Important Days in January 2024: All National and International Days List

There are many important and special days observed worldwide in January 2024 and they are Global Family Day, World Introvert Day, World Braille Day, World Hindi Day, Benjamin Franklin Day among others. All these days are observed and celebrated with a specific purpose.

All important days and dates to be observed in January 2024 have been listed below. We have covered here both national and international special days of January month.

January 2024 Important and Special Days

The month of January observes a number of important days that are significant both nationally and internationally. Days like Human Trafficking Awareness Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, World Leprosy Eradication Day are some crucial days falling in January that are observed worldwide. Check out the list of special days & dates in January presented below.

DateSpecial Day
January 1Happy New Year, Global Family Day
January 2World Introvert Day
January 3International Mind Body Wellness Day
January 4World Braille Day
January 5National Birds Day
January 6World Day of War Orphans
January 8African National Congress Foundation Day, Earth’s Rotations Day
January 9Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
January 10World Hindi Day
January 11Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
January 12National Youth Day
January 14Lohri
January 15Makar Sankranti, Indian Army Day, Pongal
January 16National Startup Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day
January 17Benjamin Franklin Day
January 19Kokborok Day
January 20Penguin Awareness Day
January 21Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya Foundation Day
January 23Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
January 24Hazrat Ali Birthday, National Girl Child Day, International Day of Education
January 25National Voters Day, National Tourism Day
January 26Republic Day, International Customs Day
January 27International Holocaust Remembrance Day, National Geographic Day
January 28Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, Data Privacy Day, K.M Cariappa Jayanti
January 29Indian Newspaper Day
January 30World Leprosy Day, Shaheed Diwas
January 31International Zebra Day

Kala Ghoda Festival: January 20 to 28, 2024

List of All Special Days of January Month

1 January Important Days- Copyright Law Day, English New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day, Global Family Day, Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, Flag Day (Lithuania), Kalpataru Day (Ramakrishna Movement), World Day of Peace, Global Family Day, Constitution Day (Italy), Dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Euro Day (European Union), Triumph of the Revolution (Cuba), National Bloody Mary Day (US), Founding Day (Taiwan), International Nepali Dhoti and Nepali Topi Day, Independence Day (Brunei, Cameroon, Haiti, Sudan), International Public Domain Day, Jump-up Day (Montserrat, British Overseas Territories), Polar Bear Swim Day (Canada and US), National Tree Planting Day (Tanzania), Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic Church)

2 January Special Days- Ancestry Day (Haiti), National Cream puff Day (US), Victory of Armed Forces Day (Cuba), Berchtold’s Day (Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and the Alsace), Nyinlong (Bhutan), National Science Fiction Day (US), Carnival Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Kakizome (Japan), Happy Mew Year For Cats Day (Thomas Roy)

3 January Important Days- National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day (US), Memento Mori (Thomas Roy), Nakhatsenendyan Toner (Armenia), Anniversary of the 1966 Coup d’état (Burkina Faso), Ministry of Religious Affairs Day (Indonesia), Tamaseseri Festival (Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan)

4 January Special Days- World Braille Day, Independence Day (Myanmar), World Hypnotism Day, Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression (Angola), Ogoni Day (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People), Dimpled Chad Day (Thomas Roy), Day of the Martyrs (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Hwinukan mukee (Okinawa Islands, Japan)

5 January Important Days- Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (Australia), National Bird Day (US), Strawberry Day (Japan), National Whipped Cream Day (US), Sausage Day (United Kingdom), Tucindan (Serbia, Montenegro)

6 January Special Days- World War Orphans Day, National Technology Day, Armed Forces Day (Iraq), Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), Pathet Lao Day (Laos)

7 January Important Days- Christmas (Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar), Distaff Day (Medieval Europe), Victory from Genocide Day (Cambodia), Tricolour day (Italy), Nanakusa no sekku (Japan), Pioneer’s Day (Liberia)

8 January Special Days- World Typing Day, National Vision Board Day, African National Congress Foundation Day, Typing Day, Show and Tell Day at Work (Thomas Roy), The Eighth (US)

9 January Important Days- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day), Start of Hoonko, St. Stephen’s Day (Eastern Orthodox), National Cassoulet Day (US), Republic Day (Republika Srpska), Martyrs’ Day (Panama)

10 January Special Days-  World Hindi Day, Majority Rule Day (Bahamas), Fête du Vodoun (Benin)

11 January– Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (US), Republic Day (Albania), International Thank-You Day, Children’s Day (Tunisia), Kagami Biraki (Japan), Independence Manifesto Day (Morocco), Eugenio María de Hostos Day (Puerto Rico), World Sketchnote Day, German Apples Day (Germany)

12 January- National Youth Day (Birth of Swami Vivekananda), Memorial Day (Turkmenistan), Prosecutor General’s Day (Russia), Zanzibar Revolution Day (Tanzania)

13 January- Stephen Foster Memorial Day (US), Constitution Day (Mongolia), Liberation Day (Togo), Democracy Day (Cape Verde), St. Knut’s Day (Sweden and Finland), Old New Year’s Eve (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska, North Macedonia)

14 January DaysLohri, Armed Forces Veterans Day, National Forest Conservation Day (Thailand), Azhyrnykhua (Abkhazia), Flag Day (Georgia), International Kite Day, Feast of Divina Pastora (Barquisimeto), Yennayer (Berbers), Day of Defenders of the Motherland (Uzbekistan), Feast of the Ass (Medieval Christianity), Ratification Day (US), Revolution and Youth Day (Tunisia), World Logic Day

15 January- Indian Army Day, Wikipedia Day, Pongal, Teacher’s Day (Venezuela), Makar Sankranti, Arbor Day (Egypt), Sagicho at Tsurugaoka Hachimangū (Kamakura, Japan), Armed Forces Day (Nigeria), John Chilembwe Day (Malawi), Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)

16 January- Thiruvalluvar Day (Tamil Nadu), National Nothing Day (Thomas Roy), Zuuruku Nichi (Okinawa Islands, Japan), National Religious Freedom Day (US), Teacher’s Day (Thailand, Myanmar), Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Coptic Church), International Hot and Spicy Food Day

17 January– National Day (Menorca), Opening ceremony of Patras Carnival, Judgment Day, Hardware Freedom Day, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

18 January- Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (Thailand), Revolution and Youth Day (Tunisia), Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

19 January- Husband’s Day (Iceland), Kokborok Day (Tripura), Confederate Heroes Day (Texas), Theophany/ Epiphany (Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), National Popcorn Day (US), World Quark Day

20 January– Martyrs’ Day (Azerbaijan), Inauguration Day (US), Armed Forces Day (Mali), Heroes’ Day (Cape Verde), Cheese Day (US)

21 JanuaryNational Hug Day (US), Babinden (Bulgaria, Serbia), Lincoln Alexander Day (Canada), Birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra (Norway), Lady of Altagracia Day (Dominican Republic), Errol Barrow Day (Barbados), Grandmother’s Day (Poland), Flag Day (Quebec)

22 January- National Hot Sauce Day (US), Grandfather’s Day (Poland), Answer Your Cat’s Question Day, Day of Unity of Ukraine (Ukraine), Celebration of Life Day

23 January- Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti (Parakram Diwas), World Freedom Day (Taiwan and South Korea), Bounty Day (Pitcairn Island), Snow Plow Mailbox Hockey Day, Espousals of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic Church), National Pie Day (US)

24 January- National Girl Child Day, International Day of Education, National Peanut Butter Day (US), Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day, Unification Day (Romania)

25 JanuaryNational Tourism Day (India), National Voters Day (India), 2011 Revolution Day (Egypt), National Police Day (Egypt), Tatiana Day (Russia, Eastern Orthodox), A Room of One’s Own Day, Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches), Burns night (Scotland), Dydd Santes Dwynwen (Wales)

26 January- Republic Day (India), Australia Day, International Customs Day, Duarte Day (Dominican Republic), Liberation Day (Uganda), Engineer’s Day (Panama), International Environmental Education Day

27 January- Family Literacy Day (Canada), International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Day of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad (Russia), Saint Devota’s Day (Monaco), Holocaust Memorial Day (UK), Memorial Day (Italy) Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sweden), National Holocaust Memorial Day (Greece), Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity (Czech Republic), Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism (Germany), National Chocolate Cake Day (US), Feast of Saint Slava (Serbia)

28 January- Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, Data Privacy Day, Army Day (Armenia)

29 January- Kansas Day (Kansas, US), World Leprosy Day

30 January- Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s Day), Teacher’s Day (Greece), Day of Azerbaijani customs (Azerbaijan), Fred Korematsu Day (California, US), Day of Saudade (Brazil), National Inane Answering Message Day (US), World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day

31 January– Amartithi, Independence Day (Nauru), Me-Dam-Me-Phi (Ahom people), Street Children’s Day (Austria), International Zebra Day

Significant Month-long Occurrences in January

Apart from observing some significant event, there are certain month-long observances that falls in the moth of January 2024 as given below.

  1. Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (Canada)
  2. Dry January (United Kingdom)
  3. National Codependency Awareness Month (US)
  4. National Mentoring Month (US)
  5. National Healthy Weight Awareness Month (US)
  6. Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (US)
  7. Stalking Awareness Month (US)
  8. Veganuary

Important Days of January 2024 to be Observed in India

Check out a little bit about some important days observed in the month of January that are of national significance. Some of these days are observed as national or restricted holidays in India.

National Youth Day: National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January and is also the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. His birth anniversary was declared as Swami National Youth Day to honor the work he did for the upliftment of the youth. This day is observed in many schools, colleges and also at various centers of Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

Indian Army Day: 15 January is celebrated every year as Army Day in India, the day on which 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, General Fransis Bucher. On this day, Army Day parade is conducted in Cariappa Parade ground in Delhi cantonment.

National Tourism Day: Every year, January 25 is observed as National Tourism Day in India. The main idea behind observing this day is to let people know about the importance of tourism. A new theme is decided every year by the Government to celebrate this day. Each state celebrates this day according to their own unique culture.

Republic Day: Republic Day commemorates the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950. Observed all over the nation with zeal and excitement, the main celebration is held at Rajpath, New Delhi. The Republic Day celebration includes three main ceremonies- parade, beating retreat and award distribution.

Martyr’s Day: Observed on January 30th, Martyr’s Day marks the death anniversary on father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi who was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. On this day, a two-minute silence is observed throughout the country at 11 am. Other than this, death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru on 23 March is also observed as Martyr’s Day.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we celebrate World Hindi Day?

We celebrate world Hindi day on January 10 every year.

When is Indian Army Day in 2024?

We celebrate Indian Army Day on January 15.

When is World Quark Day?

It will be observed on January 19.

When do we observed Global Family Day?

January 1

How many special days are observed in January?

There are many special days that are observed in January and it also includes Global Family Day, World Braille Day, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, World Hindi Day, National Youth Day among others.

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