Important Days of the Year

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Important International Days

Jan 27International Holocaust DayThe largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan 27, 1945.
Feb 14St. Valentine's Day-
Mar 8International Women's Day-
Mar 15World Consumer DayPresident John F Kennedy formally addressed the issue of consumer rights on this day in 1963.
Mar 22World Water Day-
Apr 7World Health DayWHO was formed on this day in 1948, but the first World Health Day was observed in 1950.
Apr 12International Day of Human Space FlightYuri Gagarin, the Soviet Cosmonaut made the first space flight on this day in 1961.
Apr 18International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day)-
Apr 22International Mother Earth Day-
May 1International Worker's Day-
May 8International Red Cross DayJH Dunant, the man behind Red Cross was born on this day in 1828.
Jun 5World Environment DayThe United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was conducted from June 5 to 16 June 1972 in Stockholm.
Jun 21International Yoga Day-
Jul 11World Population DayInspired by 5 Billion Day in 1987
Jul 12Malala DayBirthday of Malala Yousafzai
Jul 20International Moon DayLanding of Apollo 11 on moon in 1969.
Jul 20World Chess DayEstablishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924.
Aug 6Hiroshima DayBombing of Hiroshima on 6 Aug, 1945
Aug 19World Humanitarian DayCommemorates the day when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003
Sep 8International Literacy Day-
Sep 27World Tourism DayStatutes of United Nations World Tourism Organisation adopted on this day in 1980.
Oct 2International Non-violence DayBirthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869)
Oct 16World Food DayFood and Agricultural Organisation was founded on this day in 1945.
Oct 24United Nations DayCharter of the United Nations came into force on this day in 1945.
Dec 1World AIDS Day-
Dec 10Human Rights' DayUniversal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed and adopted on this day in 1948.
Dec 18Minorities Rights Day United Nations adopted and promulgated the Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities on this day in 1992.

Important National Days (India)

Jan 12National Youth DaySwami Vivekananda was born on this day in 1863.
Jan 15Army DayField Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British.
Jan 25National Voters' DayThe Election Commission of India was formed on this day in 1950. The first National Voters' Day was observed in 2011
Jan 30Martyr's DayMartyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi (1948)
Feb 28National Science DayMarks the discovery of Raman Effect in 1928 by C.V. Raman
May 11National Technology DayNuclear tests at Pokhran carried out in 1998 on this day.
May 21Anti-terrorism DayFormer PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1991.
Jul 1National Doctors Day (India)Second CM of West Bengal, renowned Physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Ray was born on this day in 1882.
Aug 7National Handloom DayLaunching of Swadeshi Movement on 7 Aug, 1905
Aug 9August Kranti DiwasLaunch of Quit India Movement in 1942
Aug 20Sadbhawna DiwasFormer Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi was born on this day in 1944.
Aug 29National Sports DayHockey wizard Shri Dhyanchand was born on this day in 1905.
Sep 5Teacher's DayDr. S. Radhakrishanan, the first Vice-president of India was born on this day in 1888.
Sep 14Hindi DiwasHindi accorded the Official language status by the Constituent Assembly on this day in 1949.
Sep 15Engineers' DaySri M Visvesvaraya was born on this day in 1861.
Oct 8Indian Air Force DayIAF was officially established on this day in 1932.
Oct 31Rashtriya Ekta DiwasIndia's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on this day in 1875.
Nov 11National Education DayIndependent India's first Education Minister and freedom fighter Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was born on this day in 1888.
Nov 14Children's DayIndependent India's first Prime Minister and freedom fighter Shri Jawaharlal Nehru was born on this day in 1889.
Nov 19National Integration DayFormer Indian Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi was born on this day in 1917.
Nov 26Constitution Day (India)Constitution of India was adopted on this day in 1949.
Nov 26National Milk Day (India)Shri Verghese Kurien, Father of White Revolution in India was born on this day in 1921.
Dec 4Navy DayCommemorates the courageous attack on the Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 in Operation Trident.
Dec 7Armed Forces Flag DaySince 1949, 7th December is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day to honour the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought & continue to fight on our borders to safeguard the country's honour.-
Dec 16Vijay DiwasMarks India's victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
Dec 24National Consumers' DayConsumer Protection Act received the President's assent on this day in 1986.
Dec 25Good Governance DayFormer Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on this day in 1924.

Important National Days of USA

Monday Observances
Third Monday of JanuaryBirthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King was born on January 15, but it was decided to observe it on the third Monday to allow people an extended weekend and time to participate in various activities in his memory.
Third Monday of FebruaryPresident's DayGeorge Washington was born on 22 February 1732. It is observed on the third Monday to allow people an extended weekend and time to participate in various activities in his memory.
Last Monday of MayMemorial DayTo honour those who have died while serving in the military.
First Monday of SeptemberLabor DayThe first Labor Day parade was held in New York City on September 5, 1882. It is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the contributions and achievements of American workers and the labor movement.
Second Monday of OctoberColumbus DayTo commemorate Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.
Fourth Thursday of NovemberThanksgiving DayTo express gratitude for the bountiful harvest and blessings of the past year.
Fixed Date Observances
January 20Inauguration DayIt is observed once in every 4 years following a presidential election. It is the day on which the new President of USA takes the ceremonial oath.
June 19Juneteenth National Independence DayIt commemorates the announcement of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas in 1865.
July 4Independence DayIt commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which declared the thirteen American colonies' independence from British rule.
November 11Veterans DayOn Veterans Day, the country celebrates everyone who has served in the military.

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Important UN Language Days of the Year

21 FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
20 MarchFrench Language Day
20 AprilChinese Language Day
23 AprilEnglish Language Day
23 AprilSpanish Language Day
06 JuneRussian Language Day
18 DecemberArabic Language Day

Why International Days are Observed

A Short Essay

As per the United Nations Organisation, international days are occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.

International Days and Weeks play a vital role in our global society, serving as platforms to raise awareness, foster solidarity, and promote action on crucial issues. These dedicated observances enable us to focus our attention on specific topics, mobilizing individuals, organizations, and governments worldwide. By designating particular days or weeks, we create opportunities to educate, advocate, and celebrate milestones in various areas.

Several international organisations designate international days and weeks. The United Nations is one such organisation which designates most number of days and also for varied purposes. World Health Organisation designates days related to health issues. Food and Agricultural Organisation, International Labour Organisation and other organisations formed for specific purposes also designate days to focus on international contemporary issues.

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