List of Important Days and Themes 2021 [Latest Update]

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List of Important Days and Themes June 2021:

DateDayTheme
1st June 2021World Milk DayTheme: Sustainability in the dairy sector with messages around the environment, nutrition and socio-economics
1st June 2021Global Day of Parents
3rd June 2021World Bicycle Day
4th June 2021International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th June 2021International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
5th June 2021World Environment DayTheme: Reimagine Recreate Restore
6th June 2021UN Russian Language Day
6th June 2021World Pest Day or World Pest Awareness Day
7th June 2021World Food Safety DayTheme: Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow
8th June 2021World Oceans DayTheme: ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’
9th June 2021World Accreditation DayTheme: ‘Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)’
10th June 2021International Level Crossing Awareness Day
12th June 2021World Day Against Child LabourTheme: Act now: End child labour!
13th June 2021International Albinism Awareness DayTheme: Strength Beyond All Odds
14th June 2021World Blood Donor DayTheme: Give blood and keep the world-beating
15th June 2021World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
15th June 2021Global Wind Day
16th June 2021International Day of Family Remittances
17th June 2021World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtTheme:‘Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land’
18th June 2021Sustainable Gastronomy Day
18th June 2021Autistic Pride Day
19th June 2021International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
19th June 2021National Reading Day
20th June 2021World Refugee DayTheme: Together we heal, learn and shine
21st June 2021International Day of YogaTheme: Yoga for well-being
21st June 2021International Day of the Celebration of the SolsticeTheme: Yoga for well-being
21st June 2021World Music Day
21st June 2021World Hydrography DayTheme: One Hundred Years of International Cooperation in Hydrography
23rd June 2021International Widows Day
23rd June 2021International Olympic DayTheme: Stay healthy, stay strong, stay active with the #OlympicDay workout on 23 June
23rd June 2021United Nations Public Services Day
25th June 2021Day of the SeafarerTheme: Seafarers: At the core of shipping’s future
25th June 2021World Vitiligo Day
26th June 2021International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingTheme: Share Facts on Drugs, Save Lives
26th June 2021International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
27th June 2021United Nations Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises DayTheme: ‘MSME 2021: Key to an inclusive and sustainable recovery’
29th June 2021National Statistics DayTheme: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
29th June 2021International Day of the Tropics
30th June 2021International Day of Parliamentarism
30th June 2021International Asteroid Day
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List of Important Days and Themes (May 2021)

DateDayTheme/Importance
1 MayInternational Labour Day or May Day or International Workers’ Day 
1 MayMaharashtra Day and Gujarat DayThe Bombay state was divided into Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1960.
2 May (first Sunday of May)World Laughter Day 
3 MayWorld Press Freedom DayTheme 2021: ‘Information as a Public Good’
4 MayCoal Miners Day 
4 MayInternational Firefighters’ Day 
4 May (first Tuesday of May)World Asthma DayTheme 2021: ‘Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions’
5 MayWorld Athletics Day 2021 
6 MayInternational No Diet Day 
8 MayWorld Red Cross Day or Red Crescent DayTheme 2021: ‘Together we are unstoppable’
8 May (second Saturday of May)World Migratory Bird DayEvery year, the World Migratory Day is celebrated on second Saturday of May and October. Theme 2021: Theme: Sing, fly, Soar – Like a Bird
8 MayWorld Thalassemia DayTheme 2021:  “Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community”.
9 May (second Sunday of May)Mother’s Day 
11 MayNational Technology DayTheme 2021: ‘Science and Technology for a sustainable future’.
12 MayInternational Nurses DayTheme 2021: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare.
15 MayInternational Day of the FamilyTheme 2021: “Families and New Technologies.”
16 MayInternational Day of Living Together in Peace 
16 MayInternational Day of Light 
16 MayNational Dengue Day 
17 MayWorld Telecommunication DayTheme 2021:‘Accelerating digital transformation in challenging times’
17-23 MayUN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) 2021Theme 2021: Streets for Life
18 MayInternational Museum DayTheme 2021:  “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”
18 MayWorld AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 
20 MayWorld Bee DayTheme 2021:“Bee engaged: Build Back Better for Bees”
20 MayWorld Metrology DayTheme 2021: Measurement for Health.
21 MayAnti-terrorism dayIt was on this day in the year 1991 that former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated.
21 MayInternational Tea Day 
21 MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 
22 MayInternational Day for Biological DiversityTheme 2021: “We’re part of the solution”.
23 MayWorld Turtle DayTheme 2021– ‘Turtle Rocks!’.
24 May (second Monday of March)Commonwealth DayTheme 2021: Delivering a Common Future
25 MayWorld Thyroid Day 
25 MayInternational Missing Children’s Day 
28 MayWorld Hunger DayTheme 2021: Access Ends Hunger
28 MayInternational Day of Action for Women’s Health (International Women’s Health Day) 
29 MayInternational Day of United Nations PeacekeepersTheme 2021:  “The road to a lasting peace: Leveraging the power of youth for peace and security.”
29 MayInternational Mount Everest DayIt is observed on this day as Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day in 1953.
31 MayWorld No Tobacco DayTheme 2021: Commit to quit
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List of Important Days and Themes (April 2021)

DateDayTheme/Importance
1 AprilUtkal Divas or Odisha DayUtakala Dibasha is celebrated to remember the formation of the Odisha state on April 1, 1936.
2 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day
2 AprilGood Friday 2021Good Friday is observed by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday.
2 AprilInternational Children’s Book DayTheme 2021: “The Music of Words”
4 AprilInternational Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
5 AprilNational Maritime Day
5 AprilInternational Day of Conscience
6 AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and Peace 
7 AprilWorld Health DayTheme 2021: “Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone”.
9 AprilCRPF Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas)2021 marks the 56th CRPF Valour Day.
10 AprilWorld Homoeopathy DayTheme 2021: “Homoeopathy – Roadmap for Integrative Medicine”
10 AprilNational Siblings Day
11 AprilNational Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)
11 AprilNational Pet Day
12 AprilInternational Day of Human Space Flight
13 AprilJallianwala Bagh Massacre DayIt took place on 13 April 1919 at Amritsar and is also known as the Amritsar massacre.
13 AprilInternational Turban Day
13 AprilSiachen DayThe 37th Siachen Day was celebrated by Siachen Warriors Brigade of Fire & Fury Corps on April 13, 2021 with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm.
14 AprilAmbedkar JayantiAmbedkar was born on April 14, 1891. His birthday is also celebrated as “Equality Day”.
14 AprilNational Fire Service Day
15 AprilHimachal Day
15 AprilWorld Art Day
16 AprilWorld Voice DayTheme 2021: ONE WORLD|MANY VOICES
17 AprilWorld Haemophilia DayTheme 2021: “Adapting to Change”
18 AprilWorld Heritage DayTheme 2021: “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures
19 AprilWorld Liver DayTheme 2021: ‘Keep your liver healthy and disease-free.’
20 AprilUN Chinese Language Day
21 AprilNational Civil Service Day
21 AprilWorld Creativity and Innovation Day
22 AprilWorld Earth DayTheme 2021: Restore Our Earth – “focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems”
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day
23 AprilEnglish Language Day
24 AprilWorld Veterinary DayTheme 2021: ‘Veterinarian response to the COVID-19 crisis.’
24 AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day
24 AprilInternational Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
24 AprilWorld Day for Laboratory Animals or World Day For Animals In Laboratories
24-30 April (last week of April)World Immunization Week 2021Theme 2021:‘Vaccines bring us closer’
25 AprilWorld Malaria DayTheme 2021: ‘Reaching the zero-malaria target’
26 AprilWorld Intellectual Property DayTheme 2021: “IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market.”
28 AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkTheme 2021: “Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health Systems”.
28 AprilWorkers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured WorkersTheme 2021: “Health and Safety is a fundamental workers‘ right”
29 AprilInternational Dance DayTheme 2021: ‘Purpose of dance’.
30 AprilAyushman Bharat Diwas
30 AprilInternational Jazz Day
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List of Important Days and Themes (March 2021)

DateDayTheme/Importance
1 MarchZero Discrimination DayTheme 2021: “Zero Discrimination against Women and Girls.”
1 MarchWorld Civil Defence DayTheme 2021: Civil Defence and the first aider in every home
1 MarchCivil Accounts Day45th Civil Accounts Day is celebrated on March 1, 2021.
3 MarchWorld Wildlife DayTheme 2021: “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.”
3 MarchWorld Hearing DayTheme 2021: ‘Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate’
4 MarchChabahar Day‘Chabahar Day’ was held on March 4 on the sidelines of the Maritime India Summit 2021 held in New Delhi.
4 MarchNational Safety DayTheme 2021: ‘Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety).’
4 MarchNational Security DayRashtriya Suraksha Diwas is held every year, in the honor of the Indian Security Forces.
8 MarchInternational Women’s DayTheme 2021: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”
10 MarchCISF Raising Day
Second Wednesday of MarchNo Smoking DayThis year No Smoking Day was observed on 10th March 2021.
Second Thursday of MarchWorld Kidney DayTheme 2021: “Living Well with Kidney Disease”. This year World Kidney Day was observed on 11th March 2021.
14 MarchPi DayThe approximate value of Pi is 3.14. It is marked on March 14 which if written in the format of month/day (3/14).
14 MarchInternational Day of Action for Rivers
15 MarchWorld Consumer Rights DayTheme 2021: “Tackle Plastic Pollution”.
16 MarchNational Vaccination Day or National Immunization Day
18 MarchOrdnance Factories Day (India)
18 MarchGlobal Recycling DayTheme 2021: “Recycling Heroes”.
19 MarchWorld Sleep Day 2021
20 MarchInternational Day of HappinessTheme 2021: “Happiness For All, Forever
20 MarchWorld Sparrow DayTheme 2021: “I Love Sparrows.”
20 MarchWorld Oral Health DayTheme 2021: “Be Proud Of Your Mouth”
20 MarchUN French Language Day
21 MarchWorld Forestry Day or International Day of ForestsTheme 2021:” Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.”
21 MarchWorld Down Syndrome DayTheme 2021: “We Decide.”
21 MarchWorld Poetry Day
21 MarchInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationTheme 2021: “Youth standing up against racism”.
22 MarchWorld Water DayTheme 2021: “Valuing Water”
22 MarchBihar Diwas
23 MarchWorld Meteorological DayTheme 2021: “The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather.”
23 MarchMartyrs’ Day or Shaheed DiwasIndians in particular pay tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru. These freedom fighters had lost their lives on March 23 in 1931 during the struggle for India’s independence.
24 MarchWorld Tuberculosis (TB) DayTheme 2021: ‘The Clock is Ticking’
25 MarchInternational Day of Remembrance of Victims of SlaveryTheme 2021: “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice”
27 MarchWorld Theatre Day
Last Saturday of MarchEarth Hour 2021Theme 2021: “Climate Change to Save Earth.”
31 MarchInternational Transgender Day of Visibility
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List of Important Days and Themes (February 2021)

DateDayTheme/ Importance
February 1Indian Coast Guard Raising DayThe Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated its 45th Raising Day on 01 February 2021. The ICG was formally established on February 1, 1977, by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India.
February 2World Wetlands DayTheme 2021: Wetlands and Water
February 4International Day of Human FraternityTheme 2021: A Pathway to the Future.
February 4World Cancer DayTheme 2021: ‘I Am and I Will.’  
February 6International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationTheme 2021: No Time for Global Inaction, Unite, Fund, and Act to End Female Genital Mutilation
2nd day of the second week of FebruarySafer Internet DaySafer Internet Day was observed on February 9, 2021.
February 10World Pulses DayTheme 2021: “Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future,”
February 10National Deworming Day
February 11International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceTheme 2021: Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19
February 11World Unani Daybirth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan
February 11Samarpan DiwasDeen Dayal Upadhyay 53rd Death Anniversary
February 12National Productivity Day
February 13World Radio DayTheme 2021:“New World, New Radio”
February 13National Women’s DaySarojini Naidu’s birth anniversary
February 19Soil Health Card Day
February 20Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram Statehood day35th Statehood day
February 20World Day of Social JusticeTheme 2021: A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy
Third Saturday of FebruaryWorld Pangolin Day 
February 21International Mother Language DayTheme 2021: “fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society.”
February 22World Thinking DayTheme 2021: Peacebuilding
February 22World Scout Day 
February 24Central Excise Day 
February 27World NGO Day 
February 28National Science DayTheme 2021: “Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work”.
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List of Important Days and Themes (January 2021)

DatesDayTheme
1st JanuaryGlobal Family Day
4th JanuaryWorld Braille Day
6th  JanuaryJournalist Day Observed in Maharashtra
9 JanuaryPravasi Bharatiya Divas or NRI Day celebratedTheme 2021:“Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”
10th JanuaryWorld Hindi Day 2021
11th  JanuaryDeath anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri2nd PM
12th JanuaryNational Youth Day 2021  Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
14th January  Indian Armed Forces celebrate Fifth Veterans DayFirst Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE who retired on 14 Jan 1953.
15th JanuaryIndian Army Day 2021
January 18 to February 17 2021National Road Safety Month  
23rd January “PARAKRAM DIWAS’  The government of India has decided to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
24th JanuaryNational Girl Child
24th JanuaryInternational Day of EducationTheme 2021: “Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation.”
25th JanuaryNational Voters DayTheme 2021:‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’.
25th JanuaryNational Tourism DayTheme 2021: ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.
26th JanuaryInternational Customs DayTheme 2021: “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience”.
27th JanuaryInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day  
28th JanuaryBirth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30th JanuaryMartyrs Day or Shaheed DiwasDeath anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Last Sunday of January (31st Jan 2021)World Leprosy Day
31st January 2021  Polio National Immunisation Day rescheduled1st time Celebrate
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List of Important Days and Themes (December 2020)

DatesDayTheme
December 1World AIDS DayTheme 2020: Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility
2nd December·         National Pollution Control Day ·         World Computer Literacy Day
December 3International Day of Persons with Disabilities  Theme 2020: “Building Back Better: Towards a disability-inclusive accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.
December 3Dr Rajendra Prasad Jayanti
December 4Indian Navy DayTheme 2020: Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive.
December 4International Day of Banks
December 5World Soil DayTheme 2020: Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity
December 5International Volunteer Day2020 Theme: “Together We Can Through Volunteering”.
December 6Mahaparinirvana DivasThe death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar
December 07Armed Forces Flag Day
 December 07International Civil Aviation DayTheme 2020: “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”.
December 9International Anti-Corruption Day 2020Theme 2020: RECOVER WITH INTEGRITY
December 10Human Rights Day  Theme 2020: Recover Better-Stand Up for Human Rights
11th DecemberUNICEF Day  
11th DecemberInternational Mountain DayTheme 2020: Mountain Biodiversity
12 DecemberInternational Day of Neutrality
12 DecemberInternational Universal Health Coverage DayTheme 2020: ‘Health For All: PROTECT EVERYONE’
14 DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day
15th DecemberInternational Tea Day
17th DecemberInternational Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
18 December18 December – Minorities Rights Day in India
18 DecemberInternational Migrants DayTheme 2020: Reimagining Human Mobility
18 DecemberWorld Arabic Language DayTheme 2020: ‘Arabic Language Academies: Necessity or Luxury?’
December 19Goa Liberation Day
December 20International Human Solidarity Day
December 22National Mathematics Day 2020Birthday Date Srinivasa Ramanujan.
December 23Rashtriya Kisan DiwasBirthday Date fifth Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh
December 24National Consumer Rights DayTheme 2020: The Sustainable Consumer
25 DecemberGood Governance DayBirthday Date of Atal Bihari Vajpayee served India as the 10th Prime Minister.
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List of Important Days and Themes (November 2020)

DatesDayTheme
November 1World Vegan Day
November 1  Foundation day of 8 Indian statesAndhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab
November 2International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
November 5 (First Thursday)  International Day against Violence and Bullying at School, including Cyberbullying
November 5  World Tsunami Awareness DayTheme 2020: ‘Sendai Seven Campaign’
November 7National Cancer Awareness Day
November 8International Day of Radiology
November 9Uttarakhand Day
November 9National Legal Services Day
November 11National Education DayNational Education Day or Rashtriya Shiksha is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India.
November 12Public Service Broadcasting Day
November 13  World Kindness DayTheme 2020: The World We Make – Inspire Kindness.
November 13  National Ayurveda Day 2020Theme 2020: Ayurveda for Covid-19 (Celebrated every day on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti)
November 14World Diabetes DayTheme 2020: Nurses make the difference for Diabetes
November 14Children’s Day
November 14International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property
November 15Jharkhand Statehood DayBirth Anniversary of Birsa Munda
November 16International Day for Tolerance
November 16National Press Day
November 17National Epilepsy Day
November 18International Students’ Day
November 19International Men’s DayTheme 2020: ‘Better health for men and boys
November 19 (Third Thursday)World Philosophy Day
November 19Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
November 19World Toilet DayTheme 2020:  “Sustainable sanitation and climate change”
November 20World Children’s Day
November 21World Fisheries DayTheme 2020: Social Responsibility in the fisheries value chain
November 21World Television Day
November 24Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Shaheedi Divas)
November 25  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenTheme 2020: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
November 26  Constitution Day of India
November 26  National Milk DayNational Milk Day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of the father of India’s White Revolution, Dr VergheseKurien (also nicknamed as Milkman of India).
November 29  International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
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List of Important Days and Themes (October 2020)

DatesDayTheme/Important
1st October:International Day of Older PersonsTheme 2020:  “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”.
1st OctoberInternational Coffee Day 2020 
1st OctoberWorld Vegetarian Day
2nd OctoberNon-Violence Day & Gandhi Jayanti & Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti
2nd OctoberWorld Day For Farmed Animals 
4th  OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day
5th OctoberWorld Teachers’ DayTheme 2020- “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future”.
First Monday of October (October 5)World Habitat DayTheme 2020– Housing for All-A better Urban Future
4 to 10 October:  World Space WeekTheme 2020: “Satellites improve life.”
7th OctoberWorld Cotton Day
8th  OctoberAir Force Day
Second Thursday of OctoberWorld Sight DayTheme 2020:Hope on Sight
9th October  World Postal Day or World Post Office Day
10th  OctoberWorld Mental Health DayTheme 2020: ‘Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access’.
10th OctoberWorld Migratory Bird DayTheme 2020: “Birds Connect Our World”
10th OctoberWorld Day Against the Death Penalty
12th  OctoberWorld Arthritis Day
13th OctoberInternational Day for Disaster ReductionTheme 2020: Disaster risk governance
14th October:World Standards DayTheme 2020: “Protecting the planet with standards”
15th OctoberWorld Students Day 2020Birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
15 OctoberInternational Day of Rural WomenTheme 2020: “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19,”
15th OctoberGlobal Handwashing DayTheme 2020: “Hand Hygiene for All’  
16th OctoberWorld Food DayTheme 2020: “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”
17th OctoberInternational Poverty Eradication DayTheme 2020: “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”
20th OctoberWorld Statistics Day  Theme 2020:  “Connecting the world with data we can trust.”
20th OctoberInternational Chefs DayTheme 2020: ‘Healthy Food For the Future’.
21st OctoberPolice Commemoration Day 
22nd OctoberInternational Stuttering Awareness DayTheme 2020″: “Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back”.
24th OctoberUnited Nations DayTheme 2020: ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.
24th OctoberWorld Polio DayTheme 2020: “A win against polio is a win for global health.”
24th OctoberWorld Development Information Day 
29th OctoberInternational Internet Day 
31st OctWorld Thrift Day 
31st OctNational unity day(birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.)
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List of Important Days and Themes (September 2020)

DateDayTheme/Importance
September 1-7National Nutrition Weekto provide knowledge among people about the importance of nutrition for better health.
September 2World Coconut Day
September 3Skyscraper DayIt is celebrated in the memory of William Can Aien on his birthday. William Can Aien is a genius behind the construction of the Chrysler Building which is one of the iconic landmarks in New York City.
September 5International Day of Charity
Teachers’ Day (India)Teachers’ Day falls on the birth anniversary of India’s second president and first Vice President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
September 7International Day of Clean Air for blue skiesThe very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies will be held on September 7th, 2020.
September 8International Literacy Day
September 9International Day to Protect Education from Attack
September 10World Suicide Prevention Day
September 12World First Aid DayTheme 2020: First aid saves lives
September 14National Hindi Diwas
September 15Engineers DayThe birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, on September 15, is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India every year.
International Day of Democracy
September 16World Ozone DayTheme 2020: “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”.
September 17World Patient Safety DayTheme 2020: Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety.
September 18World Bamboo DayTheme 2020: ‘BAMBOO NOW.’
World Water Monitoring DayTheme 2020: ‘Solve Water.’
International Equal Pay Day 
September 21International Day of Peace / World Peace DayTheme 2020: “Shaping Peace Together.”
World Alzheimer’s Day
September 22World Rose Day
World Rhino Day
September 23International Day of Sign Languages
September 25World Pharmacist DayTheme 2020: Transforming global health
Antyodaya DiwasTo mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Last week of September on ThursdayWorld Maritime DayTheme 2020: “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”
26th SeptemberWorld Environmental Health Day  Theme 2020: Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention.
25th SeptemberNation observes Antyodaya DivasThis day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Fourth Sunday of SeptemberInternational Daughters’ Day 
26th SeptemberInternational Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons   
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List of Important Days and Themes (August 2020)

DatesDayTheme/Important
1st AugustMuslim Women Rights DayOrganised at National Commission for Minorities
1st AugustNational Mountain Climbing Day 
1st AugustYorkshire Day
4th AugustCoast Guard Day  
6th AugustHiroshima Day 2020On 6 August 1945, a US bomber dropped the uranium bomb above the city bomb, named “Little Boy”
7th August6th National Handloom Day
9th AugustInternational day of the world’s indigenous peoples 2020COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience.
10th AugustWorld Biofuel Day
10th AugustWorld Lion Day
12th AugustWorld Elephant Day
7th to 14th August‘Atmanirbharta Saptah’Defence Ministry introduced an import embargo on 101 items, in order to boost the indigenization of defense production.
12th AugustInternational Youth DayTheme: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”
13th AugustWorld Organ Donation Day
16th AugustAtal Bihari Vajpayee second death anniversary
19th AugustWorld Photography Day
19th AugustWorld Humanitarian Day
17th to 21st AugustHealthcare WeekCII is organising a public health conference
20th AugustWorld Mosquito Day
20th AugustSadbhavana DiwasBirth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
20th AugustIndian Akshay Urja Day
21St AugustWorld Senior Citizen’s Day
26th AugustWomen’s Equality Day
24to 28th AugustWorld Water WeekThe theme 2020: ‘Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action’.
29th August  National Sports Day  Birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand Singh
29th AugustInternational Day against Nuclear Tests
30th AugustNational Small Industry Day
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List of Important Days and Themes (July 2020)

DatesDayTheme/Important
1st JulyNational Doctor’s DayTheme 2020: ‘Lessen the mortality of COVID-19’
1st JulyNational Postal Worker Day 
July 2World Sports Journalists Day 2020
First Saturday of July (4th July 2020)International Day of CooperativesTheme: ‘Cooperatives for Climate Action
6th JulyWorld zoonoses day 2020 
7th JulyWorld Chocolate Day
11th JulyWorld Population Day  Theme 2020: Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls.
12th JulyMalala Day 2020
July 14Bastille Day
15th July  World Youth Skills Day  Theme 2020: Skills for a resilient youth
17th July  World Day for International Justice 
18th JulyNelson Mandela Day
20 JulyWorld Chess Day
20th JulySpace Exploration DayAnniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon. On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the surface of the Moon.
23rd JulyNational Broadcasting Day 2020
26th July21st Kargil Vijay Diwas
July 27CRPF Raising Day
27th JulyAPJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary
28th July  World hepatitis dayTheme 2020: “Hepatitis-free future:”
28th JulyWorld Nature Conservation Day
29th JulyInternational Tiger Day 2020
30th JulyWorld day against trafficking in persons  The 2020 theme for the World Day Against Trafficking: “Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking”.
1st August  Muslim Women Rights Dayorganised at National Commission for Minorities
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List of Important Days and Themes (June 2020)

DatesDayTheme/Important
1st JuneWorld Milk Day 2020Theme 2020: “20th Anniversary of World Milk Day”
1st  JuneGlobal Day of Parents 2020Theme 2020: “Appreciate all parents throughout the world”
2nd JuneInternational Sex Workers’ Day 2020
2nd JuneTelangana Formation Day
3rd JuneWorld Bicycle Day 2020 
4th JuneInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th JuneWorld Environment DayThe theme of World Environment 2020 is ‘celebrating biodiversity’
5th JuneInternational Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
7th JuneWorld Food Safety DayTheme 2020: “Food safety, everyone’s business”.
6th JuneRussian Language Day
8th JuneWorld Oceans DayTheme 2020: ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’.
12th JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour 2020Theme 2020: “COVID-19 – Protect children from child labour now, more than ever”.
13th JuneInternational Albinism Awareness DayTheme 2002: Made to Shine  
14th JuneWorld Blood Donor Day 2020Theme 2020: ‘Safe Blood Saves Lives”
15th JuneWorld Wind Day 2020
15th JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020Theme 2020: “Lifting Up Voices”
15th JuneNational Nature Photography Day
16th JuneInternational Day Of Family Remittances 2020 
17th JuneWorld day to combat desertification and drought2020 Theme: Food. Feed.Fibre. – the links between consumption and land
18th JuneInternational Picnic Day 2020 
20th JuneWorld Refugee Day 2020Theme 2020: Step with Refugee
21st JuneWorld Hydrography DayTheme 2020” Hydrography- Enabling Autonomous Technologies
21st JuneInternational Yoga Day 2020Theme 2020:  “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.
Third Sunday of JuneFather’s Day
21st JuneWorld Music DayTheme 2020: “Music at the intersections”.
23rd JuneUnited Nations Public Service Day 2020
23rd JuneInternational Widows Day 
23rd JuneInternational Olympic Day 2020
25th JuneDay of the Seafarer 2020 
26th JuneInternational Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020Theme 2020: “better knowledge for better care.”  
26th JuneInternational Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture 
27th JuneMicro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 
28th JuneNational Insurance Awareness Day 2020 
29th JuneStatistics Day”Theme 2020: SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) & SDG- 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls)
30th JuneInternational Asteroid Day 2020 
List of Important Days and Themes

List of Important Days and Themes (May 2020)

DatesDayTheme/Important
1st MayLabour Day 2020
1st MayMaharashtra, Gujarat celebrates state formation day
2nd May International Astronomy Day
First Sunday of May (3rd May)World Laughter Day
3rd MayWorld Press Freedom DayThe theme -“Journalism Without Fear or Favour.”
4th MayInternational Firefighters Day 2020
5th May (First Tuesday in the month of May)World Asthma DayThe theme for 2020 is ‘Enough Asthma Deaths’
5th MayInternational Day of Midwives  Theme 2020: ‘Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite’
5th MayWorld Hand Hygiene Day  Theme 2020: “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”.
6th MayInternational No Diet Day
First Thursday in May (7th May)World Password Day
7th MayWorld Athletics Day
7th MayVesak dayLord Gautham Buddha attained enlightenment.
8th MayWorld Red Cross Day  This date is the anniversary of the birth of Jean Henry Dunant
8th MayWorld Thalassemia DayTheme 2020: ‘The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients’.
9th MayWorld Migratory Bird DayTheme 2020: “Birds Connect Our World”
Second Sunday of MayMother’s Day
11th MayNational Technology Day
12th MayInternational Nurses DayTheme 2020: ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’.
15th MayInternational Day of FamiliesTheme 2020: “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”.
Third Friday of MayNational Endangered Species Day 
16th MayInternational Day of Living Together in Peace 
Third Saturday in MayArmed Forces Day 
16th MayInternational Day of Light
16th MayNational Dengue Day
17th MayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society DayTheme 2020:  “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.  
17th MayWorld Hypertension DayTheme 2020:  “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer.”
18th MayInternational Museum DayTheme 2020: Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.
18th MayWorld’s AIDS Vaccine Day 
20th MayWorld Bee DayTheme: Engage BEE
20th MayWorld Metrology DayTheme 2020: Measurements for global trade
21st MayNational Anti Terrorism DayMarks the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.  
21st MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development   
21st MayInternational Tea Day 
22nd MayInternational Day for Biological DiversityTheme 2020: ‘Our solutions are in nature’
23rd MayInternational Day to End Obstetric FistulaTheme 2020:” End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!”.  
23rd MayWorld Turtle Day 
25th MayInternational Missing Children’s Day 
25th MayWorld Thyroid Day
25th MayAfrica DayAfrica Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day)
28th MayWorld Hunger Day 
29th MayWorld Digestive Health DayTheme 2020: “Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective
29th mayInternational Everest Day  Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed Mt. Everest on this day (29th May) in 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat.
31st MayWorld No Tobacco DayTheme: “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.”
List of Important Days and Themes

List of Important Days and Themes (April 2020)

DatesDayTheme/Important
1st AprilUtkal Diwas or Odisha dayOdisha formation the state in the year 1936
2nd AprilWorld Autism Awareness DayTheme 2020- ‘The Transition to Adulthood.
4th AprilInternational Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
5th April (first time)International Day of ConscienceUN General Assembly, the United Nations adopted a draft resolution submitted by the Kingdom of Bahrain
5th AprilNational Maritime DayAwareness in supporting intercontinental commerce and the global economy
6th AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and Peace
7th AprilWorld Health DayTheme 2020:” Support nurses and midwives
10th AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
11th AprilNational Safe Motherhood day
11th AprilNational Pet Day
12th AprilInternational Day of Human Space Flight
15th AprilWorld Art day
14th March (First time)The International Day of Mathematics
16th AprilWorld Voice DayTheme 2020: FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE.
17th AprilWorld Haemophilia DayTheme 2020: “Get+involved”.
18th AprilWorld Heritage DayTheme 2020: Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility
19th AprilWorld Liver Day 2020
21st AprilNational Civil services day  
21st AprilWorld Creativity and Innovation Day
22nd AprilEarth Day 2020Theme 2020: ‘Climate Action.
23rd AprilWorld Book and Copyright DayThis year Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is chosen to be the World Book Capital for 2020. There are four themes for World Book Day 2020… (1) Reading in all its forms (2) Development of the book industry infrastructure (3) Inclusiveness and digital accessibility (4) Empowerment of children through reading
23rd AprilEnglish Language Day  The day coincides with both the birthday and death day of William Shakespeare and World Book Day.
23rd AprilInternational Girls in ICT day
24th AprilNational Panchayati raj day
25th AprilWorld Malaria Day  Theme 2020:” Zero malaria starts with me.”
25th AprilInternational Delegates Day
26th AprilWorld Intellectual Property DayTheme 2020: ‘Innovate for a Green Future.’
26th AprilInternational Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
24th to 30th AprilWorld Immunization Week
28th AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkTheme 2020: Stop The Pandemic
29th AprilInternational Dance Day
29th AprilInternational Guide Dog Day
30th AprilAyushman Bharat DiwasProvide and promote affordable medical facilities in remote parts of the country. Launch -2018
30th AprilInternational Jazz Day
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List of Important Days and Themes 2020

DatesDayTheme/Important
3rd MarchNational Defence Day  “IT’S MY TURN”
3rd MarchWorld Hearing Day  “Hearing for Life.”
3rd MarchWorld Wildlife Day  “Sustaining all life on Earth”  
4th MarchNational Safety Day  
8th MarchInternational Women’s Day  According to the UN, the theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. And the campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual.
Second Thursday of MarchWorld Kidney Day 2020  ‘Kidney health for everyone everywhere – from prevention to detection and equitable access to care’
14th MarchInternational Pi Day
15th MarchWorld Consumer Rights Day“The Sustainable Consumer”  
16th MarchNational Vaccination Day
18th MarchOrdnance Factories’ Day  
18th MarchGlobal Recycling Day 2020  #Recycling Heroes  
20th MarchInternational Day of Happiness  ‘Happiness for all’.  
20th MarchWorld sparrow day  “I LOVE Sparrows” and is pictured like “I Sparrows”.
21st MarchWorld Poetry Day  
21st MarchInternational Day of ForestsForests and Biodiversity.  
21st MarchWorld Down Syndrome DayWe Decide”  
21st MarchInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  
22nd MarchWorld Water DayWater and Climate Change’
23rd MarchShaheed Diwas  
23rd MarchWorld Meteorological DayClimate and Water
24th MarchWorld Tuberculosis Day“It’s Time”
27th MarchWorld Theatre Day 2020   
List of Important Days and Themes

List of Important Days and Themes 2020

DatesDayTheme/Important
4th FebruaryWorld Cancer DayTheme 2020:’I am and I will’
6th FebruaryInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationTheme 2020: Unleashing Youth Power.
10th FebruaryWorld Pulses Day
11th FebruaryInternational Day of Women and Girls in ScienceTheme 2020: “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”
11th FebruaryWorld Unani Day 
12th FebruaryNational Productivity Day
13th FebruaryWorld Radio Day  Theme 2020: ‘Radio and Diversity’.
13th FebruaryNational Women’s DaySarojini Naidu’s birthday
20th FebruaryWorld Day of Social JusticeTheme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”
21st FebruaryInternational Mother Language DayTheme 2020: ‘Languages without borders’.
22nd FebruaryWorld Thinking DayLiving Threads
24th  FebruaryCentral Excise Day
27th FebruaryWorld NGO Day
27th FebruaryNational Science Day  Theme 2020:  “Women in Science”  
29th FebruaryRare Disease Day
List of Important Days and Themes

List of Important Days and Themes 2020

DatesDayTheme/Important
1st JanuaryGlobal Family day
4th JanuaryWorld Braille Day
9th JanuaryPravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)Celebration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas because on this day in 1915, Mahatma Gandhi.
10th JanuaryWorld Hindi Day
12th JanuaryNational Youth DayBirthday of Swami Vivekananda Theme: “Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building”.
14 JanuaryFourth Armed Forces Veterans DayRespect and recognition of the services rendered by Filed Marshal KM Cariappa OBE.
15th January72nd Army Day
19th JanuaryNational Immunization DayAim: NO POLIO
24th JanuaryNational Girl Child Day
24th JanuaryInternational Day of Education“Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”.
25th JanuaryNational Voters’ Day”Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy”.
26th JanuaryInternational Customs Day
30th JanuaryWorld Leprosy Day 2020  
30th JanuaryMartyrs’ DayMahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom day
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