Important Dates and Days In 2021: Get complete list here!

1st April, 2021 Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Sat, 12 Jun 2021 04:27 PM IST


Find a complete list of all important dates and days for competitive exams In 2021. Get a month-wise list of dates and days along with major events and festivals of the year.

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We commemorate the days on which important events occurred to commemorate their significance. Aside from that, some days are observed to raise public consciousness about important issues in the world, such as disease awareness, poverty awareness, and so on. No matter you are a government job aspirant or a student or a working person, a complete list of important dates and days of the year could be of great use.

Here, in this article, we have curated a complete month-wise list of all dates and days of the year. You can find all major national and international events along with their dates and days in the article.

Important Dates and Occurrences in January 2021

January, being the first month of the year, has a number of notable dates to note.

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On January 15, Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa succeeded the last British Commander-in-Chief of India as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, and the day became known as Indian Army Day. The 27th of January is observed as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the horror of the Holocaust during World War II. Despite the fact that the holocaust happened in German-occupied Europe, the world remembers it to commemorate those who died and their families.


Dates and events in January 

1 January – English New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day, Global Family Day
4 January – World Braille Day
6 January – World War Orphans Day, National Technology 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, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
12 January – National Youth Day (Birth of Swami Vivekanand), National Vision Board Day
13 January – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
14 January – Lohri
15 January – Indian Army Day, Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Wikipedia Day
23 January – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
25 January – International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, National Voters Day
26 January – Republic Day (India), Australia Day
27 January – Family Literacy Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day (International Day of Commemoration)
28 January – Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30 January – Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s day)
Last Sunday of January – World Leprosy Eradication Day


Important Dates and Occurrences in February 2021

The month of February is characterized by a variety of significant events that demand the attention of the entire planet. Some of the big dates observed in February include World Cancer Day, World Sustainable Energy Day, World Day of Social Justice, International Day of Women's Health, and so on.

Dates and events in February

1 February – Indian Coast Guard Day
2 February – World Wetlands Day
4 February – World Cancer Day, Independence Day of Sri Lanka
6 February – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
7 February – International Safer Internet Day
11 February – World Day of the Sick
12 February – Darwin Day, International Day of Women’s Health
13 February – Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
14 February – Saint Valentine’s Day
15 February – International Childhood Cancer 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


Notable Dates and Occurrences in March 2021

 March is a month dedicated to our wellbeing, with several days that seem to raise people's awareness about their own health. In March, significant days such as National Vaccination Day, World Oral Health Day, World Down Syndrome Day, Self-Injury Awareness Day, and No Smoking Day are observed. In addition, this post includes relevant international dates and days for the year 2021.

Dates and events in March

1 March – Zero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day, Self-Injury Awareness Day
2 March – Employee Appreciation Day
3 March – World Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day
4 March – National Safety Day
8 March – International Women’s Day, Ramakrishna Jayanti
10 March – CISF Raising Day
12 March – Mauritius Day
14 March – Pi Day, International Day of Action for Rivers
15 March – World Consumer Rights Day, World Sleep Day
16 March – National Vaccination Day
18 March – Ordnance Factories Day (India)
20 March – International Day of Happiness, World Oral Health Day
21 March – World Forestry Day, World Down Syndrome Day, World Poetry Day, Human Rights Day (South Africa), International Day of Forests
22 March – World Water Day
23 March – World Meteorological Day
24 March – World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
25 March – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, International Day of the Unborn Child
26 March – Purple Day for epilepsy
27 March – World Theatre Day
Second Wednesday of March – No Smoking Day


Important Dates and Events in April 2021

In the Southern Hemisphere, spring begins in April, and the month is associated with the birth flower Daisy or Sweet Pea. In the year 1919, the notorious Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre occurred in Punjab, India on the 13th of this month. Other significant dates this month include World Autism Awareness Day, World Earth Day, and B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day, among others.

Dates and occurrences in April

1 April – Orissa Day, Prevention of Blindness week
2 April – World Autism Awareness Day, International Children’s Book Day
4 April – International Day for Mine Awareness
5 April – National Maritime Day
6 April – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
7 April – World Health Day (On this very day in the year 1948, WHO was formed, however, the first World Health Day was observed in the year 1950)
10 April – World Homeopathy Day
11 April – National Safe Motherhood Day, National Pet Day
12 April – Equal Pay Day
13 April – Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
14 April – B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
17 April – World Hemophilia Day
18 April – World Heritage 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
26 April – World Intellectual Property Day
28 April – World Day for Safety and Health at Work, World Veterinary Day
30 April – Ayushman Bharat Diwas


Important Dates and Occurrences in May 2021

May honours numerous working groups by commemorating days such as International Labor Day, Coal Miners Day, International Firefighters Day, International Nurses Day, and so on. May is the fifth month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. World Asthma Day, National Anti-Terrorism Day, and National Endangered Species Day are among the main events commemorated during the month.

Notable dates and events in May

1 May: International Labour Day or May Day, Maharashtra Day
3 May: Press Freedom Day
4 May: Coal Miners Day, International Firefighter’s Day
7 May: World Athletics Day, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 May: World Red Cross Day, World Thalassaemia Day
11 May: National Technology Day
12 May: International Nurses Day
15 May: International Day of Families
17 May: World Telecommunication Day, World Hypertension Day
18 May: World AIDS Vaccine Day, International Museum Day
21 May: National Anti-Terrorism Day
22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity
31 May: Anti-Tobacco Day
First Sunday of May: World Laughter Day
First Tuesday of May: World Asthma Day
Second Sunday of May: Mother’s Day
Third Friday in May: National Endangered Species Day
Third Saturday of the May: Armed Forces Day
Last Monday of May: National Memorial Day


Important Dates and Occurrences in June 2021

June is another month that raises awareness about important issues in various fields of life. The month of June is marked by activities such as World Environment Day, World Food Safety Day, International Day Against Substance Violence and Illicit Trafficking, and International Day in Support of Torture Victims.

Notable days and dates in June

1 June: World Milk Day, Global Day of Parents
2 June: International Sex Workers Day, Telangana Formation Day
3 June: World Bicycle Day
4 June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 June: World Environment Day
7 June: World Food Safety Day
8 June: World Brain Tumour Day, World Oceans Day
12 June: World Day Against Child Labour
14 June: World Blood Donor Day
15 June: World Wind Day, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16 June: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)
18 June: Autistic Pride Day, International Picnic Day
19 June: World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, World Sauntering Day
20 June: World Refugee Day (International)
21 June: World Music Day, World Hydrography Day, International Yoga Day
23 June: International Olympic Day, United Nations Public Service Day, International Widow’s Day
26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
30 June: Asteroid Day
Third Sunday of June: World Father’s Day


Relevant Dates and Occurrences in July 2021

July marks the close of the first half of the year and the beginning of the seventh month in the Gregorian calendar. Independence Day in the United States, Kargil Vijay Diwas in India, International Nelson Mandela Day, World Nature Conservation Day, and other significant events are scheduled for this month.

Important dates and days in July

1 July – Doctor’s Day, National Postal Worker Day, Canada Day, Chartered Accountant’s Day (India), National U.S. Postage Stamp Day, National Gingersnap Day
2 July – World UFO Day, National Anisette Day
3 July – National Fried Clam Day
4 July – Independence Day USA
6 July – World Zoonoses Day
11 July – World Population Day, National 7-Eleven Day
12 July – National Simplicity Day, Paper Bag Day, Malala Day
14 July- Bastille Day
17 July – World Day for International Justice
18 July – International Nelson Mandela Day
22 July – Pi Approximation Day
24 July – National Thermal Engineer Day
26 July – Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day)
28 July – World Nature Conservation Day, World Hepatitis Day
29 July – International Tiger Day
Fourth Sunday of July – National Parent’s Day (US)
Fourth Thursday in July – National Refreshment Day
Last Friday in July – System Administrator Appreciation Day


Relevant Dates and Occurrences in August 2021

Pakistan, India, and Indonesia all celebrate their independence days in August. Women's Equality Day, Friendship Day, International Youth Day, Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, and other notable dates in the month include, among others, Women's Equality Day, Friendship Day, International Youth Day, and Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. 

Important dates and days in August

1 August – Yorkshire Day
6 August – Hiroshima Day
9 August – Quit India Movement Day, Nagasaki Day, Day of the World’s Indigenous People
12 August – International Youth Day
13 August – International Lefthanders Day
14 August – Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
15 August – National Day of Mourning (Bangladesh), Independence Day (India), Victory over Japan Day (UK), Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
16 August- Bennington Battle Day
17 August – Indonesian Independence Day
19 August – World Photography Day, World Humanitarian Day
20 August – World Mosquito Day
20 August- Sadbhavna Divas, Indian Akshay Urja Day
23 August – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
26 August – Women’s Equality Day
29 August – National Sports Day
30 August – Small Industry Day
31 August – Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)
First Friday of August – International Beer Day
First Sunday of August – Friendship Day


Relevant Dates and Occurrences in September 2021

Significant days in September include World Suicide Prevention Day, International Literacy Day, United Nations International Day of Peace and Non-Violence, World Heart Day, World Ozone Day, and others. September is the ninth month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar.

Important days and dates in September

2 September – Victory over Japan Day (USA), World Coconut Day
3 September – Skyscraper Day
5 September – International Day of Charity, Teachers’ Day (India)
7 September – Brazilian Independence Day, Forgiveness Day
8 September – International Literacy Day
10 September- World Suicide Prevention Day
11 September – Patriot Day
14 September – Hindi Diwas, World First Aid Day
15 September – Engineer’s Day (India), International Day of Democracy
16 September – Malaysia Day, World Ozone Day, International Day of Preservation
19 September – International Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 September – International Day of Peace and Non-Violence, World Alzheimer’s Day
22 September – Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)
23 September – International Day of Sign Languages
26 September – European Day of Languages, World Contraception Day, World Maritime Day
27 September – World Tourism Day
28 September – World Rabies Day
29 September – World Heart Day
30 September – International Translation Day
Fourth Sunday of September – World Rivers Day
Last week of September – World Day of Deaf


Relevant Dates and Occurrences in October 2021

 October, the tenth month of the year, arrives as the year draws to a close. On the 2nd of this month, Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian nationalist who led a popular movement for India's independence through nonviolence, was born. In this month, the Indian Air Force Day is also commemorated (8th October).

Important dates and days in October

1 October – International Day of the Elderly (UN), International Coffee Day, World Vegetarian Day
2 October – Gandhi Jayanti, International Day of Non-Violence
3 October – German Unity Day
4 October – World Animal Welfare Day
5 October – World Teachers’ Day
6 October – German-American Day
8 October – Indian Air Force Day
9 October – World Postal Day or World Post Office Day
10 October – World Mental Health Day
11 October – International Girl Child Day
13 October – World Calamity Control Day (UN) or UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
14 October – World Standards Day
15 October – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Global Hand washing Day, World White Cane Day (guiding the blind), World Students Day
16 October – World Food Day
17 October – International Poverty Eradication Day
20 October – National Solidarity Day (China attacked India on that Day)
23 October – Mole Day
24 October – United Nations Day, World Development Information Day
30 October – World Thrift Day
31 October – Halloween, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
First Monday of October – World Habitat Day
Second Thursday of October – World Sight Day


Relevant Dates and Occurrences in November 2021

All of the major events for the month of November, as well as their dates, are listed below. Thanksgiving is observed in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Children's Day is observed on November 14th in India as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister.

Important dates and days in November

1 November – World Vegan Day, All Saints’ Day
2 November – All Souls’ Day
5 November – World Tsunami Day
7 November – Infant Protection Day, World Cancer Awareness Day
9 November – Iqbal Day, National Legal Services Day
10 November – Transport Day
11 November – Armistice Day (also Remembrance Day), Veterans Day (US)
12 November – World Pneumonia Day, Guru Nanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary
13 November – World Kindness Day
14 November – World Diabetes Day, Children’s Day
17 November – National Epilepsy Day
19 November – International Men’s Day, World Toilet Day
20 November – Universal Children’s Day, Africa Industrialization Day
21 November – World Television Day
25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26 November – Law Day (India)
29 November – International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
30 November – Saint Andrew’s Day (Scotland)
First Tuesday in November – Melbourne Cup Day
Fourth Thursday of November – Thanksgiving Day (US)


Relevant Dates and Occurrences in December 2021

December is the final month of the year, and it is filled with joy and celebrations such as Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. World AIDS Day, Human Rights Day, International Human Solidarity Day, Minorities Rights Day (India), and other significant days in this month.

Important dates and days in December

1 December – World AIDS Day
2 December – National Pollution Control
3 December – World Day of the Handicapped
4 December – Indian Navy Day
5 December – International Volunteer Day, World Soil Day
7 December – Indian Armed Forces Flag Day, International Civil Aviation Day
9 December – International Anti-Corruption Day
10 December – Human Rights Day
11 December – UNICEF Day, International Mountain Day
14 December – World Energy Conservation Day
15 December – International Tea Day
16 December – Victory Day of Bangladesh
18 December – Minorities Rights Day (India), International Migrants Day
19 December – Goa’s Liberation Day
20 December – International Human Solidarity Day
22 December – National Mathematics Day
23 December – Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day in India)
24 December – National Consumer Rights Day
25 December – Christmas Day, Good Governance Day (India)
31 December – New Year’s Eve

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