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Important Days with Themes 2017

Important Days with Themes 2017



January 1Global Family Day,
Army Medical Corps Establishment Day
January 4World Braille Day207th birth anniversary of Louis Braille
January 5National Bird Day
January 6World War Orphans Day
January 8African National Congress Foundation Day
January 9NRI Day or Pravasi Bhartiya DiwasThe day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9 January 1915.
January 10World Laughter Day
World Hindi DayTo mark the day, 14 September 1949, on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as Official Language
January 11Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
January 12National Youth Day or Birthday of Swami VivekanandaIndian youth for development skill and harmony
January 15National Army Day
January 23National Day of Patriotism / Desh Prem DivasNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Birth Anniversary
January 24National girl child dayTo increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society
January 25National Voters DayEmpowering young and future events
January 26International Customs DayDigital Customs: Progressive Engagement
January 24International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the HolocaustFrom Words to Genocide: Antisemitic Propaganda and the Holocaust
last Sunday of JanuaryWorld Leprosy DayTo increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease
January 30Martyrs’ DayDeath anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi
January 3112th Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force


February 2World Wetland dayWetlands for our Future Sustainable Livelihoods
February 2National Day of Shri Lanka
February 4World Cancer DayWe can I can
February 6International 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 768th ‘Nowshera DayTo honour the sacrifice of jawans who sacrificetheir lives in Nowshera in 1947.
February 11International Day Women and Girls in ScienceTransforming the World: Parity in Science
February 13World Radio DayRadio in Times of Emergency and Disaster
February 20World Day of Social JusticePreventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work
February 21International Mother Language dayTowards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education
February 22World thinking dayConnect Activity Pack
February 2474th Central Excise Day
February 27Martyrdom DayChandra Shekhar Azad‘s 86th death anniversary
February 28National Science dayTo commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C.V.Raman in 1928


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


World Down Syndrome Day


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


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

National Water Day in India

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


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


June 1Global day of ParentsTo appreciate all parents
June 1World Milk DayRaise a Glass for Milk
June 4International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionThis day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
June 5World Environment DayConnecting People to Nature
June 8World Oceans DayOur oceans, Our future
June 12World Day against Child Labour DayTo focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
June 14World Blood Donor dayGive Blood. Give Now. Give Often
June 15World Elder Abuse Awareness DayThis is an effort to raise awareness of the mistreatment of older adults.
June 16International day for family remittances“Families, education and well-being
June 17World day to combat Desertification and DroughtOur land. Our home. Our Future
June 18 (3rd Sunday of June)Father’s day
June 19International day for the Elimination of Sexual Violation in Conflict“Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence
June 20World Refugee dayTo commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees.
June 21International Yoga dayYoga for Health
June 21World Music dayMusicians gather to perform at a public place.
June 23International Olympic dayTo promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.
June 23International Widows’ dayNever Alone
June 26International day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingListen First
June 27Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) daySmall business – big impact
June 29International day of tropicsAim to raise awareness to the specific challenges faced by Tropical Areas
June 29National Statistics DayAgriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
June 30International day of AsteroidTo raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard


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


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


September 1 ─ 7National Nutrition Week
September 2World Coconut day
September 5National Teachers’ DayIn honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
September 7World Forgiveness Day
September 8International Literacy DayLiteracy in a digital world
September 9World First Aid Day
September 9International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
September 10World Suicide Prevention Dayto promote worldwide action to prevent suicides
September 13World Chocolate day
September 14National Hindi DiwasHindi, which is the official (not national) language of India of this day
September 15International Day of DemocracyDemocracy and Conflict prevention
September 15National  Engineer’s Day156th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
September 16World Ozone Day
September 21International Day of PeaceTogether for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
Last Sunday of SeptemberInternational Day of the DeafFull Inclusion with Sign Language
September 24National Service Scheme (NSS) Day

September 27World Tourism DayInternational Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
September 28World Maritime DayConnecting Ships, Ports and People
September 28International Day for Universal Access to InformationPowering Sustainable Development with Access to Information
September 29World Heart Dayshare the power


October 01International Day of Older PersonsStepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society
October 02International Day of Non-Violence148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
October 05World Teacher’s DayTeaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers
October 10World Mental Health DayMental health in the workplace
October 11International Day of the Girl ChildEmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict
October 11World Obesity DayTo promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis.
October 15International Day of Rural WomenChallenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
October 16World Food DayChange the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development
October 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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

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


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

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