List of Important Days and Dates

In most graduate-level competitive exams, one of the most important topics asked from the GK awareness section is Important Days & Dates of the year. Each question is important in a competitive exam, so students’ have to prepare for each topic and important days are not such as rocket science, these are simple dates that have to memorize. Usually, 1 or 2 questions must be asked in every National as well as State level competitive exam. Candidates need to learn and memorize Important Days thoroughly to make sure that they never go wrong with this topic.
So, to prepare better here we provide you the list of Important National and International Days and Dates you need to learn and remember this list to get the benefit of this easy topic.


List of Important Days and Dates



List of Important Days and dates in 2020 (National and International):


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

1st February
Indian Coast Guard Day.
2 nd February
World Wetlands Day.
4th February
World Cancer Day.
National Day of Sri Lanka.
7th February
International Development Week.
12th February
Darwin Day.
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.
13th February
Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary.
14th February
Valentine’s Day.
18th February
Taj Mahotsav.
20th February
World Day of Social Justice.
21st February
International Mother Language Day.
22nd February
World Scout Day.
24th February
Central Excise Day.
27th February
World Sustainable Energy Day.
World NGO Day.
28th February
National Science Day.

1st March
Zero Discrimination Day.
World Civil Defence Day.
3nd March
World Wildlife Day.
World Hearing Day.
4th March
National Safety Day.
8th March
International Women’s Day.
10th March
CISF Raising Day.
12nd March
World Kidney day.
13th March
No Smoking Day (Second Wednesday of March).
14th March
Pi Day, International Day of Action for Rivers.
15th March
World Consumer Rights Day.
16th March
National Vaccination Day.
18th March
Ordnance Factories Day (India).
20th March
International Day of Happiness World Sparrow Day.
21st March
World Forestry Day.
World Down syndrome Day World Poetry Day.
22nd March
World Water Day.
23rd March
World Meteorological Day.
24th March
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.
27th March
World Theatre Day.

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1st April
Orissa Day.
Prevention of Blindness week.
2nd April
World Autism Awareness Day.
4th April
International Day for Mine Awareness.
5th April
National Maritime Day.
7th April
World Health Day.
10th April
World Homeopathy Day.
11th April
National Safe Motherhood Day.
National Pet Day.
13th April
Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919).
17th April
World Haemophilia Day.
18th April
World Heritage Day.
21st April
National Civil Service Day.
Secretaries’s Day.
22nd April
World Earth Day.
23rd April
World Book and Copyright Day.
24th April
National Panchayati Day.
25th April
World Malaria Day.
26th April
World Intellectual Property Day.
28th April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
World Veterinary Day.

1st May
International Labour Day.
3rd May
Press Freedom Day.
4th May
Coal miner’s day.
May (2nd Sunday)
Mother’s Day.
8th May
World Red Cross Day.
9th May
Victory day.
11th May
National Technology Day.
12th May
International Nurses day.
14th May
World Migratory day.
15th May
International Day of the Family.
17th May
World Telecommunication Day (Information Society Day).
21st May
Anti-terrorism day.
24th May
Commonwealth Day.
31st May
Anti-Tobacco Day.

4th Jun
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
5th Jun
World Environment Day.
7th Jun
International level crossing awareness day.
8th Jun
World ocean day.
12th Jun
World day against child Labour.
June (2nd Sunday)
Father’s Day.
14th Jun
World blood donor day.
17th Jun
World day to combat desertification and drought.
20th Jun
World Refugee day.
21st Jun
Father’s day.
World Music day.
23rd Jun
United Nation’s public service day.
International Widow’s day.
26th Jun
International day against Drug abuse & Illicit Trafficking.
27th Jun
World Diabetes Day.

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1st July
National Doctor’s day.
6th July
World Zoonoses Day.
11th July
World Population Day.
12th July
World Malala day.
18th July
Nelson Mandela International Day.
28th July
World Nature conservation day.

2nd August
International Friendship Day.
3rd August
Independence Day of Niger.
5th August
Independence Day of upper Volta.
6th August
Hiroshima Day.
9th August
International day of World’s indigenous people.
Quit India Day and Nagasaki Day.
12th August
International Youth day.
15th August
Independence Day of India.
23rd August
International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition.
29th August
National Sports Day.

5th September
Teachers’ Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday).
Forgiveness day.
8th September
World Literacy Day.
14th September
Hindi day.
World First Air Day.
15th September
Engineer’s day in India.
16th September
World Ozone Day.
21st September
Alzheimer’s Day, International day of peace.
25th September
Social justice day.
26th September
Day of the Deaf.
27th September
World Tourism Day.

1st October
International day of the Older person.
2nd October
Mahatma Gandhi birthday.
International day of non-violence.
3rd October
World Habitat Day, World nature day.
4th October
World Animal Welfare Day.
5th October
World Teacher’s day.
8th October
Indian Air Force Day.
9th October
World Post Office day.
10th October
National Post Day.
11th October
International girl child day.
12th October
World Arthritis day.
13th October
UN International Day for National disaster reduction.
14th October
World Standards Day.
15th October
World White Cane Day (guiding the Blind).
16th October
World Food Day.
17th October
International day for the eradication of poverty.
20th October
World statistics day.
24th October
UN Day, World development information Day.
30th October
World Thrift Day.

1st November
World vegan day.
5th November
World Radiography day.
9th November
World services day.
14th November
Children’s Day in India.
Jawaharlal Nehru birthday.
16th November
International day for Endurance.
17th November
World Student day.
National Journalism day.
18th November
World Adult day.
19th November
World Citizen day.
20th November
Africa Industrialization Day.
Universal children day.
21st November
World Television day.
World Fisheries day.
25th November
World Non veg day.
26th November
Law day.
29th November
International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People.
30th November
Flag day.

1st December
World Aids Day.
2nd December
World Computer literacy day.
International day of abolition of slavery.
3rd December
International Day of People with disabilities.
World conservation day.
4th December
Navy Day.
5th December
International volunteer day for economic and social development.
7th December
Armed Forces Flag Day.
International civil aviation day.
9th December
The International day against corruption.
10th December
Human Right Day.
11th December
International Mountain day.
14th December
International Energy day.
18th December
International Migrants day.
19th December
Goa’s liberation day.
20th December
International Human solidarity.
23th December
Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day).

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