List of Important Days and Dates 2020 | National and International Importance


Here is the complete month-wise list of Important Days in 2020. In the previous few years, it has been noticed that questions from important days have been asked in the General Awareness section of various competitive exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, RRB NTPC, State PCS, etc. So as to prepare well for General Knowledge keep revising this list.

 

Important Days in January 2020

  1. January 1: Global Family Day
  2. January 4: World Braille Day
  3. January 9: NRI Day
  4. January 10: World Hindi Day
  5. January 11: Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
  6. January 12: National Youth Day
  7. January 13: Lohri Day
  8. January 14: Makar Sankrantri
  9. January 15: Army Day
  10. January 23: Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti
  11. January 25: National Voters Day
  12. January 25: National Tourism Day
  13. January 26: India’s Republic Day
  14. January 26: International Customers Day
  15. January 27: International Day of Commemoration
  16. January 28: Birth anniversary of Lal Lajpat Rai
  17. January 30: Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Divas
  18. January (last Sunday): World Leprosy Eradication

 

Important Days in February 2020

  1. February 1-9: Kala Ghoda Festival
  2. February 1: Indian Coast Guard Day
  3. February 1: Surajkund Crafts Mela
  4. February 2: World Wetlands Day
  5. February 4: World Cancer Day
  6. February 6: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  7. February 10: National De-worming Day
  8. February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  9. February 12: National Productivity Day
  10. February 12: Darwin’s Day
  11. February 13: World Radio Day
  12. February 13: National Women’s Day (Birth Anniversary of Sarojini Naidu)
  13. February 14: Valentine Day
  14. February 20: World Day of Social Justice
  15. February 20: Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day
  16. February 21: International Mother Language Day
  17. February 24: Central Excise Day
  18. February 27: World NGO Day
  19. February 28: National Science Day

 

Important Days in March 2020

  1. March 1: Zero Discrimination Day
  2. March 1: World Civil Defence Day
  3. March 3: World Wildlife Day
  4. March 3: World Hearing Day
  5. March 4: National Security Day
  6. March 8: International Women’s Day
  7. March 12: World Kidney Day
  8. March 14: International Day of Happiness
  9. March 15: World Consumer Right Day
  10. March 18: Ordnance Factories Day (India)
  11. March 20: International Day of Happiness
  12. March 20: World Sparrow Day
  13. March 21: World Forestry Day
  14. March 21: World Down Syndrome Day
  15. March 21: World Poetry Day
  16. March 22: World Day for Water
  17. March 22: Bihar Day
  18. March 23: World Meteorological Day
  19. March 24: World TB Day
  20. March 27: World Theatre Day
  21. Second Wednesday of March: No Smoking Day
  22. Second Thursday of March: World Kidney Day

 

Important Days in April 2020

  1. April 1: Odisha Foundation Day
  2. April 2: World Autism Awareness Day
  3. April 4: International Day for Mine Awareness
  4. April 5: National Maritime Day
  5. April 6: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
  6. April 7: World Health Day
  7. April 10: World Homoeopathy Day
  8. April 11: National Safe Motherhood Day
  9. April 11: World Parkinson's Day
  10. April 12: International Day for Street Children
  11. April 13: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
  12. April 17: World Haemophilia Day
  13. April 18: World Heritage Day
  14. April 19: World Liver Day
  15. April 21: Civil Services Day
  16. April 22: World Earth Day
  17. April 23: World Book and Copyright Day
  18. April 24: National Panchayati Raj Day
  19. April 25: World Malaria Day
  20. April 26: World Intellectual Property Day
  21. April 27: World Veterinary Day
  22. April 28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work
  23. April 29: International Dance Day

 

 

Important Days in May 2020

  1. May 1: International Labour day/ International Workers’ Day
  2. May 3: World Press Freedom Day
  3. May 3: World Laughter Day
  4. May 4: International Firefighters’ Day
  5. May 4: Coal Miners Day
  6. May 5: World Asthma Day
  7. May 8: World Red Cross Day
  8. May 8: World Thalassaemia Day
  9. May 11: National Technology Day
  10. May 12: International Nurses Day
  11. May 15: International Day of Families
  12. May 16: International Day of Living Together in Peace
  13. May 17: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
  14. May 17: World Hypertension Day
  15. May 18: World AIDS Vaccine Day
  16. May 18: International Museum Day
  17. May 21: World Metrology Day
  18. May 21: National Anti-Terrorism Day
  19. May 22: International Day of Biodiversity
  20. May 24: Commonwealth Day
  21. National Endangered Species Day: Third Friday of May

 

 

Important Days in June 2020

  1. June 1: World Milk Day
  2. June 2: Telangana Foundation Day
  3. June 3: World Bicycle Day
  4. June 4: International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression
  5. June 5: World Environment Day
  6. June 7: World Food Safety Day
  7. June 8: World Ocean Day
  8. June 9: Coral Triangle Day
  9. June 12: World Day against Child Labour
  10. June 14: World Blood Donor Day
  11. June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  12. June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  13. June 18: Autistic Pride Day
  14. June 19: World Sickle Cell Awareness Day
  15. June 20: World Refugee Day
  16. June 21: International Day of Yoga
  17. June 21: World Music Day
  18. June 23: Olympic Day
  19. June 26: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  20. June 29: National Statistics Day
  21. June 29: International Day of the Tropics
  22. June 30: International Asteroid Day

 

 

Important Days in July 2020

  1. July 1: Doctor’s Day
  2. July 6: World Zoonoses Day
  3. July 11: World Population Day
  4. July 17: World Day for International Justice
  5. July 18: International Nelson Mandela Day
  6. July 22: Pi Approximation Day
  7. July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas (Fourth Sunday of July)
  8. July 28: World Hepatitis Day
  9. July 28: World Nature Conservation Day
  10. July 29: International Tiger Day

 

 

Important Days in August 2020

  1. August 6: Hiroshima Day
  2. August 9: Quit India Day
  3. August 9: Nagasaki Day
  4. August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  5. August 10: World Biofuel Day
  6. August 12: International Youth Day
  7. August 12: World Elephant Day
  8. August 15: Indian Independence Day
  9. August 19: World Photography Day
  10. August 19: World Humanitarian Day
  11. August 20: World Mosquito Day
  12. August 20: Sadbhavana Diwas
  13. August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  14. August 29: National Sports Day

 

 

Important Days in September 2020

  1. September 4: Dadabhai Naoroji birth anniversary
  2. September 5: Mother Teresa death anniversary/ International Day of Charity
  3. September 5: Teacher’s Day
  4. September 7: International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
  5. September 8: International Literacy Day
  6. September 9: International Day to Protect Education from Attack
  7. September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
  8. September 11: Onam
  9. September 12: United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
  10. September 14: Hindi Diwas (India)
  11. September 15: Engineer’s Day
  12. September 15: International Day of Democracy
  13. September 16: World Ozone Day
  14. September 16: M.S Subbulakshmi birth anniversary
  15. September 17: World Patient Safety Day
  16. September 18: International Equal Pay Day
  17. September 18: World Bamboo Day
  18. September 21: Alzheimer’s Day
  19. September 21: Day for peace and Non-violence (UN)/ International Day of Peace
  20. September 22: World Rhino Day
  21. September 23: International Day of Sign Languages
  22. September 24: National Service Scheme Day
  23. September 24: World Maritime Day
  24. September 25: Birth Anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
  25. September 25: Birth Anniversary of Satish Dhawan
  26. September 26: International Day of the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  27. September 27: World Tourism Day
  28. September 28: International Day for Universal Access to information
  29. September 28: Bhagat Singh birth anniversary
  30. September 28: Lata Mangeshkar birth anniversary
  31. September 28: World Rabies Day
  32. September 29: World Heart Day
  33. September 30: International Translation Day
  34. World rivers Day: Fourth Sunday of September
  35. World deaf day: Last Sunday of September

 

 

Important Days in October 2020

  1. October 1: International Day of Older Persons
  2. October 2: International Day of Non-Violence
  3. October 2: Gandhi Jayanthi
  4. October 2: Lal Bahadur Shashtri birth anniversary
  5. October 3: World Nature Day
  6. October 4: World Animal Welfare Day
  7. October 5: World Teacher’s Day (UNESCO)
  8. October 7: World Habitat Day (first Monday in October)
  9. October 9: World Post Day
  10. October 10: World Mental Health Day
  11. October 10: National Post Day
  12. October 11: LokNayak Jay Prakesh Narayan birth anniversary
  13. October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
  14. October 12: World Migratory Bird Day (Second Saturday of October)
  15. October 13: International Day of Disaster Reduction
  16. October 13: Maharshi Valmiki Birthday
  17. October 14: World Standards Day
  18. October 15: International Day of Rural Women
  19. October 16: World Food Day
  20. October 17: International Day of the Eradication of Poverty
  21. October 17: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan birth anniversary
  22. October 20: World Statistics Day (every Five Years)
  23. October 20: National Solidarity Day
  24. October 24: United Nations Day
  25. October 27: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
  26. October 30: World Thrift Day
  27. October 30: World Saving Day
  28. October 30: Sukumar Ray and Homi Jehangir Bhabha Birth anniversary
  29. October 31: World City Day
  30. October 31: National Unity Day (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti)

 

Important Days in November 2020

  1. November 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day
  2. November 5: Birth anniversary of J.B.S. Haldane
  3. November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  4. November 7: National Cancer Awareness Day
  5. November 7: Birth anniversary of Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman
  6. November 9: Legal Services Day
  7. November 9: Uttarakhand Foundation Day
  8. November 10: World Science Day for Peace and Development
  9. November 11:  Armistice Day
  10. November 12: World Pneumonia Day
  11. November 12: Guru Nanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary
  12. November 13: World Kindness Day
  13. November 14: World Diabetes Day
  14. November 14: Children’s Day
  15. November 15: Jharkhand Foundation Day
  16. November 16: International Day for Tolerance
  17. November 17: National Epilepsy Day
  18. November 17: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  19. November 19: International Men’s Day
  20. November 19: National Integration Day
  21. November 19: World Toilet Day
  22. November 20: Universal Children's Day
  23. November 21: World Television Day
  24. November 21: World Philosophy Day
  25. November 21: World Fisheries Day
  26. November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  27. November 26: Law Day (India)
  28. November 29: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
  29. November 30: Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

 

Important Days in December 2020

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