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Important Days of the Year

January 4World Braille Day
January 9NRI Day (Pravasi Bharatiya Divas)
January 10World Hindi Day
January 11Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
January 12World Youth Day
January 15Army Day
January 23Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
January 24National Girl Child Day
January 25National Voters Day
January 26India’s Republic Day; International Customs Day
January 27International Day of Commemoration
January 28Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
January 30Martyrs’ Day
January (last Sunday)World Leprosy Eradication Day
February 2World Wetlands Day
February 4Independence Day of Sri Lanka; World Cancer Day
February 6International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
February (second day of the second week of February)Safer Internet Day
February 10National De-worming Day
February 11International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 12National Productivity Day
February 13World Radio Day; World Women’s Day; Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
February 14St. Valentine’s Day
February 20World Day of Social Justice
February 21International Mother Language Day
February 24Central Excise Day
February 28National Science Day
March 1Zero Discrimination Day; World Civil Defence Day
March 3World Wildlife Day; World Hearing Day
March 4National Security Day
March 8International Women’s Day
March (2nd Thursday in March)World Kidney Day
March (2nd Wednesday in March)No Smoking Day
March 10CISF Raising Day
March 12Mauritius Day
March 15World Disabled Day; World Consumer Rights Day
March 16World Sleep Day; National Vaccination Day
March 18Ordnance Factories Day (India)
March 20International Day of happiness; World Sparrow Day
March 21World Forestry Day; World Down Syndrome Day; World Poetry Day
March 22World Day for Water
March 23World Meteorological Day
March 24World TB Day
March 26Independence Day of Bangladesh
March 27World Theatre Day
April 1Odisha Day
April 2World Autism Awareness Day
April 4International Day for Mine Awareness
April 5National Maritime Day
April 7World Health Day
April 10World Homeopathy Day
April 11National Safe Motherhood Day; National Pet Day
April 13Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day
April 14Ambedkar Jayanti (B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day)
April 15Guru Nanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary
April 17World Haemophilia Day
April 18World Heritage Day
April 19World Liver Day
April 21Secretaries Day; Civil Services Day
April 22Earth Day
April 23World Book and Copyright Day
April 24National Panchayati Day
April 25World Malaria Day
April 26World Intellectual property Day
April 28World Day for Safety and Health at Work; World Veterinary Day
April 29International Dance Day
April 30Ayushman Bharat Diwas
May 1Worker’s Day (International Labour Day); Maharashtra Day
May 3International Energy Day; Press Freedom Day
May (1st Sunday)World Laughter Day
May (1st Tuesday)World Asthma Day
May (2nd Sunday)Mother’s Day
May 4Coal Miners Day; International Firefighters Day
May 7World Athletics Day
May 8World Red Cross Day; World Thalassaemia Day
May 11National Technology Day
May 12International Nurses Day
May 12Mother’s Day
May 15International Day of the Family
May 17World Telecommunication Day; World Hypertension Day
May 18World AIDS vaccine Day; International Museum Day
May 21National Anti-Terrorism Day
May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
May 24Commonwealth Day
May 31Anti-Tobacco Day
June 1World Milk Day
June 3World Bicycle Day
June 4International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5World Environment Day
June 7World Food Safety Day
June 8World Ocean Day
June 12World Day Against Child Labour
June 13International Albinism Awareness Day
June 14World Blood Donor Day
June 15World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 17World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
June (3rd Sunday)Father’s Day
June 20World Refugee Day
June 21International Yoga Day
June 23United Nations Public Service Day; International Widows Day
June 26International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 29International Day of the Tropics
July 1Doctor’s Day
July 6World Zoonoses Day (commemorates the work of French biologist Louis Pasteur)
July 11World Population Day
July 17World Day for International Justice
July 18International Nelson Mandela Day
July 26Kargil Vijay Diwas
July 28World Hepatitis Day; World Nature Conservation Day
August (1st Sunday)International Friendship Day
August 6Hiroshima Day
August 9Quit India Day; Nagasaki Day; International Day of the World’s Indigenous peoples.
August 14Independence Day of Pakistan
August 12International Youth Day
August 15Indian Independence Day
August 19World Photography Day; World Humanitarian Day
August 20Sadbhavana Diwas (birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi)
August 21World Senior Citizen’s Day
August 22World Sanskrit Day
August 29National Sports Day
August 30National Small Industry Day
September 2World Coconut Day
September 5Teacher’s Day
September 8International Literacy Day
September 11World First Aid Day
September 14Hindi Diwas
September 15Engineers Day; International Day of Democracy
September 16World Ozone Day (International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer)
September 21Alzheimer’s Day; Day for Peace & Non-Violence (UN)
September 22World Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)
September 23International Day of Sign Languages
September 26Day of the Deaf; World Contraception Day
September 27World Tourism Day
September 29World Heart Day
September 30International Translation Day; World Maritime Day
September (Last Saturday)World Rivers Day
October 1International Day for Older Persons
October 2Gandhi Jayanthi; International Day of Non-Violence
October (First Monday)World Habitat Day
October 4World Animal Welfare Day
October 5World Teachers’ Day
October 8Indian Air Force Day
October 9World Postal Day
October 10National Post Day; World Mental Health Day
October 11International Day of the Girl Child
October (2nd Thursday)World Sight Day
October 13UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
October 14World Standards Day
October 15World Students Day; World White Cane Day (Guiding the Blind)
October 16World Food Day
October 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 20National Solidarity Day (China attacked India on that day)
October 24UN Day; World Development Information Day
October 30World Thrift Day
October 31Rastriya Ekta Diwas (Sardar Patel); National Integration Day (In memory of Indira Gandhi)
November 5World Tsunami Day
November 7National Cancer Awareness day; Infant Protection Day
November 9Legal Services Day
November 14Children’s Day; World Diabetes Day
November 17National Epilepsy Day
November 20Africa Industrialization Day
November 21World Television Day
November 26National Milk Day
November 29International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
December 1World AIDS Day
December 2National Pollution Control
December 3International Day of Disabled Persons
December 4Indian Navy Day
December 7Indian Armed Forces Flag Day
December 10Human Rights Day
December 11International Mountain Day
December 14World Energy Conservation Day
December 16Vijay Diwas (to observe Bangladesh’s victory over Pakistan in War of 1971)
December 18Minorities Rights Day (India)
December 19Goa Liberation Day
December 22National Mathematics Day
December 23Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)
December 24National Consumers Day
December 25Christmas Day; Good Governance Day
[Errors/omissions in the above list may be notified in the comment box below.]

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