Important Days and Dates in 2021 : National and International

January Important Days 

01-Jan - English New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day, Global family day, World Peace Day

04 Jan - World Braille Day

06-Jan - World War Orphans Day 

08-Jan - African National Congress Foundation Day    

09-Jan - Pravasi Bharatiya Divas NRI Day    

10-Jan - World Laughter Day, World Hindi Day    

11 Jan - Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri    

12 Jan - National Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand)

13 Jan - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

14 Jan - Lohri

15 Jan - Indian Army Day (Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British), Pongal, Makar Sankranti

23 Jan - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary    

25 Jan - International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, National Voters Day

26 Jan - Republic Day

27 Jan - International Holocaust Day    (The largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan 27, 1945.), International Day of Commemoration    

28 Jan - Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

30 Jan - Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom Day (Martyr's day)

Jan (last Sunday) - World Leprosy Eradication Day

 

February Important days, events and festivals

1st February - Surajkund Crafts Mela

1st February – Indian Coast Guard Day

2nd February – World Wetlands Day

4th February - World Cancer Day

4th February - National Day of Sri Lanka

7th February - International Development Week

12th February – Darwin Day

12th February - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

13th February – Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary

14th February - Saint 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

27 February - World Sustainable Energy Day

28 February – National Science Day

 

March Important days, events and festivals

1st March – Zero Discrimination Day

1st March - World Civil Defence Day

3rd March - World Wildlife Day

3rd March - World Hearing Day

4th March - National Safety Day

8 March - International Women's Day

8 March - Ramakrishna Jayanti

10 March - CISF Raising Day

March - No Smoking Day (Second Wednesday of March)

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

21 March - World Forestry Day

21 March - World Down syndrome Day

21 March - World Poetry Day

22 March – World Water Day

23rd March - World Meteorological Day

24 March - World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

27 March - World Theatre Day

 

April Important days, events and festivals

1 April - Odisha Day, Prevention of Blindness week, April Fools Day

2 April- World Autism Awareness Day

4 April- International Day for Mine Awareness

5 April- National Maritime Day

7 April- World Health Day

10 April- World Homeopathy Day

11 April- National Safe Motherhood Day, National Pet Day

13 April- Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (1919)

14 April- B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

17 April- World Haemophilia Day

18 April- World Heritage Day

21 April- National Civil Service Day, Secretaries' Day

22 April- World Earth Day

23 April- World Book and Copyright Day

24 April- National Panchayati Day

25 April- World Malaria Day

26 April- World Intellectual Property Day

28 April- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, World Veterinary Day

30 April- Ayushman Bharat Diwas

 

May Important days, events and festivals

1 May: International Labour Day or May Day

1 May: Maharashtra Day

3 May: World Laughter Day (first Sunday of May)

3 May: Press Freedom Day

4 May: Coal Miners Day

4 May: International Firefighters Day

 

5 May: World Asthma Day (First Tuesday of May)

7 May: World Athletics Day

7 May: Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

8 May: World Red Cross Day

8 May: World Thalassaemia Day

9 May: Surdas Jayanti, Ramanujacharya Jayanti,  Shankaracharya Jayanti

10 May: Mother's Day (Second Sunday of May)

11 May: National Technology Day

 

12 May: International Nurses Day

 May: International Day of Families, National Endangered Species Day (Third Friday in May)

17 May: World Telecommunication Day

17 May: World Hypertension Day

18 May: World AIDS Vaccine Day

18 May: International Museum Day

18 May: Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the May)

21 May: National Anti-Terrorism Day

22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity

25 May: National Memorial Day (last Monday of May)

31 May: Anti-Tobacco Day

 

June Important days, events and festivals

 

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)

21 June: World Music Day

21 June: World Hydrography Day

21 June: International Yoga Day

21 June (3rd Sunday of June): World Father’s 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

30 June: World Asteroid Day

 

July Important days, events and festivals



1 July - Doctor's Day

1 July - National Postal Worker Day

1 July - Canada Day

1 July - Chartered Accountant's Day (India)

1 July - National U.S. Postage Stamp Day

1 July - 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

11 July - World Population Day

11 July - National 7-Eleven Day

12 July - National Simplicity Day

12 July - Paper Bag Day

14 July-  Bastille Day

17 July - World Day for International Justice

18 July - International Nelson Mandela Day

22 July - Pi Approximation Day

24 July - National Thermal Engineers Day

July - National Refreshment Day (Fourth Thursday in July)

26 July - Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day)

 July (fourth Sunday of July) - National Parent's Day

28 July - World Nature Conservation Day

28 July - World Hepatitis Day

29 July - International Tiger Day

July (Last Friday in July) - System Administrator Appreciation Day.

 

August Important days, events and festivals



1 August - Yorkshire Day

August (First Sunday of August) - Friendship Day

4 August: U.S. Coast Guard Day

6 August - Hiroshima Day

7 August (First Friday of August) - International Beer Day

9 August - Quit India Movement Day

9 August - Nagasaki Day

9 August – Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12 August - International Youth Day

13 August - International Lefthanders Day

14  August- Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)

15 August- National Day of mourning (Bangladesh)

15 August - Independence Day (India)

15 August (UK) - Victory over Japan Day

15 August - Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

16 August- Bennington Battle Day

17 August - Indonesian Independence Day

19 August - World Photography Day

19 August – World Humanitarian Day

20 August - World Mosquito Day

20 August- Sadbhavana Divas

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

29 August - National Sports Day

30 August - Small Industry Day

31 August - Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

 

September Important days, events and festivals



1 to 7 September - National Nutrition Week

2 September(USA) - Victory over Japan Day

2 September - Coconut Day

3 September - Skyscraper Day

5 September - International Day of Charity

5 September - Teachers' Day (India)

7 September - Brazilian Independence Day

7 September - Forgiveness Day

8 September - International Literacy Day

10 September- World Suicide Prevention Day

11 September - Patriot Day

14 September - Onam (Kerala, India)

14 September - Hindi Diwas

14 September - World First Aid Day

15 September - Engineer's Day (India)

15 September - International Day of Democracy

16 September - Malaysia Day

16 September - World Ozone Day

16 September - International Day of Preservation

19 September - International Talk Like a Pirate Day

21 September - International Day of Peace and Non-Violence (UN)

21 September - World Alzheimer's Day

22 September - Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)

23 September - International Day of Sign Languages 

26 September - European Day of Languages

26 September - World Contraception Day

26 September - World Maritime Day

27 September - World Tourism Day

September (Fourth Sunday of September) - World Rivers Day

28 September - World Rabies Day

29 September - World Heart Day

30 September - International Translation Day

Last week of September - World Day of Deaf


October: Important days, events and festivals

1 October - International Day of the Elderly (UN)

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

October (First Monday of October): World Habitat Day

5 October - World Teachers' Day

6 October - German-American Day

8 October (Second Thursday of October): World Sight Day

8 October - Indian Air Force Day

9 October - World Postal Day or World Post Office Day

10 October - World Mental Health Day

11 October - International Girl Child Day

13 October -  UN International Day for Natural  Disaster 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 (guiding the blind)

15 October - World Students Day

16 October - World Food Day

17 October - International Poverty Eradication Day

20 October - National Solidarity Day (China attacked India on that Day)

23 October - Mole Day

24 October - United Nations Day

24 October - World Development Information Day

30 October - World Thrift Day

31 October - Halloween

31 October - Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

 

November: Important days, events and festivals

1 November - World Vegan Day

1 November - All Saints' Day

2 November - All Souls' Day

November (1st Tuesday in November) : Melbourne Cup Day

5 November - World Tsunami Day

7 November - Infant Protection Day

7 November - National Cancer Awareness Day

9 November - Iqbal Day

9 November - Uttarakhand Foundation Day

9 November- Kartarpur Corridor inauguration

9 November - National Legal Services Day

10 November - Transport Day

11 November - Armistice Day (also Remembrance Day )

11 November - Veterans Day (United States)

12 November - World Pneumonia Day

12 November - Guru Nanak Dev's Birth Anniversary 

13 November - World Kindness Day

14 November - World Diabetes Day

14 November - Children's Day

14 November- Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti

15 November - Jharkhand Foundation Day

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

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

Fourth Thursday of November - Thanksgiving Day (United States)

 

December: Important days, events and festivals

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 - Indian Armed Forces Flag Day

7 December - International Civil Aviation Day

9 December - International Anti-Corruption Day

10 December - Human Rights Day

11 December - UNICEF Day

11 December - International Mountain Day

14 December - National Energy Conservation Day

15 December - International Tea Day

16 December - Victory Day of Bangladesh

18 December - Minorities Rights Day (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 Divas (Farmer's Day in India)

24 December - National Consumer Rights Day

25 December - Christmas Day

25 December - Good Governance Day (India)

31 December - New Year's Eve