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 DayBirthday of Swami Vivekananda
Jan 15Army DayField Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British.
Jan 25National Voters' DayWith effect from 2011
Jan 30Martyr's DayMartyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi
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)Birthday of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Ray
Aug 7National Handloom DayLaunching of Swadeshi Movement on 7 Aug, 1905
Aug 9August Kranti DiwasLaunch of Quit India Movement in 1942
Aug 20Sadbhawna DiwasBirthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhi (1944)
Aug 29National Sports DayBirthday of Shri Dhyanchand (1905)
Sep 5Teacher's DayBirthday of Dr. Radhakrishanan (1888)
Sep 14Hindi DiwasHindi accorded the Official language status by the Constituent Assembly on this day in 1949.
Sep 15Engineers' DayBirthday of Sri M Visvesvaraya.
Oct 8Indian Air Force DayIAF was officially established on this day in 1932.
Oct 31Rashtriya Ekta DiwasBirth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Nov 11National Education DayBirthday of Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888), the first Education Minister of India.
Nov 14Children's DayBirthday of Shri Jawaharlal Nehru (1889)
Nov 19National Integration DayBirthday of Smt Indira Gandhi (1984)
Nov 26Constitution Day (India)Constitution of India was adopted on this day (1949)
Nov 26National Milk Day (India)Birthday of Shri Verghese Kurien, Father of White Revolution in India
Dec 4Navy DayCommemorates the courageous attack on the Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 in Operation Trident.
Dec 7Armed Forces Flag Day-
Dec 16Vijay DiwasMarks India's victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
Dec 24National Consumers' Day-
Dec 25Good Governance DayBirthday of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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1. World Health Day

2. World Population Day

3. World AIDS Day

4. International Women's Day

5. World Environment Day

6. International Non-violence Day

7. Human Rights Day

8. United Nations Day

9. World Consumer Day

10. International Yoga Day

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