Important Days and Dates in 2020: National and International

India is a country known for its cultural diversity and we celebrate various festivals with joy and enthusiasm. The majority of us are aware of the national holidays like Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanthi, Independence Day, etc. However, do you know there are certain other holidays observed across India and World? To help you out we gave a list of some of the national and international days and their dates in the further sections.

Based on the Monthwise Important Days and Dates of the Events you can plan your leaves. Have a glance at the important days of the year and boost your knowledge. These events are to help society develop and spread awareness of social issues.

Monthwise Important Days and their Dates

Here is a list of events and their importance given according to months. Go through them and be aware of national and international holidays that fall in the year 2020.

January Social Events

01st January – English New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day, Global family day, World Peace Day
04th January – World Braille Day
06th January – World War Orphans Day
08th January – African National Congress Foundation Day
09th 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 Vivekanand)
13th January – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
14th January – Lohri
15th January – 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
23rd January – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose‘s birth anniversary
25th January – International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, National Voters Day
26th January – Republic Day
27th January – International Holocaust Day (The largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan 27, 1945.), International Day of Commemoration
28th January – Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30th January – Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s day)
30th January – World Leprosy Eradication Day

February Social Events

2nd February: World Wetlands Day
4th February: World Cancer Day
5th February: Safer Internet Day (second day of the second week of February)
6th February: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
10th February: National De-worming Day
11th February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
12th February: National Productivity Day
13th February: World Radio Day, National Women’s Day (Birth Date of Sarojini Naidu)
14th February: Valentine Day
20th February: World Day of Social Justice
21st February: International Mother Language Day
24th February: Central Excise Day
27th February: World NGO Day
28th February: National Science Day
28/29th February: Rare Disease Day

March Social Events

1st March: Zero Discrimination Day; World Civil Defence Day
3rd March: World Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day
4th March: National Security Day
8th March: International Women’s Day
12th March: World Kidney Day
14th March: International Day of Action for Rivers, Pi Day
15th March: World Consumer Rights 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 Day for Water, Bihar Day
23rd March: World Meteorological Day
24th March: World TB Day
27th March: World Theatre Day

April Social Events

1st April: Odisha Day, Prevention of Blindness week, April Fools Day
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: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
14th April: B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
17th April: World Haemophilia Day
18th April: World Heritage Day
21st April: National Civil Service Day, Secretaries’ 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
30th April: Ayushman Bharat Diwas

May Social Events

1st May: International Labour Day or May Day, Maharashtra Day
3rd May: World Laughter Day (first Sunday of May), Press Freedom Day
4th May: Coal Miners Day, International Firefighter’s Day
5th May: World Asthma Day (First Tuesday of May)
7th May: World Athletics Day, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8th May: World Red Cross Day, World Thalassaemia Day
9th May: Surdas Jayanti, Ramanujacharya Jayanti, Shankaracharya Jayanti
10th May: Mother’s Day (Second Sunday of May)
11th May: National Technology Day
12th May: International Nurses Day
15th May: International Day of Families, National Endangered Species Day (Third Friday in May)
17th May: World Telecommunication Day, World Hypertension Day
18th May: World AIDS Vaccine Day, International Museum Day, Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the May)
21st May: National Anti-Terrorism Day
22nd May: International Day for Biological Diversity
25th May: National Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
31st May: Anti-Tobacco Day

June Social Events

1st June: World Milk Day
3rd June: World Bicycle Day
4th June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th June: World Environment Day
7th June: World Food Safety Day
8th June: World Ocean Day, World Brain Tumour Day
12th June: Anti-Child Labor Day
13th June: International Albinism Awareness Day
14th June: World Blood Donor Day
15th June: World Wind Day
20th June: World Refugee Day
23rd June: United Nations Public Service Day, International Olympic Day
26th June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

July Social Events

1st July: Doctor’s Day
6th July: World Zoonoses Day
11th July: World Population Day
17th July: World Day for International Justice
18th July: International Nelson Mandela Day
28th July: World Hepatitis Day

August Social Events

1st August: International Friendship Day
6th August: Hiroshima Day
9th August: Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day, IntI. Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
12th August: International Youth Day
15th August: Indian Independence Day
19th August: Photography Day; World Humanitarian Day
29th August: National Sports Day

September Social Events

2nd September: Coconut Day
5th September: Teachers’ Day
8th September: International Literacy Day
14th September: Hindi Diwas
15th September: Engineers’ Day; International Day of Democracy
16th September: World Ozone Day; International Day for Preservation
21st September: Alzheimer’s Day; Day for Peace & Non-violence (UN)
22nd September: Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)
23rd September: International Day of Sign Languages
26th September: Day of the Deaf; World Contraception Day
27th September: World Tourism Day; World Maritime Day
29th September: World Heart Day
30th September: International Translation Day

October Social Events

1st October: International Day for the Elderly
2nd October: Gandhi Jayanthi; International Day of Non-Violence
4th October: World Animal Welfare Day
8th October: Indian Air Force Day
9th October: World Post Office Day
10th October: National Post Day; World Mental Health Day
11th October: National Girl Child Day
13th October: UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
14th October: World Standards Day
15th October: World Students Day; World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)
16th October: World Food Day
24th October: UN Day; World Development Information Day
30th October: World Thrift Day
31st October: National Unity Day

November Social Events

5th November: World tsunami day
7th November: National Cancer Awareness Day
9th November: Legal Services Day
14th November: Children’s Day; Diabetes Day (Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Anniversary)
17th November: National Epilepsy Day
20th November: Africa Industrialization Day
21st November: World Television Day
29th November: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

December Social Events

1st December: World AIDS Day
2nd December: National Pollution Control
3rd December: World Day of the Handicapped
4th December: Indian Navy Day
7th December: Indian Armed Forces Flag Day
10th December: Human Rights Day;
11th December: International Mountain Day
14th December: World Energy Conservation Day
16th December: Vijay Diwas
18th December: Minorities Rights Day (India)
22nd December: National Mathematics Day
23rd December: Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)
24th December: National Consumers Day
25th December: Christmas Day

I hope you got an idea on Important days at both National and International Level after referring to the article. For any queries feel free to reach us via comment section.

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