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Important Days and Dates 2024

Each month celebrated significant days or occasion that are hold in great respect on an international level or have national bearing. These days mark key historical occasion that form the modern world as we know it now. As we offer farewell to 2023 & look forward to the New Year 2024, let us have a look at the forthcoming occasions that celebrate significant festivals & will assist nurture your general awareness.

Beginning with New Year’s Day & Global Family Day, the year comes to an end with Boxing Day on December 26, 2024. Here is a collection of all the significant days of the year celebrated globally.

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Month-wise Important Dates

There’re 12 months in a year starting from January & ending with December. Each month embody of various national & international days that are of significance to the world. Applicants who are making ready to crack competitive exams should have a good knowledge of significant days and dates that fall in every month. Go by the catalogue of significant days for each month beneath.

Important Days & Dates of January 2024

List of Important Days January 2024
1st January
English New Year
Global Family Day
4th January
World Braille Day
5th January
National Birds Day
6th January
World War Orphans Day
8th January
African National Congress Foundation Day
9th January
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
10th January
World Hindi Day
11th January
Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12th January
National Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand)
13th January
15th January
  • Army Day
  • Makar Sankranti
  • Pongal
20th January
Penguin Awareness Day
23rd January
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday
24th January
National Girl Child Day
25th January
  • India Tourism Day
  • National Voters Day
26th January
  • Republic Day of India
  • International Customs Day
27th January
International Holocaust Day (The largest Nazi death
camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan
27, 1945)
28th January
Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
28th January
  • Data protection day
  • KM Carriappa Day
30th January
  • Martyr’s Day (Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day)
  • World Leprosy Eradication Day
31st January
International Zebra Day


Important Days & Dates of February 2024

List of Important Days February 2024
Date in February
1 February
Indian Coast Guard Day
2 February
World Wetlands Day
4 February
World Cancer Day
5 February  to 13 February
Kala Ghoda Festival
6 February
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
6 February to 12 February
International Development Week
8 February
Safer Internet Day
10 February
National Deworming Day
10 February
World Pulses Day
11 February
World Day of the Sick
11 February
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
12 February
Darwin Day
12 February
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
12 February
National Productivity Day
13 February
World Radio Day
13 February
Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary
14 February
Saint Valentine’s Day
14 February
Vasant Panchami
18 February to 27 February
Taj Mahotsav
20 February
Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day
World Day of Social Justice
21 February
International Mother Language Day
22 February
World Thinking Day
24 February
Central Excise Day
27 February
World NGO Day
28 February
National Science Day
Rare Disease Day

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Important Days & Dates of March 2024

List of Important Days March 2024
Important Days
1 March
  • Zero Discrimination Day
  • World Civil Defence Day
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
3 March
  • World Wildlife Day
  • World Hearing Day
4 March
  • National Safety Day
  • Employee Appreciation Day
4 March
Ramakrishna Jayanti
8 March
International Women’s Day
9 March
No Smoking Day  (Second Wednesday of March)
10 March
CISF Raising Day
12 March
Mauritius Day
14 March
Pi Day
14 March
International Day of Action for Rivers
15 March
World Consumer Rights Day
16 March
National Vaccination Day
18 March
Ordnance Factories Day (India)
20 March
International Day of Happiness
20 March
World Sparrow Day
20 March
Hindi New Year
21 March
World Forestry Day
21 March
World Down Syndrome Day
21 March
World Poetry Day
22 March
World Water Day
23 March
World Meteorological Day
24 March
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
24 March
Holika Dahan
25 March
International Day of the Unborn Child
25 March
25 March
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
26 March
Purple Day of Epilepsy
27 March
World Theatre Day
29 March
Good Friday


Important Days & Dates of April 2024

List of Important Days April 2024
Name of Important Days
1 April
Odisha Foundation Day
1 April
Aprils Fools’ Day
1 April
Prevention of Blindness week
2 April
World Autism Awareness Day
4 April
International Day of Mine Awareness
5 April
National Maritime Day
7 April
World Health Day
9 April
Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
10 April
World Homoeopathy Day (WHD)
11 April
National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)
11 April
National Pet Day
13 April
Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
13 April
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
14 April
B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
14 April
Tamil New Year
15 April
Bengali New Year / Bihu
17 April
Rama Navami
17 April
World Haemophilia Day
18 April
World Heritage Day
21 April
National Civil Service Day
22 April
World Earth Day
23 April
Hanuman Jayanti
23 April
World Book and Copyright Day
24 April
National Panchayati Raj Day
25 April
World Malaria Day
26 April
World Intellectual Property Day
28 April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
30 April
World Veterinary Day


Important Days & Dates of May 2024

List of Important Days May 2024
 Important Days
1 May
International Labour Day or May Day
Maharashtra Day
Gujarat Day
World Laughter Day (first Sunday of May)
3 May
Press Freedom Day
3 May
World Asthma Day (First Tuesday of May)
4 May
Coal Miners Day
International Firefighter’s Day
7 May
World Athletics Day
8 May
World Red Cross Day
8 May
World Thalassaemia Day
8 May
Mother’s Day (Second Sunday of May)
9 May
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
11 May
National Technology Day
12 May
International Nurses Day
15 May
International Day of Families
17 May
World Telecommunication Day
17 May
World Hypertension Day
18 May
World AIDS Vaccine Day
18 May
International Museum Day
20 May
National Endangered Species Day (Third Friday in May)
21 May
National Anti-Terrorism Day
21 May
Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the May)
22 May
International Day for Biological Diversity
31 May
National Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
31 May
Anti-Tobacco Day

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Important Days & Dates of June 2024

List of Important Days June 2024
 Important Days
1 June
World Milk Day
1 June
Global Day of Parents
2 June
International Sex Workers’ Day
2 June
Telangana Formation Day
3 June
World Bicycle Day
4 June
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 June
World Environment Day
7 June
World Food Safety Day
8 June
World Brain Tumour Day
8 June
World Oceans Day
12 June
World Day Against Child Labour
14 June
World Blood Donor Day
15 June
World Wind Day
15 June
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16 June
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
17 June
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)
18 June
Autistic Pride Day
18 June
International Picnic Day
19 June
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day
19 June
World Sauntering Day
20 June
World Refugee Day(International)
3rd Sunday of June
World Father’s Day
21 June
World Music Day
21 June
World Hydrography Day
21 June
International Yoga Day
23 June
International Olympic Day
23 June
United Nations Public Service Day
23 June
International Widow’s Day
26 June
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 June
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
29 June
National Statistics Day
29 June
International Day of the Tropics
30 June
World Asteroid Day


Important Days & Dates of July 2024

List of Important Days July 2024
Name of Important Days
1 July
National Doctor’s Day
National Postal Worker Day
Canada Day
Chartered Accountants Day (India)
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
National Gingersnap Day
2 July
World UFO Day
2 July
National Anisette Day
3 July
National Fried Clam Day
4 July
Independence Day USA
6 July
World Zoonoses Day
7 July
World Chocolate Day
7 July
Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra
9 July
National Sugar Cookie Day
11 July
World Population Day
National 7-Eleven Day
12 July
National Simplicity Day
Paper Bag Day
Malala Day
14 July
Bastille Day or French National Day
15 July
World Youth Skills Day
15 July
Social Media Giving Day
17 July
World Day for International Justice
17 July
World Emoji Day
18 July
International Nelson Mandela Day
20 July
International Chess Day
20 July
Moon Day
21 July
Guru Purnima
22 July
Pi Approximation Day
22 July
National Mango Day or Mango Day
22 July
Chandrayaan 2 launching date
24 July
National Thermal Engineer Day
24 July
National Parent’s Day (Fourth Sunday in July)
25 July
National Refreshment Day (Fourth Thursday in July)
26 July
Kargil Vijay Diwas
28 July
World Nature Conservation Day
28 July
World Hepatitis Day
29 July
International Tiger Day
30 July
International Friendship Day


Important Days & Dates of August 2024

List of Important Days August 2024
Important Days
6 August (First Sunday of August)
Friendship Day
1 August
National Mountain Climbing Day
1 August
Yorkshire Day
4 August
U.S. Coast Guard Day
6 August
Hiroshima Day
7 August
National Handloom Day
8 August
Quit India Movement Day
9 August
Nagasaki Day
9 August
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
9 August
Nag Panchami
12 August
International Youth Day
12 August
World Elephant Day
13 August
International Lefthanders Day
13 August
World Organ Donation Day
14 August
Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
15 August
National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)
15 August
Independence Day in India
15 August
Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
16 August
Parsi New Year
16 August
Bennington Battle Day
17 August
Indonesian Independence Day
19 August
World Photography Day
19 August
World Humanitarian Day
19 August
Raksha Bandhan
20 August
World Mosquito Day
20 August
Sadbhavna Diwas
20 August
Indian Akshay Urja Day
23 August
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
23 August
European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
26 August
Women’s Equality Day
26 August
Krishna Janmashtami
29 August
National Sports Day
31 August
Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)


Important Days & Dates of September 2024

List of Important Days September 2024
Name of Important Days
1 September
National Nutrition Week
2 September
World Coconut Day
3 September
Skyscraper Day
5 September
International Day of Charity
5 September
Teachers’ Day (India)
7 September
Brazilian Independence Day
7 September
Ganesh Chaturthi
8 September
International Literacy Day
8 September
World Physical Therapy Day
10 September
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)
11 September
National Forest Martyrs Day
14 September
World First Aid Day
14 September
Hindi Diwas
15 September
Engineer’s Day (India)
15 September
International Day of Democracy
16 September
Malaysia Day
16 September
Vishwakarma Puja
16 September
World Ozone Day
17 September
World Patient Safety Day
17 September
18 September
 World Bamboo Day
19 September
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 September
International Day of Peace (UN)
21 September
World Alzheimer’s Day
22 September
Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)
22 September
World Rhino Day
23 September
International Day of Sign Languages
24 September
World Rivers Day
24 September
World Maritime Day
25 September
World Pharmacists Day
25 September
Antyodaya Diwas
26 September
World Contraception Day
26 September
European Day of Languages
26 September
World Environmental Health Day
27 September
World Tourism Day
28 September
World Rabies Day
29 September
World Heart Day
30 September
International Translation Day
Starts last week of September and ends on last Sunday of September
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Important Days & Dates of October 2024

List of Important Days October 2024
Name of Important Days
1 October
International Day of the Older Persons
1 October
International Coffee Day
1 October
World Vegetarian Day
2 October
Gandhi Jayanti
2 October
International Day of Non-Violence
3 October
German Unity Day
4 October
World Animal Welfare Day
5 October
World Teachers’ Day
6 October
German-American Day
8 October
Indian Air Force Day
9 October
World Postal Day
10 October
World Mental Health Day
11 October
International Day of the Girl Child
12 October
13 October
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
14 October
World Standards Day
15 October
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
15 October
Global Handwashing Day
15 October
World White Cane Day
15 October
World Students’ Day
16 October
World Food Day
16 October
World Spine Day
16 October
Boss Day
16 October
World Anaesthesia Day
17 October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20 October
World Statistics Day
23 October
Mole Day
24 October
United Nations Day
24 October
World Development Information Day
29 October
30 October
World Thrift Day
31 October
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day
Halloween Day


Important Days & Dates of November 2024

List of Important Days November 2024
Name of Important Days
1 November
World Vegan Day
1 November
1 November
All Saints’ Day
1 November
Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka Formation Day)
2 November
All Souls’ Day
3 November
Bhai Dooj
5 November
World Tsunami Awareness Day
6 November
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
7 November
Infant Protection Day
7 November
National Cancer Awareness Day
9 November
Iqbal Day
9 November
Legal Services Day
10 November
World Science Day for Peace and Development
11 November
Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)
11 November
National Education Day
11 November
World Usability Day (Second Thursday in November)
12 November
World Pneumonia Day
13 November
World Kindness Day
14 November
World Diabetes Day
14 November
Children’s Day
15 November
Guru Nanak Jayanti
16 November
International Day for Tolerance
17 November
National Epilepsy Day
19 November
International Men’s Day
19 November
World Toilet Day
20 November
Universal Children’s Day
20 November
Africa Industrialisation Day
21 November
World Television Day
21 November
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
25 November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26 November
Constitution Day of India
29 November
International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
30 November
Saint Andrew’s Day


Important Days & Dates of December 2024

List of Important Days December 2024
Name of Important Days
1 December
World AIDS Day
2 December
National Pollution Control Day
2 December
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 December
World Day of the Handicapped
4 December
Indian Navy Day
5 December
International Volunteer Day
5 December
World Soil Day
7 December
Armed Forces Flag Day
7 December
International Civil Aviation Day
9 December
International Anti-Corruption Day
10 December
Human Rights Day
11 December
International Mountain Day
14 December
National Energy Conservation Day
16 December
Vijay Diwas
18 December
Minorities Rights Day in India
18 December
International Migrants Day
19 December
Goa’s Liberation Day
20 December
International Human Solidarity Day
22 December
National Mathematics Day
23 December
Kisan Diwas
24 December
National Consumer Rights Day
25 December
Christmas Day
25 December
National Good Governance Day in memory of Atal Vihari Vajpayee Birthday

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Human rights day celebrated?

Human rights day is celebrated on 10th December.

When was World Cancer Day started?

World Cancer Day was started in the year 2000.

What is 24th International day?

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

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