Important Days and Themes

Just remember the important days and themes from the given list . Themes of all important days are given.

December 2020

1st December 2020World AIDS DayTheme: Global solidarity, shared responsibility
1st December 202056th raising day of BSF (Border Security Force)
2nd December 2020International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
2nd December 2020National Pollution Control Day
2nd December 2020World Computer Literacy Day
3rd December 2020International Day for DisabilitiesTheme: ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’
4th December 2020International Day of Banks
4th December 2020Indian Navy DayTheme: ‘Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive’
5th December 2020International Volunteer Day or International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social DevelopmentTheme: ‘Together We Can Through Volunteering’
5th December 2020World Soil Day
6th December 2020Mahaparinirvana Divas
7th December 2020International Civil Aviation DayTheme: ‘Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development’
7th December 2020Armed Forces Flag Day
9th December 2020International Anti-Corruption DayTheme: Recover with Integrity
9th December 2020International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
10th December 2020World Human Rights DayTheme: Recover Better-Stand Up for Human Rights
11th December 2020International Mountain DayTheme: Mountain Biodiversity
11th December 2020UNICEF Day
12th December 2020International Day of Neutrality
12th December 2020International Universal Health Coverage DayTheme: Health for all: Protect everyone
14th December 2020National Energy Conservation Day
16th December 2020Victory day or Vijay Diwas
18th December 2020International Migrants DayTheme: ‘Reimagining Human Mobility’
18th December 2020UN Arabic Language Day
19th December 2020Goa Liberation Day
20th December 2020International Human Solidarity Day
22nd December 2020National Mathematics Day
23rd December 2020National Farmers Day or Kisan Diwas
24th December 2020National Consumer Rights Day
25th December 2020Good Governance Day

November 2020

1st November 2020World Vegan Day
2nd November 2020International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalism
5th November 2020World Tsunami Awareness Day
6th November 2020International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
7th November 2020National Cancer Awareness Day
8th November 2020International Day for RadiologyTheme: ‘Radiologists and Radiographers supporting patients during COVID-19’
9th November 2020National Legal service Day
10th November 2020World Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentTheme: Science for and with Society
11th November 2020National Education Day
12th November 2020Public Service Broadcasting Day
12th November 2020World Pneumonia Day
13th November 2020National Ayurveda Day
13th November 2020World Kindness DayTheme: The World We Make-Inspire Kindness’
14th November 2020World Diabetes DayTheme: ‘The Nurse and Diabetes’
15th November 2020World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsTheme: ‘First Responders’
15th November to 21st November 2020National Newborn WeekTheme: ‘Quality, Equity, Dignity for every newborn at every health facility and everywhere’
16th November 2020International Day of Tolerance
16th November 2020National Press Day 
16th November to 22nd November 202059th National Pharmacy WeekTheme: Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals
17th November 2020National Epilepsy Day 
17th November 2020International Students Day
18th November 2020National Naturopathy Day
18th November 2020World COPD DayTheme: ‘Living Well with COPD-Everybody, Everywhere’
18th November to 24th November 2020World Antimicrobial Awareness WeekTheme: ‘United to Preserve Antimicrobials’
19th November 2020World Toilet DayTheme: ‘Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change’
19th November to 25th November 2020World Heritage Week
20th November 2020Africa Industrialization DayTheme: ‘Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization in the AfCFTA Era’
20th November 2020World Children’s Day
21st November 2020World Fisheries Day
21st November 2020World Television Day
23rd November to 27th November 2020Aviation Safety Awareness Week by Airport Authority of India (AAI)
25th November 2020International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
26th November 2020National Milk Day
26th November 2020Indian Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas
29th November 2020Important Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
30th November 2020Day of Remembrance for all victims of chemical warfare

October 2020

1st October 2020International Day of Older PersonsTheme: Pandemics: Do they change how we address age and ageing?
2nd October 2020International Day of Non-Violence
4th October 2020World Animal Welfare Day
4th October to 10th October 2020World Space WeekTheme: Satellites Improve Life
5th October 2020World Teacher’s DayTheme: ‘Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future’
5th October 2020World Habitat DayTheme: ‘Housing for all- A better urban future’
2nd October to 8th October 2020National Wild Life WeekTheme: ‘RoaR (Roar and Review)-Exploring Human-Animal Relationship’
7th October 2020World Cotton Day
8th October 2020Indian Air Force Day
9th October 2020World Post Day
10th October 2020National Postal Day
10th October 2020World Mental Health DayTheme: ‘Mental Health for All’
9th October to 15th October 2020National Postal WeekEvery Year National Postal Week is marked to create awareness about the role of postal services in the country.
10th October 2020World Migratory DayTheme: ‘Birds Connect Our World’
11th October 2020International Day of Girl ChildTheme: ‘My Voice,Our Equal Future’
12th October 2020World Arthritis Day
13th October 2020International Day for Disaster Reduction
14th October 2020International Standards Day or World Standards DayTheme: ‘Protecting the planet with standards’
15th October 2020World Students Day
15th October 2020International Day of Rural WomenTheme: ‘Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19’
15th October 2020Global Handwashing DayTheme: ‘Hand Hygiene for all’
16th October 2020World Food DayTheme: ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together’
17th October 2020International Day of Eradication of PovertyTheme: ‘Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all’
20th October 2020World Statistics DayTheme: ‘Connecting the World with data we can trust’
20th October 2020World Osteoporosis DayTheme: ‘That’s Osteoporosis’
20th October 2020International Chef’s DayTheme: ‘Healthy food for the future’
21st October 2020National Police Commemoration Day
22nd October 2020International Stuttering Awareness DayTheme: ‘Journey of Words- Resilience and Bouncing Back’
23rd October 2020World Snow Leopard Day
24th October 2020World Polio DayTheme: ‘A win against polio is a win for global health’
24th October 2020World Development Information Day
24th October 2020United Nations Day
27th October 2020World Day for Audiovisual HeritageTheme: Your Window to the World
27th October to 2nd November 2020Vigilance Awareness Week
27th October 202074th Infantry Day of Indian Army
28th October 2020International Animation Day
29th October 2020International Internet Day
31st October 2020National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
31st October 2020World Cities Day

September 2020

2nd September 2020World Coconut Day
5th September 2020International Day of Charity
5th September 2020National Teachers Day
7th September 2020International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
8th September 2020International Literacy DayTheme: ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’
9th September 2020International Day to Protect Education from Attack
10th September 2020World Suicide Prevention DayTheme: ‘Working together to prevent suicide’
12th September 2020International Day for South-South Cooperation
12th September 2020World First Aid Day
14th September 2020Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day
15th September 2020Engineers Day
15th September 2020International Day of Democracy
16th September 2020International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer Theme: ‘Ozone for Life: 35 years of ozone layer protection’
17th September 2020World Patient Safety Day Theme: ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’
18th September 2020World Bamboo Day Theme: BAMBOO NOW 
18th September 2020International Equal Pay Day 
18th September 2020World Water Monitoring Day Theme: ‘Solve Water’
19th September 2020International Coastal Clean-Up DayTheme: ‘Achieving a trash-free Coastline’
21st September 2020World Alzheimer DayTheme: ‘Let’s talk about dementia’
21st September 2020International Day of Peace or World Peace DayTheme: ‘Shaping Peace Together’
22nd September 2020World Rhino DayTheme: Five Rhino Species Forever
23rd September 2020International Day of Sign LanguagesTheme: Sign Languages are for Everyone
25th September 2020World Pharmacist DayTheme: Transforming Global Health
25th September 2020National Antyodaya Diwas
26th September 2020World Environmental Health DayTheme: Environmental health, a key public intervention in disease pandemic prevention
27th September 2020World Tourism DayTheme: Tourism and Rural Development
28th September 2020International Day for Universal Access to InformationTheme: Access to information- Saving Lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!
28th September 2020World Rabies DayTheme: ‘End Rabies- Collaborate, Vaccinate’
29th September 2020World Heart DayTheme: Use Heart to Beat Cardiovascular Disease
29th September 2020International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste ReductionTheme: Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet
30th September 2020International Translation DayTheme: Finding the words for a world in crisis

August 2020

1st August 2020Muslim Women’s Right Day
3rd August 2020World Sanskrit Day
6th August 2020Hiroshima Day
7th August 2020National Handloom Day
8th August 202078th Anniversary of Quit India Movement or August Kranti Din
9th August 2020International Day of World’s Indigenous PeopleTheme: ‘COVID-19 and Indigenous People Resilience’
10th August 2020World Biofuel DayTheme: ‘Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat’
12th August 2020International Youth DayTheme: Youth Engagement for Global Action
12th August 2020World Elephant Day
13th August 2020World Organ Donation Day
13th August 2020International Left Handers Day
15th August 202074th Independence Day of India
19th August 2020World Humanitarian Day
19th August 2020World Photography Day
20th August 2020Renewable Energy Day or Indian Akshay Urja
20th August 2020Harmony Day or Sadbhavana Diwas
21st August 2020International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
21st August 2020World Senior Citizen Day
23rd August 2020International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
24th August To 28th August 2020World Water Week 2020Theme: ‘Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action’
26th August 2020Women’s Equality Day
29th August 2020International Day against Nuclear Tests
29th August 2020National Sports Day
29th August 2020Telugu Language Day
30th August 2020International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances

July 2020

1st July 2020National Charted Accountants DayTo commemorate the finding of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
1st July 2020National Doctors DayTheme: Lessen the mortality of COVID-19
1st July 2020National Poster Workers DayTo the recognition of postal workers across the world.
2nd July 2020World Sports Journalist DayTo acknowledge the work of sports journalists & to encourage them to do better at their work.
4th July 2020International Day of Cooperatives
4th July 2020Dharma Chakra DayThe day was inaugurated by President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
7th July 2020World Chocolate Day/ International Chocolate day
10th July 2020National Fish Farmers Day
11th July 2020World Population DayTheme: Putting the brakes on COVID 19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls
12th July 2020World Malala Day
15th July 2020World Youth Skills DayTheme: ‘Skills for Resilient Youth’
17th July 2020World Day for International Justice
18th July 2020Nelson Mandela International Day
20th July 2020World Chess Day
23rd July 2020National Broadcasting Day
26th July 2020Kargil Vijay Diwas
27th July 2020Raising Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
28th July 2020World Hepatitis DayTheme: ‘Hepatitis: free future’
28th July 2020World Nature Conservation Day
29th July 2020International Tiger Day
30th July 2020World Day against Trafficking in PersonsTheme: ‘Committed to the Cause-Working on the Frontline to end Human Trafficking’
30th July 2020International Day of FriendshipThis day is celebrated to mark the importance of friends and friendship in life.

June 2020

1st June 2020World Milk Day
1st June 2020Global Day of Parents
2nd June 2020Telangana Formation Day
3rd June 2020World Bicycle Day
4th June 2020International Day of Innocent Children of Aggression
5th June 2020World Environment Day
6th June 2020Russian Language Day
7th June 2020World Food Safety Day
8th June 2020World Oceans DayTheme: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean
9th June 2020World Accreditation Day (WAD)Theme: Accreditation: Improving Food Safety
12th June 2020World Day against Child Labour
13th June 2020International Albinism Awareness DayTheme: Made to Shine
14th June 2020World Blood Donor DayTheme: ‘Safe Blood Save Lives’
15th June 2020World Elder Abuse Day
15th June 2020World Wind Day
16th June 2020International Day of Family RemittanceTheme: ‘Building resilience in times of crisis
17th June 2020World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtTheme: Food, Feed, Fibre- The links between consumption and land
18th June 2020Sustainable Gastronomy Day
18th June 2020Mask Day
19th June 2020International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
20th June 2020World Refugee DayTheme: Every Action Counts
21st June 2020International Day of YogaTheme: Yoga for Health- Yoga at Home
21st June 2020International Day of the celebration of the Solstice
21st June 2020World Music Day
21st June 2020World Hydrography DayTheme: Hydrography enabling autonomous technologies
23rd June 2020World Olympic Day
23rd June 2020UN Public Service Day
23rd June 2020International Widows Day
25th June 2020Day of Seafarer
26th June 2020International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
26th June 2020International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingTheme: Better Knowledge for Better Care
27th June 2020Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Day
29th June 2020National Statistics Day
30th June 2020International Asteroid Day
30th June 2020International Day of Parliamentarism

May 2020

1st May 2020International Labour Day or Worker’s day
1st May 2020Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day
2nd May 2020World Tuna Day
2nd May 2020International Astronomy Day
3rd May 2020World Press Freedom DayTheme: “Journalism Without Fear or Favour.”
4th May 2020International Firefighter’s Day
5th May 2020World Asthma DayTheme: “Enough Asthma Deaths”
5th May 2020International Day of MidwifeTheme: Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize, unite-our time in NOW!
5th May 2020World Hand Hygiene Day
7th May 2020Vesak Day
7th May 2020World Athletics Day
8th May 2020World Red Cross Day
8th May 2020World Thalassaemia DayTheme: “The dawning of a new era for thalassemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients.”
9th May 2020World Migratory Bird DayTheme: ‘Birds Connect Our World’
11th May 2020National Technology Day
12th May 2020International Nurses DayTheme: ‘Nursing the World to health’
15th May 2020International Family Day
16th May 2020Armed Forces Day
16th May 2020International Day of Light
16th May 2020National Dengue Day
17th May 2020World Telecommunication and Information Society DayTheme: ‘Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
17th May 2020World Hypertension DayTheme: ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control it, live longer.’
18th May 2020International Museum DayTheme: ‘Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion’
20th May 2020World Bee DayTheme: Bee Engaged
20th May 2020World Metrology DayTheme: Measurements for Global Trade
21st May 2020World day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
21st May 2020International Tea Day
21st May 2020National Anti-Terrorism Day
22nd May 2020International Day for Biological DiversityTheme: Our Solutions are in Nature
23rd May 2020World Turtle DayTheme: ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’
25th May 2020World Thyroid Day
25th May 2020International Missing Children’s Day
28th May 2020International Day of Action for Women Health
28th May 2020World Hunger Day 
29th May 2020International Day of UN PeacekeepersTheme: Women in Peacekeeping: A key to Peace
30th May 2020Statehood Day of Goa
31st May 2020World No Tobacco Day or Anti-Tobacco DayTheme: Protecting Youth from Industry Manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

April 2020

1st April 2020Utkal Divas or Odisha Day
2nd April 2020World Autism Awareness DayTheme: “The Transition of Adulthood”
4th April 2020‘International Mine Awareness Day’
5th April 2020National Maritime Day
5th April 2020International Day of Conscience
6th April 2020International Day of sports and Development PeaceIt is marked with a view as an annual celebration power of sports in making social change, developing committee, foster peace, and understanding.
7th April 2020World Health DayTheme: Support Nurses and Midwives
7th April 2020International Day of ReflectionOn the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
10th April 2020World Homeopathy DayTheme: ‘Linking Research with education and clinical practice: Advancing scientific collaborations’.
11th April 2020National Safe Motherhood Day
12th April 2020International Day of Human Space FlightThe day commemorates the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s spaceflight in 1961 which was the first human space flight.
14th April 2020World Chagas Disease Day
14th April 2020National Fire Service DayTheme: “Samanamagni – Saranam Agni”
15th April 2020World Art Day
15th April 2020Himachal Day
17th April 2020World Hemophilia DayTheme: “Get + Involved”
18th April 2020World Heritage DayTheme: ‘Shared Cultures, Thread Heritage, Shared Responsibility’
19th April 2020World Liver Day
20th April 2020UN Chinese Language Day
21st April 2020Civil Service Day
21st April 2020World Creativity and Innovation Day
22nd April 2020Earth Day or International Mother Earth DayTheme: Climate Action
23rd April 2020World Book and Copyright DayTheme: KL Baca-Caring through reading
23rd April 2020English Language Day
23rd April 2020International Girls in ICT dayTheme: Expand horizons, change attitudes
24th April 2020National Panchayati Raj DayOn this day, the Constitution of India recognized Panchayats as ‘Institutions of self-government’. 
24th April 2020International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
24th To 30th April 2020World Immunization WeekTheme: ‘#VaccinesWork for All.’
25th April 2020World Malaria DayTheme: ‘Zero malaria starts with me’
25th April 2020International Delegate’s DayTo raise the awareness of the role of the representatives and delegates of the Member States to the United Nations.
25th April 2020World Penguin Day
25th April 2020World Veterinary DayTheme: ‘Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.’
26th April 2020World Intellectual Property DayTheme: ‘Innovate for a Green Future’
26th April 2020International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
28th April 2020World day for Safety and Health at WorkTheme: Safety and Health at work can save lives
29th April 2020International Dance Day
29th April 2020International Guide Dog Day
29th April 2020Ayushman Bharat DiwasTo promote affordable medical facilities in remote areas of the country based on the socio-economic status.
30th April 2020International Jazz Day

March 2020

2nd March 2020Zero Discrimination DayTheme: ZERO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
3rd March 2020World Wildlife DayTheme: “Sustaining all life on earth”
3rd March 2020World Hearing DayTheme: “Hearing for life. Don’t let hearing loss limit you”.
4th March 2020National Safety DayTo raise awareness about the safety measures to prevent mishaps and accidents due to lack of awareness.
7th March 2020Jan Aushadhi DiwasTo create awareness and providing a thrust to the use of generic medicines.
8th March 2020International Women’s DayTheme: ‘An equal world is an enabled world’.
12th March 2020World Kidney DayTheme: “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere–from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care.”
15th March 2020World Consumer DayTo raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs.
16th March 2020National Vaccination DayTheme: VaccinesWork for All
18th March 2020Ordnance Factories DayThe day is celebrated by displaying the rifles, guns, artillery, ammunition, etc in exhibitions all over India.
18th March 2020Global Recycling DayTheme: “Recycling Heroes”
20th March 2020World Sparrow DayTheme: “I Love Sparrow”
20th March 2020International Day of HappinessTheme: ‘Happiness For All, Together’
20th March 2020French Language DayTo promote equal use of all six official working languages throughout the organization.
21st March 2020International Day of ForestsTheme: Forests and Biodiversity
21st March 2020International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationFor the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2020 is focused on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent.
21st March 2020World Down Syndrome DayTheme:  “We Decide”
21st March 2020World Poetry DayTo encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to encourage the teaching of poetry as well as to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music, and painting.
21st March 2020International Nowruz DayTo celebrate “Nowruz” which is an ancestral festivity and marks the first day of spring as well as the renewal of nature.
22nd March 2020World Water DayTheme: “Water and Climate Change”
23rd March 2020World Meteorological DayTheme: “Water and Climate Change”
24th March 2020World Tuberculosis DayTheme: ‘It’s Time’
24th March 2020International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims Theme: “Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero”
25th March 2020International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeTheme: “Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together”
25th March 2020International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersTo mobilize action, demand justice and strengthen our resolve to protect UN staff and peacekeepers, as well as our colleagues in the non-governmental community and the press.
27th March 2020World Theatre DayIt is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. 
30th March 2020Statehood DayPrime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Rajasthan on its State Day. 

February 2020

1st February 2020Foundation Day of the Indian Coast Guard
2nd February 2020World Wetlands DayTheme: “Wetlands and Biodiversity” 
4th February 2020World Cancer DayTheme: “I Am and I Will”
6th February 2020International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationTheme: Unleashing Youth Power
10th February 2020World Pulses DayTo recognize the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food.
10th February 2020National Deworming DayChildren and adolescents in the age group of 1 to 19 years are being administered a single dose of a safe medicine Albendazole in all states and Union Territories.
11th February 2020International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceTo recognize the critical role of women and girls play in science and technology.
11th February 2020World Unani DayTo mark the birth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan.
12th February 2020National Productivity Council (NPC)To promote productivity culture in India.
13th February 2020World Radio DayTheme: “Radio and Diversity”
13th February 2020National Womens DayThe day was designated to honour the work and contribution of Sarojini Naidu.
15th February 2020World Pangolin DayThis international effort raises awareness about pangolin species and mobilizes various stakeholders to speed up conservation efforts.
19th February 2020Soil Health Card DayTo commemorates the day Soil Health Card Scheme (SHC) was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on February 19, 2015, at Suratgarh, Rajasthan.
20th February 2020World Day of Social JusticeThe International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008.
20th February 2020Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram Statehood DayOn this day in 1987 and Mizoram was declared a state in 1972.
20th February 202070th National Democracy DayEvery year, Falgun 7 of the Nepali calendar is commemorated as the National Democracy Day in Nepal.
21st February 2020Matribhasha DiwasTheme: ‘Celebrating our Multilingual Heritage’
21st February 2020International Mother Language DayTheme: “Languages without borders.”
24th February 2020Central Excise DayTo honour the officers associated with CBEC and their services.

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