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Complete List of Important Days in a Year for Competitive Exams

Complete List of Important Days in a Year 

Hello, Welcome to Here is the Complete List of Important Days in a Year 2016 for Competitive Exams for you, to prepare for your Competition examinations of 2016-17. This topic is very important for the perspective of RBI, IBPS/SBI IBPS, PO,Clerk, SSC LIC, Railways, Exams.

Questions related to Important Days in a Year are generally asked in the IBPS , SBI, RBI, and other banking and insurance exams. But lately, these questions have also figured in the question papers of SSC and NET exams also. With this view, this list becomes more important for exams. Regular revision of this list will ensure your preparation of GK for exams. You should revise it diligently and this list will be helpful for your any upcoming Competitive Exams.


Aspirants can download the pdf of Important Days in a Year for Competitive Exams at the end of this post.

List of Important Days and Dates in a Year for Competitive Exams

Important Days in January

January 1 – Global Family Day, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day

January 6 – World War Orphans Day

January 9 – NRI Day or Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas

January 10 – World Laughter Day

January 11 – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

January 12 – National Youth Day or Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

January 15 – National Army Day

January 23 – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Birth Anniversary

January 24 – National Girl Child Day of India

January 25 – National Tourism Day, National Voters Day

January 26 – Republic Day of India, International Customs duty day

January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28 – Data Protection Day,Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

January 30 – National Martyr’s Day or Sarvodaya Day,World Leprosy Eradication Day


Important Days in February

February 2 – World Wetlands Day

February 4 – World Cancer Day, national Day of Srilanka, Facebook day

February 6 – International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

February 11 – World Day of the Sick

February 12 – Darwin Day

February 13 – World Radio Day, National women’s day or Sarojini Naydu’s Birthday

February 20 – World Day of Social Justice

February 21 – International Mother Language Day

February 22 – World Scout Day, World Thinking day

February 23 – World Peace and Understanding Day

February 24 – Central Excise Day

February 28 – National Science Day

Important Days in  March

March 3 – National Defence Day

March 4 – National Safety Day,World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation, National Security Day

March 8 – International Women’s Day

March 13 – World Rotaract Day

March 14 – World Pie day

2nd Monday of March – Commonwealth Day

2nd Thursday of March – World Kidney Day

March 15 – World Consumer Rights Day, World Disabled Day, World Contact Day

March 16 – National Vaccination Day

March 18 – National Ordnance Factories Day

March 20 – International Day of Happiness, World sparrow day

March 21 – World Forestry Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Poetry Day, World Down Syndrome day, World Puppetry day

3rd Friday of March – World Sleep Day

March 22 – World Water Day

March 23 – World Meteorological Day, Pakistan Day(Youm-e-pakistan)

March 24 – World TB Day, International Day for Achievers

March 25 – International Day of Remembrance – Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 26 – World Purple day(epilepsy awareness day)

March 27 – World Drama Day or World Theater Day

Important Days in  April

April 1 – Orissa Day, April fool’s day

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day

April 4 – International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 5 – National Maritime Day

April 7 – World Health Day

April 8 – World Romani Day

April 12 – World Aviation & Cosmonauts Day

April 13 – Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day

April 14 – B.R.Ambedkar Remembrance Day

April 15 – World day of Silence, Day of Dialogue

April 17 – World Haemophilia Day

April 18 – World Heritage Day

April 21 – World Creativity and Innovation Day, National Secretaries day, National Civil Services Day

April 22 – World Earth Day

April 23 – World Book and Copyright Day, World English Language Day

April 24 – World Lab Animals Day

April 25 – World Malaria Day, Italy Liberation Day

April 26 – World Intellectual Property Day

April 28 – International Workers Memorial Day, World day for Safety and Health at work

April 29 – World Dance Day

April 30 – International Jazz Day


Important Days in  May

May 01 – World Labour Day or May Day or Workers Day, Maharashtra Day

May 03 – Press Freedom Day(Intl.), International Sun Day, World Asthma Day, International Energy Day

May 04 – Coal Miners Day(Intl.), International Firefighters’ Day

1st Sunday of May – World Laughter Day

May 05 – World Athletics Day, World Midwives Day

May 06 – World No Diet Day

May 08 – World Red Cross Day or Red Crescent Day, Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost Lives of Second World War

May 09 – World Thalassaemia Day

2nd Sunday of May – World Mother Day

May 10 – International Migratory Bird Day

May 11 – National technology Day

May 12 – International Nurses Day

May 13 – International Criminal Court Day

May 15 – International Day of the Families

May 17 – World Tele-communication and Information Society Day, World AIDS Vaccination day,World Hypertension Day, International day against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 18 – World Museum Day

May 20 – World Meteorology Day

May 21 – National Anti Terrorism Day, National Day for Cultural Development

May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity

May 24 – Commonwealth Day

May 25 – World Missing Children’s day

May 29 – International Day of Peacekeepers

May 31 – World Anti Tobacco Day

Important Days in  June

June 1–World Milk Day (FAO), Global Day of Parents

June 4-World Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June 5–World Environment Day

June 8–World Oceans Day, World Brain Tumor Day

June 12–World Day Against Child Labour / Child Labour Prohibition Day

June 14–World Blood Donor Day

June 16-International Integration Day

June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 17–World Day to Combat Desertification

June 18-International Picnic Day

June 20–World Refugee Day

June 21–International Day of Yoga, World Music Day

June 23–United Nations Public Service Day,International Olympic Day,International Widows Day         

June 26–International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 29–National Statistics Day

3rd Sunday of June – World Father’s Day

Important Days in July

July 1–National Doctor’s day, World Doctor’s day.

July 2–World UFO day, World Sports Journalists Day.

July (1st Saturday) – International Day of Cooperatives.

July 4  – American Independence day, (first Saturday in July) International Day of Cooperatives

July 6  – World Zoonoses Day.

July 7  – Global Forgiveness day, World Chocolate Day.

July 11 – World Population Day.

July 12 – World Malala day

July 15 – World Youth Skills Day

July 18 – Nelson Mandela International day

July 26 – Kargil Victory day or vijay diwas.

July 28 – World Nature conservation day, World Hepatitis Day.

July 29 – International Tiger Day

July 30 – World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Important Days in August

2nd August   – International Friendship Day

3rd August   – Independence day of Niger

5th August   – Independence day of upper volta

6th August   – Hiroshima Day

7th August   – 2nd National Handloom Day

9th August   – International day of World’s indigenous people , Quit India moment Day and Nagasaki Day, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

10th August  – World Bio-Fuel Day

12th August  – International Youth Day

14th August  – Independence Day of Pakistan.

15th August  – Independence Day of India

19th August  – World Photography day, World Humanitarian Day One Humanity

20th August  – Rajiv Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary (Sadhbhavana Diwas)

23th August  – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

29th August  – International Day Against Nuclear Tests, National Sports Day

30th August  – International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Small Industry day

Important Days in September

5 September     – Teachers’ Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday), International Day of Charity

8 September     – International Literacy Day

14 September    – National Hindi Divas,  World first aid day

15 September    – International Day of Democracy , Engineer’s day in India

16 September    – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

21 September    – International Day of Peace, Alzheimer’s Day

25 September    – World Maritime Day, Social Justice day

26 September    – International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Day of the Deaf

27 September    – World Tourism Day

28 September    – World Rabies Day

29 September    – World Maritime Day

30 September    – International Translation Day

Important Days in November

November 1 – World Vegan Day

November 5 – World Tsunami Awareness Day

November 6 – International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 7 – Infant Protection Day, World Cancer Awareness Day

November 8 – World Radiology Day

November 9 – World Legal Service Day

November 10 – World Science day for Peace and Development, Public Transport Day

November 11 – National Education Day

November 12 – World Pneumonia Day, Public Service Broadcasting Day

November 13 – World Kindness Day

November 14 – Children’s Day(India), World Diabetes Day

November 16 – International Day for Endurance or Tolerance

November 17 – International Students Day, Guru Nanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary, National eplilepsy day

November 19 – World Toilet Day, International Men’s Day, National Integration Day

November 20 – Universal Children’s Day

3rd Sunday of November – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

3rd Thursday of November – World Philosophy Day

November 21 – World Fisheries Day, World Hello Day, World Television Day

November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, World Non-Veg day

November 26 – National Law Day or National constitution Day

November 30 – National Flag Day

Important Days in December

December 1 – World AIDS Day

December 2 – World Computer Literacy Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3 – International Day of People with Disability or World Disability Day

December 4 – Indian Navy Day

December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day, Indian Armed Force Flag Day

December 9 – The International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10 – World Human Rights Day,International Children’s Day of Broadcasting

December 11 – International Mountain Day, UNICEF Day

December 14 – National Energy Conservation Day(India)

December 16 – Vijay Diwas

December 18 – International Migrants Day, National Minority Rights Day

December 19 – Goa’s Liberation Day

December 20 – International Human Solidarity Day

December 23 – National Farmer’s Day or Kisan Diwas

December 25 – Christmas Day

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