Day of Rural Women

16th Oct World Food Day

17th Oct International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20th Oct International Day of the Air Traffic Controller

24th Oct United Nations Day
World Development Information Day

World Polio Day

27th Oct World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

30th Oct World Thrift Day

31st Oct National Unity Day


2nd Nov International Journalist’s Remembrance Day

6th Nov International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

9th Nov World Legal Services Day

10th Nov World Immunization Day

12th Nov World Pneumonia Day

13th Nov World Kindness Day

14th Nov Children’s Day (India)

16th Nov International Day for Tolerance

17th Nov International Students Day

18th Nov World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

19th Nov International Men’s Day
National Integration Day (India)

20th Nov Africa Industrialization Day
Universal Children’s Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance

21st Nov World Television Day
World Fisheries Day

25th Nov International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

26th Nov National Law Day (India)
Constitution Day

29th Nov International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People


1st Dec World Aids Day

2nd Dec International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3rd Dec International Day of Disabled Persons

4th Dec Indian Navy Day

7th Dec Indian Armed Force Flag Day
International Civil Aviation Day

9th Dec The International Day Against Corruption

10th Dec Human Rights Day
International Animal Rights Day

11th Dec International Mountain Day

14th Dec National Energy Conservation Day (India)

18th Dec International Migrants Day

20th Dec –
International Human Solidarity Day

23rd Dec Farmers Day (India)



# 1 January – Global Family Day (वैश्विक परिवार दिवस )

It is celebrated as a day of peace and sharing. Its aim is to unite and spread a message of peace by considering and promoting the idea that Earth is one Global Family so as to make the world a better place to live for everyone.

# 4 January – World Braille Day ( विश्व ब्रेल दिवस)

It is observed on January 4 to honour the birth of Braille’s inventor, Louis Braille.

# 6 January – World Day of War Orphans ( युद्ध अनाथों का विश्व दिवस )
On 6 January every year, World Day of War Orphans is celebrated to create awareness about the plight of the war orphans and to address the traumatic conditions faced by them.

# 8 January – African National Congress ( अफ्रीकी राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस स्थापना दिवस ) Foundation Day
South African Native National Congress (SANNC) was founded on 8 January 1912 by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein. Behind this, the primary motive was to give voting rights to black and mixed-race Africans or to unite African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social, and economic change.

# 9 January – NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day
( प्रवासी भारतीय दिवस ) or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
NRI or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed every year on 9 January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. This day also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January, 1915.

# 9 January – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (गुरु गोबिंद सिंह जयंत
He was the 10th and last of the personal Sikh Gurus known for his creation of Khalsa, the military brotherhood of the Sikhs. He was the son of the ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur.

# 10 January – World Hindi Day ( विश्व हिंदी दिवस )
It is celebrated on 10 January to commemorate the First World Hindi Conference.

# 11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri ( लाल बहादुर शास्त्री जी की पुण्यतिथि )
He was the second Prime Minister of Independent India. He popularised the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ He actively participated in India’s freedom struggle. Due to cardiac arrest, he died on 11 January, 1966.

# 11 January – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day ( राष्ट्रीय मानव तस्करी जागरूकता दिवस )
It is observed on 11 January to spread awareness about the persistent issue of human trafficking.

# 12 January – National Youth Day ( राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस )
The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda also called Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated every year on 12 January. He was born on 12 January, 1863. The government had decided to observe it as National Youth Day because the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth. He had given a speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago and glorified India’s name.

# 13 January – Lohri Festival ( लोहड़ी का त्यौहार )
Lohri is the first festival of the year 2022 and marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm in northern India, mainly Punjab, and Haryana. Lohri festival is celebrated on 13 January 2022 by lighting up a bonfire and dancing around it with friends and relatives. Wheat stalk, rice, rewri, jaggery, popcorn are offered by the people at the bonfire.

# 14 January – Makar Sankranti ( मकर संक्रांति )
This year it will be celebrated on 14 January and marks the termination of the WInter season and the beginning of a new harvest season.

# 14 January – Pongal ( पोंगल )
One of the most popular festivals in India is Pongal and is celebrated widely by the Tamil community across the globe. As per the Tamil solar calendar, Pongal is celebrated in Tai month. It is a four-day event that is dedicated to the Sun God. According to the Gregorian calendar, the Pongal festival will be observed on 14 January 2022. It is a four-day festival. Therefore, it will be celebrated from14 January to 17 January 2022.

# 15 January – Indian Army Day ( भारतीय सेना दिवस )
Every year 15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.

# 23 January – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti ( नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस जयंती )
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighters. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. He also led an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War II.

# 24 January– National Girl Child Day (राष्ट्रीय बालिका दिवस )

On 24 January every year, National Girl Child Day is celebrated to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in India, the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children, etc.

# 25 January– National Voters Day ( राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस )

Every year on 25 January National Voter’s Day or Rashtriya Matdata Diwas is celebrated to encourage young voters to take part in the political process. In 2011 the first time this day was celebrated to mark Election Commission’s Foundation Day.

# 25 January– National Tourism Day ( राष्ट्रीय पर्यटन दिवस )
Every year on 25 January National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism and the role it plays in the Indian economy.

# 26 January– Republic Day ( गणतंत्र दिवस )
On 26 November, 1949 the Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution the supreme law of the land and replaced the Government of India Act 1935. It came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system. This day marks the largest parade that took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.

# 26 January – International Customs Day ( अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सीमा शुल्क दिवस )
International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated every year on 26 January by Custom Organisation to recognise the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It also focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.

# 28 January– Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai ( लाला लाजपत राय की जयंती )
Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He also earned the title of ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘the Lion of the Punjab’. He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank. He died on 17 November, 1928, due to serious injuries. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana is named after Lala Lajpat Rai.

# 30 January – Martyrs Day ( शहीद दिवस )
30 January is celebrated as Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India. As, of 30 January, 1948, the ‘Father of Nation’ was assassinated. And on 23rd March 3 heroes namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar of the nation were hanged to death by the British.

# 30 January – World Leprosy Eradication Day ( विश्व कुष्ठ उन्मूलन दिवस )
World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January to focus on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. As we know that disabilities do not occur overnight but happen after a prolonged period of undiagnosed disease.

So, these are the National and International important Days of January 2022 .


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