Important Days in January 2023: National and International Dates List

Important Days in January 2023: January, the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days marks the beginning of the new year of celebration. Check out the list of National and Internationally Significant Days and Dates for the month of January, which includes holidays, historical occurrences, death anniversaries, political breakthroughs, and more.
Important Days and Dates in January 2023
Important Days and Dates in January 2023

Important Days and Dates in January 2023: New Year begins in January month. It is the first month of the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Important days and events fall on every month. Therefore, we have compiled a list of important days and dates of national and international importance month by month that will also help in the preparation of various competitive examinations including SSC CGL, RRB, etc. 

January was named after Janus, the Roman god of all beginnings. This is the month of the new door of the beginnings of the new year with new things, and possibilities and provides the ability to see all things past and future. Check, the list of important days and dates (National and International) in January 2023 is provided.

Important Days and Dates in January 2023

1 January – Global Family Day

It is celebrated as a day of peace and sharing. Its aim is to unite and spread a message of peace by considering and promoting the idea that Earth is one Global Family so as to make the world a better place to live for everyone.

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2 January- World Introvert Day

January 2, the day following the dreaded celebrations of the previous year is observed as World Introvert Day in order to better understand the numerous introverts all over the world. It is the ideal day to honor introverts by giving them the time and space they require.

3 January- International Mind Body Wellness Day

On January 3, it's International Mind-Body Wellness Day, a time to recommit to loving both our bodies and minds by putting new strategies for development and wellness into action.

4 January - World Braille Day

In remembrance of the birth of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille, January 4 is marked as World Braille Day. The day also recognizes that people with visual impairments should have the same access to human rights as everyone else. 

5 January- National Birds Day

On January 5, National Bird Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the value of tiny tweets in the ecosystem. The Avian Welfare Coalition, which works hard to promote awareness for birds that are captured or produced in captivity for either financial gain or for human amusement, is behind this initiative.

6 January - World Day of War Orphans

On 6 January every year, World Day of War Orphans is celebrated to create awareness about the plight of war orphans and to address the traumatic conditions faced by them.

7 January- Mahayana New Year

Buddhists all over the world will celebrate Mahayana New Year on January 7 of this year. Various Buddhist philosophies and ideologies are referred to as Mahayana. One of Buddhism's two main branches, Mahayana is primarily practiced in Northeast Asia. Tibet, Taiwan, Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Mahayana Buddhism is practiced according to customs and traditions unique to each region.

8 January - African National Congress Foundation Day

South African Native National Congress (SANNC) was founded on 8 January 1912 by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein. Behind this, the primary motive was to give voting rights to black and mixed-race Africans or to unite African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social, and economic change.

8 January- Earth's Rotations Day

Every year, January 8 is recognized as Earth Rotation Day. Today marks the anniversary of French physicist Leon Foucault's 1851 proof that the Earth revolves on its axis.

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

NRI or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed every year on 9 January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. This day also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.

10 January -  World Hindi Day

Vishwa Hindi Diwas is an annual event observed on January 10. World Hindi Day was created to mark the occasion when Hindi was first spoken at the UNGA in 1949. With nearly 600 million speakers worldwide, Hindi is the third most widely spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese and English.

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11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

He was the second Prime Minister of Independent India. He popularised the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' He actively participated in India's freedom struggle. Due to cardiac arrest, he died on 11 January 1966. And he was also known as the 'Man of Peace' globally.

11 January - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

It is observed on 11 January to spread awareness about the persistent issue of human trafficking. This day aims is to raise awareness about the plight of human trafficking victims, as well as to promote and protect their rights.

12 January – National Youth Day

The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda also called Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated every year on 12 January. He was born on 12 January 1863. The government had decided to observe it as Rashtriya Yuva Diwas because the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth. He had given a speech at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago and glorified India's name.

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14 January - Lohri Festival

Lohri is the first festival of the year 2023 and marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm in northern India, mainly Punjab, and Haryana. Lohri festival is celebrated on 13 or 14 January 2023 by lighting up a bonfire and dancing around it with friends and relatives. Wheat stalk, rice, rewri, jaggery, and popcorn are offered by the people at the bonfire. 

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15 January -  Makar Sankranti

This year it will be celebrated on 14 January and marks the termination of the winter season and the beginning of a new harvest season.

15 January - Pongal

One of the most popular festivals in India is Pongal and is celebrated widely by the Tamil community across the globe. As per the Tamil solar calendar, Pongal is celebrated in Tai month. It is a four-day event that is dedicated to the Sun God. According to the Gregorian calendar, the Pongal festival will be observed on 14 January 2023. It is a four-day festival. Therefore, it will be celebrated from14 January to 17 January 2023.

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15 January – Indian Army Day

Every year 15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.

16 January- National Startup Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared January 16 as National Startup Day in the year 2021. Since then various programs and events are organized by government and non-government organizations to applaud and promote the Indian startup ecosystem.

16 January- Martin Luther King Jr Day

Martin Luther King Jr Day is a federal holiday in the United States that takes place on the third Monday in January. It honors the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

17 January- Benjamin Franklin Day

Every year on January 17, on the anniversary of his birth, Benjamin Franklin Day is observed to honor one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States. It is a time to recognize one of America's most illustrious and significant individuals and to think back on his many accomplishments and the influence he had on the world.

18 January- Weedless Wednesday

The third full week of January, beginning on Sunday in the midst of Canada's annual National Non-Smoking Week is when Weedless Wednesday is observed. It falls on January 18 this year. On this day, smokers of tobacco and recreational cannabis are urged to abstain from their habit for a full day.

19 January- Kokborok Day

On January 19th, the Indian State of Tripura observes Kokborok Day, also known as Tripuri Language Day, with the goal of fostering the Kokborok language. This day honours the year 1979 when Kokborok became officially recognized for the first time.

20 January- Penguin Awareness Day

Every year on January 20, Penguin Awareness Day is observed. Because humans typically don't live in penguins' natural habitats, the species' annual population decline goes largely unnoticed. This day is a fantastic effort to increase awareness of this important issue.

21 January - Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya Foundation Day

On 21 January 1972, the states of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya became full-fledged states under the North Eastern Region (Re-organisation) Act, of 1971. Therefore, Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya celebrate their Statehood Day on 21 January. 

23 January - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighters. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. He also led an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War II.

24 January- National Girl Child Day

On 24 January every year, National Girl Child Day is celebrated to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in India, the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children, etc.

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24 January - International Day of Education

International Day of Education is observed on 24 January every year to support transformative actions for inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all.

25 January- National Voters Day

Every year on 25 January National Voter's Day or Rashtriya Matdata Diwas is celebrated to encourage young voters to participate in the political process. In 2011 the first time this day was celebrated to mark Election Commission's Foundation Day.

25 January- National Tourism Day

Every year on 25 January National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism and the role it plays in the Indian economy.

26 January- Republic Day

On 26 November, 1949 the Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution the supreme law of the land and replaced the Government of India Act 1935. It came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system. This day marks the largest parade that took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.

26 January – International Customs Day

International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated every year on 26 January by Customs Organisation to recognize the role of customs officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It also focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.

26 January- Basant Panchami

The Indian festival of Basant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja, marks the beginning of the spring festival. The festival typically takes place between the end of January and the beginning of February.

27 January- National Geographic Day

Every year on January 27, National Geographic Day is observed all across the country. It is a day set aside to honour the "National Geographic Magazine," which has been published continuously for more than a century.

28 January- Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He also earned the title of 'Punjab Kesari' or 'the Lion of Punjab'. He initiated the foundation of the Punjab National Bank. He died on 17 November 1928, due to serious injuries. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana is named after Lala Lajpat Rai.

28 January- K.M Cariappa Jayanti 

28 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons, and one of them is the birth anniversary of Kodandera Madappa Cariappa. He was the first Commander-in-chief of the Indian Army. And today we are commemorating his 124th birth anniversary.

29 January- Indian Newspaper Day

A day set aside to honour the beginning of newspapers in India is known as Indian Newspaper Day. This day is intended to raise awareness of Indian newspapers. Indian Newspaper Day, which is observed on January 29th each year, is today. However, there is no theme to observe this important occasion.

30 January – Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

30 January is celebrated as Martyr's Day or Shaheed Diwas every year in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India. As, of 30 January 1948, the 'Father of Nation' was assassinated. And on 23rd March 3 heroes namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar of the nation were hanged to death by the British.

30 January – World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January to focus on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. As we know disabilities do not occur overnight but happen after a prolonged period of undiagnosed disease.

31 January- International Zebra Day

Every January 31, people around the world celebrate International Zebra Day. The purpose of the day is to spread knowledge about how you can support the conservation of this animal.

So, these are the National and International important Days of January 2023 which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your knowledge.

January 2023 Important Days

January Dates

 Important Days in January

1 January 2023

Global Family Day

4 January 2023

World Braille Day

6 January 2023

World Day of War Orphans

8 January 2023

African National Congress Foundation Day

9 January 2023

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

11 January 2023

Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

12 January 2023

National Youth Day

15 January 2023

Indian Army Day

23 January 2023

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

24 January 2023

National Girl Child Day

25 January 2023

National Voters Day

25 January 2023

National Tourism Day

26 January 2023

Republic Day

26 January 2023

International Customs Day

28 January 2023

Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

30 January 2023

Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

30 January 2023

World Leprosy Day (Last Sunday of January)

GK Quiz on Important Days in January 2023

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Which day in January 2023 is important?

All days are important, though for India and Indians 26 January is of great value.

What are the Important Days in January 2023 in India?

The various important days in January 2023 for India are World Hindi Day (10th Jan), Indian Army Day (15th Jan), National Girl Child Day (24th Jan), National Voters Day (25th Jan), National Tourism Day (25th Jan), etc.

How many Important Days are in January?

The most important days in January are New Year's Day, World Braille Day, World Hindi Day, National Youth Day, Indian Army Day, National Voters Day, Republic Day, Martyrs Day and more.

When is Martyr's Day?

30 January each year marks the death anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. which is also observed as Martyrs' Day.

Why 13th January is famous?

13th of January is celebrated as Makar Sakranti or Lohri in most of India.

Why is 15 January 2023 important?

15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of Army.

Which day in January 2023 is important?

All days are important, though for India and Indians 26 January is of great value.
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