List of Important National and International Days in 2021

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List of important national and international days

Many important national and international days are celebrated throughout the year. Some are dedicated to remembrance while some are celebrated as a tribute to the milestones. To enhance your intelligence quotient or to brush up your general awareness skills it is vital to get a hold of these dates and days. Often, these days are put up as questions in competitive exams like UPSC, SSC CGL, SSC Stenographer, Bank Exams, etc. Here is a compiled list of important national and international days celebrated world wide!

List of National and International Days for IAS Exams, UPSC and SSC

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Tabulated below are the important national and international dates from throughout the year that you must remember-


Events Dates
4th January International world Braille Day
6th January World Orphan Day Orphans
9th January NRI Day
10 January World Hindi Day
11th January National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
12th January National Youth Day
15th January Army Day
17th January World Religion Day
24th January National Girl Child Day
25th January National Voters Day and Tourism Day
26 January Republic Day
27th January International Holocaust Remembrance Day
30th January World Leprosy Eradication Day


Events Dates
2nd February World Wetlands Day
3rd February World Cancer Awareness Day
4th February World Cancer Day
6th February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
9 February Safer Internet Day
10 February National Deworming Day
11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science
13th February World Radio Day UNESCO
20th February World Day of Social Justice
21st February International Mother Language Day
23rd February World Peace and Understanding Day
24th February Central Excise Day
27 February World NGO Day
28 February National Science Day


Events Dates
1 March Zero Discrimination Day
World Civil Defence Day
3 March World Wildlife Day
4th March World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
8th March International Women’s Day
11 March World Kidney Day
14th March International Day of Action for Rivers
15th March World Consumer Rights Day
16th March National Vaccination Day
18 March Ordnance Factories Day
20th March World Sparrow Day
21st March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
World Forestry Day
22nd March World Day for Water
23rd March World Meteorological Day
24th March World Tuberculosis Day
27 March World Theatre Day


Date Event
2nd April World Autism Day
4 April International Day of Mine Awareness
5th April National Maritime Day
7th April World Health Day
10 April World Homeopathy Day
11 April National Pet Day
14th April Cultural Unity Day
17th April World Haemophilia Day
18th April World Heritage Day
21st April Civil Services Day and National Administrative Professionals Day
22nd April Earth Day
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
24 April National Panchayati Day
25th April World Malaria Day
26th April World Intellectual Property Day
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 April International Dance Day
30 April Ayushman Bharat Diwas


Events Dates
1st May Labour Day
2nd May International Astronomical Day
4 May World Asthma Day
5th May World Asthma Day
8th may World Red Cross
Red Crescent Day World Thalassemia Day
9th May World Migratory Bird Day
10th May World Mother Day
11th May National Technology Day
12 May International Nurses Day
16th May Dengue Prevention Day
16th May Dengue Prevention Day
17th May World Telecommunication Day
World Information Society Day
18th May International Museum Day
20th May World Metrology Day
21st May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue
Development Anti Terrorism Day
22nd May International Day for Biological Diversity
24th May Commonwealth Day
28th May International Day of Action for Women’s Health
29th May International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
International Mount Everest Day
31st May World Anti Tobacco Day


Date Event
1 June World Milk Day
3 June World Bicycle Day
4th June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th June World Environment Day
8 June World Ocean Day
12th June World Day Against Child Labour
14th June World Blood Donor Day
15th June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16th June International Integration Day
17th June World Day to Combat Desertification and Draught
19th June World Sickle Cell Day
20th June World Refugee Day
21st June World Music Day
23rd June United Nations Public Service Day
International Olympic Day
26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse
Illicit Trafficking International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
3rd Sunday of June International Father’s Day


Events Days
1st July National Doctors Day
2nd July World UFO Day
World Sports Journalist Day
4th July International Cooperative Day
11th July World Population Day
17th July World Day for International Justice
18th July Mandela Day
26th July Kargil Memorial Day
28th July World Hepatitis Day
World Nature Conservation Day
World Nature Day
29th July International Tiger Day
30th July International Day of friendship


Events Dates
1st August Clergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day
6th August Hiroshima Day
9th August Nagasaki Day
12th August International Youth Day
15th August India’s Independence Day
19th August World Humanitarian Day
20th August World Mosquito Day
22nd August World Senior Citizen Day
23rd August International Day for the Remembrance of Slave
29th August National Day Against Nuclear Tests
29th August National Sports Day


Dates Events
2nd September World Coconut Day
5th September Teachers Day
8 September International Literacy Day
12th September United Nations Day for South-south Cooperation and World First Aid Day
14th September Hindi Day
15th September International Day of Democracy
16th September World Ozone Day
19 September International Talk Like a Pirate Day
21st September International Day of Peace World Alzheimer’s Day biosphere Day
22nd September World Rhino Day
23rd September International Day of Sign Languages
28 September Right to Know Day
30 September International Blasphemy Rights Day


Dates Events
1st October International Day of Older Persons
2nd October International Day of nonviolence
4th October World Animal Welfare Day
5th October World Teachers Day
10th October National Post Day
13th October World Day for natural disaster reduction
15th October International Day of Rural Women
16th October World Food Day
17th October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20th October International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
24th October United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
World Polio Day
27th October World Day of Audiovisual Heritage
30th October World Thrift Day


Dates Events
2nd November International journalists Remembrance Day
6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
9th November World Legal Services Day
10th November World Immunization Day
12th November World Pneumonia Day
13th November World Kindness Day
14th November Children’s Day
16th November International Day for Tolerance
17th November International Students Day
18th November World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
19th November National Integration Day
19th November International Men’s Day
20th November Africa Industrialisation Day Universal Children’s Day
Transgender Day of Remembrance
21st November World Television Day
World Fisheries Day
25th November International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
26th November National Law Day
29th November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian


Events Dates
1st December World AIDS Day
2nd December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3rd December International Day for Disabled persons
4th December Indian Navy Day
7th December Indian Armed Force Flag Day
7th December International Civil Aviation Day
9th December International Day Against Corruption
10th December Human Rights Day
International Animal Rights Day
11th December International Mountain Day
14th December National Energy Conservation Day
18th December International Migrants Day
20th December International Human Solidarity Day
23rd December Farmers Day

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