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List of Important Days and Dates

Here is the month-wise list of important national and international days and dates for the aspirants preparing for the various competitive exams. Aspirants must note that the Static GK part of the General Awareness section is the most scoring section as no extra calculations or solutions have to be done for questions asked in this section. Thus, it is easier to score more for this part.


Further, in this article,

we bring to you the List of Important Days and Dates :

Important Days & Dates [ JANUARY ]

Date Important Days
1st JanuaryWorld Peace Day,
Global Family Day,
English New Year
4th January World Braille Day
6th JanuaryWorld Day -War Orphans,
Maharashtra’s Journalist Day
8th JanuaryAfrican National Congress Foundation Day
9th JanuaryPravasi Bharatiya Diwas NRI Day
10th JanuaryWorld Hindi Day
11th JanuaryNational Human Trafficking Awareness Day,
Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12th JanuaryNational Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand)
15th JanuaryArmy Day 
16th JanuaryNational Start-up Day
17th JanuaryWorld Religion Day
23th JanuaryParakram Diwas (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary)
24th JanuaryNational Girl Child Day,
International Day of Education
25th JanuaryIndia Tourism Day,
National Voters Day
26th JanuaryRepublic Day,
International Customs Day
27th JanuaryInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day
28th JanuaryBirth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30th JanuaryMartyrs’ Day
Last Sunday of JanuaryWorld Leprosy Eradication Day
List of Important Days and Dates (January)

Important Days & Dates [ FEBRUARY ]

Date Important Days
1st FebruaryIndian Coast Guard Day
2nd  FebruaryWorld Wetlands Day
4th FebruaryWorld Cancer Day,
National Day of Sri Lanka
6th FebruaryInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
10th FebruaryWorld Pulses Day,
National De-Worming Day
11th FebruaryInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science,
World Unani Day
12th FebruaryNational Productivity Day,
Darwin Day
13th FebruaryWorld Radio Day (UNESCO),
National Women’s Day (Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary)
14th FebruarySaint Valentine’s Day
20th FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21st FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
22nd FebruaryWorld Thinking Day
23rd FebruaryWorld Peace and Understanding Day
24th FebruaryCentral Excise Day
27th FebruaryWorld NGO Day,
World Sustainable Energy Day,
National Protein Day
28th FebruaryNational Science Day
Third Saturday of FebruaryWorld Pangolin Day
Last Day of FebruaryRare Disease Day
List of Important Days and Dates (February)

Important Days & Dates [ MARCH ]

DateImportant Days
1st MarchZero Discrimination Day,
World Civil Defence Day
3rd MarchWorld Wildlife Day,
World Hearing Day
4th MarchNational Security Day (Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas),
World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
8th MarchInternational Women’s Day
11th MarchWorld Kidney Day
14th MarchPi Day,
International Day of Action for Rivers
15th MarchWorld Consumer Rights Day
16th MarchNational Vaccination Day
18th MarchOrdnance Factories Day
20th MarchWorld Sparrow Day,
International Day of Happiness,
World Oral Health Day,
UN French Language Day
21st MarchWorld Forestry Day,
World Down syndrome Day,
World Poetry Day,
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22nd  MarchWorld Water Day
23rd MarchWorld Meteorological Day
24th MarchWorld Tuberculosis Day
27th MarchWorld Theatre Day
31st MarchInternational Transgender Day of Visibility
Second Wednesday of MarchNo Smoking Day
Last Saturday of MarchEarth Hour Day
List of Important Days and Dates (March)

Important Days & Dates [ APRIL ]

Date Important Days
1st AprilOdisha Day (Utkal Dibas)
2nd AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day,
International Children’s Book Day
4th AprilInternational Day for Mine Awareness
5th AprilNational Maritime Day,
International Day of Conscience
7th AprilWorld Health Day
10th AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
11th AprilNational Pet Day,
National Safe Motherhood Day,
World Parkinson’s Disease Day
13th AprilJallianwalla Bagh Massacre Day (1919),
International Turban Day
14th AprilCultural Unity Day (recognized by India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, and Nepal)
15th AprilWorld Art Day
16th April World Voice Day
17th AprilWorld Haemophilia Day
18th AprilWorld Heritage Day
19th AprilWorld Liver Day
20th AprilUN Chinese Language Day
21st AprilNational Civil Service Day,
Secretaries’ Day,
National Administrative Professionals Day,
World Creativity and Innovation Day
22nd AprilWorld Earth Day
23rd AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day
24th AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day,
World Day for Laboratory Animals
25th AprilWorld Malaria Day
26th AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day,
International Chornobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
28th AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29th AprilInternational Dance Day
30th AprilAyushman Bharat Diwas
Last Saturday of AprilWorld Veterinary Day
List of Important Days and Dates (April)

Important Days & Dates [ MAY ]

Date Important Days
1st MayInternational Labour Day,
Maharashtra Day,
Gujarat Day
2nd  MayInternational Astronomy Day,
World Tuna Day
3rd May World Press Freedom Day
4th MayCoal miner’s day,
International Firefighters’ Day
5th MayWorld Hand Hygiene Day
6th MayInternational No Diet Day
7th MayWorld Athletics Day
8th MayWorld Red Cross & Red Crescent Day,
World Thalassemia Day
9th MayVictory day
11th MayNational Technology Day
12th MayInternational Nurses Day
15th MayInternational Day of the Family
16th MayDengue Prevention Day,
International Day of Light,
International Day of Living Together in Peace
17th MayWorld Telecommunication Day,
World Information Society Day,
World Hypertension Day
18th MayInternational Museum Day,
World AIDS Vaccine Day
20th MayWorld Metrology Day,
World Bee Day
21st MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development,
Anti-Terrorism Day,
International Tea Day
22nd MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity
23rd MayWorld Turtle Day
24th MayCommonwealth Day
25th MayWorld Thyroid Day
28th MayInternational Day of Action for Women’s Health,
World Hunger Day
29th MayInternational Day of United Nations Peacekeepers,
International Mount Everest Day (Chosen by Nepal),
World Digestive Health Day
31st MayWorld Anti-Tobacco Day
First Sunday of MayWorld Laughter Day
First Tuesday of MayWorld Asthma Day
Second Saturday of MayWorld Migratory Bird Day
Second Sunday of MayWorld Mother Day
List of Important Days and Dates (May)

Important Days & Dates [ JUNE ]

DateImportant Days
1st JuneWorld Milk Day,
Global Day of Parents
3rd JuneWorld Bicycle Day
4th JuneInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th JuneWorld Environment Day
7th JuneWorld Food Safety Day,
International level crossing awareness day
8th JuneWorld ocean day
9th June World Accreditation Day
12th JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
14th JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
15th JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day,
Global Wind Day
16th JuneInternational Integration Day
17th JuneWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
19th JuneWorld Sickle Cell Day,
National Reading Day
20th JuneWorld Refugee Day
21st JuneWorld Music Day,
International Yoga Day,
World Hydrography Day
23rd JuneUnited Nations Public Service Day,
International Olympic Day
26th JuneInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking,
International Anti-Drugs Day,
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
29th JuneNational Statistics Day
30th JuneInternational Asteroid Day
Third Sunday of JuneInternational Father’s Day
List of Important Days and Dates (June)

Important Days & Dates [ JULY ]

DateImportant Days
1st JulyNational Doctor’s day,
National Chartered Accountants Day
2st JulyWorld UFO Day,
World Sports Journalists Day
4th JulyAmerican Independence day
6th JulyWorld Zoonoses Day
7th JulyWorld Chocolate Day
10th JulyNational Fish Farmers Day
11th JulyWorld Population Day
12th JulyWorld Malala Day,
NABARD Foundation Day
15th JulyWorld Youth Skills Day
17th JulyWorld Day for International Justice
18th JulyNelson Mandela International Day
20th JulyInternational Chess Day
22nd JulyWorld Brain Day
26th JulyKargil Memorial Day
28th JulyWorld Hepatitis Day,
World Nature Conservation Day,
World Nature Day
29th JulyInternational Tiger Day
30th JulyInternational Day of Friendship
31th JulyWorld Ranger Day
First Saturday of JulyInternational Co-operative Day
List of Important Days and Dates (July)

Important Days & Dates [ AUGUST ]

DateImportant Days
1st AugustClergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day
6th AugustHiroshima Day
7th August National Handloom Day
9th AugustNagasaki Day,
World Tribal Day,
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
10th AugustWorld Biofuel Day,
World Lion Day
12th AugustInternational Youth Day,
World Elephant Day
13th AugustWorld Organ Donation Day
15th AugustIndia’s Independence Day
19th AugustWorld Humanitarian Day,
World Photography Day
20th AugustWorld Mosquito Day,
National Sadbhavana Diwas
21st AugustWorld Senior Citizen Day
23rd AugustInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
29th AugustNational Sports Day,
International Day against Nuclear Tests
30th AugustNational Small Industry Day
List of Important Days and Dates (August)

Important Days & Dates [ SEPTEMBER ]

DateImportant Days
2nd SeptemberWorld Coconut Day
5th SeptemberTeachers’ Day,
Forgiveness Day
8th SeptemberWorld Literacy Day
12th SeptemberUnited Nations Day for South-South Cooperation,
World First Aid Day
14th SeptemberHindi Day
15th SeptemberInternational Day of Democracy
National Engineer’s Day
16th SeptemberWorld Ozone Day,
International Day for Preservation
21st  SeptemberInternational Day of Peace,
World Alzheimer’s Day,
Biosphere Day
22nd SeptemberWorld Rhino Day
23rd SeptemberInternational Day of Sign Languages
25th SeptemberSocial Justice day
26th SeptemberDay of the Deaf
27th SeptemberWorld Tourism Day
28th SeptemberRight to Know Day
29th SeptemberWorld Heart Day
30th SeptemberInternational Blasphemy Rights Day,
 International Translation Day
Fourth Sunday of SeptemberWorld Rivers Day
List of Important Days and Dates (September)

Important Days & Dates [ OCTOBER ]

DateImportant Days
1st OctoberInternational Day of the Older person
2nd OctoberMahatma Gandhi’s Birthday,
International day of non-violence
4th OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day
5th OctoberWorld Teachers’ Day
8th OctoberIndian Air Force Day
9th OctoberWorld Post Office day
10th OctoberNational Post Day
11th OctoberInternational Girl Child Day
13th OctoberWorld Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
14th OctoberWorld Standards Day
15th OctoberWorld White Cane Day,
International Day of Rural Women
16th OctoberWorld Food Day
17th OctoberInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20th OctoberWorld statistics day,
International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
24th OctoberUnited Nations Day,
World Development Information Day,
World Polio Day
27th OctoberWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
28th OctoberNational Ayurveda Day
30th OctoberWorld Thrift Day
31st OctoberNational Unity Day
First Monday of OctoberWorld Habitat Day
Second Thursday of OctoberWorld Sight Day
List of Important Days and Dates (October)

Important Days & Dates [ NOVEMBER ]

DateImportant Days
1st NovemberWorld Vegan Day
2nd NovemberInternational Journalist’s Remembrance Day
5th NovemberWorld Radiography Day,
World Tsunami Day
6th NovemberInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
7th NovemberNational Cancer Awareness Day
9th NovemberWorld Legal Services Day
10th NovemberWorld Immunization Day
11th NovemberNational Education Day
12th NovemberWorld Pneumonia Day
13th NovemberWorld Kindness Day
14th NovemberChildren’s Day
16th NovemberInternational Day for Tolerance,
National Press Day
17th NovemberWorld Student Day,
National Journalism day,
National Epilepsy Day
18th NovemberWorld Adult Day,
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
19th NovemberInternational Men’s Day,
National Integration Day,
World Citizen Day
20th NovemberAfrica Industrialization Day,
Universal Children’s Day,
Transgender Day of Remembrance
21st NovemberWorld Television Day,
World Fisheries Day
25th NovemberInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26th NovemberNational Law Day,
Constitution Day,
National Milk Day
29th NovemberInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
30th NovemberFlag day
List of Important Days and Dates (November)

Important Days & Dates [ DECEMBER ]

DateImportant 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 DecemberIndian Navy Day
7th DecemberIndian Armed Force Flag Day,
International Civil Aviation Day
9th DecemberInternational Day Against Corruption
10th DecemberHuman Rights Day
International Animal Rights Day
11th DecemberInternational Mountain Day
14th DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day,
International Energy day
18th DecemberInternational Migrants day
19th DecemberGoa’s liberation day
20th DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day
22nd DecemberNational Mathematics Day
23rd DecemberFarmers’ Day
24th DecemberNational Consumer’s Day
25th DecemberChristmas Day
List of Important Days and Dates (December)

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