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Important Days with Themes 2017


Important Days with Themes 2017


DATE OBSERVED DAY THEME / PURPOSE

IMPORTANT DAYS JANUARY 2017

January 1 Global Family Day,
Army Medical Corps Establishment Day
January 4 World Braille Day 207th birth anniversary of Louis Braille
January 5 National Bird Day
January 6 World War Orphans Day
January 8 African National Congress Foundation Day
January 9 NRI Day or Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9 January 1915.
January 10 World Laughter Day
World Hindi Day To mark the day, 14 September 1949, on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as Official Language
January 11 Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
January 12 National Youth Day or Birthday of Swami Vivekananda Indian youth for development skill and harmony
January 15 National Army Day
January 23 National Day of Patriotism / Desh Prem Divas Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Birth Anniversary
January 24 National girl child day To increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society
January 25 National Voters Day Empowering young and future events
January 26 International Customs Day Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement
January 24 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust From Words to Genocide: Antisemitic Propaganda and the Holocaust
last Sunday of January World Leprosy Day To increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease
January 30 Martyrs’ Day Death anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi
January 31 12th Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force

IMPORTANT DAYS FEBRUARY 2017

February 2 World Wetland day Wetlands for our Future Sustainable Livelihoods
February 2 National Day of Shri Lanka
February 4 World Cancer Day We can I can
February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Achieving the new Global Goals through the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030
February 7 68th ‘Nowshera Day To honour the sacrifice of jawans who sacrificetheir lives in Nowshera in 1947.
February 11 International Day Women and Girls in Science Transforming the World: Parity in Science
February 13 World Radio Day Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster
February 20 World Day of Social Justice Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work
February 21 International Mother Language day Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education
February 22 World thinking day Connect Activity Pack
February 24 74th Central Excise Day
February 27 Martyrdom Day Chandra Shekhar Azad‘s 86th death anniversary
February 28 National Science day To commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C.V.Raman in 1928

IMPORTANT DAYS MARCH 2017

1st week of March Universal Human Beings Week
March 1 Zero Discrimination Day A UN program on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and (AIDS)
March 3 World Wildlife Day Listen to the Young Voices
March 3 National Defence day It’s My turn
March 4 National Security day This day is dedicated to all the security forces
March 6 World Spelling Day
March 8 International Women’s Day Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet
March 9 Commonwealth Day
March 10 Central Industrial Security Force Raising Day
March 13 World Kidney Day Kidney Disease & Obesity
March 14 National Pi Day To celebrate the mathematical constant π
March 15 World Consumer Rights Day
March 20 World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
March 20 International Day of Happiness
March 21 World Forestry Day Forests and energy
March 21

 

World Down Syndrome Day

 

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.
March 21 world poetry day
March 22 World Water Day Wastewater’
March 23 World Meteorological Day Understanding Clouds
March 24 World TB Day Unite to End TB
March 24 International Day for Achievers
March 25 International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade
March 26 Bangladesh Liberation Day
March 27 World Theatre Day or World Drama Day Celebrated by ITI Centres and the international theatre community.

IMPORTANT DAYS APRIL 2017

April 1 Orissa Statehood day
April 2 World Autism Awareness day Break barriers together for autism – Let’s build an accessible society”.
April 5 National Maritime Day Ease of doing business in the maritime sector
April 7 World Health day Depression: Let’s Talk, aims to reach out and help people battling with the disorder.
April 11 National Safe Motherhood Day Improving Maternal Health by Empowering Women
April 14 B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

National Water Day in India

Ambedkar’s birth anniversary April 14 will be observed as Water Day
April 17 World Hemophilia Day Hear their voices
April 18 World Heritage Day Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism
April 18 International Day For Monuments and Sites Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism
April 21 National Civil Service day Transforming India – Reform to Transform
April 22 World Water Day Waste water
April 23 World Earth day Environmental and Climate Literacy
April 23 UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day World Book Capital for 2017: Conakry
April 24 National Women’s Political Empowerment Day Panchayats, Women and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
April 25 World Malaria Day A Push For Prevention
April 25 World Penguin Day The day was timed to coincide with the annual northward march to the sea of Antarctic penguins.
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day Visionary Innovators
April 29 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare To reaffirm the commitment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons.
April 29 International Dance Day The birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a French dancer and balletmaster

IMPORTANT DAYS MAY 2017

May 01 International Labour day
May 02 World Asthama day Asthma: Better Air, Better Breathing
May 03 World Press Freedom Day Critical Minds for Critical Times
May 03 International Energy day Forests and Energy
May 04 International Firefighters Day January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a wildfire in Australia.
May 07 World Athletics day For Popularize sports among the youth
May 07 World Laughter Day Celebrate World Peace Through Laughter
May 08 World Red Cross day Less Known Red Cross Stories
May 10 World Migratory Bird Day Their Future is our Future
May 11 National Technology Day Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth
May 12 International Nurses Day Nursing: A voice to lead – Achieving the sustainable development goals
May 15 International Family Day Families, education and well-being
May 17 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Love Makes a Family
May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) Big Data for Big Impact
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 21 Anti Terrorism Day The memory of former Indian PM Mr.Rajiv Gandhi who passed away on this day
May 22 International Day for Biodiversity Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
May 24 Commonwealth Day A Peace-building Commonwealth
May 25 Worlds Thyroid Day The day to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health
May 28 Menstrual Hygiene Day Education about Menstruation Changes Everything
May 29 International Day of United Nations Peace Keepers Investing in Peace Around  the World
May 30 Goa statehood day Goa was a union territory of India from 19 December 1961 to 30 May 1987.
May 31 World No Tobacco Day Tobacco – a threat to development

IMPORTANT DAYS JUNE 2017

June 1 Global day of Parents To appreciate all parents
June 1 World Milk Day Raise a Glass for Milk
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
June 5 World Environment Day Connecting People to Nature
June 8 World Oceans Day Our oceans, Our future
June 12 World Day against Child Labour Day To focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
June 14 World Blood Donor day Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often
June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day This is an effort to raise awareness of the mistreatment of older adults.
June 16 International day for family remittances “Families, education and well-being
June 17 World day to combat Desertification and Drought Our land. Our home. Our Future
June 18 (3rd Sunday of June) Father’s day
June 19 International day for the Elimination of Sexual Violation in Conflict “Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence
June 20 World Refugee day To commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees.
June 21 International Yoga day Yoga for Health
June 21 World Music day Musicians gather to perform at a public place.
June 23 International Olympic day To promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.
June 23 International Widows’ day Never Alone
June 26 International day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Listen First
June 27 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) day Small business – big impact
June 29 International day of tropics Aim to raise awareness to the specific challenges faced by Tropical Areas
June 29 National Statistics Day Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
June 30 International day of Asteroid To raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard

IMPORTANT DAYS JULY 2017 

July 1 National Doctor’s Day To respect the most fame and great Physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy of India
July 1 SBI day On July 1, 1955, the Imperial Bank of India was reconstituted
July 1 Chartered Accountants’ Day (India) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in India was founded that day
1st Saturday of July International Day of Cooperatives Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind
July 2 World Sports Journalists Day Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive, AIPS was founded on July 2, 1924 during the Summer Olympics in Paris.
July 6 World Zoonoses Day To emphasize and bring the problem awareness amongst people, and teach them to take right action.
July 7 World Forgiveness day It was created in 1994 by the Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors.
July 11 World Population Day ‘Family Planning- Empowering People, Developing Nations
July 12 International Malala Day Malala Yousafzai’s Birthday
July 15 World Youth Skills Day Skills for the Future of Work
July 17 International Justice Day
Jluy 18 International Nelson Mandela Day
July 26 Kargil Vijay Diwas The day named after the success of Operation Vijay
July 28 World Hepatitis Day Eliminate Hepatitis
July 29 International Tiger Day Fresh Ecology For Tigers’ Protection
July 30 World day against trafficking in persons

IMPORTANT DAYS AUGUST 2017

1st August Week World Breast feeding Week Sustaining Breastfeeding – Together!
1st Sunday of August International Friendship Day
August 6 Hiroshima Day The day aims to end nuclear testing and to promote peace and security
August 7 World Sanskrit Day
August 8 World Senior Citizen’s Day First established at 14th of December in the year 1990 by the United Nations General Assembly
August 8 World cat day The International Fund For Animal Welfare
August 9 International day of the World’s Indigenous day A Decade for Action and Dignity
August 9 Nagasaki Peace Day Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
August 9 Kranti Diwas (Quit India Movement) Sankalp se Siddhi (The attainment through Resolve)
August 10 World Bio Fuel Day To create awareness about non fossil-fuels (Green Fuels)
August 10 National Deworming Day It is the world’s largest deworming programme covering 340 million children under-19 years of age across 36 states/ UTs.
August 11 National Daughter’s Day
August 12 International Youth day Youth Building Peace
August 13 Organ Donation Day
August 19 World Humanitarian Day To raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide and the people who risk their lives in order to provide it.
August 19 World Photography Day To create positive change in the world through photography.
August 20 World Mosquito Day Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
August 20 Sadbhavana Diwas (Harmony Day) Birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi
August 29 International day Against Nuclear test A strategic tilt towards nuclear weapons
August 29 National Sports day To marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand
August 30 National Small Industry Day To facilitating the growth of small enterprise

IMPORTANT DAYS SEPTEMBER 2017

September 1 ─ 7 National Nutrition Week
September 2 World Coconut day
September 5 National Teachers’ Day In honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
September 7 World Forgiveness Day
September 8 International Literacy Day Literacy in a digital world
September 9 World First Aid Day
September 9 International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides
September 13 World Chocolate day
September 14 National Hindi Diwas Hindi, which is the official (not national) language of India of this day
September 15 International Day of Democracy Democracy and Conflict prevention
September 15 National  Engineer’s Day 156th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
September 16 World Ozone Day
September 21 International Day of Peace Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
Last Sunday of September International Day of the Deaf Full Inclusion with Sign Language
September 24 National Service Scheme (NSS) Day

September 27 World Tourism Day International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
September 28 World Maritime Day Connecting Ships, Ports and People
September 28 International Day for Universal Access to Information Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information
September 29 World Heart Day share the power

OCTOBER 2017

October 01 International Day of Older Persons Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society
October 02 International Day of Non-Violence 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
October 05 World Teacher’s Day Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers
October 10 World Mental Health Day Mental health in the workplace
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict
October 11 World Obesity Day To promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis.
October 15 International Day of Rural Women Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
October 16 World Food Day Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 20 World Statistics Day Better Data, Better Lives
October 20 National  Solidarity day It is the date on which China attacked India in 1962.
October 24 United Nations Day The 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force
October 24 World Information Development Day To object of drawing the attention of world public-opinion each year to development problems
October 27 World Audiovisual Heritage day Discover, remember and share
October 28 International Animation Day

October 30 World Savings Day/ World Thrift Day Our future starts with savings
October 31 National Unity Day/ Rashtriya Ekta Diwas The 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
October 31 National Integration Day The birthday anniversary of the first woman prime minister of the India Indira Gandhi

NOVEMBER 2017

November 01 National Stress Awareness Day To raise awareness of the effects of psychological stress
November 05 Tsunami Awareness Day To promote a global culture of tsunami awareness
November 8 International Day of Radiology Emergency Radiology
November 9 Legal Service day To make people aware of justice for all
November 9 World Quality Day Everyday Leadership
November 10 World science day Science for Global Understanding
November 11 National Education day Birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
November 12 World Pneumonia Day To raise awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue
November 14 National Children’s Day Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Birth anniversary
November 14 World Diabetes Day Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future
November 19 National Integration Day To emphasize the themes of secularism, anti-communalism and non-violence.
November 20 Welfare of Minorities Day
November 21 World Fisheries Day
November 21 World Television Day Commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum  in 1996.
November 21 Linguistic Harmony Day To enable people of each region to appreciate the linguistic heritage of other parts of India
November 22 Weaker Sections Day To highlight programmes under various Governments which help SCs/STs and weaker sections
November 23 Cultural Unity Day To present the Indian tradition of unity in diversity
November 24 Women’s Day The importance of Women in Indian Society and their role in development of nation-building are highlighted.
November 25 Conservation Day To emphasise the growing need for awareness and action to conserve the environment.
November 26 National Constitutional day/Samvidhan Divas On the day Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India
November 30 International Computer Security Day To raise awareness concerning the security

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