Important Days In January : National And Internationala Dates

Important Days In January 2021: National And International Dates To Remember

We have collected a list of Important Days in January 2021 both National and International. You can check out the list below:

January is the first month of every year according to the Gregorian calendar that is used in India. Do you know that January month name was derived from the Roman god Janus, the protector of gates and doorways? January contains lots of special days and important days worldwide as national and international. Day’s are important for all competitive exams like SBI, IBPS, MBA, SSC, Railway and all other government exams.

Important Days of January 2021

1 January – Global Family Day

Global Family Day, One Day of Peace and Sharing, is celebrated every January 1 in the United States as a global day of peace and sharing. Global Family Day grew out of the United Nations Millennium celebration, “One Day In Peace”. 

4 January – World Braille Day

World Braille Day is celebrated around the world every year on January 4th, which is the anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille. It was established by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of braille in education, communication, and social inclusion.

6 January – World War Orphans Day

The World Day of War Orphans was initiated by the French organisation, SOS Enfants en Detresses. Held on 6th January each year, this special day enables the International Community to recognise the plight of a particularly vulnerable group.

8 January – African National Congress Foundation Day

Its primary mission was to bring all Africans together as one people, to defend their rights and freedoms.

9 January – NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of the Overseas Indian community in the development of India.

10 January – World Hindi Day

The World Hindi day is celebrated every year on January 10 in order to promote the language world-wide. 

10 January – World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day was established in 1998 and the first celebration was on July 28, 2008, in Mumbai, India, arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Positive and powerful emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to change themselves and to change the world in a peaceful and positive way.

11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of Independent India. He popularised the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ He actively participated in India’s freedom struggle. Due to cardiac arrest, he died on 11 January, 1966.

12 January – National Youth Day

National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and since from 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year. 

13 January – Lohri

According to the Hindu solar calendar, Lohri falls in the Paush month, which is around 13 January. The earth is closest to the sun at this point in time. The festival marks the receding winters and the beginning of a new harvest season.

14 January – Armed Forces Veterans Day

The Armed Forces Veterans’ Day is held on January 14 every year to commemorate the sacrifices of the veterans and also to salute those who served the Indian Armed Forces.

15 January – Indian Army Day

Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. 

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23 January – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighters. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. He also led an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War II.

24 January- National Girl Child Day

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. It was started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India in 2008, with the purpose to spread awareness among people about all the inequalities girls face in the Indian society.

25 January- National Voters Day

Every year on 25 January National Voter’s Day or Rashtriya Matdata Diwas is celebrated to encourage young voters to take part in the political process.

25 January- National Tourism Day

The Indian government established January 25 as the National Tourism Day to raise awareness about the importance of tourism for the country’s economy. India offers several forms of tourism such as cultural, nature, heritage, educational, business, sports, rural, medical, cruise, and eco-tourism.

26 January – Republic Day

Republic Day has been celebrated every year in India on January 26, since 1950 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect. India was a colony of the British for over 200 years and became independent from the rule of the British Raj following the Indian independence movement.

26 January – International Customs Day

Annually held on January 26, International Customs Day (ICD) recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.

28 January – Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He also earned the title of ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘the Lion of the Punjab’. He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank. 

30 January – Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

30 January Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas is celebrated in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and on 23rd March also Martyr’s Day is celebrated to pay tribute to three extraordinary revolutionaries of India who were hanged to death by the British namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar. As, on 30 January, 1948, the ‘Father of Nation’ was assassinated.

30 January – World Leprosy Eradication Day

World Leprosy Eradication Day which stresses the need of eradicating the disease. It also brings to light the discrimination and stigma that people suffer from society every day.

Check: List of Important Days in December

January: Important days, events and festivals

DateName of important Days
1 JanuaryGlobal Family Day
8 JanuaryAfrican National Congress Foundation Day
9 JanuaryNRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
11 JanuaryDeath anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12 JanuaryNational Youth Day
15 JanuaryIndian Army Day
23 JanuaryNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 JanuaryNational Girl Child Day
25 JanuaryNational Voters Day
25 JanuaryNational Tourism Day
26 JanuaryRepublic Day
26 JanuaryInternational Customs Day
28 JanuaryBirth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30 JanuaryMartyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas
30 JanuaryWorld Leprosy Eradication Day

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