List Of Important Days And Dates In India 2021

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Last Updated: 25 February 2021

Before Reading the List Of Important Days And Dates In India, Do you know India is called the “Land of Festivals” and “Land of Diversity”?

India habituates people belonging to almost every faith found around the world, this is one of the reasons we have so many festivals and functions happening throughout the year.

Besides that, we have various important days in our history that are important to be celebrated every year.

Important Days and Dates are one of the most commonly asked questions in the SSC, Railway, UPSC, and other competitive exams. Usually, 2-3 Questions are asked in the General Aptitude Section from Important Days and Dates of the year.

Read this article to know more about the important days and dates happening each month of the year. Knowing Important days and dates boosts your knowledge every day.

Important Days And Dates In India


Zodiac Sign
Capricorn (22 Dec–20 Jan)
Aquarius (20 Jan–19 Feb)
1January1) Global Family Day
2) English New Year
3) Army Medical Corps Day
6JanuaryWorld War Orphans Day
9JanuaryPravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-resident Indian Day)
10January1) World Laughter Day
2) World Hindi Day
11January1) National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
2) Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12JanuaryBirthday of Swami Vivekananda (National Youth Day)
14JanuaryMakar Sankranti
15January1) Indian Army Day
2) Wikipedia Day
16JanuaryNational Religious Freedom Day (U.S.A)
24JanuaryInternational Day of Education
25January1) National Voters’ Day
2) India Tourism Day
26January1) Republic Day (India)
2) Australia Day (Australia)
27JanuaryFamily Literacy Day
28JanuaryBirth Anniversary Lala Lajpat Rai
30JanuaryMahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Death Anniversary)
JanuaryWorld Religion Day
JanuaryLeprosy Prevention Day


Zodiac Sign
Aquarius (20 Jan-19 Feb)
Pisces (19 Feb–21 Mar)
1February1) World Hijab Day
2) Indian Coast Guard Day
2FebruaryWorld Wetlands Day
4February1) Sri Lankan Independence Day
2) World Cancer Day
5February1) Kashmir Solidarity Day
2) World Nutella Day
6FebruaryGlobal Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
10FebruaryWorld Pulses Day
11FebruaryInternational Day of Females in Science
12February1) Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day
2) International Day of Women’s Health
3) Darwin Day
4) Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
13February1) World Radio Day
2) Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
14FebruaryWorld Valentine Day
20FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
24FebruaryCentral Excise Day
27FebruaryWorld NGO Day
28FebruaryNational Science Day
28FebruaryRare Disease Day
FebruaryWashington’s Birthday


Zodiac Sign
Pisces (19 Feb–21 Mar)
Aries (21 Mar–20 Apr)
1MarchWorld Civil Defence Day
2March1) Employee Appreciation Day
2) Texas Independence Day
3March1) World Wildlife Day
2) World Hearing Day
8MarchInternational Women’s Day
10March1) CISF Raising Day
2) Mario Day
14MarchPi Day
15March1) World Sleep Day
2) World Consumer Rights Day
16MarchNational Vaccination Day
18MarchOrdnance Factories Day (India)
20March1) International Day of Happiness
2) World Oral Health Day
21March1) International Colour Day
2) Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day
3) International Day of Forests
4) World Poetry Day
5) World Down Syndrome Day
22MarchWorld Water Day
23March1) World Meteorological Day
2) Pakistan Day
24MarchWorld Tuberculosis Day
26MarchBangladesh Independence Day
27MarchWorld Theatre Day
MarchNo Smoking Day
MarchWorld Kidney Day

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Zodiac Sign
Aries (21 Mar–20 Apr)
Taurus (20 Apr–21 May)
1April1) April Fools’ Day
2) Odisha Day
2April1) World Autism Awareness Day
2) International Children’s Book Day
5AprilNational Maritime Day
6AprilSport Development and Peace Day
7AprilWorld Health Day
10AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
11April1) National Safe Motherhood Day
2) National Pet Day
12AprilEqual Pay Day
13AprilJallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
14April1) Black Day (South Korea)
2) Pohela Boishakh (Bangla New Year’s Day)
16April1) Foursquare Day
2) World Voice Day
17World Haemophilia Day
18AprilInternational Day For Monuments and Sites (Heritage Day)
21April1) National Tea Day
2) National Civil Service Day
3) Secretary’s Day
22AprilInternational Mother Earth Day
23April1) World Book and Copyright Day
2) English Language Day
24April1) National Panchayati Day
2) Fashion Revolution Day
3) International Sculpture Day
4) World Day for Laboratory Animals
25April1) DNA Day
2) Liberation Day (Italy)
3) World Malaria Day
4) International Delegate’s Day
27April1) Freedom Day (South Africa)
2) King’s Day (The Netherlands)
28AprilSafety and Health at Work Day
29April1) International Dance Day
2) Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare Day
30AprilInternational Jazz Day
AprilNational High Five Day (USA)
AprilWorld Veterinary Day


Zodiac Sign
Taurus (20 Apr–21 May)
Gemini (21 May–21 Jun)
1May1) May Day
2) International Workers’ Day
3MayWorld Press Freedom Day
4May1) International Firefighters’ Day
2) Star Wars Day
3) Greenery Day
7MayWorld Password Day
8MayWorld Red Cross Day
11MayNational Technology Day
12MayInternational Nurses Day
16MayInternational Day of Light
17May1) International Day Against Biphobia, Homophobia, Transphobia
2) World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
18May1) World AIDS Vaccine Day
2) International Museum Day
20May1) World Metrology Day
2) World Bee Day
21MayCultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Day
22MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity
24MayCommonwealth Day
25MayAfrican Liberation Day
29MayInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers
31MayWorld No-Tobacco Day
MayWorld Laughter Day
MayMother’s Day


Zodiac Sign
Gemini (21 May–21 Jun)
Cancer (21 Jun–23 Jul)
1June1) Global Day of Parents
2) World Milk Day
3JuneWorld Bicycle Day
5JuneWorld Environment Day
8JuneWorld Oceans Day
12JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
13JuneInternational Albinism Awareness Day
14JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
17JuneCombat Desertification and Drought Day
20JuneWorld Refugee Day
21June1) International Yoga Day
2) World Music Day
23June1) International Widows Day
2) United Nations Public Service Day
26June1) Support of Victims of Torture Day
2) International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
30JuneUnited Nations International Asteroid Day
JuneFather’s Day


Zodiac Sign
Cancer (21 Jun–23 Jul)
Leo (23 Jul–23 Aug)
1July1) Canada Day
2) National Doctors’ Day (India)
3) Chartered Accountants’ Day (India)
4JulyIndependence Day (United States)
11JulyWorld Population Day
12JulyMalala Day
15JulyWorld Youth Skills Day
18JulyNelson Mandela International Day
28July1) World Hepatitis Day
2) World Nature conservation day
29JulyInternational Tiger Day
30JulyInternational Day of Friendship
JulyInternational Day of Cooperatives


Zodiac Sign
Leo (23 Jul–23 Aug)
Virgo 23 (Aug–23 Sept)
6AugustHiroshima Day
9August1) World’s Indigenous People Day
2) National Day (Singapore)
3) Quit India Day
12AugustInternational Youth Day
13AugustInternational Lefthanders Day
14AugustYoum-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
15August1) Independence Day (India)
2) National Day of Mourning (Bangladesh)
19AugustWorld Humanitarian Day
20AugustIndian Akshay Urja Day
21AugustWorld Senior Citizens Day
23AugustSlave Trade and its Abolition Day
26AugustWomen’s Equality Day
29August1) International Day against Nuclear Tests
2) National Sports Day
AugustFriendship Day

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Zodiac Sign
Virgo (23 Aug–23 Sept)
Libra (23 Sep–23 Oct)
1SeptemberNational Insurance Day (SriLanka)
5September1) Teachers’ Day (India)
2) International Day of Charity
6SeptemberDefense Day (Pakistan)
8SeptemberInternational Literacy Day
10SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention Day
14September1) National Quiet Day (UK)
2) Hindi Day
15September1) International Day of Democracy
2) Engineer’s Day (India)
16SeptemberPreservation of the Ozone Layer Day
17SeptemberWorld Patient Safety Day
21SeptemberInternational Day of Peace
22SeptemberWorld Rhino Day
23SeptemberInternational Day of Sign Languages
25SeptemberWorld Pharmacists Day
27SeptemberWorld Tourism Day
28SeptemberWorld Rabies Day
29September1) World Heart Day
2) International Coffee Day
30SeptemberInternational Translation Day


Zodiac Sign
Libra (23 Sept–23 Oct)
Scorpio (23 Oct–22 Nov)
1October1) International Day of Older Persons
2) World Vegetarian Day
2October1) International Day of Non-Violence
2) Gandhi Jayanthi
4OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day
5OctoberWorld Teachers’ Day
8OctoberIndian Air Force Day
9OctoberWorld Post Day
10OctoberWorld Mental Health Day
11OctoberInternational Day of the Girl Child
12OctoberWorld Arthritis Day
13OctoberInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
14OctoberWorld Standards Day
15OctoberWorld Students’ Day
16OctoberWorld Food Day
17OctoberEradication of Poverty Day
18OctoberWorld Vasectomy Day
20October1) World Statistics Day
2) World Osteoporosis Day
3) National Solidarity Day (India)
24October1) United Nations Day
2) World Development Information Day
27OctoberWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
OctoberWorld Habitat Day
OctoberWorld Sight Day


Zodiac Sign
Scorpio (23 Oct–22 Nov)
Sagittarius (22 Nov–22 Dec)
1NovemberWorld Vegan Day
2NovemberEnd Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Day
6NovemberThe exploitation of the Environment in War Day
10NovemberScience Day (for Peace and Development)
11NovemberNational Independence Day (Poland)
12NovemberWorld Pneumonia Day
14November1) Children’s Day
2) World Diabetes Day
16NovemberInternational Day for Tolerance
17NovemberNational Journalism Day
19November1) International Journalist’s Remembrance Day
2) World Toilet Day
3) International Men’s Day
20November1) Africa Industrialization Day
2) Universal Children’s Day
21November1) World Television Day
2) World Fisheries Day
25November1) The Elimination of Violence against Women Day
2) World Non-veg Day
26November1) Law Day (India)
2) National Milk Day (India)
3) Constitution Day (India) 
NovemberWorld Philosophy Day


Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius (22 Nov–22 Dec)
Capricorn (22 Dec–20 Jan)
1DecemberWorld AIDS Day
2December1) Abolition of Slavery Day
2) World Computer literacy Day
3DecemberInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
4DecemberIndian Navy Day
5December1) World Soil Day
2) International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
7December1) International Civil Aviation Day
2) Indian Armed Forces Flag Day
9DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10DecemberHuman Rights Day
11DecemberInternational Mountain Day
18December1) International Migrants Day
2) Minorities Rights Day
19DecemberGoa’s liberation day
20DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day
22DecemberNational Mathematics Day (India)
23DecemberKisan Diwas
24DecemberChristmas Eve
25December1) Christmas Day
2) Good Governance Day (India)
3) Quaid-e-Azam Day
26DecemberBoxing Day
31DecemberNew Year’s Eve

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