Important Days

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL DAYS WE OBSERVE OR CELEBRATE

January

1 January - Global Family Day


4 January - World Braille Day


9 January - Non-Resident India (NRI) Day


12 January – National Youth Day


16 January - National Startup Day

24 January - International Day of Education (UN) / National Girl Child Day


26 January - Indian Republic Day


February

4 February - World Cancer Day

11 February - International Day of Women and Girls in Science (UN)

13 February - World Radio Day (UN)


18 February - National Battery Day


27 February - World NGO Day

28 February – National Science Day


March

4 March - World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (UN)

8 March - International Women’s Day (UN)

14 March - International Day of Mathematics (UN) (Pi Day)


15 March - World Consumer Rights Day

20 March - International Day of Happiness


22 March - World Water Day


24 March - World TB Day


April

7 April - World Health Day


18 April - World Heritage Day

21 April - World Creativity and Innovation Day


22 April - World Earth Day

23 April – World Book Day

26 April - World Intellectual Property Day


28 April - World Safety and Health at Work Day


28 April - IEEE SIGHT Day


May

1 May – International Worker’s Day


7 May - World Athletics Day


8 May - World Red Cross Day


2nd Sunday in May - National Mother's Day

11 May – National Technology Day


12 May - International Nurses Day


15 May - International Day of Families (UN)

17 May - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day


21 May - World Cultural Diversity Day


31 May - World No-Tobacco Day


June

1 June – Global Parent’s Day

3 June - World Bicycle Day

5 June - World Environment Day (UN)


7 June - World Food Safety Day


14 June - World Blood Donor Day


3rd Sunday in June - National Father's Day


21 June - International Yoga Day


23 June - International Women in Engineering Day


July

1 July - National Doctors’ Day

15 July - World Youth Skills Day

23 July - National Broadcasting Day


27 July - Death Anniversary of Dr Abdul Kalam


30 July - International Friendship Day (UN)


4th Sunday in July – National Parent's Day


August

9 August - International Day of the World's Indigenous People (UN)

12 August - International Youth Day (UN)


13 August - World Organ Donation Day


15 August - Indian Independence Day

19 August - World Humanitarian Day

21 August – World Entrepreneur’s Day


29 August - National Sports Day


September

5 September – National Teacher’s Day / International Day of Charity

8 September - International Literacy Day (UN)

15 September – National Engineer’s Day


2nd Sunday in SeptemberWorld Grandparent's Day


21 September - International Day of Peace (UN)

28 September - International Day for the Universal Access to Information (UN)

October

1 October - International Day of Older People


5 October - World Teachers' Day (UN)

10 October - World Mental Health Day


11 October - International Girl Child Day

14 October - World Sight Day

15 October - World Students’ Day / National Innovation Day (Dr Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary)


16 October - World Food Day


24 October - World Development Information Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November

7 November – National Cancer Awareness Day


9 November - National Entrepreneurship Day

10 November - World Science Day for Peace and Development (UN) / World Mental Health

11 November - National Education Day

14 November – National Children’s Day

19 November - World Toilet Day / International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day / International Men's Day

20 November – World Children’s Day (UN)


25 November - Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)


December

3 December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UN)


5 December - International Volunteer's Day

10 December - International Human Rights Day (UN)


11 December - UNICEF Day


14 December - National Energy Conservation Day


20 December - International Human Solidarity Day


22 December - National Mathematics Day


23 December - National Farmer's Day


24 December - National Consumer Rights Day