List of Important Days and Dates for Competitive Exams

Start exam preparation with our detailed list of important days and dates for competitive exams. Stay updated with important national and international events, holidays, and celebrations including Republic Day, Women’s Day, Earth Day, Independence Day, World Environment Day, Gandhi Jayanti and others. Get an edge on the competition and improve your general awareness with this useful resource.

List of Important Days and Dates

DayEvents
January
4th JanuaryInternational World Braille Day
6th JanuaryWorld Day -War Orphans
9th JanuaryPravasi Bhartiya Diwas
10th JanuaryWorld Hindi Day
11th JanuaryNational Human Trafficking Awareness Day
12th JanuaryNational Youth Day (India)
15th JanuaryArmy Day (India)
17th JanuaryWorld Religion Day
24th JanuaryNational Girl Child Day (India)
25th JanuaryMartyrs’ Day
World-Neglected Tropical Diseases
26th JanuaryRepublic Day (India)
27th JanuaryInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day
30th JanuaryNational Girl Child Day (India)
Last Sunday of JanuaryWorld Leprosy Eradication Day
February
2nd  FebWorld Wetlands Day
4th FebruaryWorld Cancer Day
6th FebruaryInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
9th FebruarySafer Internet Day
10th FebruaryNational De-worming Day
11th FebruaryInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science
13th FebruaryWorld Radio Day (UNESCO)
National Women’s Day
20th FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21st FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
23th FebruaryWorld Peace and Understanding Day
24th FebruaryCentral Excise Day
27th FebruaryWorld NGO Day
28th FebruaryNational Science Day (India)
March
1st MarchZero Discrimination Day
World Civil Defence Day
3rd MarchWorld Wildlife Day
4th MarchWorld Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
National Security Day
8th MarchInternational Women’s Day
11th MarchWorld Kidney Day
14th MarchInternational Day of Action for Rivers
15th MarchWorld Consumer Rights Day
16th MarchNational Vaccination Day
18th MarchOrdnance Factories Day
20th MarchWorld Sparrow DayInternational Day of Happiness
21st MarchInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
World Forestry Day
22nd  MarchWorld Day for Water
23rd MarchWorld Meteorological Day
24th MarchWorld Tuberculosis Day
27th MarchWorld Theatre Day
April
2nd AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day
4th AprilInternational Day of Mine Awareness
5th AprilNational Maritime Day 
7th AprilWorld Health Day
10th AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
11th AprilNational Pet DayNational Safe Motherhood Day
14th AprilCultural Unity Day (recognized by India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, and Nepal)
15th AprilWorld Art Day
17th AprilWorld Haemophilia Day
18th AprilWorld Heritage Day
21st AprilNational Civil Services Day 
National Administrative Professionals Day
22nd AprilEarth Day
23rd AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day
24th AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day
25th AprilWorld Malaria Day
26th AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day
28th AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29th AprilInternational Dance Day
30th AprilAyushman Bharat Diwas
May
1st MayInternational Labour Day
2nd  MayInternational Astronomy Day
4th MayWorld Asthma Day
7th MayWorld Athletics Day
8th MayWorld Red Cross & Red Crescent Day
World Thalassemia Day
9th MayWorld Migratory Bird Day
10th MayWorld Mother Day
11th MayNational Technology Day (India)
12th MayInternational Nurses Day (India)
16th MayDengue Prevention Day (India)
17th MayWorld Telecommunication Day
World Information Society Day
18th MayInternational Museum Day
20th MayWorld Metrology Day
World Bee Day
21st MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentAnti-Terrorism Day
22nd MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity
23rd MayWorld Turtle Day
24th MayCommonwealth Day
28th MayInternational Day of Action for Women’s Health
29th MayInternational Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
International Mount Everest Day (Chosen by Nepal)
31st MayWorld Anti-Tobacco Day
June
1st JuneWorld Milk Day
3rd JuneWorld Bicycle Day
4th JuneInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th JuneWorld Environment Day
7th JuneWorld Food Safety Day
8th JuneWorld Ocean Day
12th JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
14th JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
15th JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16th JuneInternational Integration Day
17th JuneWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
19th JuneWorld Sickle Cell Day
20th JuneWorld Refugee Day
21st JuneWorld Music Day
International Yoga Day
23th JuneUnited Nations Public Service DayInternational Olympic Day
26th JuneInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking International Anti-Drugs Day
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
29th JuneNational Statistics Day
3rd Sunday of JuneInternational Father’s Day
July
1st JulyNational Doctor’s Day (India)
2st JulyWorld UFO Day
World Sports Journalists Day
4th JulyInternational Cooperative Day
11th JulyWorld Population Day
15th JulyWorld Youth Skills Day
17th JulyWorld Day for International Justice
18th JulyMandela Day
26th JulyKargil Memorial Day (India)
28th JulyWorld Hepatitis Day
World Nature Conservation Day
World Nature Day
29th JulyInternational Tiger Day
30th JulyInternational Day of Friendship
August
1st AugustClergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day
6th AugustHiroshima Day
9th AugustNagasaki Day
World Tribal Day
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
10th AugustWorld Biofuel Day
World Lion Day
12th AugustInternational Youth Day
15th AugustIndia’s Independence Day
19th AugustWorld Humanitarian Day
20th AugustWorld Mosquito Day
21st AugustWorld Senior Citizen Day
23rd AugustInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
29th AugustNational Sports Day 
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
30th AugustNational Small Industry Day
September
2nd SeptemberWorld Coconut Day
5th SeptemberTeachers Day (India)
8th SeptemberInternational Literacy Day
12th SeptemberUnited Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
World First Aid Day
14th SeptemberHindi Day (India)
15th SeptemberInternational Day of Democracy
National Engineer’s Day
16th SeptemberWorld Ozone Day
19th SeptemberInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day
21st  SeptemberInternational Day of Peace
World Alzheimer’s Day
Biosphere Day
22nd SeptemberWorld Rhino Day
23rd SeptemberInternational Day of Sign Languages
28th SeptemberRight to Know Day
30th SeptemberInternational Blasphemy Rights Day
October
1st OctoberInternational Day of Older Persons
2nd OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence
Human Rights Day (10th December)
4th OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day
5th OctoberWorld Teachers’ Day
8th OctoberIndian Air Force Day
10th OctoberNational Post Day 
13th OctoberWorld Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
15th OctoberInternational Day of Rural Women
16th OctoberWorld Food Day
17th OctoberInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20th OctoberInternational Day of the Air Traffic Controller
24th OctoberUnited Nations Day
World Development Information Day
World Polio Day
27th OctoberWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
28th OctoberNational Ayurveda Day
30th OctoberWorld Thrift Day
31st OctoberNational Unity Day
November
2nd NovemberInternational Journalist’s Remembrance Day
6th NovemberInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
9th NovemberWorld Legal Services Day
10th NovemberWorld Immunization Day
11th NovemberNational Education Day
12th NovemberWorld Pneumonia Day
13th NovemberWorld Kindness Day
14th NovemberChildren’s Day (India)
16th NovemberInternational Day for Tolerance
National Press Day
17th NovemberInternational Students Day
18th NovemberWorld Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
19th NovemberInternational Men’s DayNational Integration Day (India)
20th NovemberAfrica Industrialization DayUniversal Children’s Day
Transgender Day of Remembrance
21st NovemberInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
25th NovemberInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26th NovemberNational Law Day (India)
Constitution Day
National Milk Day
29th NovemberInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
December
1st DecemberWorld Aids Day
2nd DecemberInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3rd DecemberInternational Day of Disabled Persons
4th DecemberIndian Navy Day
7th DecemberIndian Armed Force Flag DayInternational Civil Aviation Day
9th DecemberThe International Day Against Corruption
10th DecemberHuman Rights Day
International Animal Rights Day
11th DecemberInternational Mountain Day
14th DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day (India)
18th DecemberInternational Migrants Day
20th DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day
22nd DecemberNational Mathematics Day
23rd DecemberFarmers Day (India)

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