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In this article, we are providing Important Days/Dates 2019-20 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 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

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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)

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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

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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 Yoga Yoga 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

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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

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 â€” Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice

Important Dates and Days of December  2019

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

Important Dates and Days of November  2019

Date Event Theme
November 01 World Vegan Day  
November 02 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists  
November 05 World Tsunami Day/ World Tsunami Awareness Day  
November 07 National Cancer Awareness Day  
November 08 International Day of Radiology Sports Imaging
November 09 National Legal Service  
November 10 World Science Day Open science, leaving no one behind
November 11 National Education Day   On the occasion of birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Azad, the first Education Minister of India.
November 12 Public Service Broadcasting Day  
November 12 World Pneumonia Day Healthy Lungs for all
     
November 16 International Day for Tolerance  
November 16 National Press Day  
November 17 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Life is not a car part.
November 17 National Epilepsy Day  
November 18 National Naturopathy Day  
November 18-24   World Antibiotics Week Antibiotics Handle with care.
November 19-25 UNESCO observed World Heritage Week  
November 19 World Toilet Day Leave No one Behind
November 19 International Men’s Day Making a difference for Men and Boys.
November 19 Women Entrepreneurship Day  
November 19 World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse  
November 20 Universal Children’s Day  
November 20 World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease All together to End COPD
November 21   World Fisheries Day  
November 21   World Television Day  
November 21   World Philosophy Day  
November 25 International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Orange 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 26 70th  Constitutional Day  
November 30 Indian Organ Donation Day  

Important Dates and Days of October  2019

Date Event Theme
October 01 – 31 Breast Cancer Awareness Week  
October 01 World Vegetarian Day
October 01 International Coffee Day  
October 01 International Day of Older Persons The Journey to Age Equality
October 02 International Day of Non – Violence  
October 04 – 10 The Moon: Gateway to the stars World Space Week
October 04 World Animal Day  
October 05 World Teachers Day Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession
October 07 World Cotton Day (WCD)  
October 07 World Habitat Day Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth
October 02 – 08 Wildlife Week India Life Below Water: For people and planet
October 09 World Post Day  
October 09-15 National Postal Week  
October 10 World Sight Day Vision First
October 10 World Mental Health Day Suicide Prevention
October 11 International Day of Girl Child Girl force – Unscripted and unstoppable
October 11 World Obesity Day  
October 11 World Egg Day Eat your egg today and every day
October 12 World Arthritis Day Time2Work
October 12 World Migratory Bird Day Protect birds – Be the solution to plastic pollution
October 13 International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services
October 14 World Standards Day Video Standards Create a Global Stage
October 15 International Day of Rural Women Rural Women and girls building climate resilience
October 15 Global Handwashing Day Clean Hands for All
October 15 World Students Day (APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birthday)  
October 15 World Mathematics Day  
October 16 World Food Day (WFD) Our Actions are our Future Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World
October 17 International Poverty Eradication Day Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty
October 17  World Trauma Day  
October 20 World Statistics Day Better Data, Better Lives
October 20 National Solidarity Day  
October 20 World Osteoporosis Day  
October 21 Police Commemoration Day  
October 21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day  
October 24 World Polio Day Stories of Progress: Past and Present for World Polio Day
October 24 United Nations Day/ World Development Information Day  
October 31 World Savings Day  
October 31 National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a famous personality for uniting India.

 

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