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National & International Days

January
1 Safdar Hashmi Memorial Day
4-10 Oil Conservation Week
8 Memory of 1857 Martyrs
10 Dalit New Year (Declaration of Ambedkar Era).
10-16 Road Safety Week
12 National Youth Day
14-30 Animal Welfare Fortnight
15 Army Day
15-21 Pin Code Week
23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Birth Anniversary
- National Day of Patriotism
25 India Tourism Day
26 Republic Day
- International Customs Day
27 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
30 Martyrs Day
- National Cleanliness Day
31 Jan-8 Feb Poverty and Homeless Action Week

February
First Sunday of February Homelessness Sunday
Last week to March first week Fairtrade Fortnight (fairtrade.org.uk)
2 World Wetlands Day
6 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Cutting (FGC)
20 World Day of Social Justice (beginning in 2009)
21 International Mother Language Day
24 Excise Day
28 National Science day

March
Women's History Month
Last week of February to March first week Fairtrade Fortnight (fairtrade.org.uk)
1 International Death Penalty Abolition Day
3 International Sex workers Rights day
4 -10 National Safety Week
5 World Book Day (worldbookday.com)
8 United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.
11 No Smoking Day (nosmokingday.com)
12 Dandi March Day
14 Day of Action against Dams, for Rivers and People
15 Consumer Rights Day
- World Disabled Day
16 Immunization Day
21 World Forestry Day
- International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination
- World Poetry Day (UNESCO)
-28 Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
22 World Water Day (worldwaterday.org)
23 Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh
- World Meteorological Day
24 World TB Day
25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
27 World Theatre Day
31 Martyrdom Day of Chandrashekar Azad

April
1 Activists day
1 -7 Prevention Of Blindness Week
2 World Autism Awareness Day
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
5 National Maritime Day
7 World Health Day (who.int)
7 -14 Handloom Week
12 National Theatre Day
13 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
14 Birth Anniversary Of Dr Ambedkar
- Customs Day
14- 20 Fire Service Week
18 World Heritage Day/International Monuments and Sites Day
22 Earth Day (earthday.net)
23 World Book and Copyright Day
24-30 Education for All Week
25 International Day for Eradication of Malaria
26 International Day Commemorating Victims of Radiation Accidents and Catastrophes [Chernobyl Disaster Anniversary]
- World Intellectual Property Day
28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 Remembrance Day for Victims of Chemical Warfare
- International Day of Dance

May
Second Sunday is Mother's Day

1 International Labour Day / May Day
3 World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO)
- Sun Day (UNEP)
7 World AIDS Orphans Day
8 World Red Cross Day
8-9 Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
9 World Fair Trade Day (worldfairtradeday09.org)
11 Technology Day
14 Learning at work day (learningatworkday.com)
15 International Day of The Family
17 World Telecommunications Day (IUT)
- International Day Against Homophobia
- World Information Society Day
20-26 Global AIDS Week of Action
21 The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (UNESCO)
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
24 International Day of Women's Action for Peace and Disarmament
- Common-Wealth Day
25 African Liberation Day Solidarity/Africa Day
25-31 Week of Solidarity with the People of All Colonial Territories Fighting
for Freedom, Independence and Human Rights (or, as the UN puts it, Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories)
28 International Day of Action for Women's Health and Reproductive Rights.
29 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
31 World No Tobacco Day (WHO)

June
Third Sunday is Father's Day

1-7 International Volunteer Week (volunteersweek.org.uk)
4 International Day Of Innocent Children Victims Of Aggression
5 World Environmental Day (unep.org)
11 River Day
12 World Day against Child Labour
13-21 Bike Week (bikeweek.org.uk)
14 World Blood Donor Day
16 International Refugee Day/ International Day of solidarity
- Day of the African Child
17 World day to combat desertification and drought
17-24 Learning Disability Week (Mencap.org.uk)
20 World Refugee Day
23 United Nations Public Service Day
26 International Day in support of Victims of Torture
- International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
30 Santhal Revolution day

July
First Saturday International Day of Cooperatives
1 Doctors' Day
- World Nuclear-free Zones Day
- Vanmahotsav Day (India)
5 Koel karo day
6 World Zoonoses Day
10-16 Nude Recreation Week
11 World Population Day (UNFPA)
17 World Day for International Justice
22 International Day of Action against Coca Cola

August
1 - 7 Breast-Feeding Week
3 International Friendship Day
6 Hiroshima day
9 Quit India Movement
- International Day of the World's Indigenous People
- Nagasaki day
17-23 World Water Week in Stockholm
12 International Youth Day (un.org/youth)
15 Independence Day
20 Goodwill day [Sadbhavana Diwas, Rajiv Gandhi's Birth Anniversary]
23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition (UNESCO)
23 - 6 September National Fortnight on Eye Donation
30 International day of disappeared persons

September
Last week Deaf Awareness Week
1 - 7 National Nutrition Week
5 Teacher's Day [Dr S Radhakrishnan's Birthday]
8 International Literacy Day (unesco.org)
10 International Day Against the WTO and Trade Liberalisation and for Peoples' Food Sovereignty
13 Forgiveness Day
15 International Day of Democracy (UN 2007)
16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
16-18 Clean up the World Campaign
21 International Day of Peace
- World Alzheimer's day
22 Cancer Rose Day
- World Car Free Day (worldcarfree.net)
23 World Deaf Day
23-30 Deaf Awareness Week
24 SAARC Girl Child Day
- World Heart Day
27 World Tourism Day
28 Right to Know Day
- Martydom day of Shankar Guha Niyogi
29 World Maritime Day

October
First Monday in October every year is World Habitat Day
Second Wednesday of October International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

1 National Voluntary Blood Donation Day
- International Day of Older Persons
- Wildlife Week
2 International Day of Non-Violence (Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday)
- Anti-Leprosy Day
2 -8 Prevention Of Blindness Week
2 -8 Anti-Untouchability Week
3 World Habitat Day
4 World Animal Welfare Day
4-10 World Space Week
5 World Teachers' Day (UNESCO)
7 World Menopause Day
8 Air Force Day
9 World Post Day (UPU)
10 National Post Day
- World Mental Health Day
- World Day Against the Death Penalty
11 International Mountain Day
- National No Tobacco Day
11 - 25 Family Welfare Fortnight
13 International Day For Natural Disaster Reduction
14 World Standards Day
15 World White Cane Day
- International Day of Rural Women
16 World Food Day (FAO)
17 Day for Eradication of Poverty
19 - 26 One World Week (oneworldweek.org)
21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder(IDD) Day
24 United Nations Day
- World Development Information Day
24 - 30 Disarmament and Development Week
30 World Thrift Day
31 Indira Gandhi's Death Anniversary (Anti -Terrorism Day)

November
Third Sunday in November World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
1 Anti poverty day
2 All Saints Day
6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
9 Legal Services Day
9-14 International Week Of Science
10 World Science Day for Peace and Development (UNESCO)
13 World Kindness Day (kindness.com)
14 Nehru's Birthday-Children's Day
-World Diabetes Day
14 -20 World Heritage Week
15 World Philosophy Day (UNESCO)
15 -21 National Cooperative Week
16 International Day For Tolerance and Peace (UNESCO)
19 World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
- National Integration Day (Indira Gandhi's Birthday)
19 -26 Quami Ekta Week
19 -18 December Environment Month
20 Universal Child Rights Day (UNICEF)
- Africa Industrialization Day
21 World Fisheries Day
- World Television Day
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25-10 December 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
26 Constitution Day, National Social Justice and Action Day
29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestine People

December
1 World AIDS Day
2 National Pollution Control Day
- International Day for Abolition of Slavery
3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- National Conservation Day
- Bhopal Gas Tragedy Day
- International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War
4 Navy Day
5 International Volunteer Day For Economic And Social Development (unv.org)
6 Dr. Ambedkar's Mahaparinirvan Divas
7 Flag Day
- International Civil Aviation Day (ICAO)
8 Girl Child Day
- SAARC Day
- National day for Mentally Challenged
8 -14 All India Handicrafts Week
9 International Anti-Corruption Day
10 Human Rights Day
11 International Mountain Day
14 National Energy Conservation Day
18 International Migrants Day
19 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
20 International Human Solidarity Day
23 Kisan Divas [Farmers day]
25 Manavmukti din (Ambedkar burned the Manusmriti on 25 December 1927)
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