important days in december

List of Important Days in December

Important Days In December 2020: National And International Events In December

In this article, we are going to discuss the important days in December 2020. December has 31 days and is the twelfth and last month of the year.  Day’s are important for All competitive exams like SBI, IBPS, MBA, SSC, Railway and all other government exams. There are many special days in December, both in India and internationally. Here is the list of the important days in December 2020.

Important Days and Dates in December 2020

1 December – World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

2 December – National Pollution Control Day

The National Pollution Control Day is celebrated every year on 2 nd of December in India in order to give the honor and memorialize the thousands of human beings who had lost their existence because of the Bhopal gas calamity.

2 December – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

3 December – World Day of the Handicapped

The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

4 December – Indian Navy Day

Navy Day in India is celebrated on 4 December every year to recognize the achievements and role of the Indian Navy to the country. 4 December was chosen as on that day in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel.

5 December – International Volunteer Day

This day provides a chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, values and promote their work among their communities, etc. The theme of 2019 IVD is “Volunteer for an inclusive future”.

5 December – World Soil Day

World Soil Day is observed on 5 December to raise awareness about the importance of soil, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.

7 December – Armed Forces Flag Day

The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is a day dedicated to India towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949.

7 December – International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7 December worldwide to raise awareness about its importance to the social and economic development of States and the role that ICAO plays in International air transport.

9 December – International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on 9 December every year to highlight how corruption affects health, education, justice, democracy, prosperity, and development.

10 December – Human Rights Day

The day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This day is observed to protect the fundamental human rights of all people and their basic human freedom.

11 December – International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day is celebrated annually on 11 December to to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

14 December – National Energy Conservation Day

The goal with energy conservation techniques is to reduce demand, protect and replenish supplies, develop and use alternative energy sources, and to clean up the damage from the prior energy processes.

15 December – International Tea Day

The goal of the day is to promote and foster collective actions to implement activities in favour of the sustainable production and consumption of tea and raise awareness of its importance in fighting hunger and poverty.

16 December – Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 16 December in India to remember the martyrs, their sacrifices and to strengthen the role of armed forces for the cause of the nation.

18 December – Minorities Rights Day in India

To preserve and promote the rights of minority communities in India. This day focuses on the issues like the safety of minorities in the state. On this day several campaigns, seminars, and events are conducted to inform and educate people about them.

18 December – International Migrants Day

On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

19 December – Goa’s Liberation Day

The Goa Liberation Day is celebrated in commemoration of the Indian armed forces freeing Goa from Portuguese rule.

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20 December – International Human Solidarity Day

A day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication; a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.

22 December – National Mathematics Day

National Mathematics Day is celebrated on 22 December annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of the famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. He had made remarkable contributions in various fields of mathematics and its branches.

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23 December – Kisan Diwas or Farmer’s Day

To commemorate the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. On this day various events, seminars, functions, and competitions are organised on agriculture and its importance to educate and provide knowledge to the people.

24 December – National Consumer Rights Day

To highlight the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make every consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the president on this day.

25 December – Christmas Day

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

25 December – Good Governance Day (India)

Good Governance Day is observed in India annually on the twenty-fifth day of December, the birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to honor Prime Minister Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the Indian people of accountability in government.

31 December – New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations because it marks the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, December 31, before the New Year. Many people celebrate New Year’s Eve to bid farewell to the year that ends and to welcome the New Year.

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Important Days and Dates in December 2019

Date Name of Important Days
1 December World AIDS Day
2 December National Pollution Control Day
2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 December World Day of the Handicapped
4 December Indian Navy Day
5 December International Volunteer Day
5 December World Soil Day
7 December Armed Forces Flag Day
7 December International Civil Aviation Day
9 December International Anti-Corruption Day
10 December Human Rights Day
11 December International Mountain Day
14 December National Energy Conservation Day
15 December International Tea Day
16 December Vijay Diwas
18 December Minorities Rights Day in India
18 December International Migrants Day
19 December Goa’s Liberation Day
20 December International Human Solidarity Day
22 December National Mathematics Day
23 December Kisan Diwas
24 December National Consumer Rights Day
25 December Christmas Day
25 December Good Governance Day (India)
31 December New Year’s Eve
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A graduate in Computer Science from the KNIT, Sultanpur. Sauhard holds a 4-year experience in blogging. Being a passionate blogger/content writer too, Sauhard is an active volunteer in Make-A-Wish NGO and member of Toastmasters International.
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