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Important Days and Dates 2024, National and International

Important Days and Dates

Important Days and Dates 2024: Government job exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, RRB JE, and RRB NTPC frequently include questions about significant national and international days in their static GK section. Keeping track of all the important days and dates is not just a matter of marking time for exams but it’s about acknowledging historical events, promoting awareness, and also celebrating cultural milestones. Being well-versed in these dates can be a valuable asset for acing the static GK section and securing a competitive edge in these exams. To

assist candidates in their exam preparation, SSCADDA is providing a comprehensive list of important days and dates for the year 2024. Aspiring candidates should prioritize memorizing these important dates to confidently respond to any related questions that might appear in the exam.

Important Days

In this article, we have prepared a list of all the significant days and dates of the year 2024 according to months (National and International Days). Hence, candidates can click on a particular day and get detailed information about that particular day. The list of important days and dates throughout the year including significant events, festivals, etc. is given below.

Important Days And Dates 2024 List

For better preparation candidates need to remember the list of important dates and days in 2024. Bookmark this article and read it at regular intervals for revision. Try to learn all the important national and international days and memorize them thoroughly.

Important Days and Dates List
January February
March April
May June
July August
September October
November December

Important Days in January

January marks the beginning of a new year, symbolizing fresh starts and opportunities for growth and change. It is also important as it has the National Festival of India which is Republic Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day which has been marked as Martyr’s Day. Check out the list of National and International Days in January given below:

List of Important Days in January 2024
1 January English New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day,
Global Family Day, World Peace Day
4 January World Braille Day
6 January World War Orphans Day
8 January African National Congress Foundation Day
9 January Pravasi Bharatiya Divas NRI Day
10 January World Laughter Day, World Hindi Day
11 January Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12 January National Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand)
15 January Army Day (Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the
command of the Army on this day in 1949 from the British), Pongal,
Makar Sankranti
25 January International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day,
National Voters Day
26 January Republic Day
27 January International Holocaust Day (The largest Nazi death
camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan
27, 1945.), International Day of Commemoration
28 January Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30 January Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s Day)
World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Days In February

February is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of African Americans and recognizes their struggles for civil rights and equality. Check out the list of National and International Days of February given below:

List of Important Days in February
1 February Indian Coast Guard Day
2 February World Wetlands Day
4 February World Cancer Day
4 February National Day of Sri Lanka
7 February International Development Week
12 February Darwin Day
12 February Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
13 February Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
14 February Saint Valentine’s Day
18 February Taj Mahotsav
20 February World Day of Social Justice
21 February International Mother Language Day
22 February World Scout Day
24 February Central Excise Day
27 February World Sustainable Energy Day
28 February National Science Day

Important Days In March

March is a month dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide and advocating for gender equality. Check out the list of National and International Days of March given below:

List of Important Days in March
1 March Zero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day
3 March World Wildlife Day
World Hearing Day
4 March National Safety Day
8 March International Women’s Day
10 March CISF Raising Day
13 March No Smoking Day (Second Wednesday of March)
14 March Pi Day
International Day of Action for Rivers
15 March World Consumer Rights Day
16 March National Vaccination Day
18 March Ordnance Factories Day (India)
20 March International Day of Happiness
World Sparrow Day
21 March World Forestry Day
World Down Syndrome Day
World Poetry Day
22 March World Water Day
23 March World Meteorological Day
24 March World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
27 March World Theatre Day

Important Days In April

April is associated with environmental awareness, with Earth Day serving as a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability. Check out the list of National and International Days of April given below:

List of Important Days in April
1 April Orissa Day, Prevention of Blindness week
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
4 April International Day for Mine Awareness
5 April National Maritime Day
7 April World Health Day
10 April World Homeopathy Day
11 April National Safe Motherhood Day, National Pet Day
13 April Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
17 April World Haemophilia Day
18 April World Heritage Day
19 April World Liver Day
21 April National Civil Service Day, Secretaries Day
22 April World Earth Day
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
24 April National Panchayati Day
25 April World Malaria Day, World Veterinary Day
26 April World Intellectual Property Day
27 April World Veterinary Day
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 April International Dance Day
30 April Ayushman Bharat Diwas

Important Days In May

May 1st is celebrated as Labor Day in many countries, honoring the contributions and achievements of workers and the labor movement. Check out the list of National and International Days of May given below:

List of Important Days in May
1 May International Labour Day
1 May  (1st Sunday) World Laughter Day
3 May Press Freedom Day
3 May (1st Tuesday) World Asthma Day
4 May Coal Miner’s Day
8 May World Red Cross Day
8 May (2nd Sunday) Mother’s Day
9 May Victory day
2nd Sunday of May Mother’s Day [10th May]
11 May National Technology Day
12 May International Nurses day
14 May World Migratory day
15 May International Day of the Family
17 May World Telecommunication Day (Information Society Day)
21 May Anti-terrorism day
24 May Commonwealth Day
31 May Anti-Tobacco Day

Important Days In June

une highlights environmental awareness, with World Environment Day encouraging global action to protect the planet and promote sustainable development. Check out the list of National and International Days of June given below:

List of Important Days in June
4 June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 June World Environment Day
7 June International Level Crossing Awareness Day
8 June World Ocean Day
12 June World Day Against Child Labour
14 June World Blood Donor Day
17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 June World Refugee day
21st June (3rd Sunday) Father’s Day
21 June World Music DayInternational Yoga Day
23 June United Nation’s Public Service Day
23 June International Widow’s Day
26 June International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

Important Days In July

uly commemorates the victory of India in the Kargil War of 1999 against Pakistan. Kargil Vijay Diwas honors the sacrifices of Indian soldiers and celebrates the success of Operation Vijay. Check out the list of National and International Days of July given below:

List of Important Days in July
1 July National Doctor’s Day
6 July World Zoonoses Day
11 July World Population Day
12 July World Malala day
18 July Nelson Mandela International Day
26 July Kargil Vijay Diwas
28 July World Nature Conservation Day, World Hepatitis Day

Important Days In August

August marks Indian independence from British rule in 1947, a significant milestone in the country’s history and the culmination of years of struggle for freedom. August shares lots of important events from the past internationally also. Check out the list of National and International Days in August given below:

List of Important Days in August
7 August (1st Sunday) International Friendship Day
3 August Independence Day of Niger
5 August Independence Day of Upper Volta
6 August Hiroshima Day
9 August International Day of World’s Indigenous People
9 August Quit India Movement Day and Nagasaki Day
12 August International Youth day
15 August Independence Day of India
23 August International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition
29 August National Sports Day

Important Days In September

September is associated with promoting peace and non-violence, with the International Day of Peace emphasizing the importance of peaceful conflict resolution. September is also important for Hindi Diwas, commemorating the adoption of Hindi as one of India’s official languages. It highlights the importance and promotion of Hindi. Check out the list of National and International Days in September given below:

List of Important Days in September
1 to 7 September National Nutrition Week
2 September World Coconut Day
3 September Skyscraper Day
5 September Teachers’ Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday), Forgiveness day
5 September International Day of Charity
7 September Independence Day of Brazil
8 September World Literacy Day
8 September World Physical Therapy Day
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day
11 September National Forest Martyrs Day
14 September Hindi Diwas
14 September World First Air Day
15 September Engineer’s Day in India,  International Day of Democracy
16 September World Ozone Day, International Day for Preservation
21 September Alzheimer’s Day, International Day of Peace
25 September Social Justice Day
26 September Day of the Deaf
27 September World Tourism Day
29 September World Heart Day
30 September International Translation Day
25 September (fourth Sunday of September) World Rivers Day

Important Days In October

October commemorates the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, revered as the Father of the Nation. Gandhi Jayanti is observed with prayers, tributes, and acts of service to honor his teachings of non-violence and truth. Check out the list of National and International Days of October given below:

List of Important Days in October
1 October International Day of the Older Person
2 October Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, the International Day of Non-violence
3 October (first Monday) World Habitat Day
4 October World Animal Welfare Day
5 October World Teacher’s Day
8 October Indian Air Force Day
9 October World Postal Day
10 October National Post Day
11 October International Girl Child Day
12 October World Arthritis day
13 October UN International Day for National Disaster Reduction
13 October  (2nd Thursday) World Sight Day
14 October World Standards Day
15 October World White Cane Day (guiding the Blind)
16 October World Food Day
17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20 October World statistics day
24 October UN Day, World Development Information Day
30 October World Thrift Day
31 October National Unity Day

Important Days In November

Diwali is celebrated in November, Diwali, the Festival of Lights, holds great cultural and religious significance for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists. November also symbolizes as the Birth Date of the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru which is celebrated the Children’s Day. Check out the list of National and International Days in November given below:

List of Important Days in November
1 November World vegan day
5 November World Radiography Day, World Tsunami Day
7 November National Cancer Awareness Day
9 November Legal Services day
14 November Children’s Day in India Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, World Diabetes Day
16 November International Day for Endurance
17 November World Student Day, National Journalism Day, National Epilepsy Day
18 November World Adult day
19 November World Citizen day
20 November Africa Industrialization Day, Universal Children’s Day
21 November World Television Day, World Fisheries Day
25 November World Non-veg Day
26 November Constitution Day of India
29 November International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
30 November Flag Day

Important Days In December 

December marks Indian Navy Day, honoring the achievements and contributions of the Indian Navy to national security. It commemorates Operation Trident during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Check out the list of National and International Days in December given below:

List of Important Days in December
1 December World Aids Day
2 December World Computer Literacy Day, International Day of Abolition of Slavery
3 December International Day for People with Disabilities, World Conservation Day
4 December Navy Day
5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
7 December Armed Forces Flag Day, International Civil Aviation Day
9 December The International Day Against Corruption
10 December Human Right Day
11 December International Mountain day
14 December International Energy day
16 December Vijay Diwas
18 December International Migrants Day
19 December Goa’s Liberation Day
20 December International Human Solidarity
22 December National Mathematics Day
23 December Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day)
24 December National Consumers Day
25 December Christmas Christmas Day

Important Days and Dates PDF

Important days and dates are one of the scoring topics in any competitive exam as there is one question always asked. Candidates can download the important days and dates pdf from the link below.

Important Days and Dates PDF


When is the World Aids Day?

World Aids Day is commemorated on 1st December every year.

When is the World Braille Day celebrated?

World Braille Day is celebrated on 4th January every year.

On which date is the International Youth day celebrated?

International Youth Day is celebrated on 12th August every year.

When is the World Literacy Day?

World Literacy Day falls on 8th September every year.

Which day is celebrated on 5th October every year?

World Teacher’s day is celebrated on 5th October every year.

When is Human Right Day celebrated every year?

Human Right Day is celebrated on 10th December every year.

Which day is celebrated on 7 November every year?

National Cancer Awareness Day is celebrated in 7th November every year.

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