Important Days and Dates in 2024: National and International Special Days

Let’s start 2024 with New year and Global Family Day celebration. Check here list of all upcoming days to be observed from January to December.

Find below the list of important and special days and dates in 2024. We have covered the both national and international special days to be observed this year. This will boost your General knowledge and help you to understand the particular day in detail. Moreover, it will also help you in scoring outstanding in your upcoming competitive examinations. 

To mark the importance of some significant events, we celebrate the days on which these events took place. Other than this, certain days are celebrated to create awareness among people about important things in the world like awareness against any disease, poverty, etc.

Such events along with their dates are especially important for those who are preparing for competitive exams.

All Specials Days 2024 List

Check below the month-wise list of all special days. You can check below the full list of special days in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

Important Days in January

January, the very first month of the year, marks some pretty significant days worth remembering. On January 15, Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from the last British Commander-in-Chief of India and thus began being celebrated as the Indian Army Day.

27 January is seen as International Day of Commemoration, commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. Although the holocaust affected the German-occupied Europe, the world remembers it to honor those who lost their lives and families.

Few other special days observed in January month are-Global Family Day, World Braille Day, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, International Customs Duty Day, Family Literacy Day among others. Check other days observed in January.

February Special Days 2024

The month of February marks some important days that require the attention of the whole world.

World Cancer Day, World Sustainable Energy Day, World Day of Social Justice, International Day of Women’s Health etc are some of the important days in February 2024 observed in India and the World.

Important Days in March 2024 in India and World

March is a month that focuses on our health and has many days that seem to generate consciousness among people regarding their health.

National Vaccination Day, World Oral Health Day, World Down Syndrome Day, Self-Injury Awareness Day, No Smoking Day etc are some important days observed in March.

Important Days in April 2024

With April, spring season starts in the Southern Hemisphere and the month is associated with birth flower Daisy or Sweet Pea.

The infamous Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre took place on 13th of this month in Punjab India in the year 1919.

There are many important days observed in April and it also includes World Autism Awareness Day, World Earth Day, B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day, etc.

Important Days in May 2024 with their Dates

The month of May acknowledges the different working groups and mark days such as International Labour Day, Coal Miners Day, International Firefighter’s Day, International Nurses Day, etc.

In the Gregorian calendar, May is the fifth month of the year. There are few other days also observed in May are World Asthma Day, National Anti-Terrorism Day, and National Endangered Species Day.

June 2024 Important Events

Another month that draws awareness regarding important matters in the different field of life is June.

There are many other events also observed in June are World Environment Day, World Food Safety Day, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture are marked in the June month.

Important days in the month of July 2024

With July approaching, half of the year is gone and the month marks seventh month in the Gregorian calendar.

Some important events in July include USA Independence Day, Kargil Vijay Diwas (India), International Nelson Mandela Day, World Nature Conservation Day, etc.

Important Days & Dates in August 2024

The month of August marks Independence Day of countries like Pakistan, India and Indonesia.

Other important dates of August month include Women’s Equality Day, Friendship Day, International Youth Day, Day of the World’s Indigenous People, etc.

Important Events in September 2024

The month of September observes important days like World Suicide Prevention Day, International Literacy Day, International Day of Peace and Non-Violence (UN), World Heart Day, World Ozone Day etc.

In the Gregorian calendar, September is the ninth month of the year.

Special Days and Dates in October 2024

With the year approaching its end, October comes as the tenth month of the year. Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian nationalist who employed successful campaign for India’s independence with complete non-violence was born on 2nd of this month.

Other special days of October month also includes world vegetarian day, world architecture day, world teachers’ day, world postal day among others.

Special Days in November 2024

The festival of Thanksgiving in USA is celebrated on Fourth Thursday of every November.

In India Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th of November as a tribute to India’s First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Check all others important days and dates observed in November.

Special Days of December 2024

December is the last month of every year and comes with joy and festivals like Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Other important days of December are World AIDS Day, Human Rights Day, International Human Solidarity Day, Minorities Rights Day (India), etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many recruitment exams where questions are asked from important days and dates of the year. Let me highlight few questions:

When is World Introvert Day?

It is observed on 2nd of January.

How many orphans are recorded in the world?

As per the recent data, there are probably 153 million orphans in the world.

Who started the AIDS day?

You must know that World AIDS day is among 11 official global public health campaigns as notified by World Health Organization (WHO). Other campaigns are- World Chagas Disease Day, World Patient Safety Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, World Hepatitis Day, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Blood Donor Day, World Health Day. James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter conceived World AIDS Day in August 1987. World AIDS day is celebrated on 1 December.

When is Human rights day celebrated?

Human rights day is celebrated on 10th December.

Which countries still record leprosy?

India, Brazil, and Indonesia records highest number of new leprosy diagnoses every year.

When was World Cancer Day started?

World Cancer Day was started in the year 2000.

International Mother Language Day was started by whom?

General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed the International Mother Language Day in November 1999.

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