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
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
12 March————-Commonwealth Day
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
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
5 April—————-National Maritime Day
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
11 April—————-National Pet Day
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
21 April—————-Civil Services Day
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
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
11 May—————-National Technology Day
12 May—————-International Nurses Day
THEME: ‘Nursing the World to health’
15 May—————-International Day of Families
17 May—————-World Hypertension Day
THEME: ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control it, live longer.’
17 May—————-International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
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
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
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
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
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
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
21 August—————–World senior citizen day
2 September—————– World Coconut Day
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
16 September—————–International Day for Preservation
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
5 October——————- World Teacher’s Day
THEME: “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”
9 October——————- World Post Day
10 October——————-World Mental Health Day
11 October——————-International Day of the Girl Child
13 October——————-International Day for Disaster Reduction
14 October——————-International Standards Day
15 October——————-International Day of Rural Women
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
24 October——————-World Polio Day
THEME: ‘A win against polio is a win for global health’
27 October——————-World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
31 October——————-Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day)
5 November——————-World tsunami day
7 November——————-National Cancer Awareness Day
9 November——————-Legal Services Day
14 November——————-Children’s Day; Diabetes Day
THEME: ‘The Nurse and Diabetes’
17 November——————-National Epilepsy Day
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
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
NO IMPORTANT THEMES ARE AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER.
This article is written by;
MR. ABHISHEK SRIVASTAVA
B.TECH (MECHANICAL ENGG.)
- 4+ Years of Industrial Experience
- 2+ Years of Teaching
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