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Important Date in January

January 1 New Year’s Day
January’s 2nd Monday Coming of Age Day (Japan)
January 7 NRI Day (India)
January 9 Orthodox Christmas (Russia)
January 10 World Laughter Day
January 12 National Youth Day
January 15 Army Day
January’s 3rd Monday Martin Luther King Jr Day (USA)
January 26 India’s Republic Day; International Customs Day; Australia Day
January 30 Martyrs’ Day & World Leprosy Eradication Day

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Important Date in February

February 4 World Cancer Day
February 11 National Foundation Day (Japan)
February 12 Chinese New Year
February’s 2nd Sunday World Marriage Day
February 13 World Radio Day
February 13 Valentine’s Day
February’s 3rd Monday President’s Day (USA)
February 20 World Day of Social Justice
February 21 International Mother Language Day
February 24 Central Excise Day
February 28 National Science Day

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Important Days of March

March 1 Zero Discrimination Day
March 3 World Wildlife Day
March’s 2nd Monday World Commonwealth Day
March 8 International Women’s Day & International Literacy Day
March 15 World Disabled Day & World Consumer Rights Day
March 18 National Ordnance Factories Day (India)
March 20 International Happiness Day
March 21 World Forestry Day & International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 22 World Water Day
March 23 World Meteorological Day
March 24 World Tuberculosis Day
March 27 World Theater Day
March 30 Doctor’s Day (USA)

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Important Days in April

April 5 National Maritime Day
April 7 World Health Day
April 12 World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day
April 15 International Special Librarians Day
April 17 World Hemophilia Day
April 18 World Heritage Day
April 21 Secretaries’ Day
April 22 International Earth Day
April 23 World Book & World Copyright Day
April 25 World Malaria Day; Anzac Day (Australia)
April 29 International Dance Day
April 30 International Jazz Day

Important Date in May

May 1 May Day; International Labour Day
May 3 Press Freedom Day; World Asthma Day; World Solar Energy Day
May’s 2nd Sunday International Mother’s Day
May 4 Coal Miners’ Day
May 8 World Red Cross Day
May 9 Victory Day (Russia)
May 11 National Technology Day (India)
May 12 International Nurses Day
May 15 World Day of the Family
May 17 World Telecommunication Day
May 24 Commonwealth Day
May 31 Anti-tobacco Day

Important Dates in June

June 3 Corpus Christi (Germany, Brazil, )
June 4 International Day of innocent; Children Victims of Aggression Day
June 5 World Environment Day
June 8 World Oceans Day
June 12 Russia Day (Russia)
June 14 World Blood Donor Day
June 17 World day to combat desertification and drought
June’s 3rd Sunday Father’s Day
June 21 International Yoga Day
June 25 UN Charter Signing Day
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Days to Remember in July Month

July 1 Doctor’s Day (India); World Architectural Day
July 11 World Population Day
July 4 US Independence Day
July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day
July 28 World Hepatitis Day
July 30 UN Day of Friendship

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Important Date in August

August 1 World Breast Feeding Day
August 3 International Friendship Day
August 6 Hiroshima Day
August 8 World Senior Citizen’s Day
August 9 Quit India Day (India); Nagasaki Day
August 12 International Youth Day
August 15 Indian Independence Day
August 19 Photography Day
August 22 World Folklore Day; World Sanskrit Day
August 29 National Sports Day (India), World Humanitarian Day
August 31 World Enforced Disappearance Day

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Important Date in September

September 2 Coconut Day
September 5 Teachers Day (India); Sanskrit Day (India)
September’s First Monday Labor Day (USA)
September 7 Brazil Independence Day
September 8 World Literacy Day
September 15 International Day of Democracy, Engineers’ Day
September 16 World Ozone Day
September 20 Respect for the Aged Day (Japan)
September 21 International Peace Day; World Alzheimer’s Day
September 26 Day of the Deaf
September 27 World Tourism Day
Last Sunday of September World Heart Day

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Important Days in October:

October 1 Chinese National Day
October 2 Gandhi Jayanthi (India) & International Non-Violence Day
October 3 German Unity Day (Germany)
October 4 World Animal Welfare Day
October 5 World Teachers’ Day
October 8 Indian Air Force Day
October 9 World Post Day; Territorial Army Day (India)
October 10 National Post Day & World Mental Health Day
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child
October’s 2nd Monday Columbus Day (USA)
October 14 World Standards Day
October 15 World Blind Day
October 16 World Food Day
October 17 World Food Day
October 20 World Statistics Day
October 21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Day
October 24 United Nations Day; World Information Development Day
October 29 Civil Servants Day (Brazil)
October 30 World Thrift Day
October 31 World Cities Day

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Important days in November:

November 1 All Saints’ Day (Germany)
November 2 All Souls’ Day (Brazil)
November 4 Day of Unity (Russia)
November 5 World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 14 Children’s Day (India) & World Diabetes Day; World Citizen Day
November’s 2nd Sunday Remembrance Sunday (United Kingdom)
November 15 Brazil Republic Day
November 17 National Epilepsy Day
November 19 World Toilet Day
November 20 Universal Children’s Day; Black Awareness Day (Brazil)
November 21 World Television Day
November’s 4th Thursday Thanksgiving (USA)
November 25 World Environmental Protection day

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Important Date in December

December 1 World AIDS Day
December 2 Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3 World Day of the Handicapped
December 4 Indian Navy Day
December 5 World Soil Day
December 7 Indian Armed Forces Flag Day & International Civil Aviation Day
December 9 International Anti-Corruption Day
December 10 International Human Rights Day
December 11 International Mountain Day; World Asthma Day
December 12 Marconi Day
December 14 National energy protect day (India)
December 16 Victory Day (India)
December 18 Minorities Rights Day (India); International Migrants Day
December 20 International Human Solidarity Day
December 23 Farmer’s Day (India)
December 24 National Consumer Day (India)
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day (Australia); St. Stephen’s Day (Germany)

Important Days which do not have fixed date:

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Quiz on Important Days and Dates

Question 1
World day to combat desertification and drought is observed on:
A
June 17
B
April 17
C
July 20
D
June 20
Question 2
World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated on __
A
14 October
B
10 November
C
20 November
D
24 October
Question 3
When is National Energy Conservation Day celebrated?
A
December 26
B
December 14
C
November 14
D
November 26
Question 4
When is the Indian National Youth Day observed?
A
14 January
B
12 February
C
14 February
D
12 January
Question 5
The world celebrates ___ every year on May 31
A
World Navy Day
B
World Anti-Tobacco Day
C
World Health Day
D
Anti-Terrorism Day
Question 6
Small Industry day (India) is celebrated on

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A
September 17
B
October 8
C
November 26
D
August 30
Question 7
Which date is known as 'Diabetes Day'?

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A
14th November
B
14th September
C
14th February
D
14th may
Question 8
Which of the following countries celebrate Columbus Day?
A
USA
B
Britain
C
Japan
D
London
Question 9
International Literacy Day is celebrated on __
A
5 September
B
8 September
C
10 September
D
9 September
Question 10
March 8th is observed as
A
World Women’s Day
B
World Consumer Rights Day
C
World Kidney Day
D
International Day of Happiness
Question 11
‘International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women’s is observed on
A
November 21
B
November 29
C
November 26
D
November 25
Question 12
June 14 observed as
A
World Refugee Day
B
World Humanist Day
C
World Environment Day
D
World Blood Donor Day
Question 13
World environment  day is celeberated on
A
5th June
B
15th March
C
4th May
D
15th April
Question 14
October 5 observed as

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A
World Polio Day
B
World Food Day
C
World Post Day
D
World Teachers Day
Question 15
World Public Service day is observed every year on
A
June 21
B
June 23
C
June 17
D
June 27
Question 16
Nov. 26, 1949 is a significant day in the history of Indian constitution because
A
India became a Republic on the day
B
India took a pledge of complete independence on this day
C
the Constitution was adopted on this day
D
the first amendment of the Constitution was passed on this day
Question 17
Senior Citizens Day is celebrated on __

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A
3 October
B
1 October
C
30 September
D
2 October
Question 18
International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated on ___
A
5 October
B
2 October
C
3 October
D
10 October
Question 19
World Computer Literacy Day and International Day for the Abolition of Slavery are observed on
A
December 1
B
December 2
C
December 4
D
December 3
Question 20
On October 20th is observed as
A
National Press Day
B
Human Rights Day
C
National Solidarity Day
D
National Postal Day
There are 20 questions to complete.
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