Global Family Day (1 January)
Global Family Day encourages all people to share their love and spend this time in peace, regardless of language, religion, country, race, or political affiliation. 01-Jan-2023.
World Braille Day (4 January)
World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4th every year to honor Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille script, and to raise awareness about the importance of Braille as a means of communication for blind and visually impaired individuals. The day was first established by UNESCO in 2019, on the bicentennial of Braille’s birth. Events and activities are held worldwide to promote Braille literacy and to advocate for the rights of blind and visually impaired individuals to access information and education. The day also serves as a reminder of the ongoing need for accessible materials, technology, and training for Braille users.
National Bird Day (5 Jan)
On January 5th, National Bird Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the conservation of wild birds and their habitats. There are events and activities held across the country to celebrate bird watching and educate people about birds and their habitats on this day, which is celebrated by bird enthusiasts, conservationists, and educators.
World War Orphans Day (6 Jan)
In order to raise awareness of war orphans, spread information about their plight, and emphasize the psychological, social, and physical obstacles that children face during their childhood, the World Day of War Orphans is observed on January 6 every year.
World Hindi Day (10 Jan)
It is celebrated on January 10 every year to commemorate World Hindi Day. The day also recognizes the cultural contribution of Hindi literature and language to the world.
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (11 Jan)
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is a U.S. observance on January 11th each year. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day serves as a call to action for everyone to learn the signs of human trafficking and to take action to end it.
National Youth Day (12 Jan)
National Youth Day is celebrated on January 12th in India, in honor of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a great spiritual leader and youth icon of India. He was a philosopher, monk, and the chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. On this day, various programs and competitions are organized by government and non-government organizations across India to promote the ideas of Swami Vivekananda and to encourage the youth to become responsible citizens and leaders.
Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day (14 Jan)
The Armed Forces Veterans’ Day is celebrated on 14th of January every year.
Indian Army Day (15 Jan)
Indian Army Day is celebrated on January 15th every year in India. The day marks the anniversary of the appointment of General (later Field Marshal) K.M. Cariappa as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1949. The day is celebrated to honor the sacrifices and contributions of the members of the Indian Army and to pay tribute to the veterans who have retired from the service. The day is marked by a variety of events and programs organized by the Indian Army, including parades, military band performances, and ceremonies to honor the veterans.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day (19 Jan)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day is celebrated on January 19th in India. NDRF is a specialized force under the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Indian government that responds to natural and man-made disasters. The day marks the raising of the NDRF on January 19, 2006.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti (23 Jan)
The Jayanti of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is celebrated on January 23rd every year in India. Netaji was an Indian nationalist leader who was a key figure in the Indian independence movement against British rule. He is remembered for his role as the leader of the Indian National Army (INA) during India’s struggle for freedom from British colonial rule.
National Girl Child Day (24 Jan)
National Girl Child Day is celebrated annually on January 24th in India. The day aims to raise awareness about the rights of the girl child and to promote the welfare and education of girls in India. On this day, various events and programs are organized by the government, NGOs, and schools to promote the education, health, and welfare of the girl child and to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality.
International Day of Education (24 Jan)
The International Day of Education is celebrated annually on January 24th. The day was established by the United Nations in 2018 to recognize the role of education in promoting peace and sustainable development. The day is marked by various events and activities organized by governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and educational institutions around the world to raise awareness about the importance of education, and to promote the right to education for all.
National Voters Day (India) (25 Jan)
National Voters Day is celebrated in India on January 25th every year. The day was established by the Election Commission of India in 2011 to increase voter awareness and participation in the electoral process. On this day, the Election Commission of India distributes voter ID cards to new voters, particularly first-time voters, as a symbol of their empowerment and participation in the democratic process.
National Tourism Day (25 Jan)
National Tourism Day is celebrated in India on January 25th every year. The day was established to raise awareness of the importance of tourism and to highlight the role it plays in the country’s economy. The day is marked by various events and programs organized by the Ministry of Tourism, state governments, and the Indian tourism industry to promote the country’s tourism potential, to showcase its rich cultural heritage, diverse geography, and to celebrate the contributions of the tourism industry to the country’s economy.
Republic Day (26 January)
Republic Day is a national holiday in India, celebrated on January 26th every year. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950, which established India as a republic. On this day, the President of India addresses the nation and a grand parade is held in the capital city, New Delhi, featuring a display of India’s cultural and military heritage, as well as floats representing different states of India. It is attended by dignitaries from other countries, government officials and the general public. Other celebrations include flag-hoisting ceremonies, patriotic songs, and cultural programs all over the country. The day is celebrated to honor the Constitution of India, which guarantees the rights and freedoms of its citizens.
International Customs Day (26 Jan)
International Customs Day is celebrated annually on January 26th by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and its member countries. The day was established to recognize the role of Customs in maintaining border security, facilitating trade and protecting society. This includes seminars, workshops, and other events that promote the work of Customs and its role in protecting society, and addressing challenges such as smuggling, illicit trade, and terrorism.
International Day of Commemoration (27 Jan)
International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is an annual observance on January 27th. It was established by the United Nations in 2005 to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust, which was the systematic persecution and murder of six million Jews and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. The day serves as a reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, and as a call to action to help prevent genocide and other crimes against humanity in the future.
Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas (30 Jan)
Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas is a national holiday in India, observed on January 30th every year. It is also known as “Sarvodaya Day” or “Mahatma Gandhi Martyrdom Day” It is the day when Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement, was assassinated on January 30, 1948. He was a political and spiritual leader who led the Indian National Congress and is considered the father of the Nation. The day is also marked by a two-minute silence observed all over the country as a mark of respect to the martyrs.