Important days, Dates and Occasions for 2024: International and National Holidays

There are several international and national holidays that are significant to the entire world every month. Discover the list of public holidays, life anniversaries, birth dates, international and national days, significant dates and dates in PDF format, month-by-month important days, and much more. In addition to giving you a quick overview of significant dates in 2024, it will improve your knowledge and assist you in getting ready for competitive examinations like the State PCS, IAS, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, Banking Exams, RRB, etc. The significant days in 2024 will be restricted both domestically and globally.

List of Important Days February 2024

Date in February


1 February 

Indian Coast Guard Day

2 February 

World Wetlands Day

4 February 

World Cancer Day

5 February  to 13 February

Kala Ghoda Festival

6 February 

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 

6 February to 12 February 

International Development Week

8 February 

Safer Internet Day 

10 February 

National Deworming Day

10 February 

World Pulses Day

11 February 

World Day of the Sick

11 February 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

12 February 

Darwin Day

12 February 

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

12 February 

National Productivity Day

13 February 

World Radio Day

13 February 

Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary 

14 February 

Saint Valentine’s Day

14 February

Vasant Panchami

18 February to 27 February 

Taj Mahotsav

20 February 

Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day  /  World Day of Social Justice

21 February 

International Mother Language Day

22 February 

World Thinking Day

24 February 

Central Excise Day

27 February 

World NGO Day

28 February 

National Science Day / Rare Disease Day

List of Important Days March 2024


Important Days

1 March

Zero Discrimination Day /  World Civil Defence Day  /  Self Injury Awareness Day

3 March

World Wildlife Day  /  World Hearing Day

4 March

National Safety Day  /  Employee Appreciation Day

4 March

Ramakrishna Jayanti

8 March

International Women’s Day  

9 March

No Smoking Day  (Second Wednesday of March)

10 March

CISF Raising Day

12 March

Mauritius Day

14 March

Pi Day

14 March

International Day of Action for Rivers

15 March

World Consumer Rights Day

16 March

National Vaccination Day

18 March

Ordnance Factories Day (India)

20 March

International Day of Happiness

20 March

World Sparrow Day

20 March

Hindi New Year

21 March

World Forestry Day

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day

21 March

World Poetry Day

22 March

World Water Day

23 March

World Meteorological Day

24 March

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

24 March

Holika Dahan

25 March

International Day of the Unborn Child

25 March


25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

26 March

Purple Day of Epilepsy

27 March

World Theatre Day

29 March

Good Friday

List of Important Days April 2024


Name of Important Days

1 April

Odisha Foundation Day

1 April

Aprils Fools’ Day

1 April

Prevention of Blindness week

2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

4 April

International Day of Mine Awareness

5 April

National Maritime Day

7 April

World Health Day

9 April

Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year

10 April

World Homoeopathy Day (WHD)

11 April

National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)

11 April

National Pet Day

13 April

Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu

13 April

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

14 April

B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

14 April

Tamil New Year

15 April

Bengali New Year / Bihu

17 April

Rama Navami

17 April

World Haemophilia Day

18 April

World Heritage Day

21 April

National Civil Service Day

22 April

World Earth Day

23 April

Hanuman Jayanti

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day

24 April

National Panchayati Raj Day

25 April

World Malaria Day

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

30 April

World Veterinary Day

List of Important Days May 2024


 Important Days

1 May

International Labour Day or May Day  /  Maharashtra Day

Gujarat Day / World Laughter Day (first Sunday of May)

3 May

Press Freedom Day

3 May

World Asthma Day (First Tuesday of May)

4 May

Coal Miners Day  /  International Firefighter’s Day

7 May

World Athletics Day

8 May

World Red Cross Day

8 May

World Thalassaemia Day

8 May

Mother’s Day (Second Sunday of May)

9 May

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

11 May

National Technology Day

12 May

International Nurses Day

15 May

International Day of Families

17 May

World Telecommunication Day

17 May

World Hypertension Day

18 May

World AIDS Vaccine Day

18 May

International Museum Day

20 May

National Endangered Species Day (Third Friday in May)

21 May

National Anti-Terrorism Day

21 May

Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the May)

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

31 May

National Memorial Day (last Monday of May)

31 May

Anti-Tobacco Day

List of Important Days June 2024


 Important Days

1 June

World Milk Day

1 June

Global Day of Parents

2 June

International Sex Workers’ Day

2 June

Telangana Formation Day

3 June

World Bicycle Day

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5 June

World Environment Day

7 June

World Food Safety Day

8 June

World Brain Tumour Day

8 June

World Oceans Day

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

14 June

World Blood Donor Day

15 June

World Wind Day

15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16 June

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)

18 June

Autistic Pride Day

18 June

International Picnic Day

19 June

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

19 June

World Sauntering Day

20 June

World Refugee Day(International)

3rd Sunday of June

World Father’s Day

21 June

World Music Day

21 June

World Hydrography Day

21 June

International Yoga Day

23 June

International Olympic Day

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day

23 June

International Widow’s Day

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 June

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

29 June

National Statistics Day 

29 June

International Day of the Tropics

30 June

World Asteroid Day

List of Important Days July 2024


Name of Important Days

1 July


National Doctor’s Day

National Postal Worker Day

Canada Day

Chartered Accountants Day (India)

National U.S. Postage Stamp Day

National Gingersnap Day

2 July

World UFO Day

2 July

National Anisette Day

3 July

National Fried Clam Day

4 July

Independence Day USA

6 July

World Zoonoses Day

7 July

World Chocolate Day

7 July

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra

9 July

National Sugar Cookie Day

11 July

World Population Day

National 7-Eleven Day

12 July


National Simplicity Day

Paper Bag Day

Malala Day

14 July

Bastille Day or French National Day

15 July

World Youth Skills Day

15 July

Social Media Giving Day

17 July

World Day for International Justice

17 July

World Emoji Day

18 July

International Nelson Mandela Day

20 July

International Chess Day

20 July

Moon Day

21 July

Guru Purnima

22 July

Pi Approximation Day

22 July 

National Mango Day or Mango Day

22 July

Chandrayaan 2 launching date

24 July

National Thermal Engineer Day

24 July

National Parent’s Day (Fourth Sunday in July)

25 July

National Refreshment Day (Fourth Thursday in July)

26 July

Kargil Vijay Diwas

28 July

World Nature Conservation Day

28 July

World Hepatitis Day

29 July

International Tiger Day

30 July

International Friendship Day

List of Important Days August 2024


Important Days

6 August (First Sunday of August)

Friendship Day

1 August

National Mountain Climbing Day

1 August

Yorkshire Day

4 August

U.S. Coast Guard Day

6 August

Hiroshima Day       

7 August

National Handloom Day

8 August

Quit India Movement Day

9 August

Nagasaki Day

9 August

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples                        

9 August

Nag Panchami

12 August

International Youth Day

12 August

World Elephant Day

13 August

International Lefthanders Day

13 August

World Organ Donation Day

14 August

Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)

15 August

National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)

15 August

Independence Day in India

15 August

Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

16 August

Parsi New Year

16 August

Bennington Battle Day

17 August

Indonesian Independence Day

19 August

World Photography Day

19 August

World Humanitarian Day

19 August

Raksha Bandhan

20 August

World Mosquito Day

20 August

Sadbhavna Diwas

20 August

Indian Akshay Urja Day

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

23 August

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

26 August

Women’s Equality Day

26 August

Krishna Janmashtami

29 August

National Sports Day

31 August

Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

List of Important Days September 2024


Name of Important Days

1 September

National Nutrition Week

2 September

World Coconut Day

3 September

Skyscraper Day

5 September

International Day of Charity

5 September

Teachers’ Day (India)

7 September

Brazilian Independence Day

7 September

Ganesh Chaturthi

8 September

International Literacy Day

8 September

World Physical Therapy Day

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

11 September 

National Forest Martyrs Day

14 September

World First Aid Day

14 September

Hindi Diwas

15 September

Engineer’s Day (India)

15 September

International Day of Democracy

16 September

Malaysia Day

16 September

Vishwakarma Puja

16 September

World Ozone Day

17 September 

World Patient Safety Day

17 September


18 September 

 World Bamboo Day

19 September

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

21 September

International Day of Peace (UN)

21 September

World Alzheimer’s Day

22 September

Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)

22 September 

World Rhino Day

23 September 

International Day of Sign Languages

24 September

World Rivers Day

24 September

World Maritime Day

25 September

World Pharmacists Day

25 September 

Antyodaya Diwas

26 September

World Contraception Day

26 September

European Day of Languages

26 September

World Environmental Health Day

27 September

World Tourism Day

28 September

World Rabies Day

29 September

World Heart Day

30 September

International Translation Day

List of Important Days October 2024


Name of Important Days

1 October

International Day of the Older Persons

1 October

International Coffee Day

1 October

World Vegetarian Day

2 October

Gandhi Jayanti

2 October

International Day of Non-Violence

3 October

German Unity Day

4 October

World Animal Welfare Day

5 October

World Teachers’ Day

6 October

German-American Day

8 October

Indian Air Force Day

9 October

World Postal Day 

10 October

World Mental Health Day

11 October

International Day of the Girl Child

12 October


13 October

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

14 October

World Standards Day

15 October

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day           

15 October

Global Handwashing Day

15 October

World White Cane Day

15 October

World Students’ Day

16 October

World Food Day

16 October

World Spine Day

16 October

Boss Day

16 October

World Anaesthesia Day

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October

World Statistics Day

23 October

Mole Day

24 October

United Nations Day

24 October

World Development Information Day

29 October


30 October

World Thrift Day

31 October

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

Halloween Day

List of Important Days November 2024


Name of Important Days

1 November

World Vegan Day

1 November


1 November

All Saints’ Day

1 November

Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka Formation Day)

2 November

All Souls’ Day

3 November

Bhai Dooj

5 November

World Tsunami Awareness Day

6 November

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

7 November

Infant Protection Day

7 November

National Cancer Awareness Day

9 November

Iqbal Day

9 November

Legal Services Day

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development

11 November

Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)

11 November

National Education Day

11 November

World Usability Day (Second Thursday in November)

12 November

World Pneumonia Day

13 November

World Kindness Day

14 November

World Diabetes Day

14 November

Children’s Day

15 November

Guru Nanak Jayanti

16 November

International Day for Tolerance

17 November

National Epilepsy Day

19 November

International Men’s Day

19 November

World Toilet Day

20 November

Universal Children’s Day

20 November

Africa Industrialisation Day

21 November

World Television Day

21 November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

26 November

Constitution Day of India

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

30 November

Saint Andrew’s Day

List of Important Days December 2024


Name of Important Days

1 December

World AIDS Day

2 December

National Pollution Control Day

2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December

World Day of the Handicapped

4 December

Indian Navy Day

5 December

International Volunteer Day

5 December

World Soil Day

7 December

Armed Forces Flag Day

7 December

International Civil Aviation Day

9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day

10 December

Human Rights Day

11 December

International Mountain Day

14 December

National Energy Conservation Day

16 December

Vijay Diwas

18 December

Minorities Rights Day in India

18 December

International Migrants Day

19 December

Goa’s Liberation Day

20 December

International Human Solidarity Day

22 December

National Mathematics Day

23 December

Kisan Diwas

24 December

National Consumer Rights Day

25 December

Christmas Day

25 December

National Good Governance Day in memory of Atal Vihari Vajpayee Birthday

31 December

New Year’s Eve