Important National and International Days and Dates

Important Days

This article lists articles about notable observed commemorative days used by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.
Below is the list of Important National and International days and dates for SSC or Bank Exams

List of Important Days and Dates

Important Dates of January

January 9: NRI Day
January 10: World Laughter Day
January 12: National Youth Day
January 15: Army day
January 25: National Voters day
January 26: India’s Republic Day, International Customs Day
January 28: Data Protection Day
January 30: Martyrs’ Day; World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Dates of February

February 4: World Cancer Day
February 14: Valentine Day
February 24: Central Excise Day
February 20: World Day of Social Justice
February 22: World Scout Day
February 28: National Science Day

Important Dates of March

March 3: National Defence Day
March 8: International Women’s Day; Intl. literacy Day
March 9: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Foundation day
March 15: World Disabled Day; World Consumer Rights Day
March 16: National Vaccination/Immunization Day
March 18: Ordnance Factories Day (India)
March 21: World Forestry Day
March 22: World Day for Water
March 23: World Meteorological Day
March 24: World TB Day

Important Dates of April

April 5: International Day for Mine Awareness, National Maritime Day
April 7: World Health Day
April 17: World Haemophilia Day
April 18: World Heritage Day
April 21: Secretaries’ Day
April 22: Earth Day
April 23: World Book and Copyright Day
April 24: Panchayati Raj Divas
April 25: World Malaria Day

Important Dates of May

May 1: Workers’ Day (International Labour Day)
World Asthma Day: 1st Tuesday of May
May 3: Press Freedom Day, International Energy Day
May 2nd Sunday: Mother’s Day
May 4: Coal Miners’ Day
May 8: World Red Cross Day
May 9: World Thalassaemia Day
May 11: National Technology Day
May 12: World Hypertension Day; International Nurses Day
May 15: International Day of the Family
May 17: World Telecommunication Day
May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
May 24: Commonwealth Day
May 31: Anti-tobacco Day

Important Dates of June

June 4: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5: World Environment Day
June 3rd Sunday: Father’s Day
June 14: World Blood Donor Day
June 20: World Refugee Day
June 21: International Yoga Day
June 26: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 27: World Diabetes Day

Important Dates of July

July 1: Doctor’s Day, State Bank of India Foundation Day
July 4: American Independence Day
July 6: World Zoonoses Day
July 11: World Population Day
July 12: International Malala Day
July 18: International Nelson Mandela Day
July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil Memorial Day or Kargil Victory Day
July 28: World Nature Conservation Day, World Hepatitis Day
July 29: International Tiger Day

Important Dates of August

August 1: World Breast Feeding Day
August 1st Sunday: International Friendship Day
August 6: Hiroshima Day, Anti Nuclear Day
August 8: World Senior Citizen’s Day
August 9: Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day
August 12: World Youth Day
August 14: Pakistan’s Independence Day
August 15: Indian Independence Day
August 18: IntI. Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
August 19: Photography Day
August 21: National Senior Citizen Day
August 29: National Sports Day (Birth Day Of Dhyanchand)

Important Dates of September

September 2: Coconut Day
September 5: National Teacher’s Day or Dr. Radhakrishanan's Birth Day, Sanskrit Day
September 8: World Literacy Day (UNESCO)
September 14: Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day, World First Aid Day
September 15: International Day of Democracy, International Engineer’s Day
September 16: World Ozone Day
September 21: World Peace Day or International day for Peace and Non-violence (UN), World Alzheimer’s Day
September 22: Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)
September 26: Day of the Deaf
September 27: World Tourism Day
September 28: World Rabies Day

Important Dates of October

October 1: International Day for the Elderly
October 2: Gandhi Jayanthi
October 3: World Habitat Day
October 4: World Animal Welfare Day
October 8: Indian Air Force Day
October 9: World Post Office Day
October 10: National Post Day
October 2nd Thursday: World Sight Day
October 12: World Arthritis Day
October 13: UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
October 14: World Standards Day
October 15: World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)
October 16: World Food Day
October 20: World Osteoporosis Day,World Statistics Day, National Solidarity day
October 24: UN Day, World Development Information Day, World Polio Day
October 30: World Thrift Day

Important Dates of November

November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
November 7: Infant Protection Day, World Cancer Awareness Day
November 9: Legal Services Day
November 12: World Pneumonia Day, Public Service Broadcasting Day
November 14: Children’s Day (India), Diabetes Day
November 17: National Epilepsy Day
November 20: Africa Industrialization Day
November 26: National Law Day or National constitution Day
November 29: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
November 30: National Flag Day

Important Dates of December

December 1: World AIDS Day
December 2: World Computer Literacy Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3: World Day of the Handicapped
December 4: Indian Navy Day
December 7: Indian Armed Forces Flag Day
December 9: The International Anti-Corruption Day
December 10: Human Rights Day; IntI. Children’s Day of Broadcasting
December 18: International Migrants Day, National Minority Rights Day (India)
December 19: Goa’s Libration Day
December 23: Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)
December 25: Christmas Day

Frequently asked:
What is yoga day?
International Yoga Day (Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस) or simply Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on June 21 and was declared to be internationally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014.
Why Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 June?
In suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, this date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

See also:
Important Dams and Reservoir in India
Nuclear Power Plants in India
Famous Stadiums in India

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