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List of Important National and International Days

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National and International Days

Important days, this section is usually asked in almost all Government Competitive Exams like RRB, IBPS, SSC, Railways, and so many state level exams. Here we compiled the list of important days on the basis of events and festivals in India and across the world.

Check the table of month-wise important days and dates, which are given here :

Important Days in January 2021

DateImportant Days
1st JanuaryEnglish New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day, Global family day, World Peace Day
4th JanuaryWorld Braille Day
6th JanuaryWorld War Orphans Day
8th JanuaryAfrican National Congress Foundation Day
9th JanuaryPravasi Bharatiya Divas NRI Day
10th JanuaryWorld LAugusthter Day, World Hindi Day
11th JanuaryDeath anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12th JanuaryNational Youth Day (Birthday of Swami Vivekanand)
15th JanuaryArmy Day (Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British), Pongal, Makar Sankranti
23rd JanuaryNetaji Subhash Chandra bose birthday
24th JanuaryNational Girl Child day of India
25th JanuaryInternational Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, National Voters Day
26th JanuaryRepublic Day of India and International Customs day
27th JanuaryInternational Holocaust Day (The largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan 27, 1945.), International Day of Commemoration
28th JanuaryBirth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30th JanuaryMahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s day), World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Days in February 2021

DateImportant Days
1st FebruaryIndian Coast Guard Day
2nd FebruaryWorld Wetlands Day
4th FebruaryWorld Cancer Day, National Day of Sri Lanka
6th FebruaryInternational Day Against Female Genital Mutilation
7th FebruaryInternational Development Week
11th FebruaryWorld Day of the Sick
2nd Sunday of FebruaryWorld Marriage Day
12th FebruaryDarwin Day, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
13th FebruarySarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
14th FebruarySaint Valentine’s Day
18th FebruaryTaj Mahotsav
20th FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21st FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
22nd FebruaryWorld Scout Day
23rd FebruaryWorld Peace and Understanding Day
24th FebruaryCentral Excise Day
27th FebruaryWorld Sustainable Energy Day
28th FebruaryNational Science Day

Important Days in March 2021

DateImportant Days
1st MarchZero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day
3rd MarchWorld Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day
4th MarchNational Safety Day
8th MarchInternational Women’s Day
10th MarchCISF Raising Day
13th MarchNo Smoking Day (Second Wednesday of March)
14th MarchPi Day, World Kidney Day, International Day of Action for Rivers,
15th MarchWorld Consumer Rights Day,  Ramakrishna Jayanti
16th MarchNational Vaccination Day
18th MarchOrdnance Factories Day (India)
20th MarchInternational Day of Happiness, World Oral Health Day, World Sparrow Day, French Language Day (French)
21th MarchWorld Forestry Day, World Down Syndrome Day, World Poetry Day
22nd MarchWorld Water Day
23rd MarchWorld Meteorological Day
24th MarchWorld Tuberculosis (TB) Day
27th MarchWorld Theatre Day

Important Days in April 2021

DateImportant Days
1st AprilOrissa Day, Prevention of Blindness Week
2th AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day
4th AprilInternational Day for Mine Awareness
5th AprilNational Maritime Day
7th AprilWorld Health Day
10th AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
11th AprilNational Safe Motherhood Day, National Pet Day
13th AprilJallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
17th AprilWorld Haemophilia Day
18th AprilWorld Heritage Day
21st AprilNational Civil Service Day, Secretaries’s Day
22nd AprilWorld Earth Day
23th AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day
24th AprilNational Panchayati Day
25th AprilWorld Malaria Day
26th AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day
28th AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work, World Veterinary Day

Important Days in May 2021

DateImportant Days
1st MayInternational Labour Day, Labour Day, Maharashtra Day, Sikkim International Flower Festival, Law Day (USA), Loyalty Day
2nd MayBrighton Festival, World Naked Gardening Day
3rd MayWorld Press Freedom Day, World Laughter Day
4th MayWorld Asthma Day, International Firefighters’s Day, Coal Miners Day
5th MayInternational Midwives’s Day, World Athletics Day (IAAF)
6th MayGlobal Road Safety Week
7th MayRabindranath Tagore Jayanti, FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, Guru Gorakhnath Jayanti,Buddha Purnima
8th MayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, Canadian Tulip Festival, Luton International Carnival, World Red Cross Day, Summer Festival – Mount Abu
9th MayWorld Fair Trade Day
10th MayMother’s Day
11th MayNational Technology Day (India)
12th MayInternational Nurses Day, Cannes Film Festival, Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival
14th MayWorld Migratory Day
15th MayInternational Day of the Family
17th MayWorld Telecommunication Day (Information Society Day)
20th MayIndonesian National Resurgence Day
21st MayAnti-Terrorism Day, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, World Day for Cultural Development
22nd MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity, National Maritime Day – USA, Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival, Big Apple Salsa Festival
23rd MayWorld Durian Festival, World Turtle Day, Movement Electronic Music Festival – Detroit
24th MayCommonwealth Day
25th MayTowel Day, Reading Community Carnival,U.S. Memorial Day, Maharana Pratap Jayanti
26th MayNorthern Saskatchewan International Children’s Festival, Gunners Day (New Zealand)
31st MayAnti-Tobacco Day

Important Days in June 2021

Date Important Days
1st JuneGlobal Parents Day, World Milk Day
2nd JuneTelangana Formation Day
4th JuneInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th JuneWorld Environment Day
7th JuneInternational Level Crossing Awareness Day
8th JuneWorld Ocean Day, World Brain Tumour Day
12th JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
14th JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
15th JuneGlobal Wind Day, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
17th JuneWorld Day to Combat Desertifi Cation and Drought
20th JuneWorld Refugee Day
21st JuneFather’s day June (3rd Sunday), World Music Day, World Hydrography Day, International Yoga Day
23th JuneUnited Nation’s Public Service Day, International Widow’s Day, International Olympic Day, United Nations Public Service Day
26th JuneInternational Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking
27th JuneWorld Diabetes Day
30th JuneWorld Asteroid Day

Important Days in July 2021

DateImportant Days
1st JulyNational Postal Worker Day, Canada Day, Chartered Accountants Day, National U.S. Postage Stamp Day, World Sports Journalists Day
2nd JulyWorld UFO Day, National Anisette Day
3rd JulyNational Fried Clam Day
4th JulyUSA Independence Day
6th JulyWorld Zoonoses Day
7th JulyWorld Chocolate Day
9th JulyNational Sugar Cookie Day
11th JulyWorld Population Day, National 7-Eleven Day
12th JulyNational Simplicity Day,Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2021,Paper Bag Day
13th JulyNational French Fry Day
14th JulyBastille Day or French National Day
15th JulyWorld Youth Skills Day,
17th JulyWorld Day for International Justice, World Emoji Day
18th JulyInternational Nelson Mandela Day
20th JulyInternational Chess Day, Moon Day
22nd JulyPi Approximation Day, National Refreshment Day (Fourth Thursday in July)
24th JulyNational Thermal Engineer Day
25th JulyNational Parents Day (4th Sunday of July)
26th JulyKargil Vijay Diwas
28th JulyWorld Nature Conservation Day, World Hepatitis Day
29th JulyInternational Tiger Day
30th JulyInternational Friendship Day

Important Days in August 2021

Date Important Days
2nd AugustInternational Friendship Day
3rd AugustIndependence Day of Niger
5th AugustIndependence day of upper Volta
6th AugustHiroshima Day
9th AugustInternational Day of World’s Indigenous People, Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day
12th AugustInternational Youth Day
14th AugustIndependence Day of Pakistan
15th AugustIndependence Day of India
19th AugustWorld Photography Day
20th AugustSadbhavna Diwas
23rd AugustInternational Day for The Remembrance of The Slave Trade and Its Abolition
29th AugustNational Sports Day
30th AugustSmall Industry Day

Important Days in September 2021

Date Important Days
5th SeptemberTeachers’ Day (India) (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s Birthday), Forgiveness Day
8th SeptemberWorld Literacy Day
14th SeptemberHindi day, World First Air Day
15th SeptemberEngineer’s Day in India
16th SeptemberWorld Ozone Day
21st SeptemberAlzheimer’s Day, International day of peace
25th SeptemberSocial Justice Day
26th SeptemberDay of the Deaf
27th SeptemberWorld Tourism Day

Important Days in October 2021

Date Important Days
1st OctoberInternational Day of The Older Person
2nd OctoberMahatma Gandhi Birthday, Lal Bahadur Shastri Birthday, International Day of Non-Violence
3rd OctoberWorld Habitat Day, World Nature Day
4th OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day
5th OctoberWorld Teacher’s Day
6th OctoberWorld Wildlife Day, World Food Security Day
8th OctoberIndian Air Force Day
9th OctoberWorld Post Office Day
10th OctoberNational Post Day
11th OctoberInternational Girl Child Day
12th OctoberWorld Arthritis Day
13th OctoberUN International Day for National Disaster Reduction
14th OctoberWorld Standards Day
15th OctoberWorld White Cane Day (Guiding the Blind)
16th OctoberWorld Food Day
17th OctoberInternational Day for The Eradication of Poverty
20th OctoberWorld Statistics Day
24th OctoberUN Day, World Development Information Day
30th OctoberWorld Thrift Day
31st OctoberRastriya Ekta Diwas (In Memory of Sardar Patel), National Integration Day (In memory of Indira Gandhi)

Important Days in November 2021

DateImportant Days
1st NovemberWorld Vegan Day
5th NovemberWorld Radiography Day
7th NovemberInfant Protection Day, World Cancer Awareness Day
9th NovemberWorld Services Day
10th NovemberTransport Day
14th NovemberChildren’s Day in India (Jawaharlal Nehru Birthday)
16th NovemberInternational day for Endurance
17th NovemberWorld Student Day, National Journalism Day
18th NovemberWorld Adult Day
19th NovemberWorld Citizen Day
20th NovemberAfrica Industrialization Day, Universal Children Day
21st NovemberWorld Television Day, World Fisheries Day
25th NovemberWorld Non-Veg Day
26th NovemberLaw Day
29th NovemberInternational Day of Solidarity With Palestinian People
30th NovemberFlag Day

Important Days in December 2021

Date Important Days
1st DecemberWorld Aids Day
2nd DecemberWorld Computer Literacy Day, International Day of Abolition of Slavery
3rd DecemberInternational Day of People With Disabilities, World Conservation Day
4th DecemberNavy Day
5th DecemberInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
7th DecemberArmed Forces Flag Day, International Civil Aviation Day
9th DecemberThe International Day Against Corruption
10th DecemberHuman Right Day
11th DecemberInternational Mountain Day
14th DecemberInternational Energy Day
18th DecemberInternational Migrants Day
19th DecemberGoa’s Liberation Day
20th DecemberInternational Human Solidarity
23rd DecemberKisan Divas (Farmer’s Day)
29th DecemberInternational Bio-Diversity Day

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