List of Important Days of January 2022: National & International

Safalta Expert Published by: Kirti Singh Updated Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:15 PM IST


Check all the Important National and International Days of January 2022 in this article. Get detailed knowledge of each and every special day of January month.

The month of January is a time for new beginnings and festivities. Because January is the first month of the year, it is a significant month with numerous national and international holidays. January is the first month of the Julian and Gregorian calendars, with New Year's Eve falling on the first of the thirty-one days. Janus, the Roman deity of beginnings, was the inspiration for the month's name. This is the month of the new year's beginnings, which brings with it new things, opportunities, and the ability to see into the past and future.


In January 2022, a list of important days and dates (both national and international) is provided.
List of Important Days of January 2022: National & International
 Name of important Days
1 January
Global Family Day
4 January
World Braille Day
6 January
World Day of War Orphans
8 January
African National Congress Foundation Day
9 January
NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
11 January
Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12 January
National Youth Day
15 January
Indian Army Day
23 January
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 January
National Girl Child Day
25 January
National Voters Day
25 January
National Tourism Day
26 January
Republic Day
26 January
International Customs Day
28 January
Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30 January
Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas
30 January
World Leprosy Eradication Day (Last Sunday of January)

1 January – Global Family Day

It's a day dedicated to peace and sharing. Its goal is to bring people together and disseminate a message of peace by considering and supporting the concept of Earth as one Global Family in order to make the world a better place for everyone to live.

4 January - World Braille Day

Every year, World Braille Day is observed to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a medium of communication in the full realization of blind and visually impaired people's human rights.

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This day was also chosen to mark the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille for people who are blind or visually impaired. Louis Braille was born in Coupvray, France, on January 4, 1809.

6 January - World Day of War Orphans

Every year on January 6th, World Day of War Orphans is commemorated to raise awareness of the situation of war orphans and to alleviate the horrific conditions in which they find themselves.

8 January - African National Congress Foundation Day

John Langalibalele Dube created the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) in Bloemfontein on January 8, 1912. The primary motivation was to grant black and mixed-race Africans voting rights or to unify African people and lead the fight for fundamental political, social, and economic change.

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

Every year on January 9th, NRI or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is commemorated to honor the contributions of the abroad Indian diaspora to India's progress. This day also marks Mahatma Gandhi's return to Mumbai from South Africa on January 9, 1915.

9 January - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

He was the tenth and final of the personal Sikh Gurus, and he is well known for founding Khalsa, the Sikh military brotherhood. He was the ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur's son.

10 January - World Hindi Day

On the 10th of January, it is commemorated as the First World Hindi Conference.

11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

He was India's second Prime Minister after independence. He popularised the cry "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" and was a key figure in India's independence struggle. He died on January 11, 1966, from heart arrest.

11 January - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

On January 11th, it is commemorated to raise awareness about the ongoing problem of human trafficking.

12 January – National Youth Day

 The Indian government established the 12th of January as National Youth Day in 1984, and the event has been held every year since 1985. Because Swamiji's ideology and the goals for which he lived and worked may be a wonderful source of inspiration for the Indian Youth Day, the Government of India decided to mark National Youth Day on Swami Vivekananda's birthday, January 12th. "Channelling Youth Power for Nation Building" is the theme for 2020.

13 January - Lohri Festival

The first festival of the year 2022 is Lohri, which symbolizes the start of the harvest season. Northern India, particularly Punjab and Haryana, celebrate it with zeal. On 13 January 2022, the Lohri festival will be celebrated by building a bonfire and dancing around it with friends and family. People offer wheat stalks, rice, rewri, jaggery, and popcorn to the blaze.

14 January -  Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a religious and seasonal holiday that celebrates the beginning of the winter season when the sun's shift leads to longer and longer days. The first day of the sun's movement into the sign of Capricorn, or Makara in Hindi, is Makar Sankranti.

14 January - Pongal

Pongal is one of India's most popular festivals, and it is widely celebrated by the Tamil population around the world. Pongal falls in the month of Tai on the Tamil solar calendar. It's a four-day celebration honoring the Sun God. The Pongal festival will be held on 14 January 2022, according to the Gregorian calendar. The festival lasts four days. As a result, it will be commemorated from January 14 to January 17, 2022.

15 January – Indian Army Day

Every year on January 15, Indian Army Day is commemorated because it was on this day in 1949 that Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa succeeded General Sir Francis Butcher as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.

21 January - Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya Foundation Day

Under the North Eastern Region (Re-organisation) Act, 1971, the states of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. As a result, the 21st of January is Statehood Day in Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya.

23 January - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, Orissa, on January 23, 1897. He was one of India's most well-known liberation fighters. Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj was the name of his army. During World War II, he also led an Indian national force from afar against the Western forces.

24 January- National Girl Child Day

Every year on January 24, India commemorates National Girl Child Day. The Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India launched it in 2008. The day is observed to raise public awareness about the injustices that females experience in Indian society. Various initiatives, such as awareness campaigns on Save the Female Child, child sex ratios, and building a healthy and safe environment for a girl child, are held to commemorate the day.

24 January - International Day of Education

Every year on the 24th of January, it is commemorated to encourage transformative initiatives that promote inclusive, equitable, and high-quality education for all.

25 January- National Voters Day

The Indian government has declared January 25th as "National Voters' Day" in order to encourage more young people to participate in the political process.

26 January- Republic Day

The Indian Constituent Assembly enacted the Constitution on November 26, 1949, replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the highest law of the land. With a democratic government system, it went into force on January 26, 1950. Every year on this day, the largest parade in Delhi takes place on Rajpath.

26 January – International Customs Day

International Customs Day (ICD) honors customs officials and agencies for their contributions to border security. It focuses on the obstacles and working circumstances that customs officials encounter on the job.

28 January- Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was born in Punjab on January 28, 1865. He was a significant nationalist leader who was instrumental in India's fight for independence. He was also known as the 'Punjab Kesari,' or 'Lion of Punjab.' He was the driving force behind the establishment of the Punjab National Bank. He died of grievous injuries on November 17, 1928. Lala Lajpat Rai is honored at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana.

30 January – Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

India commemorates Martyrs' Day on January 30. The date was chosen to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's assassination by Nathuram Godse in 1948. On Martyr's Day, the president, vice president, prime minister, defense minister, and the three Service Chiefs congregate at the Raj Ghat memorial to lay wreaths of multi-colored flowers at the samadhi. At 11 a.m., the country observes a two-minute silence in honor of Indian martyrs.

30 January – World Leprosy Eradication Day

The final Sunday in January is designated as World Leprosy Day, with the goal of achieving zero incidences of leprosy-related disability in children. Disabilities, as we all know, do not appear immediately, but rather after a lengthy period of an undiagnosed illness.

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