List of National & International Important Days & Dates 2021: Month Wise

In India, people celebrate various important events annually. These significant events days and dates in 2021 are listed here monthly-wise for the sake of quick reference to you all. To mark the history or tradition of the event, we celebrate the days either national or international. As well as, some other important days and dates are marked to create awareness between people regarding essential things in the world such as awareness against any disease, poverty, etc.

Also, these important dates and days 2021 are very crucial for the students/candidates who are appearing for annual exams & competitive exams as they come under the GK General Knowledge section. So, check out this article completely & find month-wise national and international Important Days and Dates in 2021.

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List of Important Days & Dates 2021 (National and International) Month-wise

Here is the list of important national and international days & dates 2021 month-wise which helps you all in organizing the event before the day and celebrate them with great joy and happiness. Moreover, the
list of important days & dates 2021 national and international month-wise are very crucial for the students to attempt various competitive and government examinations like RRB NTPC, SSC CGL, etc.

Also Check: Important Dates in Indian History

The list of significant dates and days of the year 2021 stated below are divide across all the months. Have a look at the provided Month-wise important dates and days in 2021 & memorize them easily to answer 2 to 3 questions in every competitive exam.

Important Days, Events & Dates of January 2021

The name January comes from the Roman god of beginnings and endings. January is the first month of the new year and the month of new beginnings with new things, possibilities and establishes the ability to see all things past and future. It marks a very special day for Indians ie., Republic Day of India. Here is the list of important days (National and International) in January 2021.

  • 1-January-2021: New Year’s Day, Global Family Day
  • 4-January-2021: World Braille Day
  • 6-January-2021: World War Orphans Day, National Technology Day
  • 9-January-2021: NRI Day (Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas)
  • 10-January-2021: World Hindi Day
  • 11-January-2021: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Road Safety Week
  • 12-January-2021: National Youth Day,
  • 13-January-2021: Lohri Day
  • 14-15 January-2021: Makar Sankranti or Pongal (Makara Sankranti is set by the solar cycle of the Hindu lunisolar calendar and is observed on a day which usually falls on 14 January of the Gregorian calendar, but sometimes on 15 January).
  • 15-January-2021: Indian Army day
  • 18 – January-2021: National Immunization Day (Polio Day)
  • 23-January-2021: Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti
  • 25-January-2021: National Voters day, National Tourism Day
  • 26-January-2021: India’s Republic Day, International Customs Day
  • 27-January-2021: International Day of Commemoration
  • 30-January-2021: Martyrs’ Day
  • 31-January-2021(Last Sunday): World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Dates and Days of February 2021

February month imprints the significant days that demand the focus of the whole world. A few special events & dates marks in the month of February are World Cancer Day, International Day of Women’s Health, World Sustainable Energy Day, World Day of Social Justice, etc.

  • 2-February-2021: World Wetlands Day
  • 4-February-2021: World Cancer Day
  • 6-February-2021: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • 5-February-2021: Safer Internet Day (second day of the second week of February)
  • 10-February-2021: National De-worming Day
  • 11-February-2021: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • 12-February-2021: National Productivity Day
  • 13-February-2021: World Radio Day, National Women’s Day (Birth Date of Sarojini Naidu)
  • 14-February-2021: Valentine Day
  • 20-February-2021: World Day of Social Justice
  • 21-February-2021: International Mother Language Day
  • 24-February-2021: Central Excise Day
  • 27-February-2021: World NGO Day
  • 28-February-2021: National Science Day
  • 28/29-February-2021: Rare Disease Day

Important Days and Dates of March 2021

March is the first month of the Spring season and also animals start waking up from hibernation this month. March name is dedicated to the Roman god of war, Mars. So in the earliest Roman Calendar, march month is the first month. No Smoking Day, National Vaccination Day, Self-Injury Awareness Day, World Oral Health Day, World Down Syndrome Day, etc are some special days noticeable in the month of March. Below are some other important national and international dates and days in march 2021.

  • 1-March-2021: Zero Discrimination Day; World Civil Defence Day
  • 3-March-2021: World Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day
  • 4-March-2021: National Security Day
  • 8-March-2021: International Women’s Day
  • 10-March-2021 (Second Wednesday of March): No Smoking Day
  • 12-March-2021: World Kidney Day
  • 14 -March-2021 (Second Thursday of March): World Kidney Day
  • 14-March-2021: International Day of Action for Rivers, Pi Day
  • 15-March-2021: World Consumer Rights Day
  • 18-March-2021: Ordnance Factories Day (India)
  • 20-March-2021: International Day of Happiness; World Sparrow day
  • 21-March-2021: World Forestry Day; World Down Syndrome Day; World Poetry Day
  • 22-March-2021: World Day for Water, Bihar Day
  • 23-March-2021: World Meteorological Day
  • 24-March-2021: World TB Day
  • 27-March-2021: World Theatre Day

Important Days and Dates of April 2021

In the southern hemisphere, the spring season starts in the April month and it is related to birth blossom Daisy or Sweet Pea. On the 13th of this month in Punjab, India in the year 1919, the shameful Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre happened. Also, you can observe other important events in April such as World Autism Awareness Day, World Earth Day, B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day, etc.

  • 1-April-2021: Utkal Diwas
  • 2-April-2021: World Autism Awareness Day
  • 4-April-2021: International Day for Mine Awareness
  • 5-April-2021: National Maritime Day
  • 7-April-2021: World Health Day
  • 10-April-2021: World Homeopathy Day
  • 11-April-2021: National Safe Motherhood Day; National Pet Day
  • 13-April-2021: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Ugadi
  • 17-April-2021: World Haemophilia Day
  • 18-April-2021: World Heritage Day
  • 19-April-2021: World Liver Day
  • 21-April-2021: Secretaries’ Day; Civil Services Day
  • 22-April-2021: Earth Day
  • 23-April-2021: World Book and Copyright Day
  • 24-April-2021: National Panchayati Day
  • 25-April-2021: World Malaria Day
  • 26-April-2021: World Intellectual Property Day
  • 27-April-2021: World Veterinary Day
  • 28-April-2021: World Day for Safety and Health at Work;
  • 29-April-2021: International Dance Day
  • 30-April-2021: Ayushman Bharat Diwas

Special Days and Dates of May 2021

The month of May represents the various working groups and imprints days like International Labour Day, Coal Miners Day, International Firefighter’s Day, International Nurses Day, etc. The fifth month of the year is May in the Gregorian calendar. In addition, this month addresses some important concerns by acknowledging World Asthma Day, National Anti-Terrorism Day, and National Endangered Species Day.

  • 1-May-2021: Workers’ Day (International Labour Day), Maharashtra Day
  • 3-May-2021: Press Freedom Day
  • 2- May-2021 (1st Sunday): World Laughter Day
  • 4- May-2021 (1st Tuesday): World Asthma Day
  • 4-May-2021: Coal Miners’ Day; International Firefighters Day
  • 7-May-2021: World Athletics Day
  • 8-May-2021: World Red Cross Day; World Thalassaemia Day
  • 9-May-2021 (2nd Sunday): Mother’s Day
  • 11-May-2021: National Technology Day
  • 12-May-2021: International Nurses Day
  • 15-May-2021: International Day of the Family
  • 17-May-2021: World Telecommunication Day; World Hypertension Day
  • 18-May-2021: World AIDS Vaccine Day; International Museum Day
  • 21-May-2021: National Anti-Terrorism Day
  • 22-May-2021: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 24-May-2021: Commonwealth Day
  • 31-May-2021: Anti-tobacco Day

Important Days and Dates of June 2021

One more month that relies on mindfulness in terms of important troubles in the different fields of life is June. Many occasions such as World Environment Day, World Food Safety Day, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, International Day against Drug Abuse, and Illicit Trafficking are celebrated in the month of June every year.

  • 1-June-2021: World Milk Day
  • 3-June-2021: World Bicycle Day
  • 4-June-2021: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • 5-June-2021: World Environment Day
  • 7-June-2021: World Food Safety Day
  • 8-June-2021: World Ocean Day, World Brain Tumour Day
  • 12-June-2021: Anti-Child Labor Day
  • 13-June-2021: International Albinism Awareness Day
  • 14-June-2021: World Blood Donor Day
  • 15-June-2021: World Wind Day
  • 20-June-2021: World Refugee Day
  • 20-June-2021 (3rd Sunday): Father’s Day
  • 21-June-2021: International day of yoga, World Music Day, World Hydrography Day
  • 23-June-2021: United Nations Public Service Day, International Olympic Day
  • 26-June-2021: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Important Days and Dates of July 2021

People feel relax when July month arrives because half of the year was passed and enters into the next half of the calendar. July marks as the seventh month in the Gregorian calendar. A few important events & dates in this July month are USA Independence Day, Kargil Vijay Diwas (India), International Nelson Mandela Day, World Nature Conservation Day, etc

  • 1-July-2021: Doctor’s Day
  • 6-July-2021: World Zoonoses Day
  • 11-July-2021: World Population Day
  • 17-July-2021: World Day for International Justice
  • 18-July-2021: International Nelson Mandela Day
  • 28-July-2021: World Hepatitis Day

Significant Events and Dates of August 2021

The eight-month of the year is August and it is marked as an Independence Day for countries such as India, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Other Special days & dates observed in this month like Women’s Equality Day, Friendship Day, International Youth Day, Day of the World’s Indigenous People, and much more are listed below.

  • 8-August-2021 (1st Sunday): International Friendship Day
  • 6-August-2021: Hiroshima Day
  • 9-August-2021: Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day, IntI. Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • 12-August-2021: International Youth Day
  • 15-August-2021: Indian Independence Day
  • 15-August-2021: Sanskrit Day (Date may vary every year as it is celebrated on the Shrawan Poornima on Full Moon day according to the Hindu Calendar)
  • 19-August-2021: Photography Day; World Humanitarian Day
  • 29-August-2021: National Sports Day

Important Days and Dates of September 2021

According to the Gregorian calendar, the ninth month of the year is September. This month holds numerous important events and dates such as World Suicide Prevention Day, World Heart Day International Literacy Day, World Ozone Day, International Day of Peace and Non-Violence (UN), and many more.

  • 2-September-2021: Coconut Day
  • 5-September-2021: Teachers’ Day
  • 8-September-2021: International Literacy Day
  • 14-September-2021: Hindi Diwas
  • 15-September-2021: Engineers’ Day; International Day of Democracy
  • 16-September-2021: World Ozone Day; International Day for Preservation
  • 21-September-2021: Alzheimer’s Day; Day for Peace & Non-violence (UN)
  • 22-September-2021: Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)
  • 23-September-2021: International Day of Sign Languages
  • 26-September-2021: Day of the Deaf; World Contraception Day
  • 27-September-2021: World Tourism Day; World Maritime Day
  • 29-September-2021: World Heart Day
  • 30-September-2021: International Translation Day
  • 26-September-2021 (fourth Sunday of September): world rivers day

Important Days and Dates of October 2021

October month is the 10th month of the year and it starts with a great event on Oct 2nd ie., Gandhi Jayanti, International Day of Non-Violence. This day marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian nationalist who employed a successful campaign for India’s independence with complete non-violence. However, we all celebrate the Indian Air Force Day this month on October 8th every year.

  • 1-October-2021: International Day for the Elderly
  • 2-October-2021: Gandhi Jayanthi; International Day of Non-Violence
  • 4-October-2021(first Monday): World Habitat Day
  • 4-October-2021: World Animal Welfare Day
  • 8-October-2021: Indian Air Force Day
  • 9-October-2021: World Post Office Day
  • 10-October-2021: National Post Day; World Mental Health Day
  • 11-October-2021: National Girl Child Day
  • 14-October-2021 (2nd Thursday): World Sight Day
  • 13-October-2021: UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • 14-October-2021: World Standards Day
  • 15-October-2021: World Students Day; World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)
  • 16-October-2021: World Food Day
  • 24-October-2021: UN Day; World Development Information Day
  • 30-October-2021: World Thrift Day
  • 31-October-2021: National Unity Day

Major Events and Dates of November 2021

Most of the important events as well as the special dates for the month of November are enlisted below for the sake of quick revision. International events & festivals like Thanksgiving day and Black Friday in the USA are celebrated in November month every year. Also, on the 14th of November Indian people celebrates Children’s Day as an honor to India’s First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • 5-November-2021: World tsunami day
  • 7-November-2021: National Cancer Awareness Day
  • 9-November-2021: Legal Services Day
  • 14-November-2021: Children’s Day; Diabetes Day
  • 17-November-2021: National Epilepsy Day
  • 20-November-2021: Africa Industrialization Day
  • 21-November-2021: World Television Day
  • 29-November-2021: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

Important Days and Dates of December 2021

The end of the year is December and it gives great joy and festivals such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Even other important events are fallen on this month like World AIDS Day, Human Rights Day, International Human Solidarity Day, Minorities Rights Day (India), etc.

  • 1-December-2021: World AIDS Day
  • 2-December-2021: National Pollution Control
  • 3-December-2021: World Day of the Handicapped
  • 4-December-2021: Indian Navy Day
  • 7-December-2021: Indian Armed Forces Flag Day
  • 10-December-2021: Human Rights Day;
  • 11-December-2021: International Mountain Day
  • 14-December-2021: World Energy Conservation Day
  • 16-December-2021: Vijay Diwas
  • 18-December-2021: Minorities Rights Day (India)
  • 22-December-2021: National Mathematics Day
  • 23-December-2021: Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)
  • 24-December-2021: National Consumers Day
  • 25-December-2021: Christmas Day

FAQs on Major Events and Dates in 2021

1. What are important dates & days in January 2021 for IAS Exam?

Here is the list of National & International Dates for the IAS Exam in January month that helps students to memorize and revise easily on a daily basis.

  • 4th Jan: International World Braille Day,
  • 6th Jan: World Day -War Orphans,
  • 9th Jan: NRI Day,
  • 10th Jan: World Hindi Day,
  • 11th Jan: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day,
  • 12th Jan: National Youth Day (India),
  • 15th Jan: Army Day (India),
  • 17th Jan: World Religion Day,
  • 24th Jan: National Girl child day (India),
  • 25th Jan: Tourism Day and National Voters Day (India),
  • 26th Jan: Republic Day (India),
  • 27th Jan: International Holocaust Remembrance Day,
  • 30th Jan: Martyrs’ Day,
  • Last Sunday of January: World Leprosy Eradication Day.

2. What is the next important day in the month of March?

Various events, festivals, and important days of the national and international fall in the month of March. The next important day in March 2021 is 20th March 2021: International Day of Happiness and 28th March 2021: Holi Festival. 

3. Which days are celebrated in August?

The following days are very important to celebrate in August month of the year and remember these special days for answering the questions in various exams.

  • 1st Aug 2021: Clergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day,
  • 6th Aug 2021: Hiroshima Day,
  • 9th Aug 2021:  Nagasaki Day & International Day of the World’s Indigenous People,
  • 12th Aug 2021: International Youth Day,
  • 15th Aug 2021:  India’s Independence Day,
  • 19th Aug 2021: World Humanitarian Day,
  • 20th Aug 2021: World Mosquito Day,
  • 22nd Aug 2021: World Senior Citizen Day,
  • 23rd Aug 2021: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition,
  • 29th Aug 2021: National Sports Day (India) & International Day against Nuclear Tests.

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