Important Days in January 2024: Complete List of National and International Days 

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The month of January marks the onset of a New Year in both Julian and Gregorian calendars. It derives its name from the Roman god called Janus which ultimately signifies new beginnings. Moreover, the first month of the New Year serves as a great opportunity for a fresh start and exciting beginnings. In this article, we will explore the most important days and dates in January 2024 celebrated in India and worldwide for competitive exams. Apart from the date and name of the day, we will also learn why we celebrate it. Let’s get started and explore the important days in January.  

Important Days and Dates in January 2024

Here are the Important Days in January with a brief description of each day.

1 January 2024- Global Family Day

Global Family Day, observed on the 1st of January, aims to foster the values of peace, unity, and collaboration across the world. It promotes the idea that Earth is one global family, and thus everyone has a shared responsibility to work towards its betterment and make it a better place for people across the globe. 

2 January 2024- National Science Fiction Day

National Science Fiction Day is observed every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of  Isaac Asimov, a renowned American science fiction writer and professor. The day also pays tribute to his key contributions to the field of science fiction, leading futuristic ideas in the field of literature. 

2 January 2024- World Introvert Day

World Introvert Day aims to spread awareness about creating a safe space for the accommodation of diverse personality traits in our world. Moreover, it also recognizes the unique abilities of introverted individuals and their contribution to our society.

3 January 2024- International Mind Body Wellness Day

As the anime suggests, International Mind Body and Wellness Day highlights the importance of mental and physical health in ensuring our overall well-being. It also urges people to maintain a healthy balance between their mind and body wellness, adopt healthy lifestyles, and engage in mindful practices. 

4 January 2024- World Braille Day

World Braille Day is observed in the remembrance of Louis Braille who was the inventor of the globally renowned Braille system. Additionally, the day aims to raise awareness about the importance of the rights of visually impaired individuals. 

5 January 2024- National Birds Day

National Birds Day raises awareness about taking steps to promote the conservation of diverse bird species on our planet. It teaches readers about the role of birds in maintaining the ecological balance as well as the need to protect their habitats. In this way, it fosters a sense of shared responsibility. 

5 January 2024- Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti honors the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. today, he is remembered by his devotees for his contributions to the Sikhism religion such as the establishment of the Khalsa.

6 January 2024- World Day of Orphans

World Day of Orphans draws the attention of people around the world towards the difficulties and challenges faced by orphans. Moreover, it also urges governments to address the unique requirements of orphaned children and take the necessary steps to create a more inclusive world. 

8 January 2024- Earth’s Rotation Day

Earth’s Rotation Day honors the key finding of Leon Foucault who in 1851 proved that Earth revolves on its axis. It also educates people about the significance of Earth’s rotation in our daily lives such as day and night cycles and so on.

10th January 2024- World Hindi Day

World Hindi Day aims to promote the importance of the Hindi language on a global scale. It is observed every year to educate people about the valuable contributions of Hindi speakers, thus urging others to develop a learning habit about the same.

12th January 2024- National Youth Day

National Youth Day is an annual observance dedicated to honoring the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, an Indian philosopher and a famous spiritual leader. This important day aims to instill his core values into the youth of the country and urges them to follow his guiding principles. 

14th January 2024- Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti marks the end of winter solstice in India and the beginning of longer days and shorter nights. It is observed in various states of India with people enjoying kite flying and praying to god for the wellbeing of their family and themselves.

15th January 2024- Indian Army Day

Indian Army Day is celebrated on January 15th every year to honor the soldiers and commemorate the appointment of General K. M. Cariappa as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1949. The day recognizes the valiant efforts and sacrifices of the Indian Army in safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty and protecting its citizens. It serves as a tribute to the dedication and bravery displayed by the army personnel in ensuring the country’s security and upholding democratic values.

23rd January 2024- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti 

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose, one of the most important pioneers of the Indian independence movement that was led against the oppressive British rule.

24th January 2024- National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day raises awareness about providing girls with equal rights in society. It aims to address persistent issues in society such as gender inequality and discrimination. Furthermore, it also promotes the importance of their education to ensure a bright future. 

26th January 2024- Republic Day

Republic Day of India is celebrated on 26 January to commemorate the day in 1950 when the country’s Constitution came into effect. Moreover, it was the day when India was officially declared a sovereign and democratic state.

28th January 2024- Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai’s birth anniversary is celebrated to commemorate his significant contributions to the Indian independence movement. He was among the pioneers of the movement, a great figure, and a freedom fighter. His dedication to raising awareness and solving social issues is still remembered today. 

29th January 2024- World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day is observed annually to raise awareness about leprosy, a serious infectious disease that affects the skin and nerves of the patient. Moreover, this day also aims to raise awareness about the challenges faced by those affected and the importance of eliminating stigma. 

30th January 2024- Shaheed Diwas

Shaheed Diwas commemorates the execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru at the hands of British officials. It serves as a reminder of these martyrs and their countless sacrifices to liberate India from oppressive British rule. 

Important International Days in January 2024

Name of the dayObserved on 
Global Family Day1st January 2024
World Introvert Day2nd January 2024
International Mind Body Wellness Day3rd January 2024
World Braille Day4th January 2024
World Day of War Orphans6th January 2024
African National Congress Foundation Day8th January 2024
World Hindi Day10th January 2024
International Customs Day26th January 2024
International Holocaust Remembrance Day27th January 2024
Data Privacy Day28th January 2024
World Leprosy Day29th January 2024

Important National Days in January 2024

Name of the dayObserved on 
NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas9th January 2024 
Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri11th January 2024
National Road Safety Week11th – 17th January
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti23rd January 
National Girl Child Day24th January
National Tourism Day25th January
Republic Day26th January 
Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai28th January 
Shaheed Diwas30th January

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