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Important Days in January 2024: Check National and International Dates List

Important Days in January 2024: January is the 1st month of both the Gregorian and Julian calendar. The first day of the month is called New Year’s Day. In this article, you can check out all the important days and dates in January 2024 of national and international significance.

Important Days in January 2024

DateImportant Days
January 1, 2024Global Family Day
January 2, 2024World Introvert Day
January 3, 2024International Mind Body Wellness Day
January 4, 2024World Braille Day
January 5, 2024National Birds Day
January 6, 2024World Day of War Orphans
January 7, 2024Mahayana New Year
January 8, 2024African National Congress Foundation Day
January 8, 2024Earth’s Rotation Day
January 9, 2024NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas
January 10, 2024World Hindi Day
January 11, 2024Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
January 11, 2024National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
January 12, 2024National Youth Day
January 13, 2024Lohri Festival
January 13, 2024National Road Safety Week
January 14, 2024Armed Forces Veterans Day
January 15, 2024Makar Sankranti
January 15, 2024Pongal
January 15, 2024Indian Army Day
January 16, 2024National Startup Day
January 16, 2024Martin Luther King Jr Day
January 17, 2024Benjamin Franklin Day
January 17, 2024Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
January 18, 2024Weedless Wednesday
January 19, 2024Kokborok Day
January 20, 2024Penguin Awareness Day
January 21, 2024Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya Foundation Day
January 23, 2024Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
January 24, 2024National Girl Child Day
January 24, 2024International Day of Education
January 25, 2024National Voters Day
January 25, 2024National Tourism Day
January 26, 2024Republic Day
January 26, 2024International Customs Day
January 27, 2024National Geographic Day
January 28, 2024Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
January 28, 2024K.M. Cariappa Jayanti
January 29, 2024Indian Newspaper Day
January 30, 2024Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas
January 30, 2024World Leprosy Day
January 31, 2024International Zebra Day

Important Days and Dates in January 2024

1 January – Global Family Day

The people observe Global Family Day, also known as World Peace Day on January 1 across the world. The day concretizes the idea of global unity and harmony in the minds of people. 

2 January- World Introvert Day

Every year, World Introvert Day is a special day celebrated on January 2, aimed at recognizing and appreciating the unique personalities and strengths of introverts. The day also aims to counter the often extrovert-centric world and mark the quiet power of introspective minds.

3 January- International Mind Body Wellness Day

Each year, the day of January 3 is observed as International Mind-Body Wellness Day. The day is an opportunity to commemorate how a healthy mind and healthy emotions. 

4 January – World Braille Day

World Braille Day is observed on January 4 every year. The day is a special day to remember Louis Braille, the person who created Braille, a way for blind people to read. It also appreciates how Braille has made life better for millions of blind people around the world.

5 January – National Bird Day

National Birds Day is observed annually on January 5. The day identifies the crucial roles birds play in our ecosystem. 

6 January – World Day for War Orphans

Every year, World Day for War Orphans is observed on January 6 across the world, aimed at highlighting the plight and challenges faced by orphans who have lost their parents as a result of wars and conflicts.

8 January – African National Congress Foundation Day

Every year, African National Congress Foundation Day is observed on January 8. On this day, the Africans fought for their rights with spears in their hand against British and Boer colonisers. The ANC believes the day is a struggle for freedom and justice. The African National Congress has consistently been in power since April 1994.

8 January – NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is observed on 9th January each year by the Republic of India. this day is also called Non-Resident Indian Day.

9th January: NRI Day or Parvasi Bharatiya Divas

NRI or Parvasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on 9th January, aimed at marking the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. It also highlights the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai.

10th January: World Hindi Day

Vishwa Hindi Diwas is observed on January 10 every year. World Hindi Day marks the occasion when Hindi was first spoken at the UNGA in the year 1949. Hindi is the 3rd most widely spoken language in the world. Mandarin Chinese and English are 1st and 2nd most widely spoken languages in the world.

11th January: National Human Traffic Awareness Day

11th January is observed as National Human Traffic Awareness Day to spread awareness regarding the persistent issue of human trafficking.

12th January: National Youth Day

The birth of Swami Vivekananda is observed as National Youth Day. The day is also known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti.

13th January: Lohri Festival

Lohri Festival is the 1st festival of the year and is mainly celebrated in Punjab and Haryana. It highlights the beginning of the harvest season.

14th January: Pongal

Pongal festival is celebrated for 4 days and is dedicated to Sun God. As per the Gregorian calendar, the Pongal festival will take place from 14 January to 17 January 2023.

15th January: Indian Army Day

Every year 15 January is celebrated as Indian Army Day to mark the day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa assumed charge as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.

21st January – Tripura, Manipura and Meghalaya Foundation Day

On 21st January, Tripura, Manipura, and Meghalaya were designated as states under the North Eastern Region Act, of 1971.

23rd January – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

23rd January marks the birthday of the famous freedom fighter of India Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti. Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa.

His army was called the Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. Subhas Chandra Bose directed an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War II.

24th January: National Girl Child Day

24th January is observed as National Girl Child Day to understand and emphasize the inequalities faced by the majority of girls in India.

25th January: National Voters Day

25th January is marked as National Voters Day, aimed at encouraging young voters to take part in the political process.

26th January: Republic Day

On 26 November 1949, the Indian Constituent Assembly assumed the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. The Constitution came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system.

30th January- Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

30th January is observed as Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas to remember Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India.

Special Days in January 2024 in India:

DateImportant Days in January 2024 in India
9th January 2024Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
10th January 2024World Hindi Day
11th January 2024Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
11th – 17th January 2024National Road Safety Week
23rd January 2024Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24th January 2024National Girl Child Day
25th January 2024National Voters Day
25th January 2024National Tourism Day
26th January 2024Republic Day
28th January 2024Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30th January 2024Shaheed Diwas


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