List of Important Days and Dates of India ( National and International ) General Knowledge

We often celebrate various days and dates in our calender which are of Social, Global, Memorial or Festive concerns. These days are also very important for general knowledge as every exam has at least one question about celebration of  these important days and dates. So here we have collected a list of some important days and dated most often asked in entrance exams.

Important Days and Dates in January
Jan 01 Global Family Day, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day
Jan 08 African National Congress Foundation Day
Jan 09 NRI Day
Jan 10 World Laughter Day
Jan 11 Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
Jan 12 National youth Day, Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand
Jan 15 Army Day (India)
Jan 23 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Birth Anniversary
Jan 25 Tourism Day (India), Indian Voters Day
Jan 26 Republic Day
Jan 28 Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
Jan 30 Martyr's Day (Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom Day), Sarvodaya Day, World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Days and Dates in February
Feb 02 World Wetlands Day
Feb 04 World Cancer Day
Feb 13 Sarojini Naydu's Birth Anniversary, World Radio Day (UNESCO)
Feb 14 Valentine's Day
2nd Sunday of Feb World Marriage Day
Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice
Feb 21 World Mother Language Day
Feb 24 Central Excise Day
Feb 28 National Science Day (India)

Important Days and Dates in March
Mar 03 National Defense Day
Mar 04 National Security Day
Mar 08 World Women's Day, World Literacy Day
Mar 09 CISF Raising Day
Mar 14 Pi Day
Mar 15 World Consumer Day, World Disabled Day
Mar 16 National Vaccination Day
Mar 20 World Happiness Day
Mar 21 World Forestry Day, World Poetry Day
3rd Friday of Mar World Sleep Day
Mar 22 World Water Day
Mar 23 World Meteorological Day
Mar 24 World TB Day
Mar 27 World Theater Day

Important Days and Dates in April
Apr 01 April Fool's Day
Apr 02 World Autism Awareness Day (UN)
Apr 05 National Maritime Day
Apr 07 World Health Day
Apr 13 Jallian Wallah Bagh Massacre Day
Apr 14 B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
Apr 18 World Heritage Day
Apr 21 Civil Services Day
Apr 22 World Earth Day
Apr 23 World Books Day, World Copyright Day
Apr 25 World Malaria Day (WHO)
Apr 26 World Intellectual Property Day (UN)

Important Days and Dates in May
May 01 World Labor Day, Maharashtra Day
May 03 International Energy Day, World Asthma Day
May 04 Coal Minor's Day
May 05 World Midwives Day
First Tuesday World Asthma Day
May 08 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 11 National Technology Day
May 15 International Family Day
May 17 World Telecom Day
May 21 National Anti Terrorism Day
May 24 Commonwealth Day
May 31 World No Tobacco Day

Important Days and Dates in June
June 04 World Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 05 International Environment Day
June 08 World Ocean Day
June 14 World Blood Donor Day
June 20 International Refugee Day
June 21 International Music Day, International Yoga Day

Important Days and Dates in July
July 01 World Doctor's Day
July 04 America Independence Day
July 11 World Population Day
July 26 Kargil Victory Day
July 29 International Tiger Day
July 30 World Friendship Day

Important Days and Dates in August
Aug 06 Hiroshima Day
Aug 08 World Senior Citizen Day
Aug 09 Quit India Movement Day
Aug 12 World Youth Day
Aug 14 Pakistan's Independence Day
Aug 15 India's Independence Day
Aug 19 World Photography Day, World Humanitarian Day
Aug 20 National Sadbhawana Diwas (India)
Aug 29 National Sports Day

Important Days and Dates in September
Sept 02 World Coconut Day
Sept 05 National Teachers Day (Dr. Radhakrishanan Birth Day Anniversary), Sanskrit Day
Sept 07 World Forgiveness Day
Sept 08 International Literacy Day
Sept 14 Hindi Day
Sept 15 International Democracy Day, World Engineer's Day
Sept 16 World Ozone Day
Sept 21 World Peace Day (UN), World Alzheimer's Day
Sept 25 Social Justice Day
Sept 27 World Tourism Day

Important Days and Dates in October
Oct 01 World Day for Elderly (UN)
Oct 02 International Peace Day, Gandhi Jayanti
Oct 03 World Nature Day
Oct 04 World Animal Day
Oct 05 World Teacher's Day
Oct 08 National Air force Day (India)
Oct 09 International Post-Office Day
Oct 10 National Post-Office Day, World Mental Health Day
Oct 12 World Sight Day
Oct 17 International Poverty Day
Oct 20 World Statistics Day
Oct 21 National Police Day
Oct 24 United Nation Day
Oct 28 International Animation Day
Oct 30 World Thrift Day
Oct 31 National Integration Day

Important Days and Dates in November
Nov 07 Infant Protection Day, World Cancer Awareness Day
Nov 08 International Radiology Day
Nov 09 World Legal Service Day
Nov 10 Transport Day
Nov 14 National Children Day (Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru's Birth Anniversary), World Diabetes Day
Nov 17 World Students Day
Nov 19 World Men's Day
Nov 21 World Hello Day, World Television Day
Nov 26 National Law Day
Nov 30 National Flag Day

Important Days and Dates in December
Dec 01 World Aids Day
Dec 03 World Disability Day, World Day of Handicapped
Dec 04 National Navy Day
Dec 07 National Army Flag Day
Dec 09 International Anti-corruption Day, National Girl Child Day(India)
Dec 10 World Human Rights Day
Dec 11 UNICEF Day
Dec 14 National Energy Conservation Day (India)
Dec 18 National Migrants Day
Dec 19 Goa's Liberation Day
Dec 23 Farmer's Day, Kisaan Diwas
Dec 25 Christmas Day

We have tried our best to include all important days with minimum error possibility still any advice regarding forgotten or erroneous entries is appreciable.

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  1. World Asthma Day

    Date First Tuesday in May
    2012 date May 1
    2013 date May 7
    2014 date May 6

  2. April 14 Dr.Ambedkar's Birth Day and December 6 Dr.Ambedkar Remembrance Day

  3. 21 October - National Police Day

  4. 13 February - National Women's Day (India)

  5. when is national/international mushroom day?

    1. August 23 - World Mushroom Day
      October 15 - National Mushroom Day

  6. it is appreciable...

  7. world photography day 19 August 2015. Spelling mistake is there. :) nice article. great job.

  8. Thanks Pankaj. Corrected :)

  9. Anish Jacob VargheseJuly 24, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Add Yoga day as well

  10. Thanks Anish. Yoga Day added :)

  11. "International literacy day....Sept 8" is true. But is there something like "world literacy day on March 8" again.

  12. When is World Human Rights Day ? December 10. For more important days visit