List of Important Days & Dates 2020: National and International Days & Events

Important Days & Dates 2020: Being a land of festivals, numerous culture, and diverse population, India celebrates many days and dates. A day becomes important and special if something big happened that day and is celebrated to be remembered throughout our lives. Each day has its own importance and value at national and international level. The month-wise days and dates are compiled together in this article to provide you an ease with your preparation for competitive examinations. As this topic has been observed in the several competitive examinations such as IBPS, SBI, IBPS RRB, and many others. Check the complete list of Important Dates and Days in the article below.

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Important Days and Dates

Some of the individual list of Important days and dates from January to August and we will keep updating this list. You can also check expected dates and days in the forthcoming months provided at the end of the article.

January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Important Days of January

The first month of the year or can say the month of bidding good bye to the last year and welcoming new one. Lets have a look at the complete list of Important National and Internaional Days of January.

List of Important Days (January)
1st January New Year Celebration, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day,
Global family day, World Peace Day
4th January World Braille Day
6th January World War Orphans Day
8th January African National Congress Foundation Day
9th 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)
15th January Army Day (Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the
command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British), Pongal,
Makar Sankranti
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)
World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Days of February

The second month of the year named after the Latin word Februum that means purification. It is the shortest month of the year with 28 days and in leap year 29 days. Given below is the complete list of Important Days of February:

List of Important Days (February)
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

Important Days of March

March, the third month of the year which is named after Roman Gods of wars, Mars. According to Roman calender, March is the first month of the year and according to Georgian calender it is the third month of the year. Given a look at the below list of Important Days of March:

 List of Important Days (March)
1st March Zero Discrimination Day
World Civil Defence Day
3rd March World Wildlife Day
World Hearing Day
4th March National Safety Day
8 March International Women’s Day
10 March CISF Raising Day
13 March No Smoking Day (Second Wednesday of March)
14 March Pi Day
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
World Sparrow Day
21 March World Forestry Day
World Down syndrome Day
World Poetry Day
22 March World Water Day
23rd March World Meteorological Day
24 March World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
27 March World Theatre Day

Important Days of April

The fourth month of the year is named after the Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Given below is the complete list of Important Days of April:

List Of Important Days & Dates (April)
1 April Orissa Day, Prevention of Blindness week
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 Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
17 April World Haemophilia Day
18 April World Heritage Day
21 April National Civil Service Day, Secretaries’s Day
22 April World Earth Day
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
24 April National Panchayati Day
25 April World Malaria DayWorld Veterinary Day
26 April World Intellectual Property Day
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Important Days of 

May have 31 days and the name of the month is named after Greek Goddess Maia who is known with the name of Goddess of Fertility. May brings spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern. Given below is the complete list of Important Days of May:

List of Important Days (May)
1-May International Labour Day
3-May Press Freedom Day
4-May Coal miner’s day
8-May World Red Cross Day
9-May Victory day
May (2nd Sunday)

Second Sunday of May- Mother’s Day 

11-May National Technology Day

May 12- International Nurses Day

14-May World Migratory day
15-May International Day of the Family
17-May World Telecommunication Day (Information Society Day)
21-May Anti-terrorism day
24-May Commonwealth Day
31-May Anti-Tobacco Day
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Important Days of 

June is the 6th month of the yearly calender whose name is kept after Roman Goddess Juno. In Northern hemisphere, 21 June is the astronomical summer and in southern, 1 June is the starting of winter. Given below is the complete list of Important Days of June:

List of Important Days (June)
1 June World Milk Day
1 June Global Day of Parents
2 June Telangana Formation Day
4-Jun International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5-Jun World Environment Day
7-Jun International level crossing awareness day
8-Jun World ocean day
12-Jun World day against child Labour
June (2nd Sunday) Father’s Day
14-Jun World blood donor day
17-Jun World day to combat desertification and drought
20-Jun World Refugee day
21-Jun Father’s day, World Music day
23-Jun United Nation’s public service day
23-Jun International Widow’s day
26-Jun International day against Drug abuse & Illicit Trafficking
27-Jun World Diabetes Day

Important Days of July

Given below is the complete list of Important Days of July.

List of Important Days (July)
1-Jul National Doctor’s day
6-Jul World Zoonoses Day
11-Jul World Population Day
12-Jul World Malala day
18-Jul Nelson Mandela International Day
28-Jul World Nature conservation day

Important Days of 

Given below is the complete list of Important Days of August:

List of Important Days (August)
2-Aug International Friendship Day
3-Aug Independence day of Niger
5-Aug Independence day of upper Volta
6-Aug Hiroshima Day
9-Aug International day of World’s indigenous people
9-Aug Quit India Day and Nagasaki Day
12-Aug International Youth day
15-Aug Independence Day of India
23-Aug International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition
29-Aug National Sports Day
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Important Days of 

Given below is the complete list of Important Days of September:

List of Important Days (September)
5-Sep Teachers’ Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday), Forgiveness day
8-Sep World Literacy Day
14-Sep Hindi day, World First Air Day
15-Sep Engineer’s day in India
16-Sep World Ozone Day
21-Sep Alzheimer’s Day, International day of peace
25-Sep Social justice day
26-Sep Day of the Deaf
27-Sep World Tourism Day

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Important Days of 

Given below is the complete list of Important Days of October:

List of Important Days (October)
1-Oct International day of the Older person
2-Oct Mahatma Gandhi birthday, International day of non-violence
3-Oct World Habitat Day, World nature day
4-Oct World Animal Welfare Day
5-Oct World Teacher’s day
8-Oct Indian Air Force Day
9-Oct World Post Office day
10-Oct National Post Day
11-Oct International girl child day
12-Oct World Arthritis day
13-Oct UN International Day for National disaster reduction
14-Oct World Standards Day
15-Oct World White Cane Day (guiding the Blind)
16-Oct World Food Day
17-Oct International day for the eradication of poverty
20-Oct World statistics day
24-Oct UN Day, World development information Day
30-Oct World Thrift Day
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Important Days of November

Given below is the complete list of Important Days of November:

List of Important Days (November)
1-Nov World vegan day
5-Nov World Radiography day
9-Nov World services day
14-Nov Children’s Day in India,Jawaharlal Nehru birthday
16-Nov International day for Endurance
17-Nov World Student day, National Journalism day
18-Nov World Adult day
19-Nov World Citizen day
20-Nov Africa Industrialization Day, Universal children day
21-Nov World Television day, World Fisheries day
25-Nov World Non-veg day
26-Nov Law day
29-Nov International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
30-Nov Flag day

Important Days of December 

Given below is the complete list of Important Days of December:

List of Important Days (December)
1-Dec World Aids Day
2-Dec World Computer literacy day, International day of abolition of slavery
3-Dec International Day of People with disabilities, World conservation day
4-Dec Navy Day
5-Dec International volunteer day for economic and social development
7-Dec Armed Forces Flag Day, International civil aviation day
9-Dec The International day against corruption
10-Dec Human Right Day
11-Dec International Mountain day
14-Dec International Energy day
18-Dec International Migrants day
19-Dec Goa’s liberation day
20-Dec International Human solidarity
23-Dec Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day)

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