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In this article, we are providing Important Days/Dates with themes of each month. Also, it is a very important topic in the General Knowledge section of government exams. One or two questions are asked from this section in almost all the exams. Updated Important Days/Dates of December. Important Days/Dates of November.

Besides, it is also asked in  SSC, Railway and other Government exams. Generally, 2-3 questions on Important Days and dates or events are asked in every competitive exam.

Here we are giving a month-wise list of important days and events.

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Important Dates and Days of October 2021

DateEventThemeReference
October 1, 2021International Day of Older PersonsDigital Equity for All AgesInternational Day of Older Persons | United NationsThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_Older_Persons_Day_041021-1024x1024.jpg
October 2, 2021International Day of Non-ViolenceInternational Day of Non-Violence | United NationsThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_Non-Violence_Day_041021-1024x1024.jpg
October 4, 2021World Habitat DayAccelerating urban action for a carbon-free worldWorld Habitat Day | United NationsThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_Habitat_Day_041021-1024x1024.jpg
October 5, 2021World Teachers’ DayTeachers at the heart of education recoveryWorld Teachers’ Day (unesco.org)This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_Teachers_Day_051021-1024x1024.jpg
October 7, 2021World Cotton DayWTO | Celebrating World Cotton Day: an opportunity to recognize the global importance of cotton
October 7, 2021World Post DayInnovate to recoverWorld Post Day | United Nations
October 9, 2021World Migratory Bird DaySing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!World Migratory Bird Day 2021 (unep.org)
October 10, 2021World Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day 2021 (who.int)
October 11, 2021International Day of the GirlDigital generation. Our generationInternational Day of the Girl Child | UN Women – Headquarters
October 13, 2021International Day for Disaster Risk ReductionInternational Day for Disaster Risk Reduction | Uited Nations
October 14, 2021World Standards Dayour shared vision for a better worldISO – World Standards Day
October 15, 2021Global Handwashing DayOur Future is at Hand—Let’s Move Forward TogetherGlobal Handwashing Day | CDCThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_CA_Post_13_121021-1-1024x1024.jpg
October 16, 2021World Food DayLearn from nature at the G20 Green Garden (fao.org)This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_CA_Post_14_121021-1-1024x1024.jpg
October 17, 2021International Day for the Eradication of PovertyInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty | United NationsThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_CA_Post_15_121021-1-1024x1024.jpg
October 20, 2021World Statistics DayConnecting the world with data we can trustWorld Statistics Day | United Nations
October 24, 2021United Nations DayBuilding Back Together for Peace and ProsperityUnited Nations Day | United NationsThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_UN_Day_251021-1-1024x1024.jpg
October 24, 2021World Development Information DayWorld Development Information Day | United NationsThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SM_Information_Day_251021-1-1024x1024.jpg
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Important Dates and Days of September 2021

DateEventThemeReference
September 5, 2021International Day of CharityLink
September 8, 2021International Literacy DayLiteracy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divideLink
September 14, 2021Hindi DiwasLink
September 15, 2021International Day of DemocracyStrengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crisesLink
September 16, 2021World Ozone DayMontreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines coolLink
September 17, 2021World Patient Safety DaySafe maternal and newborn careLink
September 21, 2021International Day of PeaceRecovering better for an equitable and sustainable worldLink
September 21, 2021World Alzheimer’s DayLink
September 22, 2021World Rhino DayLink
September 23, 2021International Day of Sign LanguagesWe Sign For Human RightsLink
September 25, 2021Antyodaya DiwasLink
September 26, 2021World Contraception DayLink
September 27, 2021World Tourism DayTourism for Inclusive GrowthLink
September 28, 2021World Rabies DayLink
September 28, 2021International Day for Universal Access to InformationThe theme of the 2021 International Day for Universal Access to Information will highlight the role of access to information laws and their implementation to build back strong institutions for the public good and sustainable development, as well as to strengthen the right to information and international cooperation in the field of implementing this human right.Link
September 30, 2021International Translation DayLink
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Important Dates and Days of August 2021

DateEventThemeReference
August 1-7, 2021World Breastfeeding Week 2021Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared ResponsibilityLink
August 6, 2021National Handloom DayLink
August 7, 2021International Girls in ICT DayLink
August 9, 2021International Day of the World’s Indigenous PeoplesLeaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contractLink
August 10, 2021World Biofuel DayLink
August 12, 2021International Youth DayTransforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary HealthLink
August 12, 2021World Elephant DayLink
August 19, 2021World Humanitarian DayThis year, we highlight the immediate human cost of the climate crisis by pressuring world leaders to take meaningful climate action for the world’s most vulnerable people.Link
August 23, 2021International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionEnding Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for JusticeLink
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Important Dates and Days of July 2021

DateEventThemeReference
July 3, 2021International Day of CooperativesRebuild better togetherLink
July 1 – 7, 2021Crop Insurance WeekLink
July 6, 2021World Zoonoses DayLink
July 10, 2021National Fish Farmers DayLink
July 11, 2021World Population DayRights and choices are the answer: Whether baby boom or bust, the solution to shifting fertility rates lies in prioritizing the reproductive health and rights of all peopleLink
July 15, 2021World Youth Skills DayLink
July 17, 2021Day of International Criminal JusticeLink
July 18, 2021Nelson Mandela International DayEnding Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for JusticeLink
July 20, 2021World Chess DayLink
July 24, 2021Income Tax DayLink
July 25, 2021World Drowning Prevention DayLink
July 26, 2021International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove EcosystemLink
July 27, 202183rd CRPF Raising dayLink
July 28, 2021World Hepatitis DayHepatitis can’t waitLink
July 29, 2021International Tiger DayLink
July 30, 2021World Day Against Trafficking in PersonsVictims’ Voices Lead the WayLink
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Important Dates and Days of June 2021

DateEventThemeReference
June 3, 2021World Bicycle Day | United Nations
June 4, 2021International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression | United Nations
June 5, 2021International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated FishingInternational day against illegal fishing | United Nations
June 5, 2021World Environment DayReimagine. Recreate. Restore.World Environment Day | United Nations
June 7, 2021World Food Safety DaySafe food today for a healthy tomorrowWorld Food Safety Day 2021 – Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow (who.int)
June 8, 2021World Oceans DayThe Ocean: Life and LivelihoodsWorld Oceans Day | United Nations
June 9, 2021World Accreditation DayAccreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development GoalsWAD: Supporting sustainable development – FSSC 22000
June 10, 2021International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD)Distraction kills!13th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), 10 June 2021 | UIC Communications
June 12, 2021World Day Against Child LabourWorld Day Against Child Labour | United Nations
June 13, 2021International Albinism Awareness DayStrength Beyond All OddsInternational Albinism Awareness Day | United Nations
June 14, 2021World Blood Donor DayGive blood and keep the world beatingAnnouncing World Blood Donor Day 2021 (who.int)
June 16, 2021International Day of Family RemittancesInternational Day of Family Remittances | United Nations
June 17, 2021World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought | United Nations
June 18, 2021Sustainable Gastronomy DaySustainable Gastronomy Day | United Nations
June 19, 2021International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in ConflictInternational Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict | United Nations
June 20, 2021World Refugee DayTogether we heal, learn and shineUNHCR – World Refugee Day
June 21, 2021International Day of YogaYoga for well-beingInternational Day of Yoga | United Nations
June 21, 2021International Day of the Celebration of the SolsticeInternational Day of the Celebration of the Solstice | United Nations
June 23, 2021International Widows’ DayInternational Widows’ Day | United Nations
June 23, 2021United Nations Public Service DayInnovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the SDGs2021 United Nations Public Service Forum
June 25, 2021Day of the SeafarerDay of the Seafarer 2021 (imo.org)
June 26, 2021International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingThe theme of the 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking aims at combating misinformation and promotes sharing the facts on drugs — from health risks and solutions to tackle the world drug problem, to evidence-based prevention, treatment, and care.International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking | United Nations
June 26, 2021International Day in Support of Victims of TortureInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture | United Nations
June 27, 2021Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises DayMSME 2021: key to an inclusive and sustainable recoveryMicro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day | United Nations
June 29, 2021Statistics DaySustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-2: End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable AgricultureLink
June 29, 2021International Day of the TropicsInternational Day of the Tropics | United Nations
June 30, 2021International Day of ParliamentarismInternational Day of Parliamentarism | United Nations
June 30, 2021International Asteroid DayInternational Asteroid Day | United Nations
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Important Dates and Days of May 2021

DayEventThemeReference
May 2, 2021World Tuna DayThe Global Tuna Industry: Trailblazing through tough timesTuna Day | United Nations
May 3, 2021World Press Freedom DayInformation as a Public GoodWorld Press Freedom Day – EN | United Nations
May 5, 2021World Hand Hygiene DayAchieving hand hygiene at the point of careWorld Hand Hygiene Day 2021: Seconds save lives – clean your hands! (who.int)
May 5, 2021International Day of the MidwifeFollow the Data: Invest in MidwivesInternational Day of the Midwife — Vikaspedia
May 8, 2021World Migratory Bird DaySing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!World Migratory Bird Day – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
May 8 – 9, 2021Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, 8-9 MayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War | United Nations
May 12, 2021International Nurses DayNurses: A Voice to Lead – a Vision for Future HealthcareInternational Nurses Day 2021 (who.int)
May 15, 2021International Day of FamiliesFamilies and New TechnologiesInternational Day of Families | United Nations
May 16, 2021International Day of Living Together in PeaceInternational Day of Living Together in Peace | United Nations
May 16, 2021National Dengue DayNational Dengue Day | National Health Portal Of India (nhp.gov.in)
May 16, 2021International Day of Light`
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May 17, 2021World Hypertension DayWorld Hypertension Day – 17 May 2021 – PAHO/WHO | Pan American Health Organization
May 17, 2021World Telecommunication and Information Society DayAccelerating Digital Transformation in challenging timesWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day | United Nations
May 17 – 23, 20216th UN Global Road Safety WeekSlogan: Streets for Life6th UN Global Road Safety Week 2021 – PAHO/WHO | Pan American Health Organization
May 18, 2021International Museum DayThe Future of Museums: Recover and ReimagineLink
May 21, 2021Anti-Terrorism DayAnti Terrorism Day, 2021 | Ministry of Home Affairs | GoI (mha.gov.in)
May 21, 2021International Tea DayInternational Tea Day | United Nations
May 21, 2021World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development | United Nations
May 22, 2021International Day for Biological DiversityWe’re part of the solutionInternational Day for Biological Diversity | United Nations
May 23, 2021International Day to End Obstetric FistulaWomen’s rights are human rights! End fistula now!International Day to End Obstetric Fistula | United Nations
May 25 – 31 2021International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing TerritoriesInternational Week of Non-Self-Governing Territories | United Nations
May 26, 2021Vesak DayVesak Day | United Nations
May 29, 2021International Day of UN PeacekeepersThe road to a lasting peace: Leveraging the power of youth for peace and securityInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers | United Nations
May 31, 2021World No Tobacco DayWorld No Tobacco Day 2021 – Commit to quit (who.int)
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Important Dates and Days of April 2021

DateEventThemeReference
April 2, 2021World Autism Awareness DayLink
April 4, 2021International Mine Awareness DayLink
April 5, 2021National Maritime DaySustainable Shipping beyond COVID-19Link
April 5, 2021International Day of ConscienceLink
April 6, 2021International Day of Sport for Development and PeaceLink
April 7, 2021World Health DayLink
April 7, 2021International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in RwandaLink
April 10, 2021World Homoeopathy DayLink
April 12, 2021International Day of Human Space FlightLink
April 14, 2021World Chagas Disease DayLink
April 15, 2021World Art DayLink
April 17, 2021World Hemophilia DayAdapting to Change, sustaining care in a new worldLink
April 18, 2021International Day for Monuments and SitesLink
April 19, 2021World Liver DayLink
April 20, 2021Chinese Language DayLink
April 21, 2021Civil Services DayLink
April 21, 2021World Creativity and Innovation DayLink
April 22, 2021International Mother Earth DayRestore our EarthLink
April 23, 2021World Book and Copyright DayLink
April 24, 2021National Panchayati Raj DayLink
April 24, 2021International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for PeaceLink
April 25, 2021International Girls in ICT DayLink
April 25, 2021World Malaria DayLink
April 25, 2021International Delegate’s DayLink
April 26, 2021World Intellectual Property DayIP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to marketLink
April 26, 2021International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance DayLink
April 28, 2021World Day for Safety and Health at WorkLink
April 30, 2021International Jazz DayLink

Important Dates and Days of March 2021

DateEventThemeReference
March 1, 2021Zero Discrimination Day Link
March 3, 2021World Wildlife DayForests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and PlanetLink
March 8, 2021International Women’s DayWomen in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 worldLink
March 10, 2021 (Second Wednesday of March)No Smoking DayLink
March 15, 2021World Consumer Rights DayTackle Plastic PollutionLink
March 20, 2021International Day of HappinessLink
March 20, 2021World Oral Health DayThe theme for the next three years (2021-23) is: Be Proud Of Your MouthLink
March 21, 2021International Day of ForestsForest restoration: a path to recovery and well-beingLink
March 21, 2021World Down Syndrome DayCONNECTLink
March 21, 2021World Poetry DayLink
March 22, 2021World Water DayValuing WaterLink
March 23, 2021World Meteorological DayThe Ocean, our climate and weatherLink
March 24, 2021World Tuberculosis DayThe Clock is TickingLink
March 27, 2021World Theatre DayLink

Important Dates and Days of February 2021

DateEventThemeReference
February 1, 202145th Raising Day of Indian Coast GuardLink
February 2, 2021World Wetlands DayWetlands and WaterLink
February 4, 2021World Cancer DayI Am And I WillLink
February 4, 2021International Day of Human FraternityA Pathway to the FutureLink
February 6, 2021International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationNo Time for Global Inaction, Unite, Fund, and Act to End Female Genital MutilationReference
February 8-12, 2021Financial Literacy Week 2021Credit Discipline and Credit from Formal InstitutionsReference
February 10, 2021World Pulses Day#LovePulsesReference
February 11, 2021World Unani DayReference
February 11, 2021International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceWomen Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19Reference
February 13, 2021World Radio DayThis edition of WRD is divided into three main sub-themes:
EVOLUTION. The world changes, radio evolves. This sub-theme refers to the resilience of the radio, to its sustainability; INNOVATION. The world changes, radio adapts and innovate. Radio has had to adapt to new technologies to remain the go-to medium of mobility, accessible everywhere and to everyone;
CONNECTION. The world changes, radio connects.This sub-theme highlights radio’s services to our society—natural disasters, socio-economic crises, epidemics, etc.
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February 20, 2021World Day of Social JusticeA Call for Social Justice in the Digital EconomyReference
February 21, 2021International Mother Language DayFostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and societyReference
February 28, 2021National Science DayFuture of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and WorkReference

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Important Dates and Days of January 2021

DateEventThemeReference
January 4, 2021World Braille DayLink
January 9, 2021Pravasi Bharatiya DivasContributing to Aatmanirbhar BharatLink
January 9, 2021Veterans DayLink
January 15, 2021Indian Army DayLink
January 18 – February 17, 2021 (This year instead of “Road, Safety Week”, a month-long campaign “National Road Safety Month” will be observed from 18th January 2021 to 17th February 2021)National Road Safety Month 2021Sadak Suraksha- Jeevan RakshaLink
January 20, 202116th Raising Day of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force)Link
January 23, 2021Parakram DiwasLink
January 24, 2021National Girl Child DayLink
January 24, 2021International Day of EducationRecover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 GenerationLink
January 25, 202111th National Voters’ DayMaking Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’Link
January 26, 2021Republic DayLink
January 27, 2021International Holocaust Remembrance DayFacing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the HolocaustLink
January 30, 2021Martyrs DayLink
January 31, 2021 (Observed on Last Sunday of January as per WHO’s website; however in India, it’s celebrated on January 30, 2021)World Leprosy Day#BeatLeprosy  #EndStigma  Advocate for #MentalWellbeingLink

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Important Dates and Days of December 2020

DateEventThemeReference
December 1, 2020World AIDS dayGlobal solidarity, resilient HIV servicesLink
December 2, 2020International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryLink
December 2, 2020National Pollution Prevention DayLink
December 3, 2020International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesBuilding back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilitiesLink
December 4, 2020International Day of BanksLink
December 5, 2020International Volunteer DayTogether We Can Through VolunteeringLink
December 5, 2020World Soil DayKeep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversityLink
December 7, 2020International Civil Aviation DayAdvancing Innovation for Global Aviation DevelopmentLink

December 7, 2020
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December 9, 2020International Anti-Corruption DayRecover with IntegrityLink
December 9, 2020International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this CrimeLink
December 10, 2020Human Rights DayRecover Better – Stand Up for Human RightsLink
December 11, 2020International Mountain DayMountain biodiversityLink
December 12, 2020International Day of NeutralityLink
December 12, 2020International Universal Health Coverage DayHealth for All: Protect Everyone — To end this crisis and build a safer and healthier future, we must invest in health systems that protect us all — now.Link
December 14, 2020National Energy Conservation Day
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December 16, 2020Vijay DibosLink
December 18, 2020International Migrants DayReimagining Human MobilityLink
December 18, 2020World Arabic Language DayArabic Language Academies: Necessity or Luxury?Link
December 19, 2020Goa Liberation DayLink
December 20, 2020International Human Solidarity DayLink
December 23, 2020Kisan DiwasLink
December 24, 2020National Consumer DayThe Sustainable ConsumerLink
December 25, 2020Good Governance DayLink

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Important Dates and Days of November 2020

DateEventThemeReference
November 1, 2020World Vegan DayLink
November 2, 2020International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against JournalismLink
November 5, 2020World Tsunami Awareness DayLink
November 6, 2020International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictLink
November 8, 2020International Day of RadiologyLink
November 10, 2020World Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentScience for and with SocietyLink
November 12, 2020World Pneumonia DayLink
November 13, 2020Ayurveda DayAyurveda for Covid-19 PandemicLink
November 13, 2020World Kindness DayLink
November 14, 2020World Diabetes DayThe Nurse and DiabetesLink
November 14, 2020 (third Sunday of November every year)World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsFirst RespondersLink
November 15-21, 2020Newborn Care WeekLink
November 16, 2020International Day for ToleranceLink
November 16, 2020National Press DayLink
November 17, 2020National Epilepsy DayLink
November 18, 2020Naturopathy DayNurturing Vitality Through NaturopathyLink
November 18, 2020World COPD DayLiving Well with COPD – Everybody, EverywhereLink
November 18-24, 2020World Antimicrobial Awareness WeekUnited to preserve antimicrobialsLink
November 19, 2020World Toilet DaySustainable sanitation and climate changeLink
November 20, 2020Africa Industrialization DayInclusive and sustainable industrialisation in the AfCFTA eraLink
November 20, 2020World Children’s DayLink
November 21, 2020World Fisheries DaySocial Responsibility in the fisheries value chainLink
November 21, 2020World Television DayLink
November 23-27, 2020Aviation Safety Awareness WeekLink
November 25, 2020International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenOrange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!Link
November 26, 2020Constitution Day also known as ‘Samvidhan Divas’Link
November 29, 2020International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleLink
November 30, 2020Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareLink

Important Dates and Days of October 2020

DateEventTheme
October 1, 2020International Day of Older PersonsPandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?
October 1, 2020World Vegetarian Day
October 1, 2020International Coffee Day
October 2, 2020International Day of Non-Violence
October 2 – 8, 202066th Wildlife WeekRoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships
October 4, 2020World Animal Day
October 4 – 10, 2020World Space WeekSatellites improve life
October 5, 2020World Teachers’ DayTeachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future
October 5, 2020World Habitat DayHousing For All — A Better Urban Future
October 7, 2020World Cotton Day
October 8, 2020World Sight DayHope In Sight
October 9, 2020World Post Day
October 9, 2020Indian Foreign Service Day
October 9 – 15, 2020National Postal Week
October 10, 2020World Migratory Bird DayBirds Connect Our World
October 10, 2020World Mental Health DayMove for mental health: Let´s invest!
October 10, 2020World Day Against the Death Penalty
October 11, 2020International Day of the Girl ChildMy voice, our equal future
October 12, 2020World Arthritis DayDon’t Delay, Connect Today with a focus on work with the strapline – Time2Work
October 13, 2020The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR)it’s all about governance
October 14, 2020World Standards DayProtecting the planet with standards
October 14, 2020International E-Waste DayEducation
October 15, 2020International Day of Rural WomenRural women and girls building resilience
October 15, 2020Global Handwashing DayHand Hygiene for All
October 15 – 23, 2020Intellectual Property Literacy Week
October 16, 2020World Food Day
October 17, 2020International Day for the Eradication of PovertyActing together to achieve social and environmental justice for all
October 20, 2020World Osteoporosis Day
October 20, 2020World Statistics DayConnecting the world with data we can trust
October 21, 2020Police Commemoration Day
October 22, 2020International Stuttering Awareness DayJourney of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back
October 23, 2020World Snow Leopard Day
October 24, 2020World Polio Day
October 24, 2020United Nations DayThe future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism
October 24, 2020World Development Information Day
October 24, 2020International Day of Diplomats
October 27, 2020World Day for Audiovisual HeritageYour Window to the World
October 27, 202074th Infantry Day
October 27 – November 2, 2020Vigilance Awareness Weekसतर्क भारत, समृद्ध भारत (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)
October 28, 2020International Animation Day
October 29, 2020World Psoriasis DayINFORMED
October 31, 2020National Unity Day
October 31, 2020World Cities DayChanging the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations

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Important Dates and Days of September 2020

DateEventTheme
September 1 – September 7, 2020National Nutrition Week
September 2, 2020World Coconut DayInvest in Coconut to save the world
September 5, 2020National Teacher’s Day
September 5, 2020International Day of Charity
September 7, 2020International Day of Clean Air for blue skies
September 8, 2020International Literacy DayLiteracy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
September 9, 2020International Day to Protect Education from Attack
September 10, 2020World Suicide Prevention DayWorking Together to Prevent Suicide
September 12, 2020International Day for South-South Cooperation
September 14, 2020Hindi Diwas
September 15, 2020National Engineer’s Day
September 15, 2020International Day of DemocracyCOVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy
September 16, 2020International Day for the preservation of Ozone Layer (World Ozone Day)Ozone for Life – 35 Years of Ozone Layer Protection
September 17, 2020World Patient Safety DayHealth Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety
September 18, 2020International Equal Pay Day
September 21, 2020 (3rd Saturday in September)World Alzheimer’s DayLet’s talk about dementia
September 21, 2020International Coastal Clean-up Day
September 21, 2020International Day of PeaceShaping Peace Together
September 22, 2020World Rhino Day
September 23, 2020International Day for Sign LanguagesSign Languages are for Everyone!
September 23, 2020Ayushman Bharat Day
September 25, 2020Antyodaya Diwas
September 26, 2020World Environment Health DayEnvironmental Health, A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention
September 26, 2020International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
September 26, 2020World Contraception Day
September 27, 2020World Maritime DaySustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet
September 27, 2020World Tourism DayTourism and Rural Development
September 28, 2020World Rabies DayVaccination and Collaboration
September 28, 2020International Day for Universal Access to InformationAccess to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!
September 29, 2020World Heart Day
September 29, 2020International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
September 30, 2020International Translation DayFinding the words for a world in crisis

Important Dates and Days of August 2020

DateEventTheme
August 1, 2020National Mountain Climbing Day
August 6, 2020Hiroshima Day
August 7, 2020National Handloom Day
August 8, 2020Quit India Movement Day
August 9, 2020Nagasaki DayWith the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World – for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet
August 9, 2020International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience
August 12, 2020International Youth DayYouth Engagement for Global Action
August 12, 2020World Elephant Day
August 13, 2020International Left-handers Day
August 16, 2020Bennington Battle Day
August 17, 2020Indonesian Independence Day
August 19, 2020World Photography Day
August 19, 2020World Humaitarian Day
August 20, 2020World Mosquito Day
August 20, 2020Indian Akshay Urja Day
August 23, 2020International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 23, 2020European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
August 26, 2020Women Equality Day
August 29, 2020National Sports Day
August 30, 2020Small Industry Day
August 31, 2020Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)Malaysia Prihatin (Concerned Malaysia)

Important Dates and Days of July 2020

DateEventTheme
July 1, 2020GST Day
July 1, 2020National Doctor’s Day
July 1, 2020Chartered Accountant Day
July 2, 2020World Sports Journalists Day
July 2, 2020World UFO Day
July 4, 2020 (First Saturday of July)International Day of CooperativesCooperatives for Climate Action
July 10, 2020National Fish Farmers Day
July 11, 2020World Population DayPeace in the Home: Safeguarding the Health and Rights of Women and Girls- Even During COVID-19
July 14, 2020Bastille Day/ French National Day
July 15, 2020World Youth Skills DaySkills for a Resilient Youth
July 18, 2020Nelson Mandela International Day
July 23, 2020National Broadcasting Day
July 24, 2020Kargil Vijay Diwas
July 28, 2020World Nature Conservation Day

Important Dates and Days of June 2020

DateEventTheme
June 01World Milk Day20th Anniversary of World Milk Day
June 02International Sex Workers Day
June 02Telengana Formation Day
June 03World Bicycle Day
June 04International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 05World Environment DayTime for Nature
June 05International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
June 07World Food Safety DayFood safety: everyone’s business!
June 08World Oceans DayInnovation for a Sustainable Ocean
June 08World Brain Tumour Day
June 12World Day Against Child Labour
June 13International Albinism Awareness DayMade to Shine
June 14World Blood Donor DaySafe Blood Saves Lives
June 15World Elder Abuse Awareness DayLifting Up Voices
June 15Global Wind Day
June 16International Day of Family Remittances
June 17World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtFood. Feed. Fibre
June 18Autistic Pride Day
June 19World Sickle Cell Day
June 19International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
June 20World Refugee DayEvery Action Counts
June 21International Day of YogaYoga for Health – Yoga at Home
June 21World Music Day
June 21World Hydrography DayHydrography enabling autonomous technologies
Third Sunday of June (June 23)World Father’s Day
June 23United Nations Public Service Day
June 23World Olympic Day
June 25Day of the SeafarerSeafarers are Key Workers
June 25World Vitiligo Day
June 26International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingBetter Knowledge for Better Care
June 26International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
June 27UN MSME DayThe Great Lockdown and its impact on Small Business
June 29Statistics Day SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) & SDG- 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls)
June 29International Day of the Tropics
June 30International Asteroid Day
June 30International Day of Parliamentarism

Important Dates and Days of May 2020

DateEventTheme
May 01International Labour Day/ May Day
May 07World Password Day (First Thursday of May) 
May 02World Tuna Day 
May 03World Press Freedom DayJournalism without Fear or Favour
May 01National Space Day (First Friday of May) 
May 04Coal Miners Day 
May 04International Firefighters’ Day 
May 03World Laughter Day (First Sunday of May) 
May 05International Day of the MidwifeMidwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite – our time is NOW
May 06International No Diet Day
May 07World Athletics Day 
May 05World Asthma DayEnough Asthma Deaths
May 08World Red Cross Day
May 08World Thalassaemia DayThe dawning of a new era for thalassaemia
May 08Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation 
May 9World Migratory Bird Day ((It is celebrated twice in the year, which falls on the second Saturday in May and October. In 2020 it is May 9 and October 10)Birds Connect Our World
May 11National Technology Day
May 12International Nurses DayNursing the World to Health
May 10Mother’s Day (Second Sunday of May) 
May 15International Day of FamiliesFamilies in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing+25
May 16International Day of Light 
May 16International Day of Living Together in Peace 
May 16National Dengue Day 
May 17World Hypertension DayMeasure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer
May 17World Telecommunication Day /World Telecommunication and Information Society DayConnect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
May 18World AIDS Vaccine Day 
May 18International Museum DayMuseums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion
May 20World Metrology (the science of measurement) DayMeasurements for global trade
May 20World Bee Day
May 21National Anti-terrorism Day 
May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 
May 22International Day for Biological DiversityOur solutions are in nature
May 23World Turtle DayAdopt, Don’t Shop
May 23International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF) 
May 25World Thyroid Day 
May 25International Missing Children’s Day 
May 28World Hunger Day
May 29International Day of United Nations PeacekeepersWomen in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace
May 29International Everest Day
May 29World Digestive Health DayGut Microbiome: A Global Perspective
May 31World No Tobacco DayProtecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

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Important Dates and Days of April 2020

DateDayTheme
April 2World Autism Awareness DayThe transition of adulthood
April 2International Children’s Book DayHunger for Words
April 4International Mine Awareness Day
April 5National Maritime DaySustainable shipping for a sustainable planet
April 6International Day of Sport for Development and PeaceBehind each #WhiteCard, there is a story
April 6International Day of ConscienceChange the World with Conscience
April 7World Health DaySupport Nurses and Midwives
April 9Shaurya Diwas/ Valour Day
April 10World Homoeopathy DayEnhancing the scope of Homoeopathy in Public Health
April 11National Safe Motherhood Day
April 14World Chagas Disease Day
April 15World Art Day
April 17World Hemophilia DayGet + involved
April 18International Day for Monuments and SitesShared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility
April 19World Liver Day
April 20UN Chinese Language Day
April 21Civil Services Day
April 21World Creativity and Innovation Day
April 22International Mother Earth Day
April 23World Book DayShare a million stories
April 23English Language Day
April 24International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
April 25World Malaria DayZero malaria starts with me
April 25World Veterinary DayEnvironment Protection for Improving Animal and Human Health
April 26World Intellectual Property Day
April 26International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
April 28World Day for Safety and Health at Work
April 28Workers’ Memorial DayStop the Pandemic at Work
April 29International Dance Day
April 30International Jazz Day

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Important Dates and Days of March 2020

DateDayTheme
March 1Zero Discrimination DayZero Discrimination against Women and Girls
March 3World Wildlife DaySustaining all life on Earth
March 3World Hearing DayHearing for life, don’t let hearing loss limit you
March 7Jan Ausadhi Divas 
March 8International Women’s DayEach for Equal
March 12World Kidney DayKidney health for everyone everywhere 鈥 from prevention to detection and equitable access to care
March 13World Sleep DayBetter Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet
March 14International Day of MathematicsMathematics is Everywhere
March 15World Consumer Rights DayThe Sustainable Consumer
March 18Global Recycling DayRecycling Heroes
March 20International Day of HappinessHappier Together
March 21International Day of ForestsForests and Biodiversity
March 21World Down Syndrome DayWe decide
March 21International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 
March 21World Puppetry Day 
March 22World Water DayWater and Climate Change
March 23Martyrs’ Day 
March 24World Meteorological DayClimate and Water
March 24World Tuberculosis DayIt’s time
March 24International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims 
March 25International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 
March 25International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members 
March 27World Theatre Day 
March 28 (last Saturday of March)Earth Hour 
March 31International Transgender Day of Visibility 
March 31World Backup Day 

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Important Dates and Days of February  2020

DateDayTheme
February 1Foundation Day of the Indian Coast Guard
February 2World Wetlands DayWetlands and Biodiversity
February 4World Cancer DayI Am and I Will
February 6International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationUnleashing Youth Power: One decade of accelerating actions for zero female genital mutilation
February 10World Pulses Day
February 10National Deworming Day
February 11International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceInvestment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth
February 11World Unani DayUnani Medicine – Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-3) of Good Health & Well-Being.
February 13World Radio DayRadio and Diversity
February 13National Women’s Day
February 15World Pangolin Day
February 19Soil Health Card Day
February 20World Social Justice DayClosing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice
February 20Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram Statehood Day
February 21Matribhasha Diwas ( International Mother Language Day)Languages without borders
February 24Central Excise Day

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Important Dates and Days of January 2020

DateDayTheme
January 01Global Family Day
January 04World Braille Day
January 09NRI Day (Pravasi Bhartiya Divas)
January 10World Hindi Day
January 12National Youth DayChannelizing Youth Power for Nation Building
January 23Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
January 25National Voters DayElectoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy
January 26India’s Republic Day
January 26 International Customs DayCustoms fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet
January 27International Day of Commemoration75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice

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Important Dates and Days of December  2019

DateEventTheme
December 01World AIDS DayCommunities Make the Difference
December 02National Pollution Control Day
December 02World Computer Literacy Day
December 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 
December 03International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesPromoting participation of persons with disabilities and leadership
December 04Indian Navy Day 
December 05International Volunteer Day (IVD) for Economic and Social DevelopmentVolunteer for an inclusive future
December 05World Soil DayStop Soil Erosion, Save our Future
December 07Army Forces Flag Day 
December 07International Civil Aviation Day 
December 09International Day of Anti-CorruptionUnited Against Corruption
December 10Human Rights DayYouth Standing Up for Human Rights
December 11International Mountain DayMountains Matter for Youth
December 11UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) day 
December 12International Day of Neutrality 
December 12International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC)Keep the promise
December 14National Energy Conservation Day 
December 14 – 20National Energy Conservation Week   
December 16Vijay DiwasCelebrating India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 Indo-Pakistan war
December 18National Minorities Rights Day 
December 18International Migrants DayWe Together
December 18World Arabic Language DayArabic Language and Artificial Intelligence
December 20International Human Solidarity Day 
December 22National Mathematics DayTo mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in the field of mathematics.
December 23National Farmers’ Day/Kisan Diwas 
December 24National Consumer Rights DayAlternate consumer grievance/dispute redressal
December 25National Good Governance DayObserved on the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Important Dates and Days of November  2019

DateEventTheme
November 01World Vegan Day
November 02International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
November 05World Tsunami Day/ World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 07National Cancer Awareness Day
November 08International Day of RadiologySports Imaging
November 09National Legal Service 
November 10World Science DayOpen science, leaving no one behind
November 11National Education Day On the occasion of birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Azad, the first Education Minister of India.
November 12Public Service Broadcasting Day
November 12World Pneumonia DayHealthy Lungs for all
   
November 16International Day for Tolerance 
November 16National Press Day 
November 17World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsLife is not a car part.
November 17National Epilepsy Day 
November 18National Naturopathy Day 
November 18-24  World Antibiotics WeekAntibiotics Handle with care.
November 19-25UNESCO observed World Heritage Week 
November 19World Toilet DayLeave No one Behind
November 19International Men’s DayMaking a difference for Men and Boys.
November 19Women Entrepreneurship Day 
November 19World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse 
November 20Universal Children’s Day 
November 20World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAll together to End COPD
November 21 World Fisheries Day 
November 21 World Television Day 
November 21 World Philosophy Day 
November 25International day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenOrange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape
November 26 To commemorate the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India’s White Revolution.
November 2670th  Constitutional Day 
November 30Indian Organ Donation Day 

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Important Dates and Days of October  2019

DateEventTheme
October 01 – 31Breast Cancer Awareness Week
October 01World Vegetarian Day
October 01International Coffee Day 
October 01International Day of Older PersonsThe Journey to Age Equality
October 02International Day of Non – Violence 
October 04 – 10The Moon: Gateway to the starsWorld Space Week
October 04World Animal Day 
October 05World Teachers DayYoung Teachers: The Future of the Profession
October 07World Cotton Day (WCD) 
October 07World Habitat DayFrontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth
October 02 – 08Wildlife Week IndiaLife Below Water: For people and planet
October 09World Post Day 
October 09-15National Postal Week 
October 10World Sight DayVision First
October 10World Mental Health DaySuicide Prevention
October 11International Day of Girl ChildGirl force – Unscripted and unstoppable
October 11World Obesity Day 
October 11World Egg DayEat your egg today and every day
October 12World Arthritis DayTime2Work
October 12World Migratory Bird DayProtect birds – Be the solution to plastic pollution
October 13International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR)Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services
October 14World Standards DayVideo Standards Create a Global Stage
October 15International Day of Rural WomenRural Women and girls building climate resilience
October 15Global Handwashing DayClean Hands for All
October 15World Students Day (APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birthday) 
October 15World Mathematics Day 
October 16World Food Day (WFD)Our Actions are our Future Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World
October 17International Poverty Eradication DayActing together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty
October 17 World Trauma Day 
October 20World Statistics DayBetter Data, Better Lives
October 20National Solidarity Day 
October 20World Osteoporosis Day 
October 21Police Commemoration Day 
October 21Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day 
October 24World Polio DayStories of Progress: Past and Present for World Polio Day
October 24United Nations Day/ World Development Information Day 
October 31World Savings Day 
October 31National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas)Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a famous personality for uniting India.

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