List of Important Days with Themes PDF 2023 with Key Points

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Prepare to stay informed and excel in your upcoming competitive exams, whether it’s the WBCS, SSC, CGL, Banking, UPSC, or state-level tests. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the world of important days with themes for 2023.

Discover key points and insights about the themes of each day, and gain a clear understanding of their significance in today’s world. From World International Days to specific themes, this resource will help you navigate the essential topics you need to know for your exams.

So, let’s dive into the exciting realm of important days and themes for 2023, ensuring you’re well-prepared for success.

Important National and International Days with Themes 2023 (January – December)

November Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme / Key Points
1 November 2023Zojila DayKey Point:To commemorate the heroic actions of the Indian troops in ‘Operation Bison (1948)’ which was launched on the snowy heights of the Zojila Pass, the gateway to Ladakh.
1 November 2023World Vegan DayKey Point:World Vegan Day originated in England in 1994.
1- 5 November 2022 India Water WeekTheme 2022:Water Security for Sustainable Development with Equity
3 November 2023International Day for Biosphere Reserve (BR)Key Point: Total BRs in India: 18
1st BR: Blue mountains of the Nilgiris.
Largest BR: Gulf of Kachchh (Gujarat)
Smallest BR: Dibru-Saikhowa (Assam).
5 November 2023World Tsunami Awareness DayTheme 2023:Fighting Inequality for a Resilient Future
6 to 10 November 2023World Quality WeekTheme 2023:Quality: realising your competitive potential
7 November 2023 Infant Protection DayTheme 2023:Ensuring Every Child’s Right to Thrive
7 November 2023 National Cancer Awareness DayKey Point:World Cancer Day observed on 4 February.
8 November 2023International Day of Radiology 2023Theme 2023:Celebrating patient safety
8 November 2023World Urbanism Day(WUD)Theme 2023:RLearn Globally, Apply Locally
9 November 2023Uttarakhand Foundation DayKey Point:Uttarakhand is also known as the “Land of Gods” and It is the 27th state of India and was known as Uttaranchal till 2007.
9 November 2023National Legal Services DayTheme 2023:Access to Justice for All: Empowering the Marginalised through Legal Awareness’
9 November 2023World Usability DayTheme 2023:Collaboration and Cooperation
10 November 2023 World Science Day for Peace and DevelopmentTheme 2023:Building Trust In Science
10 November 2023National Ayurveda DayTheme 2023:Ayurveda for One Health
11 November 2023Armistice DayKey Point:To commemorate those who died in the First World War.
11 November 2023National Education DayTheme 2023:To invest in people, prioritize education.

Key Point:It mark the birth anniversary of ‘Bharat Ratna’ Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India
12 November 2023World Pneumonia DayTheme 2023:Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia in Its Track
12 November 2023 Public Service Broadcasting DayKey Point: To commemorate the only visit of Mahatma Gandhi to All India Radio in Delhi in 1947.
13 November 2023World Kindness DayTheme 2023:Be Kind Wherever Possible
14 November 2023World Diabetes DayTheme 2023:Access to diabetes care.
14 November 2023National Children’s DayKey Point:Children’s Day marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was fondly called “Chacha Nehru” or “Chachaji” by children.
15 November 2023World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease DayTheme 2023:Breathing is Life – Act Earlier
15 November 2023Janjatiya Gaurav DivasKey Point:15th November is the birth anniversary of the country’s freedom fighter, social reformer and respected tribal leader Birsa Munda.
15-21 November 2023National Newborn WeekTheme 2023:Safety, Quality and Nurturing care – Birth Right of Every Newborn
15 November 2023 Jharkhand Foundation DayKey Point:The state was a part of Bihar till 2000.
16 November 2023International Day for ToleranceKey Point:In 1995, the United Nations paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by launching the International Day of Tolerance on his 125th birth anniversary.
16 November 2023 National Press DayTheme 2023:Media in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
17 November 2023International Students’ DayKey Point:The day commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of Prague University following protests against the German occupation of Czechoslovakia.
17 November 2023National Epilepsy DayKey Point:Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterized by repeated seizures.
17 November 2023World Prematurity DayTheme 2023:Small Actions, BIG IMPACT: Immediate Skin-to-Skin Care for Every Baby, Everywhere.
18 November 2023 National Naturopathy DayTheme 2023:Naturopathy for Holistic Health.
18 – 24 November 2023World AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) Awareness Week (WAAW)Theme 2023:Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together
19 November 2023World Toilet DayTheme 2023: Accelerating Change
19 November 2023National Integration Day or Quami Ekta DivasKey Point: 19th November 2023 marks the 106th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi
19 – 25 November 2023World Heritage WeekTheme 2023:Heritage Changes
19 November 2023 International Men’s DayTheme 2023:Zero Male Suicide
20 November 2023 [3rd Sunday in Nov.]World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic VictimsTheme 2023:Justice
SloganRemember. Support. Act.
20 November 2023World Children’s DayTheme 2023:For every child, every right
20 November 2023Africa Industrialization DayTheme 2023:Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization through the Empowerment of African Women in Processing for an Integrated Market
21 November 2023World Fisheries DayTheme 2023:Celebrating the Wealth of Fisheries and Aquaculture
21 November 2023World Television DayTheme 2023:Accessibility
24 November 2023Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayKey Point:Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed on the orders of Aurangzeb.
23 November 2023 [fourth Thursday of November]Thanksgiving DayKey Point:To give thanks for the harvest of the year.
25 November 2023International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenTheme 2023:UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls
26 November 2023National Milk DayKey Point: To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India’s White Revolution.
26 November 2023Constitution Day of IndiaKey Point:On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India and it came into force on 26 January 1950.
26 November 2023World Sustainable Transport DayTheme 2023:Sustainable transport, sustainable development
27 November 2023National Cadet Corps (NCC) DayKey point:This largest uniformed youth organization in the world was formed in 1948.
29 November 2023International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian PeopleKey Point:Promoting a peaceful Palestine-Israel resolution as well as spreading more awareness about the issues facing the Palestinian people
29 November 2023 International Jaguar DayJaguar is the largest carnivore and the only big cat in Latin America.
30 November 2023Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical WarfareKey Point:
  • In 1675, France and Germany signed a treaty outlawing the use of poison bullets.
  • The Brussels Convention of 1874 restricted the use of toxic weapons.
  • The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 further restricted the use of dangerous gases in combat.
  • The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 marked a pivotal moment in the fight against chemical warfare.

October Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme / Key Points
October 2World Habitat Day 2023Theme 2023:Resilient urban economies. Cities as drivers of growth and recovery
October 2International Day of Non-Violence 2023Key Point: In India, the day is observed as Gandhi Jayanthi. 2nd October 2023 is the 154th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
2 to 8 October69th Wildlife WeekTheme 2023:Partnerships for wildlife conservation
October 4World Animal Day 2023Theme 2023:‘Great or Small, Love Them All’
4th to 10th OctoberWorld Space Week 2023Theme 2023:Space and Entrepreneurship”.
October 5World Teachers’ Day 2023Theme 2023:The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage
October 6World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023Theme 2023:Together Stronger
October 7World Cotton Day 2023Theme 2023:Making cotton fair and sustainable for all, from farm to fashion
October 8World Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day 2023Key Point:The day was initiated by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)
October 8Indian Air Force(IAF) Day 2023Key Point:Group Captain Shaliza Dhamia, a helicopter pilot, created history by becoming the first woman officer to lead the Indian Air Force Day parade.
October 8World Dyslexia Day 2023Theme 2023:Uniquely You
October 9World Post Day 2023Theme 2023:Together for trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future
October 9 to 13 2023National Postal Week 2023Theme 2023:Together for trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future
October 10World Day Against the Death Penalty 2023Key Point:Top 3 countries that executed the capital punishment the most in the world in 2022 are, (in order): China, Iran, Saudi Arabia
October 10World Mental Health Day 2023Theme 2023:Mental health is a universal human right
October 10First National Current Good Manufacturing Practices DayTheme 2023:cGMP: Transforming Healthcare
October 11International Day of the Girl Child 2023Theme 2023:Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being
October 12World Arthritis Day 2023Theme 2023:Living with an RMD at all stages of life
October 12World Sight Day 2023Theme 2023:Love Your Eyes at Work
October 13International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023Theme 2023:Fighting inequality for a resilient future
October 13World Egg Day 2023Theme 2023:Eggs for a healthy future
October 14World Migratory Bird Day 2023Theme 2023:Water: Sustaining Bird Life
October 14World Standards Day 2023Theme 2023:Shared Vision for a Better World – Standards for Sustainable Development Goals(SDG)
October 15International Day of Rural Women 2023Theme 2023:Rural Women, Women with Rights
October 15Global Handwashing Day 2023Theme 2023:Clean Hands Are Within Reach
October 15World White Cane Day 2023Key Point:The first World White Cane Day was observed on 15th October 1964 by then-US President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
October 15World Students Day 2023Key Point:The day commemorate the birth anniversary of the 11th President of India and the Missile Man of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
October 16World Food Day 2023Theme 2023:Water is Life, Water is Food. Leave No One Behind
October 1639th Raising Day of NSGKey Point:The National Security Guard was formally established through ‘National Security Guard Act, 1986
October 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2023Theme 2023:Decent Work and Social Protection: Putting Dignity in Practice for All
October 17World Trauma Day 2023Theme 2023:Embracing Resilience, Overcoming Trauma’s Impact’
October 20National Solidarity Day 2023Key Point:It mark the national integrity displayed by India during the 1962 conflict with China(Indo-China War)
October 20World Osteoporosis Day 2023Theme 2023:Build Better Bones
October 20International Chefs Day 2023Key Point:The campaign of International Chefs Day 2023 is Growing Great Chefs
October 21Police Commemoration Day 2023Key Point:The day honors 10 courageous CRPF policemen who gave their lives defending India’s borders against China in 1959 at Hot Springs in Aksai Chin, Ladakh.
October 21Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day 2023Key Point:Iodine is essential for producing thyroid hormones that regulate metabolism, protein synthesis, and enzyme activity. The recommended daily intake is 150 mcg for most adults.
October 22International Stuttering Awareness Day 2023Key Point:The day observed to raise awareness about Stuttering, a speech disorder that affects millions of people.
October 22 to 28International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2023Key Point:Campaign Slogan: End Childhood Lead Poisoning
October 23World Snow Leopard Day 2023Key Point:The Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
October 24United Nations Day 2023Theme 2023:he Frontlines of Climate Action
October 24World Polio Day 2023Key Point:World Polio Day was created by Rotary International (RI) to honor the birth anniversary of Jonas Salk, an American virologist credited with developing the first effective polio vaccines.
24th October 202362nd Indo-Tibetan Border Police Raising DayKey Point:To mark the establishment of the ITBP, a Central Armed Police Force functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA), in 1962.
October 24 to 31Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2023Theme 2023:Media and Information Literacy in Digital Spaces: A Collective Global Agenda
October 25International Dwarfism Awareness Day 2023Key Point:International Dwarfism Awareness Day was established by ‘Little People of America (LPA)’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Billy Barty, an American actor who had dwarfism (achondroplasia) and was born as William John Bertanzetti.
October 27World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2023Theme 2023:Your Window to the World
October 28International Animation Day 2023Key Point:To celebrate the birth of animation, marking the first public performance of projected moving images at Emile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique in Paris, France, on October 28, 1892.
October 29World Stroke Day 2023Key Point:Together we are #GreaterThan Stroke
October 30 to November 05Vigilance Awareness Week 2023Theme 2023:Say no to corruption; commit to the Nation

September Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme / Key Points
1 to 7 September 2023National Nutrition WeekTheme 2023:Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat (Nutrition-rich India, Educated India, Empowered India)
1 to 30 September 2023Rashtriya Poshan MaahKey Point:Key focus – “Mahila aur Swasthya” and “Bacha aur Shiksha”.
2 September 2023World Coconut DayTheme 2023:Sustaining Coconut Sector for the Present and Future Generation
5 September 2023International Day of CharityKey Point:The day recognises the efforts of charitable organisations and individuals, including the work of Mother Teresa.
5 September 2023National Teachers’ DayKey Points:The day is observed across India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

World Teachers’ Day is observed on 5 October
7 September 2023International Day of Clean Air for Blue SkiesTheme 2023:Together for Clean Air
7 September 2023World Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy DayTheme 2023:Duchenne: Breaking Barriers
8 September 2023International Literacy DayTheme 2023:Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies
8 September 2023World Physiotherapy DayTheme 2023:Arthritis and the Role of Physiotherapists
9 September 2023International Day to Protect Education from AttackKey Point:It makes people aware of how conflict between countries affects the education of an entire generation of children.
9 September 2023World First Aid DayTheme 2023:First Aid in the Digital World
10 September 2023World Suicide Prevention DayTheme 2023:Creating Hope Through Action
11 September 2023National Forest Martyrs DayKey Point:On this day in 1730, the infamous Khejarli massacre took place
11 September 2023Vinoba Bhave’s Birth AnniversaryKey points: Notable works of Vinoba Bhava

• Translated The Gita into Marathi and named it as Geetai.

• Selected as the ‘First Individual Satyagrahi’ against the British Raj by Gandhiji. (1940)

• Started ‘Bhoodan’ (gift of land) movement in India in 1951.
13 September 2023International Day for South-South CooperationTheme 2023:Solidarity, Equity, and Partnership: Unlocking South-South Cooperation to Achieve the SDGs
14 September 2023Hindi DiwasKey Point:World Hindi Day is observed on 10 January every year
15 September 2023International Day of DemocracyTheme 2023:Empowering the next generation
15 September 2023Naional Engineer’s DayTheme 2023:Engineering for a Sustainable Future
16 September 2023 (3rd Saturday of September)International Red Panda DayKey Point:The red panda also known as the lesser panda
16 September 2023World Ozone Day / International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerTheme 2023:Montreal Protocol: fixing the ozone layer and reducing climate change
17 September 2023World Patient Safety DayTheme 2023:Engaging patients for patient safety
18 September 2023World Bamboo DayKey Point:Bamboo is also known as “Green Gold”
18 – 24 September 2023International Week of Deaf PeopleTheme 2023:A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!
21 September 2023 International Day of PeaceTheme 2023:Actions for peace: Our ambition for the #GlobalGoals
21 September 2023World Alzheimer’s DayTheme 2023:Never too early, never too late
22 September 2023World Rhino DayKey Point: The day is dedicated to celebrating all 5 species of Rhinos namely white and black rhinos in Africa, and the greater one-horned, Javan, and Sumatran rhino species in Asia.
22 September 2023World Rose Day for Cancer PatientsKey Point:World Rose Day was started to honor a 12-year-old Canadian girl named Melinda Rose. She was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer in 1994.
23 September 2023International Day of Sign LanguagesTheme 2023:A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!
25 September 2023World Pharmacist DayTheme 2023:Pharmacy Strengthening Health Systems
25 September 2023World Lung Day 2023Theme 2023:Access to prevention and treatment for all. Leave no one behind
25 September 2023 World Rivers DayTheme 2023:Rights of Rivers
25 September 2023Antyodaya DiwasKey Point:Birth anniversary of Indian leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
26 September 2023World Contraception DayTheme 2023: The Power of Options
26 September 2023World Environmental Health DayTheme 2023:Global Environmental Public Health: Standing up to protect everyone’s Health each and every day
27 September 2023World Tourism DayTheme 2023:Tourism and green investment
28 September 2023World Maritime DayTheme 2023:MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on
28 September 2023 World Rabies DayTheme 2023:Rabies: All for 1, One Health for All
28 September 2023International Day for Universal Access to InformationTheme 2023:The importance of the online space for access to information
29 September 2023 World Heart DayTheme 2023:Use Heart, Know Heart
29 September 2023International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and WasteTheme 2023:Reducing food Loss and waste: Taking Action to Transform Food Systems
30th September 2023International Translation DayTheme 2023:The role of language professionals

August Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme / Key Points
1 August 2023World FinTech Day 2023Key Point:On August 1st, 1464, Cosimo de’ Medici passed away. He was a 15th-century Italian politician and banker who founded the Medici Bank and shaped modern banking.
1 August 2023World Wide Web DayKey Point:The WWW was developed by English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989
1 August 2023Muslim Women Rights Day 2023Key Point:To commemorate the enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, which prohibits the practice of triple talaq in India
1 August 2023World Lung Cancer Day 2023Key Point:The campaign for World lung cancer Day was first organized in 2012 by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in collaboration with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and the American College of Chest Physicians
1-7 August 2023World Breastfeeding WeekTheme 2023:“Let’s make breastfeeding and work, work”
2 August 2023147th birth anniversary of Pingali VenkayyaKey Point:He is known for designing the Swaraj flag used by Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian independence movement
2 August 2023Earth Overshoot Day 2023Key Points:Andrew Simms from the UK think tank New Economics Foundation initially conceived Earth Overshoot Day. In 2006, they partnered with the Global Footprint Network to launch the first global campaign for Earth Overshoot Day.
4 August 2023National Bone & Joint Day 2023Theme 2023:‘Each One Train One Save One’
31st July – 5th August 2023Aviation Security Culture Week 2023Theme 2023:“See it, Say it, Secure it”
6 August 2023Hiroshima DayKey Point:Commemorating the atomic bombing (known as Little Boy) of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 at the end of World War II.
7 August 2023 National Handloom DayKey Point:It commemorates the Swadeshi movement that started on August 7, 1905
7 August 2023National Javelin Day 2023Key Point:The day is observed to celebrate the event when Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in men’s javelin throw at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, becoming the first Asian athlete to achieve this feat.
8 August 2023Quit India Movement DayKey Points:The Quit India movement was started on August 8, 1942.

Famous slogan of Quit India movement ‘Do or die’ ( given by MK Gandhi)
9 August 2023Nagasaki Day 2023Key Points:On his day in the year 1945, the American USAAF B-29 airplane named “Bockscar”, dropped the plutonium implosion-type bomb, code name “Fat Man” the 2nd atom bomb on Japan’s Nagasaki. Survivors of the bombing, known as “Hibakusha“
9 August 2023International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2023Theme 2023:Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination
10 August 2023 World Biofuel DayKey Points:Apart from creating awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels, it also honors the research experiments of Sir Rudolph Diesel who ran an engine with peanut oil in 1893.
10 August 2023World Lion DayKey points:Gir National Park in Gujarat is famous for the Asiatic Lion
11 August 2023First-Ever UN’s World Steelpan Day 2023Key Point:‘Steelpan’ was declared as the National Musical instrument of Trinidad and Tobago in August 1992
12 August 2023 International Youth DayTheme 2023: “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World“
12 August 2023World Sanskrit Diwas 2023Key points:World Sanskrit Day or Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated annually on the occasion of Shraavana Poornima.
12 August 2023World Elephant Day 2023Theme 2023:“Ending the Illegal Wildlife Trade“
13 August 2023International Lefthanders DayKey Point:The day is observed to raise awareness of left-wingers’ experiences with living in a right-handed dominant world.
13 August 2023World Organ Donation Day 2023Theme 2023:“Step up to volunteer; we need more organ donors to fill the lacunae”
14 August 2023Partition Horrors Remembrance Day / Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti DiwasKey Point:first declared by prime minister Narendra Modi in 2021
15 August 2023Sri Aurobindo’s 151st birth anniversaryKey points:Important literary works of Sri Aurobindo : ‘The Life Divine’, ‘Synthesis of Yoga’, and ‘Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol
16 August 2023 Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death anniversaryKey Point:He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 2015
19 August 2023 World Humanitarian Day 2023Key Point:The first World Humanitarian Day was observed on 19th August 2009
19 August 2023World Photography DayTheme 2023:“Landscapes“
20 August 2023World Mosquito Day 2023Key Point:To commemorate Sir Ronald Ross a British doctor who discovered the relationship between mosquitoes and the transmission of malaria between humans in 1897.
20 August 202379th birth anniversary of Rajiv GandhiKey Point:The Vir Bhumi is a memorial dedicated to the former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi
20 August 2023Akshay Urja DiwasKey Point:To raise awareness of developments related to renewable energy adoption in India.
20 August 2023Sadbahavana Diwas or Harmony Day 2023Key Point:The SadbahavanaDiwas 2023 marks the 79th birth anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, who was born on 20 August 1944.
20-24 August 2023World Water WeekTheme 2023:“Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World”
21 August 2023International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2023Theme 2023:“Legacy: Finding Hope and Building a Peaceful Future.”
21 August 2023World Senior Citizen’s Day 2023Key Point:World Senior Citizen’s Day was established in 1988 when Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the USA, signed Proclamation 5847 on August 19, declaring August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day annually.
23 August 2023National Space Day 2023Key points:PM Modi declared 23rd August as “National Space Day” to commemorate the soft landing of Chandrayaan 3 on the Moon
24 August 2023 Independence Day of UkraineKey Point:Ukraine is the second largest European country after Russia.
26 August 2023International Dog DayKey Point:The day was first celebrated by animal welfare activist and pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige.
29 August 2023National Sports Day 2023 / Rashtriya Khel DivasKey Point:The day commemorates the birth anniversary of India’s hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand.
29 August 2023 International Day against Nuclear Tests 2023Key Point:The first nuclear test ‘Trinity’ was conducted on July 16, 1945, by the US Army in a desert in New Mexico.
30 August 2023National Small Industry Day 2023Key Point:On August 30, 2000, the Ministry of Small Scale Industries announced a comprehensive policy package for small businesses.
30 August 2023 International Whale Shark DayKey Point:The day was started in 2008, at the International Whale Shark Conference in Isla Holbox islands of Mexico
30 August 2023International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2023Key Point:TThis day commemorates and honors those who have experienced enforced disappearances and strives to ensure justice for the victims.

July Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme / Key Points
1 July 2023National Chartered Accountants DayKey Point:This significant day acknowledges the contributions made by the ICAI, India’s oldest and most esteemed financial and accounting organization.
1 July 2023National Postal Worker Day 2023Key Point:The inaugural National Postal Worker Day took place in 1997, initiated by a postal carrier in the Seattle area as a means to honor postal employees
2 July 2023 World Sports Journalists DayKey points:The day commemorates the formation of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
2 July 2023World Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) DayKey points:This day was first observed by UFO researcher Haktan Akdogan in 2001
3 July 2023International Plastic Bag Free DayTheme 2023:Sustainable solution for a plastic free world
4 July 2023Swami Vivekananda’s death anniversaryKey points:He founded the Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math by the river Ganga.
5 July 2023World Badminton DayKey points:• India host 2026 World Badminton Championships

• Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected as President of Badminton Association of India
6 July 2023World Zoonoses DayKey points:World Zoonoses Day finds its origins in 1885, when the renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur achieved a groundbreaking feat by creating a successful rabies vaccine. The significance of this remarkable milestone was officially commemorated on July 6, 2007, coinciding with the 100th death anniversary of Louis Pasteur.
7 July 2023World Kishwahili Language DayKey points:Kiswahili is the only African language that is an official language of the African Union.
7 July 2023World Chocolate DayKey points:Established in 2009, World Chocolate Day commemorates the anniversary of chocolate’s introduction to Europe in 1550.
10 July 2023 National Fish Farmers DayKey points:• Blue Revolution in India related to fisheries production.

• Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) was launched on 10th September 2020.

• The study of fish culture is called Pisciculture.
11 July 2023World Population DayTheme 2023: Unleashing the power of gender Equality: Uplifting the voices of women and girls to unlock our world’s infinite possibilities.
12 July 2023 International Malala DayKey points:Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient of Nobel Peace Prize (2014).
12 July 2023 Paper Bag DayKey points:Paper bags have a historical origin rooted in the 19th century when Francis Wolle invented the first paper bag machine in 1852.
15 July 2023 World Youth Skills DayThemes 2023:Skilling teachers, trainers, and youth for a transformative future”
17 July 2023World Day for International JusticeKey Point:July 17 is the date of the adoption of the treaty that created the International Criminal Court.
17 July 2023World Emoji DayKey Point:Emojis were first created by an artist to make communication in a virtual world easier. In the late 1990s, a Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita created a set of 176 emojis.
18 July 2023 Nelson Mandela International DayKey points: Nelson Mandela was conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize in October 1993.
18 July 2023Tamil Nadu DayKey points: On this day that a resolution was adopted by the then Madras Presidency in 1967 and it came to be called Tamil Nadu.
19 July 2023Mangal Pandey birth anniversaryKey points: He was the leader of theIndia’s first major rebellion against the British Empire in 1857 which is also known as the First War of Independence.
20 July 2023International Chess DayKey points:The day marks the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924.
20 July 2023National Moon DayTheme 2023:Lunar Exploration, Coordination and Sustainability
22 July 2023 World Brain DayTheme 2023:Brain Health and Disability: Leave No One Behind
22 July 2023 Pi Approximation DayKey Point:The symbol of Pi was designed back in 1706 by mathematician Leonhard Euler.
22 July 2023National Mango DayKey Point:Top 3 Lagest Producer of Mango: 1. India, 2. Indonesia, 3. China
23 July 2023 [4th Sunday of July] Parents DayKey Point:National Parents’ Day was established in the US in 1994 under the presidency of Bill Clinton.
24 July 2023National Thermal Engineer DayKey points:Celebrated to honour the importance of thermal management in the electronics sectors along with the engineers
24 July 2023Income Tax DayKey Points:Income tax was first introduced in India by Sir James Wilson on 24 July 1860.
25 July 2023 World Drowning Prevention DayTheme 2023:Anyone can drown, no one should
25 July 2023World Embryologist DayKey points:On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown was the first child to be born through IVF in England.
26 July 2023Kargil Vijay DiwasKey points:Celebrated to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War in 1999. (Operation Vijay)
26 July 2023International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove EcosystemKey points:This International Day was adopted by the General Conference of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015.
27 July 2023 Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s 7th death anniversaryKey Points:• Popularly known as the Missile Man of India.

• He was elected 11th President of India on 25th July 2002.

• Major awards received by Kalam: Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990), and Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour (1997).
27 July 202384th Raising Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)Key points:• The force was established on July 27, 193.
28 July 2023World Hepatitis DayTheme 2023:We’re not waiting
28 July 2023 World Nature Conservation DayTheme 2023:Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet
29 July 2023 International Tiger DayKey Points: International Tiger Day, or Global Tiger Day, was proposed for the first time in 2010 during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia.
29 July 2023 World Day against Trafficking in PersonsTheme 2023: Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind
30 July 2023 International Friendship DayTheme 2023:Sharing the human spirit through friendship
31 July 2023World Ranger DayTheme 2023: 30 by 30

June Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme / Key Points
1 June 2023World Milk Day 2023Theme 2023:The potency of milk and the milk industry
2 June 2023Telangana Formation Day 2023Key PointTelangana is the 28th state in India and It was founded on 2nd June 2014.
2 June 2023International Sex Workers’ Day 2023Theme 2023:Access to Justice
3 June 2023World Bicycle Day 2023Key point:World Bicycle Day was first celebrated on June 3, 2018.
4 June 2023International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionKey point:The day originally focused on the children affected by the 1982 Lebanon War and also focused on Palestinian children that were victims of Israel’s acts of aggression.
5 June 2023World Day against Speciesism 2023Key Point:In 1970, the term Speciesism was coined by Dr Richard D. Ryder. The day is observed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM).
5 June 2023World Environment Day 2023Theme 2023:Solutions to Plastic Pollution
5 June 2023 International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated FishingKey points:The purpose of the day is to draw attention to the threat posed by IUU fishing activities to the sustainable use of fisheries resources as well as ongoing efforts to combat these activities.
6 June 2023Russian Language Day 2023Key points:This is the 7th most spoken language in the world. Every year, Russia celebrates June 6th as “Pushkin Day”
6 June 2023World Pest Day 2023Key Point:The first-ever World Pest Day was observed at the Beijing Hotel, China on June 6th 2017
6 June 202326th Founding Day of BIMSTECKey Point:The headquarter of BIMSTEC is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
7 June 2023World food safety day 2023Theme 2023:Food standards save lives

Slogan 2023: Food safety is everyone’s business.
8 June 2023World Oceans Day 2023Theme 2023:Planet Ocean: tides are changing
8 June 2023World Brain tumor Day 2023Theme 2023:Protect yourself- keep away from stress
9 June 2023International Archives Day 2023Key Point: The day marks the foundation day of the International Council on Archives (ICA), established in 1948
9 June 2023World Accreditation Day 2023Theme 2023 Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade
9 June 2023International Level Crossing Awareness DayKey points:The motto of 2023 ILCAD is “Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!”
12 June 2023World Day Against Child Labour 2023Theme 2023:Week of Action against Child Labour
12-20 June 2023National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR’s) Elimination of Child Labour WeekKey pointsNCPCR has been constituted by the GOI, as a statutory body under section 3 of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 for dealing with the protection of child rights and related matters.
13 June 2023International Albinism Awareness Day 2023Theme 2023: Inclusion is Strength
14 June 2023World Blood Donor Day 2023Theme 2023:Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often
15 June 2023Global Wind day 2023Key Point:The Global Wind Day also known as World Wind Day is annually organised by WindEurope (European Wind Energy Association- EWEA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
15 June 2023ASEAN Dengue Day 2023Theme 2023:ASEAN’s Commitment to Fight against Dengue
15 June 2023World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023Theme 2023:Closing the Circle: Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Older Age Policy, Law and Evidence-based Responses
16 June 2023International Day of Family Remittances 2023Theme 2023:International Day of Family Remittances 2023is “Digital remittances towards financial inclusion and cost reduction
17 June 2023World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2023Theme 2023:Her Land. Her Rights
17 June 2023World Crocodile Day 2023Key Point:World Crocodile Day 2023 was organized by the Crocodile Research Coalition in conjunction with the Belize Zoo.

Theme 2023:“Her land Her rights”
18 June 2023Autistic Pride Day 2023Theme 2023” Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World.”
18 June 2023Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2023Key PointUNGA proclaimed the World Sustainable Gastronomy Day on 21 December 2016 and first celebrated in 2017.
18 June 2023International Picnic Day 2023Key Point‘Picnic” word comes from the French word ‘pique-nique’ which means a social event where each guest contributes a share of the food.
18 June 2023International Day for Countering hate Speech 2023Key pointDue to the exponential spread and proliferation of hate speech, the UNGA adopted the day on July 2021.
18 June 2023 [third Sunday of June]International Father’s Day 2023Key Point:Father’s Day originated in the US after the daughter of a Civil War veteran, Sonora Smart Dodd, wanted to pay an ode to all fathers across the globe.
19 June 2023World Sauntering Day 2023Theme 2023:Rediscover the Joy of Simplicity
19 June 2023 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2023Theme 2023:Bridging the gender digital divide to prevent, address and respond to conflict-related sexual violence
19 June 2023World Sickle Cell Day 2023Theme 2023: Building and strengthening global sickle cell communities, formalizing newborn screening and knowing your28/36 sickle cell disease status
19 June 2023National Reading Day 2023Key Point:National Reading Day is annually observed across India on 19th June to mark the death anniversary of Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker(PN Panicker), who is fondly known as the Father of the Library Movement in Kerala.
20 June 2023World Refugee Day 2023Theme 2023:Hope away from home
20 June 2023World Refugee Day 2023Theme 2023:Hope away from home
21 June 2023International Yoga Day 2023Theme 2023:Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – ‘Yoga for ‘The World is One Family
21 June 2023World Music Day 2023Theme 2023: Music on the Intersections
21 June 2023World Hydrography Day 2023Theme 2023:Hydrography – Underpinning the Digital Twin of the Ocean
21 June 2023International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 2023Key points:The day is celebrated to create awareness about the importance and significance of the solstice in different religions and ethnic cultures around the world.
22 June 2023World Rainforest Day 2023Theme 2023:Conserve Restore Regenerate
23 June 2023International Olympic Day 2023Theme 2023Let’s Move
23 June 2023United Nations Public Service Day 2023Theme 2023Innovative Public Service Delivery: Ensuring No One Is Left Behind
24 June 2023 International Day of Women in Diplomacy 2023Theme 20232:Breaking Barriers, Shaping the Future: Women in Diplomacy for Sustainable Development
25 June 2023World Vitiligo Day 2023Theme 2023:Vitiligo: Looking into the Future
25 June 2023International Day of Seafarer 2023Theme 2023:Seafarers, MARPOL, and the Marine Environment
26 June 2023International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2023Theme 2023:‘People first: Stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention’
26 June 2023International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2023Key Point:The objective of the day is to raise awareness about those who undergo torture and how it impacts their lives.
26 June 2023World Refrigeration Day 2023Theme 2023:Next Generation Cooling: The Future is in our hands
27 June 2023MSME Day 2023Theme 2023:Future-ready MSMEs for India@100
28 June 2023National Insurance Awareness Day 2023Key points:Nicholas Barbon, an English economist, physician, and financial speculator set up the first fire insurance company in 1666 CE.
29 June 2023International Day of the Tropics 2023Key Point:The UN chose the date June 29th to mark the anniversary of the inaugural “State of Tropics Report.” which was launched in 2014 by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar.
29 June 2023National Statistics Day 2023Theme 2023:Alignment of State Indicator Framework with National Indicator Framework for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals
30 June 2023International Day of Parliamentarism 2023Theme 2023:Strengthening Democracy and Governance
30 June 2023 International Asteroid Day 2023Key PointThis significant date commemorates the Tunguska event, which occurred in 1908. During this incident, a meteor air burst caused extensive devastation, leveling approximately 2,150 square kilometers (830 square miles) of forest in Siberia, Russia.

May Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme / Key Points
1 May, 2023International Labour Day 2023Key points
• It is also known as International Worker’s Day and May Day.

• First Labour Day or May Day was celebrated in Madras (Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, 1923.
1 May 2023Maharashtra and Gujarat Statehood DayKey points
• On May 1st, 1960, the bilingual state of Bombay was divided into two separate states , Maharashtra and Gujarat.
7 May 2023
first Sunday of every May
World Laughter Day 2023 (First Sunday of every May )Key points The day was first celebrated in Mumbai in 1998 when Dr Madan Kataria, founded the Laughter Yoga Movement
2 May 2023World Tuna DayTheme 2023:The Global Tuna Industry: Trailblazing through Tough Times
3 May 2023World Press Freedom Day 2023Theme 2023:Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a Driver for All Other Human Rights
2 May 2023 (every year on first Tuesday of May)World Asthma Day 2023Theme 2023:Asthma care for all
4 May 2023International Firefighter’s Day 2023Key points Fire department comes under Ministry Of Home Affairs
4 May 2023Coal Miners Day 2023Key pointsFirst coal mine was opened in 1575 by one George Bruce of Carnock, Scotland.
5 May 2023World Portuguese Language Day 2023Unknown fact
• Longest word in Portuguese has 29 letters.
• While English’s “antidisestablishmentarianism” has 28 letters
• The longest Portuguese word is “anticonstitucionalíssimamente”
• The word means, “in a very unconstitutional way.”
5 May 2023World Hand Hygiene Day 2023Theme 2023:Together, we can accelerate action to prevent infections and antimicrobial resistance in health care and build a culture of safety and quality in which hand hygiene improvement is given high priority.
5 May 2023Buddha Purnima/ Buddha Jayanti 2023Key Points:This year marks the 2585th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha
5 May 2023International Day of the Midwife 2023Theme 2023:Together Again: From Evidence to Reality
6 May 2023International No Diet Day 2023Key Points:The first International No Diet Day was celebrated in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1992.
7 May 2023BRO 64th Raising day 2023Key Points:The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) was founded on 7th May 1960.
7 May 2023World Athletics Day 2023Theme 2023: Athletics for All – A New Beginning
8 May 2023World Red Cross Day 2023Theme 2023:Everything we do comes from the heart.
8 May 2023World Thalassemia Day 2023Theme 2023: Strengthening Education to Bridge the Thalassemia Care Gap
10 May 2023World Lupus Day 2023Key points:Common symptoms of Lupus disease are joint and muscle pain, recurrent mouth ulcers, intermittent fever and extreme fatigue.
10 May 2023International Day of Argania 2023Key Points 2023:In 1988, UNESCO declared the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve, which is the endemic production area of the argan tree, as a designated area.
11 May 2023National Technology Day 2023Theme 2023:Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future
12 May 2023International Day of Plant HealthTheme 2023:Plant Health for Environmental Protection
12 May 2023International Nurses Day 2023Theme 2023:Our Nurses, Our Future
13 May 2023World Migratory Bird Day 2023Key Point:The Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) started this day in 2006.
15 May 2023International Day of Families 2023Theme 2023: Demographic Trends and Families
16 May 2023International Day of Living Together in Peace 2023Key points
• The year 2000 was recognised as ‘The International Year for a Culture of Peace.

• 2001 to 2010 was recognised as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for Children of the World.”
16 May 2023International Day of Light 2023Key pointsAnniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.
16 May 2023National Dengue Day 2023Theme 2023: Fight Dengue, Save Live
16 May 2023Sikkim’s statehood dayKey points On 16th May 1975, Sikkim became a part of India as its 22nd state by the 36th constitutional amendment act.
17 May 2023World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)Theme 2023: Empowering the least developed countries through information and communication technologies
17 May 2023World Hypertension Day 2023Theme 2023: Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer
18 May 2023International Museum Day 2023Theme 2023:Museums, Sustainability, and Well-being
18 May 2023World AIDS Vaccine Day Or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2023Key points: • Western blot test is used to confirm a positive HIV diagnosis.
19 May 2023National Endangered Species Day 2023Theme 2023: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the endangered species act
20 May 2023World Bee Day 2023Theme 2023:Bee engaged in pollinator-friendly agricultural production
20 May 2023World Metrology Day 2023Theme 2023:Measurements supporting the global food system.
21 May 2023International Tea Day 2023Key point:The first International Tea Day was held in Delhi, India
21 May 2023World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2023Key point:The day adopted by UNESCO as a result of the destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001.
21 May 2023National Anti Terrorism Day 2023Key point: On this day, Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a woman suicide bomber of the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Ilam (LTTE), a terrorist group in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
22 May 2023International Day for Biological Diversity 2023Theme 2023:From Agreement to Action: Building Back Biodiversity
23 May 2023International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2023Key Point:Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury, and a neglected public health and human rights issue.
23 May 2023World Turtle Day 2023Key Point 2023:Founded in 1990 by Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, the non-profit organization known as American Tortoise Rescue took the initiative to establish World Turtle Day in the year 2000. This annual celebration originated in Malibu, California, and has since gained recognition globally.
24 May 2023Indian Commonwealth Day 2023Theme 2023: Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future.
25 May 2023World Thyroid Awareness Day 2023Theme 2023:“It’s not you. It’s your thyroid
25 May 2023International Missing Children’s Day 2023Key Points:The United States’ National Missing Children’s Day designated by Ronald Reagan in 1983.
28 May 2023World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023Theme 2023: Making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030
28 May 2023International Day of Action for Women’s Health 2023Theme 2023: Our Voices, Our Actions, Our Demand: Uphold Women’s Health and Rights Now
28 May 2023World Hunger Day 2023Theme 2023:celebrating sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty
29 May 2023International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2023Theme 2023: Peace begins with me
29 May 2023World Digestive Health Day 2023Theme 2023:Your Digestive Health: A Healthy Gut From the Start
29 May 2023International Everest Day 2023Key points: In Tibetan language the Everest is known as Chomolungma (means Mother Goddess of the World) and in Nepali, It is known as Sagarmatha.
30 May 2023Hindi Journalism Day 2023KeyPoints: Goa celebrated Liberation Day on 19th December as the state got liberated on 19 December 1961.
30 May 2023Goa Statehood Day 2023KeyPoints: The first Hindi newspaper, Udant Martand, was published on May 30, 1826. (Editor: Pandit Jugal Kishore Shukla)
31 May 2023World Vape Day / World No Tobacco DayTheme 2023: We need food, not tobacco

April Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme/Key Point
April 1, 2023Odisha Day or Utkal DayThis day is significant for the people of Odisha as it marks the formation of the state on 1st April, 1936.
April 1, 2023Foundation Day of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)RBI was established on 1 April 1935 and nationalized in 1949
April 2, 2023World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)Theme 2023: Transforming the narrative: Contributions at home, at work, in the arts and in policymaking
April 5, 2023International Day of ConscienceTheme 2023:Building a Culture of Peace
April 5, 2023National Maritime DayAlso known as Merchant Navy Flag Day. The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways started this day in 1964.
April 6, 2023 United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP)Theme 2023: Scoring for People and the Planet
April 7, 2023World Health DayTheme 2023: “Health for All”
April 10, 2023World Homoeopathy DayThe day marks the birth anniversary of German physician Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the founding father of Homeopathy.

Theme 2023: One Health, One Family
April 11, 2023National Safe Motherhood DayThis day is an initiative of the White Ribbon Alliance (WRAI)
April 11, 2023World Parkinson’s DayThe Day marks the birth anniversary of James Parkinson
April 12, 2023 International Day of Human Space FlightOn April 12, the International Day of Human Space Flight is celebrated to commemorate the historic milestone achieved by the Russian cosmonaut who ventured into outer space on this date in 1961, becoming the first human to do so.
April 13, 202339th Siachen DayPurpose: To commemorate the Indian Army’s “Operation Meghdoot”
April 13, 2023104th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh MassacreAlso known as the Amritsar massacre, which took place on 13th April 1919.
April 13, 2023International Turban Day554th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev
April 14, 2023World Chagas Disease DayChagas Disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, silent disease, or silenced disease, is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to humans by the triatomine bug, also known as the kissing bug.
April 14, 2023132nd Ambedkar JayantiBhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow. Ambedkar belonged to the Mahar caste.
April 15, 2023World Art DayWorld Art Day is celebrated on Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday to acknowledge the significant role of art in promoting creativity, cultural diversity, and the exchange of information.
April 16, 2023World Voice DayWorld Voice Day aims to promote global awareness about the importance of preventing voice problems, rehabilitating affected voices, training artistic voices, and researching the function and application of the human voice.
April 16, 2023Save The Elephant DayTheme 2023: Protecting Elephant Habitats for a Sustainable Tomorrow
April 17, 2023World Hemophilia DayTheme 2023: “Access for All: Prevention of Bleeds as the Global Standard of Care”
April 18, 2023World Heritage DayTheme 2023:“Heritage and Climate”
April 19, 2023World Liver DayTheme 2023: Be vigilant, do a regular liver check-up, fatty liver can affect anyone.
April 20, 2023UN Chinese Language DayTheme 2023: Chinese Wisdom for a Green World
April 21, 2023National Civil Services DayThe day marks a significant event in 1947 when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first home minister of Independent India, gave a speech to the probationers of Administrative Services Officers.
April 21, 2023World Creativity and Innovation DayTo raise awareness about the role of innovation and creativity in each aspect of human development.
April 22, 2023Earth DayTheme 2023: “Invest In Our Planet”
April 23, 2023World Book and Copyright DayTheme 2023: Indigenous Languages
April 24, 2023National Panchayati Raj DayPanchayati Raj Day celebrates the implementation of the 73rd Amendment Act, 1992 of the Constitution, which came into effect in 1993. Balwant Rai Mehta, considered the Father of the Panchayati Raj system, played a key role in its development.
April 24, 2023International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for PeaceThe day is a recent observance proposed by the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations in 2018. The day aims to strengthen the principles of multilateralism and diplomacy in international affairs.
April 24, 2023World Day for Laboratory AnimalsThis day was established by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)
April 25, 2023World Malaria DayTheme 2023:“Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement”
April 25, 2023International Delegate’s DayInternational Delegate’s Day marks the anniversary of the first day of the San Francisco Conference, also known as the United Nations Conference on International Organization.
April 25, 2023World English DayTheme 2023 English as a Global Language
April 26, 2023International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance DayIt marks the 36th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster that took place on 26th April 1986
April 26, 2023World Intellectual Property DayTheme 2023: “Accelerating Innovation and Creativity: Women and IP”
April 27, 2023 (4th Thursday of April)International Girls in ICT DayTheme 2023: “Digital Skills for Life”
April 24-30, 2023World Immunization WeekTheme 2023: “The Big Catch-Up”
April 28, 2023World Day for Safety and Health at WorkTheme 2023:“A safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work.”
April 29, 2023International Dance DayInternational Dance Day celebrates the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a French dancer and ballet instructor who is considered the father of contemporary ballet.
April 30, 2023International Jazz Day 2023The responsibility of organizing and supervising International Jazz Day is shared by Audrey Azoulay, the UNESCO Director General, and Herbie Hancock, a well-known jazz pianist and composer.

March Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme/Key points
March 1, 2023Zero Discrimination DayTheme 2023: “Save lives: Decriminalise”
March 1, 2023World Seagrass Day 2023Theme 2023:“Healthy seagrass, Healthy planet.”
March 1, 2023World Civil Defence Day 2023Theme“Uniting the world’s leading specialists for the safety and security of future generations”
March 1, 202318th Foundation Day of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)Theme 2023:“Empowering Girl Child”.
March 2, 2023Civil Accounts DayKey Point:to mark the 47th foundation day of Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
March 3, 2023World Wildlife Day Theme 2023: “Partnerships for wildlife conservation”
March 3, 2023 World Hearing DayTheme 2023: “Ear and Hearing Care for All! Let’s Make It a Reality”
March 3, 2023World Birth Defects DayTheme 2023: “Many births defects, one voice”
March 4, 2023World Obesity Day (WOD)Theme 2023:‘Changing Perspectives: Let’s Talk About Obesity
March 4, 2023National Security Day (NSD), or Rashtriya Suraksha DiwasTheme 2023:‘Nurture young minds – Develop safety culture’
March 4, 2023World Engineering Day for Sustainable DevelopmentTheme 2023: “Engineering innovation for a more resilient world”.
March 4, 2023National Safety Day (NSD)Theme 2023: ‘Our Aim – Zero Harm’
March 6, 2023Raising Day of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)Key Point:The CISF was set up under the act of the Parliament of India on March 10, 1969.
March 7, 2023Jan Aushadhi Diwas, or, Generic Medicine DayTheme2023:Jan Aushadhi – Sasti bhi Acchi bhi
March 8, 2023International Women’s Day (IWD)Theme 2023:DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality
March 9, 2023No Smoking DayTheme 2023: Quit and Win
March 9, 2023 (second Thursday in March)World Kidney Day 2023Theme 2023: “Kidney Health for Everyone – Preparing for the Unexpected, Supporting the Vulnerable”
March 10, 2023 International Day of Women JudgesTheme 2023:Equality for Justice
March 12, 2023World Glaucoma DayTheme 2023: “The world is bright, save your sight”
March 13, 2023World Rotaract DayTheme 2023:Create Hope in the World
March 14, 2023International Day of Action for RiversTheme 2023:Rights of Rivers
March 14, 2023International Day of Mathematics (IDM)Theme 2023:Mathematics for Everyone
March 15, 2023World Consumer Rights DayTheme 2023:Empowering Consumers through Clean Energy Transitions
March 16, 2023National Vaccination Day, or, National Immunization DayTheme 2023:“Vaccines Work for everyone”
March 18, 2023Global Recycling DayTheme 2023:Creative Innovation
March 18, 2023World Sleep Day(WSD)Theme 2023: Sleep Is Essential for Health
March 20, 2023World Sparrow Day (WSD)Theme 2023: “I LOVE Sparrows”.
March 20, 2023International Day of HappinessTheme 2023: “Be Mindful, Be Grateful, Be Kind.”
March 20, 2023World Oral Health Day (WOHD)Theme 2023: ‘Be Proud of Your Mouth’
March 20, 2023United Nations(UN)’s French Language DayKey Point:to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization
March 21, 2023 World Down Syndrome Day(WDSD)Theme 2023: “With Us, Not For Us”
March 21, 2023 International Day of NowruzKey Point:Nowruz is the Iranian or Persian New Year celebrated by various ethnicities worldwide.
March 21, 2023International Day of ForestsTheme 2023:“Forests and health”
March 21, 2023 International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationTheme 2023: “The urgency of combatting racism”
March 21, 2023World Poetry DayTheme 2023:“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
March 22, 2023World Water DayTheme 2023:‘Accelerating the change to solve the water and sanitation crisis
March 23, 2023 World Meteorological DayTheme 2023: The Future of Weather, Climate, and Water Across Generations.
March 23, 2023Shaheed Diwas, also known as Martyr’s DayKey Point:This day marks the anniversary of the execution of three Indian freedom fighters- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru in 1931.
March 24, 2023World Tuberculosis DayTheme 2023: “Yes! We can end TB!”
March 24, 2023International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsKey Point:To honor Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was assassinated on this day in 1980
March 25, 2023International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff MembersKey Point: to honor the memory of Alec Collett, a journalist who died while on a UN mission after being kidnapped.
March 25, 2023 (last Saturday of March)Earth HourKey Point:Earth Hour is an annual event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
March 26, 2023Purple Day of Epilepsy 2023Key Point:Purple Day of Epilepsy was founded in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Nova Scotia, Canada.
March 27, 2023World Theatre Day 2023Theme 2023:“Theatre and a Culture of Peace”
March 29, 2023World Piano DayKey Point:The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori of Italy in 1700 and was initially known as ‘clavicembalo col piano e forte’.
March 30, 2023International Day of Zero Waste 2023Key Point:The international day promotes zero-waste initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and address various forms of waste.
March 31, 2023International Transgender Day of Visibility 2023Key Point:The day was first observed in 2009 and was created by transgender activist Rachel Crandall
March 31, 2023World Backup Day 2023Key Points:World Backup Day was first observed on March 31, 2011, as an initiative of a digital strategy and consulting firm called Ismail Jadun.
March 31, 2023International Day of Drug Checking 2023Key Point:To raise public awareness about the availability of drug checking services and organizations worldwide

February Important Days and Themes 2023

DateDayTheme/Key Points
Feb 1, 2023Indian Coast Guard DayKey Point:The Indian Coast Guard is ranked as the fourth largest Coast Guard in the world
Feb 2, 2023World Wetlands DayTheme 2023:Wetland Restoration
Feb 4, 2023World Cancer DayTheme 2023Close the care Gap: Uniting our voices and taking action”
Feb 4, 2023International Day of Human Fraternity 2023Key Point:The 1st ever International Day of Human Fraternity was observed on 4th February 2021.
Feb 5, 2023Safer Internet DayTheme 2023Together for a better internet”
Feb 6, 2023International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationTheme 2023:Partnership with Men and Boys to transform Social and Gender Norms to End FGM
Feb 7, 2023 (2nd Day of the 2nd week of February)Safer Internet Day (SID)Theme 2023: “Together for a better internet“.
Feb 1 -7, 2023World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2023Key Point:WOHW 2023 Mantra: Love of Good, Love of the Neighbor
Feb 10, 2023World Pulses DayTheme 2023:Pulses for a sustainable future
Feb 11, 2023World Unani Day 2023Theme 2023:Unani Medicine for Public Health
Feb 11, 2023World Day of the Sick 2023Theme 2023:Take care of him: Compassion as a synodal exercise of healing
Feb 11, 2023International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceTheme 2023:Innovate, Demonstrate, Elevate, Advance, Sustain. (IDEAS): Bringing communities Forward for sustainable and equitable development
Feb 12, 2023National Productivity Day 2023Key Point:National Productivity Day is celebrated as part of National Productivity Week,
Feb 12, 2023International Darwin Day 2023Key Point:The day marks the birth anniversary of the 19th-century British naturalist, Charles Robert Darwin, who is well known for his work “The Theory of Natural Selection”,
Feb 12-18, 2023National Productivity WeekTheme 2023:Productivity, Green Growth, and Sustainability: Celebrating India’s G20 Presidency
Feb 13, 2023World Radio Day, 2023Theme 2023:Radio and Peace
Feb 13, 2023International Epilepsy Day 2023Theme 2023:Stigma
Feb 13, 2023National Women’s Day 2023Key Point:The day marks the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, who was referred to as the “Nightingale of India”.
Feb 15, 2023International Childhood Cancer Day 2023Theme 2023:Better Survival’ is achievable #throughtheirhands
13 to 17 February 2023Financial Literacy Week 2023Theme 2023:Good Financial Behaviour, Your Saviour
18 February 202312th World Pangolin DayKey Point:The name pangolin is derived from the Malay word ‘pengguling’ meaning ‘something that rolls up’.
Feb 20, 2023World Day of Social JusticeTheme 2023:Overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice
Feb 21, 2023International Mother Language DayTheme 2023Multilingual education – a necessity to transform education
Feb 22, 2023World Thinking DayTheme 2023:Our World, Our Peaceful Future: The environment, peace, and security
Feb 24, 2023Central Excise Day 2023Key Point:The day marks the anniversary of the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act on 24th February 1944.
Feb 27, 2023World NGO DayKey Point:The first-ever World NGO Day was observed on 27th February 2014
Feb 27, 20234th National Protein dayTheme 2023:Easy Access to Protein for All
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January Important Days and Themes 2023

January 165th Foundation Day or 65th Raising Day of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)Key Point:The DRDO was formed in 1958.
January 4United Nations(UN)’s World Braille DayKey Point: It marks the birth anniversary of Braille’s inventor Louis Braille.
January 5National Birds DayKey Point: January 5 is the day of the yearly “Christmas Bird Count.”
January 6/td>World Day of War OrphansKey PointsThe World Day of War Orphans was founded by the French organization SOS Enfants en Detresses.
January 678th Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) foundation DayKey PointBureau of Indian standards (BIS) came into existence, through an act of Parliament dated 26 November 1986.
January 9Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)or Non-Resident Indian (NRI) DayTheme 2023 “Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”
January 10World Hindi Day, also known as Vishwa Hindi DiwasKey Point:The day commemorates the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in Nagpur of January 10, 1975
January 11National Human Trafficking Awareness DayTheme 2023To wear blue to raise awareness.
January 11-17Road Safety WeekKey Point: India has the second largest road network (6215797 Km) in the world after the United States (6853024 Km)
January 12National Youth Day or Rashtriya Yuva DiwasTheme 2023: “Viksit Yuva-Viksit Bharat”

Key Point:The marked the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
January 147th Armed Forces Veterans DayKey Point:In 14 January, 1953, the First Indian Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army Field Marshal KM Cariappa, who led the Indian forces to victory in the 1947 war, formally retired from the Service.
January 15Indian Army DayKey Point: The motto of the Indian Army is ‘service before self’
January 15148th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department (IMD)Key Point:The IMD was established on 15 January 1875. (Headquarters – New Delhi)
January 16National Startup DayKey Point:India Ranks 3rd Globally In Startup Ecosystem
January 1918th National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) Raising DayKey Point: It was formed in the year 2006 under the Disaster Management Act of 2005.
January 19Kokborok Day or Tripuri Language DayKokborok is derived from ‘Kok’ means “verbal” and ‘borok’ means “people” or “human”
January 24United Nations (UN)’s International Day of EducationTheme 2023: “To Invest in People, Prioritise Education”.
January 24National Girl Child Day (NGCD)Key Point: It was initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government of India.
January 23Parakram Diwas or Courage DayKey Point:126th Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
January 24Foundation Day of Uttar PradeshTheme:‘Investment and Employment’
January 25National Tourism DayTheme 2023: Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For Sure
January 25National Voters’ Day (NVD)Theme 2023:‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure’
January 25Himachal Pradesh Statehood DayKey Points:On 25th January 1971, Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India. It was granted the status of a Union Territory on November 1, 1956.
January 2674th Republic DayKey Point:It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution, which came into effect on January 26th, 1950
January 26International Customs Day (ICD)Theme 2023: Nurturing the next generation: promoting a culture of knowledge-sharing and professional pride in Customs
January 27International Holocaust Remembrance DayTheme 2023:“Home and Belonging”
January 28Data Privacy DayData Privacy DayTheme 2023:“Think Privacy First”
January 30Martyrs’ Day also called Shaheed DiwasKey Point:The day marked as the death anniversary of the nation’s ‘Bapu’, Mahatma Gandhi.
January 30World Neglected Tropical Diseases DayTheme 2023:Act Now. Act Together. Invest in Neglected Tropical Diseases
January 29(Last Sunday of January): World Leprosy Eradication DayTheme 2023:Act Now. End Leprosy
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