Important Days and Dates 2023: National and International Days

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Important Days and dates 2023
Important Days and dates 2023

Every month has important days and dates that are important from a national and international point of view. These days are commemorated based on a significant event that took place on that particular day. People should be aware of all the important days and dates in 2023 to be aware of the events that took place. In today’s world having a good knowledge of month-wise important dates has become highly important as government job aspirants are often asked 2 to 3 questions based on it.  It will not only provide you with a glance at important days of 2023 but also boost your knowledge and help you in the preparation of competitive exams such as IAS, State PCS, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, Banking Exams, RRB, etc.  Going through the calendar 2023 with important days and dates will help you not only to fetch marks but also be conscience of the events that have taken place. 

Important Days & Dates 2023

A number of important days and dates are lined up in 2023. A candidate aspiring to crack government exams such as UPSC, State PCS, SSC, RRB, Banking exams, etc. should check out the list of important days and dates 2023 for each month. Going through these days every day will help in easily recalling of all the important days and dates month-wise. The important days and dates are asked in the General Awareness section of any competitive exam. 

Important National and International Days 2023

A number of events occur on each day. The important days in 2023 are not only restricted nationally but internationally as well. Several important days are celebrated with fervour and joy all over the world. These days include International Day for Peace, International Women’s Day, World Anti-Tobacco Day, World Environment Day, International Yoga Day, etc. Celebrating these important days have a theme attached to it that helps in recognizing and spreading awareness for each day worldwide. In the following article, you can find the important days and dates list. 

Month-wise Important Dates

There are 12 months in a year beginning from January and ending with December. Every month consists of many national and international days that are of importance to the world. Candidates who are preparing to crack competitive exams should have a good knowledge of important days and dates that fall in each month. Go through the list of important days for each month below. 

Important Days & Dates of January 2023

January marks the beginning of the new year calendar. It is the first month of the Gregorian and Julian calendars. Important days such as International World Braille Day, Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, World Hindi Day, Republic Day and other important days are observed in January. Let us look at all the important days and dates January in the table below. 

List of Important Days January 2023

1st January

English New Year

Global Family Day

4th January

World Braille Day

5th January

National Birds Day

6th January

World War Orphans Day

8th January

African National Congress Foundation Day

9th January

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)

10th January

World Hindi Day

11th January

Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

12th January

National Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand)

15th January

Army Day 

Makar Sankranti


20th January

Penguin Awareness Day

23rd January

Netaji Subhash Chandra bose Birthday

24th January

National Girl Child Day

25th January

India Tourism Day

National Voters Day

26th January

Republic Day of India 

International Customs Day

27th January

International Holocaust Day (The largest Nazi death

camp, Auschwitz- Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan

27, 1945)

28th January

Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

28th January

Data protection day

KM Carriappa Day

30th January

Martyr’s Day (Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day)

World Leprosy Eradication Day

31st January

International Zebra Day

Important Days & Dates of February 2023

The second month of the year is February. February has the shortest days in a year. It has 29 days in case of a leap year and 28 days when it is not a leap year. February marks a number of important days such as World Wetlands Day, World Cancer Day,  World Wetlands Day, International Mother Language Day, Valentine's Day, Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day, National Science Day, etc. Given below are the important days of February.

List of Important Days February 2023

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

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

Important Days & Dates of March 2023

March is the 3rd month of the year. March has a number of world recognized days and dates. Some of the significant days and dates in March 2023 are International Womens Day, Pi Day, World TB Day, World Sparrow Day, No Smoking Day, etc. These days help in spreading awareness and making people more responsible towards a cause.  Let us look at the important days of March 2023

List of Important Days March 2023


Name of 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

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

25 March

International Day of the Unborn Child

25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

26 March

Purple Day of Epilepsy

27 March

World Theatre Day

Important Days & Dates of April 2023

April according to the Gregorian calendar, it is the fourth month of the year. In Southern Hemisphere, March month is associated with the autumn season in some parts and spring in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere. April is named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Days such as Odisha Foundation Day, World Health Day, World Haemophilia Day, Ayushman Bharat Diwas, Cultural Unity Day, etc are observed in this month. Let us look at the important days in April below. 

List of Important Days April 2023


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

10 April

World Homoeopathy Day (WHD)

11 April

National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)

11 April

National Pet Day

13 April

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

14 April

B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

15 April

Good Friday

17 April

World Haemophilia Day

18 April

World Heritage Day

21 April

National Civil Service Day

22 April

World Earth Day

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

Important Days & Dates of May 2023

May marks the fifth month of the year. Many important days are observed in this month that have cultural and religious and public importance associated with them. The 1st day of May itself begins with International Labour Day. Other than this, other important days and dates in May include Buddha Purnima, World Asthma Day, World No-Tobacco Day, Mothers’ Day and more. Let us look at the other important days and dates of May in the table below:

List of Important Days May 2023


Name of 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

16 May

Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima

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

Important Days & Dates of June 2023

June marks the 6th month of the year having 30 days. June is named after the goddess of youth, “Juno”. This month has a number of important days that include World Environment Day, International Yoga Day, Fathers’ Day, International Olympic Day, United Nations Public Service Day and many more days that have been given below. Here are the important days and dates of June

List of Important Days June 2023


Name of 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

Important Days & Dates of July 2023

July begins with several important days falling on the first day itself. Days such as National Doctor’s Day, Canada Day, CA Day (in India), etc. July is named after the Roman dictator Gaius Julius Caesar. The hot and humid days that are a part of July month are known as “the dog days.” The important days and dates of July have been mentioned in the table below. 

List of Important Days July 2023


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

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra

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

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

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)

26 July

Kargil Vijay Diwas

28 July

National Refreshment Day (Fourth Thursday in July)

28 July

World Nature Conservation Day

28 July

World Hepatitis Day

29 July

International Tiger Day

29 July

System Administrator Appreciation Day  (Last Friday in July)

30 July

International Friendship Day

Important Days & Dates of August 2023

August is named after the first Roman empire, Augustus Caesar. Augustus means “the venerable one” or “the great one.” Hence, the term August to honour the great emperor. Important days in August are Hiroshima Day, Independence day in India, World Humanitarian Day, Sadbhavana Diwas, Raksha Bandhan, and many other days in the table below.

List of Important Days August 2023


Name of 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                        

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

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

29 August

National Sports Day

30 August

Raksha Bandhan

31 August

Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

Important Days & Dates of September 2023

September is the 9th month of the year. September equinox falls in this month either on 22 or 23 of the month. September 2023 equinox is on the 23 of the month. On this day, both the northern and southern hemispheres have equal amounts of day and night.  The important days of September are Teachers' Day (India), Hindi Diwas, International Day of Peace (UN), World Rhino Day, World Heart Day. Let us look at important days and dates of September in the table below. 

List of Important Days September 2023


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

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

World Ozone Day

17 September 

World Patient Safety Day

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

Starts last week of September and ends on last Sunday of September

Day of Deaf

Important Days & Dates of October 2023

The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar is October that has 31 days. The term October comes from the Latin word Octo which means eight. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, which began in March, was October. The new year began in January after the Roman Senate modified the calendar in 153 BCE, and October was added as the tenth month. The important days in October are World Vegetarian Day, World Animal Welfare Day, World Mental Health Day, World Egg Day, Halloween Day, Ekta Diwas and many more that are mentioned in the table below. 

List of Important Days October 2023


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

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

30 October

World Thrift Day

31 October

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

Halloween Day

Important Days & Dates of November 2023

November has a number of important days and dates. The term November comes from he Latin word of nine which is Novem. Important days in November have a significant historical event falling on specific dates that are celebrated to create awareness among the masses. Days such as World Tsunami Day, Guru Nanak Dev’s Birth Anniversary, National Education Day, Children’s Day in India, Constitution Day or Law Day (India) are observed in this month. The table given below consists the important days in November below. 

List of Important Days November 2023


Name of Important Days

1 November

World Vegan Day

1 November

All Saints' Day

1 November

Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka Formation Day)

2 November

All Souls' Day

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

12 November

Guru Nanak Dev's Birth Anniversary

13 November

World Kindness Day

14 November

World Diabetes Day

14 November

Children's Day

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

Important Days & Dates of December 2023

December is the 12th and the last month of the year as per the Gregorian calendar. December 21 or 22 marks the Winter Solstice that has the longest night. Being the last month of the year, this month is filled with a number of public holidays and festivals such as World AIDS day, Armed Forces Flag Day, Human Rights Day, Vijay Diwas, Kisan Diwas, Christmas Day, Goof Governance Day (India), and many other important days that have been presented in the following table. Given below are the important days and dates of December 2023.

List of Important Days December 2023


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



What are the important days and dates in March 2023?

The important days and dates in March 2023 are CISF Raising Day, World Consumer Rights Day, World Forestry Day, International Women's Day, Pi Day and many more. Visit to know month wise important dates.

Why is learning important days and dates important?

Learning important days and dates is important because almost every competitive exams have a number of questions asked in them. Exam such as SSC, Banking exams, Railways, Defence, etc have 1 or 2 marks questions asked in the exam. Thus, in order to score marks and be aware of these days, it is important to learn these national and international days.

What are important days and dates 2023?

Important days and dates 2023 consists of the days that are celebrated in nationally and internationally with a purpose to remember it and create awareness. The important days and dates in 2023 are National Science Day, International Women’s Day, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, World Malaria Day, UN Day, World Brain Tumour Day, Hindi day and many more.
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