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List of Important Days in India
Some days are declared Important by the World Organizations such as UN, UNESCO, FAO and others, to mark the purpose, and create awareness about the day in public.
Also, few days are treated important if they have a significant history behind them, such as an event or something of high importance that brought a revolutionary change to people and all mankind at large had occurred on that day.
List of the Important Days and dates is a very important part of the General Awareness section asked in various government exams like IBPS Exam, SSC Exam, Railway Exam.
List of Important Days in January
World Braille Day
To recognize efforts of Luis Braille who invented the Braille language which helps blind people to read and write.
Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (NRI Day)
The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9 January 1915.
World Hindi Day
To promote the use of Hindi language abroad and to mark the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975.
National Youth Day
To commemorate the birthday of great spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda.
Indian Army Day
In recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa becoming the first Indian Commander-in-Chief in 1948.
Desh Prem Divas
To celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
National Girl Child Day
To create awareness among people about the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society.
National Voters Day
To increase participation of citizens of the country in the political process.
National Tourism Day
To raise awareness about the importance of tourism for the Indian economy.
International Customs Day
To commemorate the very first official conference of the Customs Co-operation Council i.e. World Customs Organization.
India’s Republic Day
On this day, the Constitution of India came into force and replaced the existing Government of India Act,1935.
World Leprosy Eradication Day (Last Sunday of January)
To increase awareness among people regarding Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease.
Martyr’s Day/ Mahatma Gandhi Death Anniversary
To honour those who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation.
List of Important Days in February
World Wetland day
To mark the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
World Cancer Day
To raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
International Day of zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
To raise awareness about the female genital mutilation and to promote its eradication.
International Day Women and Girls in Science
To highlight the achievement of female, equal participation and access in the science field.
World Radio Day
To celebrate radio as a medium to promote and access information.
World day of Social Justice
To promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, and unemployment.
International Mother Language Day
To promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
Central Excise Day
To encourage the employees of excise department to carry out the central excised duty all over India in a better way to prevent corruption.
National Science Day
To mark the discovery of Raman Effect by C V Raman on 28th February 1928.
List of Important Days in March
Red Cross America Day
This day is a motivational and awareness day, calling all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading.
World Wildlife day
To raise awareness of world’s wild fauna and flora.
National Security Day
To praise the work of security forces who plays a major role in the security of people of the nation.
International Women’s Day
To celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
World Consumer Rights Day
To promote the basic rights of all consumers and to demand that those rights are protected.
World Sleep Day
To celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep.
To create awareness for global warming with a simple message to switch off non -essential lights for one hour.
International Day of Happiness
To recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.
World Sparrow Day
To create awareness of house sparrows and other birds to the rapidly changing environment and, of threats to their population.
International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
It aims to remind people the negative consequences of racial discrimination.
World Poetry Day
To promote reading, writing, publishing and teaching poetry throughout the world.
International Day of Forests
To raise awareness of the forests and trees across the world.
World Water Day
To create awareness about the importance of water and conservation of water for future generation.
World Meteorological Day
To commemorate the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization to keep the constant watch on the weather and climate for better life and future.
On this day, Indians pay homage to three martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country-Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.
World Tuberculosis Day
To create awareness about Tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease.
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
To honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system.
World Theatre Day
The day allows people to celebrate performing arts.
List of Important Days in April
World Autism Awareness Day
To raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world.
International Day of Mine Awareness
To raise awareness about landmines and work towards their eradication.
National Maritime Day
To commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian vessel S S Loyalty of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company from Mumbai to the UK.
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
To commemorates the inauguration of the first Olympic games of the modern era, in Athens (Greece) in 1896 and recognize the power of sport in promoting peace and erasing cultural barriers worldwide.
World Health Day
To mark World Health Organization’s founding and to draw the mass people attention towards the importance of global health.
World Haemophilia Day
To create awareness for Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders and to raise funds and attract volunteers for the World Federation of Haemophilia.
World Heritage Day
To raise awareness about the diversities and vulnerability of world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them.
Civil Service Day
It is observed by all civil services people to re-dedicate and re-commit themselves to the cause of the people.
World Earth Day
To increase the awareness among people about environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures.
World Book and Copyright Day (World Books Day
To pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors and to encourage people to discover the pleasure of reading.
English Language Day
To mark the birth and death anniversary of William Shakespeare and inform people about the history, culture and achievements associated with the language.
World Animal Day
To mark the birth anniversary of National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) president Hugh Dowding and raise awareness about the cruel animal tests.
National Panchayati Raj Diwas
To mark the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.
World Malaria Day
To promote or learn about the efforts made to prevent and reduce Malaria around the world.
World Intellectual Property Day
To raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
To focus on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.
International Dance Day
To attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance.
List of Important Days in May
International Labour day
To celebrate achievements of workers in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
May 03(First Tuesday in May)
World Press Freedom Day
To inform the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights
World Asthma Day
To improve Asthma awareness and care around the world.
Second Sunday in May
To show appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.
Coal Miners Day
To commemorate the spirit of our founding residents and to highlight all the great amenities our community has to offer.
World Red Cross Day
To commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross, Mr. Jean Henry Dunant.
National Technology Day
To commemorate the history of India’s technological innovations and excellence.
World Hypertension Day
To promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer.
International Nurses Day
To mark contributions nurses make to society and the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
International Day of the Family
To celebrate the importance of families, people, society and culture around the world.
World Telecommunication Day
To raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies.
To commemorate the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India- Shri. Rajiv Gandhi.
International Day of Biological Diversity
To increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
World No Tobacco Day
The objective of the day is to urge tobacco users worldwide to abstain from using tobacco products for 24 hours and to aware the people about harmful effects of tobacco consumption.
List of Important Days in June
International Day of innocent children
To acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.
World Environment Day
For encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
World Level Crossing Awareness Day
Aimed at making the road users and pedestrians aware of the dangers at and around the level crossings
World Oceans Day
To remind peoples the role of oceans in our life and educate the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean.
World Day against Child Labour
To highlight the global extent of child labour and raise awareness on the situation of millions of children, girls and boys, working across the globe.
World Blood Donor Day
To raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
To focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
To highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from the drought.
World Refugee Day
To honour millions of refugees worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution.
International Yoga Day
To encourage the practice of Yoga & Meditation, creating awareness about Yoga and its benefits in daily life.
World Music Day
To promote music and to celebrate the spirit of music in all its forms.
International Olympics Day
To promote participation of people in sports all across the world, irrespective of athletic, gender or age ability.
United Nations Public Service Day
To celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community, and to recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
International Widow’s Day
To address the poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries.
International day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
To raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society and to the need for action and cooperation in order to achieve a drug-free world.
National Statistics Day
To mark the birth anniversary of eminent statistician P C Mahalanobis and to create public awareness among people about the importance of statistics in daily life.
List of Important Days in July
National Doctor’s Day
To honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. B C Roy and to lay emphasis on the value of doctors in our lives.
World Zoonoses Day
To emphasize and bring awareness amongst people, and teach them to take the right action against the disease.
World Population Day
To raise awareness of people on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
To raise awareness and to help girls to get their right to education. Malala Yousafzai is a global symbol of every girl’s right to education.
World Youth Skills Day
To raise awareness on the role of youth to improve the world through the power of skills.
Nelson Mandela International Day
To remember Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.
Kargil Vijay Divas
To honour Kargil war heroes, who laid down their lives fighting infiltrators from Pakistan who had occupied Indian positions on the Line of Control (LOC) in Kargil and Dras sectors, Ladakh.
World Hepatitis Day
To raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
World Nature Conservation Day
To increase the awareness about the resources and to protect the natural resources of the earth.
International Tiger Day
To promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
List of Important Days in August
First Sunday in August
International Friendship Day
To promote the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures.
To console the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on the city of Hiroshima and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace.
National Handloom Day
To highlight the contribution of handloom to the socioeconomic development of the country and promote handlooms to increase the income of weavers and also enhance their pride.
World Senior Citizen’s Day
To recognize the contributions of older persons and to raise awareness about the issues that affect their lives such as senescence and elder abuse.
Quit India Movement
To mark the anniversary of Quit India Movement which was initiated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942.
To celebrate the spirit of survivors and those who have dedicated themselves to ensuring that such events are never repeated and that nuclear weapons are never used again.
International Day of World’s Indigenous people
To promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
World Bio- fuel Day
To commemorate the anniversary of the successful working of a diesel engine, run on peanut oil, by German innovator Rudolf Diesel in 1893 and to create awareness about non- fossil fuels (Green Fuels).
National Daughter’s Day
To celebrate love and affection towards the girl child and women’s contribution to the family.
International Youth Day
To draw public awareness to problems surrounding youth, their issues and promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in positive contributions to the globe.
Organ Donation Day
To motivate normal human beings to pledge to donate organs after death and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Pakistan’s Independence Day
To celebrate independence from British rule in 1947 and to promote patriotism and national unity.
Indian Independence Day
To commemorate the nation’s independence from British Empire on 15th August 1947 and to promote patriotism.
World Photography Day
To celebrate the passion for photography and to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.
World Humanitarian Day
To honour all humanitarians who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause, and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty.
International Day for the Remembrance of Slave trade & its Abolition
To remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade and to pay tribute to all those who fought for freedom.
National Sports Day
To mark the birth anniversary of the hockey player, Dhyan Chand, who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928,1932 and 1936.
List of Important Days in September
National Teacher’s Day
To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and to give tribute to the contributions made by the teachers to the society.
International day of charity
To mark the death anniversary of Mother Teresa and to promote charitable efforts made to alleviate poverty across the world.
International Day of Literacy
To highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.
World First Aid Day
To raise public awareness of how first aid can save lives in everyday crisis situations.
To uphold the importance of Hindi as the national language of India which was adopted as the official language of Constituent Assembly on 14th September 1949.
To commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
World Ozone day
To mark the day of the signing of Montreal Protocol and to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.
World Alzheimer’s Day
To raise awareness about the Alzheimer’s and dementia disease and identify the challenges and hardships of the disease.
World Peace Day
To strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples and to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end the conflict.
World Rivers Day
To highlight the many values of rivers and to increase public awareness and hopefully encourage the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.
World Pharmacists Day
To organize activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.
World Environment Health Day
To increase knowledge about environmental health among people and create health supportive environment.
International day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
To highlight the need of total elimination of nuclear weapons.
World Tourism Day
To raise awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
World Heart Day
To inform people around the world and spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.
World Maritime Day
To focus on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.
International Translation Day
To show the solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession in different countries.
List of Important Days in October
International day of the Older Persons
To highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing in today’s world.
International day of Non-violence
To mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.
World Habitat Day
To raise awareness about the need for well -designed and managed public spaces and streets.
World Animal Welfare Day
To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe and make the world a better place for all animals.
World Teacher’s Day
To mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
Indian Air Force Day
To increase awareness about Indian Airforce, to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict.
World Post Office Day
To mark the anniversary of the establishment of Universal Postal Union in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.
World day against the Death Penalty
To raise awareness around the application of the death penalty for terrorism-related offenses and to reduce its use.
International Day of the Girl Child
To raise public awareness about gender inequality and support more opportunity for girls.
World Arthritis Day
To raise awareness about the early diagnosis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
World Sight Day
To focus global attention and raise public awareness about blindness and vision impairment.
International day for Disaster Reduction
To promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction.
World Standards Day
To raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.
International Day of Rural Women
To recognize rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.
World Food Day
To spread awareness and encourage all nations to fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and to draw attention to agricultural development.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
To promote awareness for the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries particularly in developing countries.
World Statistics Day
To recognize the achievements of global statistics system both at national and international level.
World Osteoporosis Day
To raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
To generate awareness about the adequate use of iodine and to highlight the consequences of iodine deficiency.
World Development Information Day
To draw the attention of worldwide public opinion towards development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.
United Nations Day
To mark the anniversary of Charter of United Nations and to create awareness among people about the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.
World Polio Day
To commemorate the birthday of Jonas Silk, the man who developed the first vaccine for the disease and to raise awareness about the infectious disease and its eradication.
International Animation Day
To commemorate the first public performance of Charles-Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique and to celebrate the art of animation.
International Internet Day
To remember the event of the sending of the first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in 1969.
National Unity Day
To commemorate the birth anniversary of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
World Thrift Day
The day marks the importance of savings, for the unexpected events when we use this protected net to come out of the tough times. To promote the benefits of savings among people at large.
List of Important Days in November
World Tsunami Day
To spread the awareness in matters related to the dangers of the tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction.
World Radiography Day
To mark the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
To educate people about the damaging effects of war and armed conflicts.
International day of Radiology
To mark the importance of radiology in detection and diagnosis of severe diseases like cancer.
Legal Services Day
To offer the free of charge, proficient and legal services to the people of weaker sections of society may be women, children, SC/ST, disabled persons.
World Science Day for Peace and Development
To mark the importance of science for the benefit of the society and to draw attention to the challenges faced by science and raising support for the scientific endeavour.
World Pneumonia Day
To raise awareness of pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment, and generate action to fight the illness.
Public Service Broadcasting Day
To commemorate the Mahatma Gandhi’s maiden visit to All India Radio (AIR) station in Delhi for the first and last time.
World Kindness Day
To encourage individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion and encourage people to be kind to each other and spread happiness, joy and peace through kindness.
To mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and to encourage the welfare of children all over the country.
World Diabetes Day
To raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention.
International Day for Tolerance
To raise awareness about the dangers of intolerance and to educate people about the need of tolerance.
National Press Day
To mark the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning.
National Epilepsy Day
To increase public awareness of epilepsy as a universal and treatable brain disorder.
National Journalism Day
To celebrate the freedom of speech, thoughts and virtues as well as the role of media in shaping our society.
World Philosophy Day
To encourage people around the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas.
National Integration Day
To mark the birth anniversary of India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and to enhance love and unity among people all across the country.
Africa Industrialization Day
To examine ways to stimulate Africa’s Industrialization process and to draw attention to the problems and challenges of industrialization in Africa.
November 21(Third Sunday in November)
World Television Day
To recognize the major role of television in presenting different issues that affect people.
World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims
To remember those who died or were injured from road crashes.
International Day for the Elimination of Violation Against Women
To raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.
Constitution Day (Samvidhan Diwas)
To commemorate the adoption of Constitution and to spread thoughts and ideas of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
To mark the day of adoption of resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine by the General Assembly.
List of Important Days in December
World AIDS Day
To raise awareness about AIDS spread by HIV infection and to commemorate people who have died.
World Computer Literacy Day
To increase awareness about the information technology and also bridge the effects of the digital divide.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
To eradicate contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
International Day for the Person with Disabilities
To enable government and organizations to implement measures to improve the life of disabled persons all over the world.
Indian Navy Day
To celebrate the magnificence, achievements and role of the naval force to the country.
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
To show volunteer contributions at the international, national and local levels in order to get the Millennium Development Goals.
World Soil Day
To raise awareness about the dangers of soil loss and importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system.
Indian Armed Forces Flag Day
To collect funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel.
International Civil Aviation Day
To generate and reinforce global awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development.
International Anti-Corruption Day
To engage the general public to effectively fight against corruption and fraud in communities.
Human Rights Day
To improve physical, socio, cultural and spiritual well-being and welfare of the vulnerable group of people globally.
World Energy Conservation Day
To highlight the importance of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life.
To mark the anniversary of the win of Indian Army in the Indo-Pak war on 16th December 1971.
International Migrants Day
To recognize the efforts, contributions, and rights of migrants worldwide.
Minorities Rights Day
To protect the rights of minorities communities as well as bringing better understanding among religious communities in India.
National Mathematics Day
To mark the birth anniversary of great Indian Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan.
To promote awareness to help and reward farmers for their contribution to society.
Good Governance Day
To mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and to foster among the Indian people the accountability in government.
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