Are you aware of the most important National and International dates and days in a year?. Every year comes with a series of days which are dedicated to one thing or the other. Though some of them can be the result of marketing campaigns to celebrate a festival, some are truly commemorative.

Well, many of us are not familiar with most of the important days and dates-. Hence, In this article, we have listed all key dates and days per year. In most of the government entrance examinations like  UPPCS RO/ARO, AHC RO/ARO, RRB, SSC, etc., The General Awareness or General Knowledge section often contains these types of questions based on dates & themes.

Browse this section for all the important days of a national and international year, India and worldwide.

Here is a detailed list of important days with their 2020/21 themes displayed below.




4 January————– World Braille day

THEME: To raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.


9 January——————— NRI day/Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

THEME: To mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India.


10 January————— World Hindi Day

THEME: To promote the use of the Hindi language abroad.


12 January————— National youth day

THEME: To make sure that the students across the country can be encouraged to learn about the life, the ideas and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and apply them in their lives.


15 January——————Army Day

THEME: To commemorate the day when General KM Carriappa took over the command of the Army and became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army after Independence.


24 January——————National girl child day

THEME: “Aware girl child-able Madhya Pradesh”.


25 January————-National Voters Day

THEME: ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’.


26 January————-International Customs Day

THEME: The role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.

26 January—————72nd Republic Day of India

THEME: It marks the day when India declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state.

26 January——————Bharat Parv 2021

THEME: ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’.


27 January———– International Day of Commemoration in memory of  the victims of the Holocaust



28 January—————-World Leprosy Day

THEME: “Leprosy isn’t what you think”.


30 January——————Martyrs day

THEME: To honour the sacrifices made by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.




2 February——————World Wetlands Day

THEME: “Wetlands and Biodiversity”


4 February—————-World Cancer Day

THEME: “I Am and I Will”


6 February——————International Day of Zero Tolerance to female genital mutilation

THEME: Unleashing Youth Power


11 February—————-International day Women and girls in Science

THEME: To recognize the critical role of women and girls play in science and technology.


12 February—————–National Productivity Day

THEME: To promote productivity culture in India.


13 February——————World Radio Day

THEME: “Radio and Diversity”


13 February—————-National Women’s Day

THEME: The day was designated to honour the work and contribution of Sarojini Naidu.


20 February—————–World Day of Social Justice

THEME: The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008.

20 February——————-70th National Democracy Day

THEME: Every year, Falgun 7 of the Nepali calendar is commemorated as the National Democracy Day in Nepal.


21 February—————————International Mother language day

THEME: “Languages without borders.”


22 February———————World Thinking day



28 February——————-National Science Day





1 March—————World Civil Defence Day

THEME: ——————-


3 March————– World Wildlife Day

THEME: “Sustaining all life on earth”

3 March————– World Hearing Day “Hearing for life.

THEME: Don’t let hearing loss limit you”.


7 March————– Jan Aushadhi Diwas

THEME: To create awareness and providing a thrust to the use of generic medicines.


8 March————– International Women’s Day

THEME: ‘An equal world is an enabled world’.

8 March————–World Kidney Day

THEME:  ——————-


12 March————-Commonwealth Day

THEME:   ——————-


15 March————World Consumer Rights Day

THEME: To raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs.


16  March—————–National Vaccination Day

THEME: Vaccines Work for All

16 March—————World Sleep Day

THEME: ——————-


18  March———— Global Recycling Day

THEME:   “Recycling Heroes”


20 March—————–International Day of Happiness

THEME:   ‘Happiness For All, Together’

20 March——————-World Sparrow day

THEME: “I Love Sparrow”


21 March————–Inter  National Day for the Elimination of  Racial Discrimination

THEME: For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021 is focused on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent.

21 March—————–International Day of Forests

THEME: Forests and Biodiversity

21 March——————–World Down Syndrome Day

THEME: “We Decide”

21 March———————–World Poetry Day

THEME: To encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to encourage the teaching of poetry as well as to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music, and painting.


22 March—————World Water Day

THEME: “Water and Climate Change”


23 March——————World Meteorological Day

THEME: “The Ocean, our climate and weather”


24 March—————–World Tuberculosis Day

THEME:   ‘It’s Time’


25 March—————-International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

THEME: “Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together”


27 March—————-World Theatre Day 2018

THEME: It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community.


30 March—————-Statehood Day

THEME: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Rajasthan on its State Day.




2 April—————World Autism Awareness Day

THEME: “The Transition of Adulthood”


4 April—————-National Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine action

THEME: ——————-


5 April—————-National Maritime Day

THEME:   ——————-


7 April—————-World Health Day

THEME: Support Nurses and Midwives


10 April—————-World Homeopathy Day

THEME: ‘Linking Research with education and clinical practice: Advancing scientific collaborations’.


11 April—————-National Safe Motherhood Day

THEME:   ——————-

11 April—————-National Pet Day

THEME:   ——————-


17 April—————-World Hemophilia Day

THEME: “Get + Involved”


18 April—————-World Heritage Day

THEME: Shared Cultures, Thread Heritage, Shared Responsibility


19 April—————-World Liver Day

THEME: ——————-


21 April—————-Civil Services Day

THEME:   ——————-


22 April—————-World Earth Day

THEME: Climate Action


23 April—————-World Book and Copyright Day

THEME: KL Baca-Caring through reading


24 April—————-National Panchayati Raj Day

THEME: On this day, the Constitution of India recognized Panchayats as ‘Institutions of self-government.


25 April—————-World Malaria Day

THEME: ‘Zero malaria starts with me’

25 April—————-World Veterinary Day

THEME: ‘Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.’


26 April—————-World Intellectual Property Day

THEME: ‘Innovate for a Green Future’


28 April—————-World Day for Safety and Health at Work

THEME: Safety and Health at work can save lives


30 April—————-Ayushman Bharat Diwas

THEME: To promote affordable medical facilities in remote areas of the country based on socio-economic status.




1 May—————-International Labour Day

THEME:   ——————-

1 May—————-World Asthma Day

THEME: “Enough Asthma Deaths”


3 May —————- World Press Freedom Day

THEME: “Journalism Without Fear or Favour.”


5 May—————-International Day of Midwife

THEME: Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize, unite-our time in NOW!


8 May —————-World Red Cross Day

THEME: ——————-


11 May—————-National Technology Day

THEME: ——————-


12 May—————-International Nurses Day

THEME: ‘Nursing the World to health’


15 May—————-International Day of Families

THEME:   ——————-


17 May—————-World Hypertension Day

THEME: ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control it, live longer.’

17 May—————-International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

THEME:   ——————-

17 May—————-World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

THEME: ‘Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’


18 May—————-International Museum Day

THEME: ‘Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion’


20 May—————-World Bee Day

THEME: Bee Engaged

20 May—————-World Metrology Day

THEME:   Measurements for Global Trade


22 May————–International Day for Biological Diversity

THEME: Our Solutions are in Nature


23 May—————-World Turtle Day

THEME: ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’


29 May—————-International Day of UN Peacekeepers

THEME: Women in Peacekeeping: A key to Peace


31 May—————-Anti-Tobacco Day Protecting

THEME:  Youth from Industry Manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use




3 June———————World Bicycle Day

THEME:   ——————-


5 June —————- World Environment Day

THEME: Reimagine Recreate Restore


8 June—————-World Oceans Day

THEME:  ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’


12 June—————-World Day Against Child Labour

THEME: Act now: End child labour!


13 June—————-International Albinism Awareness Day

THEME: Strength Beyond All Odds


14 June—————-World Blood Donors

THEME: Give blood and keep the world-beating


15 June—————-World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

THEME:   ——————-


17 June—————-World Day to Combat Desertification

THEME: Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land


20 June—————-World Refugee Day

THEME: Together we heal, learn and shine


21 June—————-International Day of Yoga

THEME: Yoga for well-being


23  June —————-International Olympic Day

THEME: Stay healthy, stay strong, stay active with the #OlympicDay workout on 23 June

23 June—————-United Nations Public Service Day

THEME:   ——————-


25 June—————-Day of the Seafarer

THEME: Seafarers: At the core of shipping’s future


26 June—————-International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

THEME: Share Facts on Drugs, Save Lives


29 June—————-National Statistics Day

THEME: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture




1 July—————– National Doctors’ Day

THEME: Lessen the mortality of COVID-19


2  July —————–World Sports Journalists Day

THEME: To acknowledge the work of sports journalists & to encourage them to do better at their work.


7 July—————– International Day of Cooperatives

THEME: ——————-


11 July—————–World Population Day

THEME: Putting the brakes on COVID 19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls


17 July—————–World Day for International Justice

THEME:   ——————-


28 July—————–World Hepatitis Day

THEME: ‘Hepatitis: free future’


30 July—————–World Day against Trafficking in Persons

THEME: ‘Committed to the Cause-Working on the Frontline to end Human Trafficking’

30 July—————–International Day of Friendship

THEME: This day is celebrated to mark the importance of friends and friendship in life.




9 August—————–International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

THEME: ‘COVID-19 and Indigenous People Resilience’


12 August—————–International Youth Day

THEME: Youth Engagement for Global Action


19 August—————–World Humanitarian Day

THEME: ——————-


21 August—————–World senior citizen day

THEME: ——————-




2 September—————– World Coconut Day

THEME: ——————-


8 September —————–World Literacy Day

THEME: “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,”


12 September—————–World First Aid Day

THEME: Second Saturday of September


15 September—————–International Day of Democracy

THEME: ——————-


16 September—————–International Day for Preservation

THEME: ——————-


21 September—————–International Day of Peace

THEME: “Shaping Peace Together.”

21 September—————–World Alzheimer’s Day

THEME: ‘Let’s talk about dementia’.


23 September—————–International Day of Sign Languages

THEME: “Sign Languages are for Everyone!”


27 September—————–World Maritime Day

THEME: “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet,”

27 September—————–World tourism day

THEME: “Tourism and Rural Development”


28 September—————–World Rabies Day

THEME: ‘End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate’


29 September—————–World Heart Day

THEME: “Use Heart To Beat Cardiovascular Disease”


30 September—————–International Translation Day

THEME: “Finding the words for a world in crisis”.




1 October——————- International Day of Older Persons

THEME: ——————-


5 October——————- World Teacher’s Day

THEME: “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”


9 October——————- World Post Day

THEME: ——————-


10 October——————-World Mental Health Day

THEME: ——————-


11 October——————-International Day of the Girl Child

THEME: ——————-


13 October——————-International Day for Disaster Reduction

THEME: ——————-


14 October——————-International Standards Day

THEME: ——————-


15 October——————-International Day of Rural Women

THEME: ——————-


16 October——————-World Food Day

THEME: ‘Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future’


17 October——————-International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

THEME: ‘Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all’


20 October——————-World Osteoporosis Day

THEME: ‘That’s Osteoporosis’

20 October——————-World Statistics Day

THEME:  ‘Connecting the World with data we can trust’


24 October——————-United Nations Day

THEME: ——————-

24 October——————-World Polio Day

THEME: ‘A win against polio is a win for global health’


27 October——————-World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

THEME: ——————-


31 October——————-Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day)

THEME: ——————-




5 November——————-World tsunami day

THEME: ——————-


7 November——————-National Cancer Awareness Day

THEME: ——————-


9 November——————-Legal Services Day

THEME: ——————-


14 November——————-Children’s Day; Diabetes Day

THEME: ‘The Nurse and Diabetes’


17 November——————-National Epilepsy Day

THEME: ——————-


20 November——————-Africa Industrialization Day

THEME: ‘Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization in the AfCFTA Era’


21 November——————-World Television Day


29 November——————-International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

THEME: ——————-



1 December——————-World AIDS Day

2 December——————-National Pollution Control

3 December——————-World Day of the Handicapped

4 December——————-Indian Navy Day

7 December——————-Indian Armed Forces Flag Day

10 December——————-Human Rights Day; IntI. Children’s Day of Broadcasting

11 December——————-International Mountain Day

14 December——————-World Energy Conservation Day

16 December——————-Vijay Diwas

18 December——————-Minorities Rights Day (India)

22 December——————-National Mathematics Day

23 December——————-Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)

24 December——————-National Consumers Day




This article is written by;


  • 4+ Years of Industrial Experience
  • 2+ Years of Teaching

E-Mail[email protected]