Important Days in January

January falls as the first month in the British calendar and plays an important role in our life. Many of us start so many new works, promises and commitments for that new-year.
So, so many important days are fall in this beginning month of the year like festivals, event, national and important days which plays a big role in our life. So here the list of some important days and dates which will be very useful for the competitive exam point of view.



Important Days in January


Important Days & Dates in January

1st Jan
English New Year
Army Medical Corps Establishment Day
 Global family day
World Peace Day
4th Jan
World Braille Day
6th Jan
World War Orphans Day
8th Jan
African National Congress Foundation Day
9th Jan
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
10th Jan
World Laughter Day
World Hindi Day
11th Jan
Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12th Jan
13th Jan
National Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand)
Lohri
14-15 Jan
Makar Sankranti
Lohri
15th Jan
Army Day (Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British)
Pongal
23th Jan
24th Jan
Netaji Subhas Chandra Boss jayanti
National Girl Child Day
25th Jan
International Customs Duty Day
India Tourism Day
National Voters Day
26th Jan
Republic Day
27th Jan
International Holocaust Day (The largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan27, 1945.)
International Day of Commemoration
28th Jan
Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30th Jan
Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s day)
Jan (Last Sunday)
World Leprosy Eradication Day

Some Important Days:

1st January: Global Family day

This is the first day of the year according to English calendar. This day is celebrated as starting of new year and also Global family day. on this day every people want to celebrate new year with their family. This day is celebrated with peace and happiness to spread the message that this year will bring new happiness all around the word.

8th January: African National Congress Foundation Day

African National Congress Foundation was founded by DayJohn Langalibalele Dube in 8 January 1912 at Bloemfontein. Basic idea behind this foundation was to bring change in political, social and economical change and give equal rights to all people of nation by giving voting right to all and reduce the racism. 

9th January: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)

This day is celebrated to appreciate the oversees Indian people and communities for their contribution in development of India. This day is also commemorate for the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India in 9 January 1915.

10th January: World Laughter Day & World Hindi day

On this first World Hindi Conference was held in 1975. On this day every year many cultural and social programs are organised world wide to promote the Hindi Language.

World Laughter Day is also celebrated on this day and it symbolize that the laughing is much important for healthy life to reduce the stress and tension. 

11th January: Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shashtri

He died in 11 January 1966 by a cardiac arrest. He was the second Prime Minister of  Independent India. He plaid main role in freedom struggle and popular for his slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”.

12th January: National Youth day

This day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekanand who was the great philosopher and great motivational speaker. He was great personalty.

13th January: Lohri

This is great Indian folk winter festival and mainly celebrated by Sikh and Hindu community.

15th January: Army Day and Makar Sakranti

This day is commemorate because on this day the field martial kodandera M Cariappa took over as first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the Festival in Hindu calendar.

23rd January: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

He was born on 23rd January 1897 at Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the prominent freedom fighter of India. He has his own army known as Indian National Army (INA) or “Aajad Hind Fauj“. He also bring Indian people army from foreign and led army against the British force. His death is mystery on one knows the exact history behind it.

24th January: national Girl Child Day

This day is recognized to spread the awareness among the society regarding the inequality crime with the girls. This step is toward the Girl Empowerment.

25th January: National Voters’ Day, Indian Tourism Day

National Voters’ Day is recognize to spread the awareness in the Youth to know the power and importance of vote.

Indian Tourism Day is celebrated to aware the people regarding the importance of tourism.

26th January: Indian Republic day

This day is celebrated with great proud because on this day in 1950 our national constitution was came into effect in Independent India.

28th January: Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti

On 28 Jan 1865 Lala Lajpat Rai was born in Punjab. He was the popular and main freedom fighter and played an important role in independence of India. He popularly Known as Punjab Kesri and also known as Lion of Punjab. He laid the foundation of Punjab National Bank (PNB).

30th January: National Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

This day is celebrated in all over the nation to the honer of brave martyrs’ sacrifice for the nation. This is the darkest day in Indian History because on this day in 1948 the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. 

Last Sunday of January: World Leprosy Eradication day

This day is celebrated internationally as a public awareness around the whole regarding the disabilities due to the Leprosy disease.

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