Month-wise List of Important Days With Themes 2017

Date Important day Theme 2017
4 January World Braille Day(207th birth anniversary of Louis Braille) People with Disabilities, Celebrating Together
9 January Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day) Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora
10 January World Hindi Day
12 January National Youth Day Indian youth for development skill and harmony
15 January 69th Indian Army Day
24 January National girl child day Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
25 January National Voters Day Empowering young and future events
26 January International Customs Day Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement
26 January 68th Republic Day Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
27 January International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust From Words to Genocide: Anti-Semitic Propaganda and the Holocaust
29 January World Leprosy Day (last Sunday of January) To live is to help to live

February

Date Important day Theme 2017
2 February World Wetlands Day Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction
4 February World Cancer Day We can I can
6 February International day of Zero Tolerance to female genital mutilation Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030
7 February Safer Internet Day Be the change: unite for a better internet
10 February National Deworming Day Krimi se chhutkara, sehatmand bhavishya hamara and worm-free children healthy children
11 February International day Women and girls in Science Gender, Science and sustainable development: The Impact of Media
12 February National Productivity Day From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse
13 February World Radio Day Radio is You
20 February World Day of Social Justice Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work
21 February International Mother language day Towards sustainable through Multilingual education
22 February World Thinking day Connect Activity Pack
24 February Central Excise Day
28 February National Science Day Science and tech for specially Abled person

March

Date Important day Theme 2017
1 March Zero Discrimination Day Make some noise for Zero Discrimination
3 March World Wildife Day
National Defence Day
Listen to the young voices
4 March World Hearing Day
National Security Day
Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment
8 March International Women’s Day Women in the challenging world of work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
9 March CISF Raising Day
12 March World Kidney Day Kidney Disease and Obesity
13 March Commonwealth Day
No Smoking Day
15 March World Consumer Rights Day Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust
18 March Ordnance factories day
20 March International Day of Happiness
21 March International Day of Forests Forests and Energy
21 March World Down Syndrome Day My Voice My Community - Enabling people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to be fully included in the community
22 March World Water Day Why Waste water?
23 March World Meteorological Day Understanding Clouds
24 March World TB Day Unite to end TB
27 March World Theatre Day

April

Date Important day Theme 2017
1 April Prevention of Blindness Week
2 April
  • World Autism Awareness Day
  • International Children’s Book Day
Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination
4 April National Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in mine action Needs Driven- People Centered
5 April National Maritime Day Connecting Ships, Ports and People
6 April International Day for Sports Development and Peace
7 April
  • World Health Day
  • Handloom Week

  • Depression: Let’s Talk

8 April
International Romani Day
World Tradition Day

10 April World Homeopathy Day Enhancing Quality Research in Homeopathy Through Scientific evidence and Rich Clinical Experiences
11 April National Safe Motherhood Day Improving Maternal Health by Empowering Women!
12 April International Day of Human Space Flight
13 April Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
14 April
  • Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti
  • Customs Day

17 April World Hemophilia Day Hear their Voices
18 April World Heritage Day Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism
21 April Civil Services Day Making New India
22 April World Earth Day Environmental & Climate Literacy
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
24 April
  • National Panchayati Day
  • Women’s Political Empowerment Day, India
Climate Change, Women and Role of Panchayats
25 April World Malaria Day End Malaria For Good
26 April World Intellectual Property Day Innovation-Improving Lives
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work Optimize the collection and use of OSH data
29 April International Dance Day
30 April
  • International Jazz Day
  • Anti-Child Labour Day

May

Date Important day Theme 2017
1 May
  • International Labour Day
  • May Day
  • Maharashtra Day
  • Securing Decent Works For Sustainable Social Economic Development (International Labour Day)
2 May World Asthma Day Better Air Better Breathing
3 May World Press Freedom Day Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies
4 May International Firefighters Day
5 May International Midwives Day
06 May International No Diet Day
7 May
  • World Athletics Day World Laughter Day
  • Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayant


8 May
  • Mother's Day
  • World Redcross Day
  • Road Safety Week
Less Known Red Cross Stories
10 May World Migratory Bird Day Their Future is Our Future:A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds & People
11 May National Technology Day Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth’.
12 May International Nurses Day A voice to lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”
15 May International Families Day Families, education and well-being
16 May National Dengue Day
17 May World Telecommunication Day
World Information Society Day
Big Data Big Impact
18 May World AIDS Vaccine Day Know Your Number

20 May

World Metrology Day
Measurements for transport
21 May Anti-Terrorism Day
22 May International Day for Biological Diversity
23 May World Turtle Day
24 May Commonwealth Day
25 May International Missing Children's Day
26 May Gunners Day- New Zealand
28 May Maharana Pratap Jayanti
29 May International Day of UN Peacekeepers Investing in Peace Around the world
30 May Goa Statehood Day
31 May World No Tobacco Day Tobacco – a threat to development

June

Date Important day Theme 2017
1 June World Milk Day Good food, health and nutrition
2 June International Sex Workers’ Day
4 June International Day for Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Cancer Survivors Day
Focuses to acknowledge the pain suffered by children victims throughout the world
5 June World Environment Day Connecting people to Nature
8 June
  • Coal Miners Day
  • World Ocean Day
Our Oceans; Our Future
12 June Anti-Child Labour Day Focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.
June 13 International Albinism Awareness Day Focuses on attacks against persons with albinism.
14 June World Blood Donor Day Give Blood; Give now; Give often
15 June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue
16 June International Day of Family Remittances
17 June Word Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Land degradation and migration
19 June International Day for the elimination of Sexual Violence and Conflict Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence
20 June World Refugee Day Focuses to show support for families forced to flee.
21 June International Yoga Day Yoga for health
23 June
  • Public Service Day
  • International Widow’s Day
  • International Olympic Day
celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community (Public Service Day)
26 June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking Listen First -
Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe
June 27 Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day Celebrated for the first time
29 June National Statistics Day

July

Date Important day Themes 2017
1 July National Doctor’s Day
2 July World Sports Journalists’ Day
World UFO Day

4 July American Independence Day
7 July
  • Global Forgiveness Day
  • World Chocolate Day

11 July World Population Day Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations
12 July Malala Day
15 July World Youth Skill Day Focuses and skills and jobs for youth
17 July International Justice Day
18 July International Nelson Mandela Day For Freedom, justice and democracy
26 July
  • International Day for the conservation of the mangrove ecosystem
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas

28 July
  • World Hepatitis Day
  • World Nature Conservation Day
Eliminate Hepatitis
29 July International Tiger Day
30 July World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons

August

Date Important day Theme 2017
1 August World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August)
6 August Hiroshima Day & Anti-Nuclear Day
7 August Handloom Day
Sanskrit Day
9 August Kranti Diwas (Quit India Movement)
International Day of the world’s indigenous peoples

10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
10 August World Bio-Fuel Day
11 August National Daughter’s Day
12 August International Youth Day Youth Building Peace
13 August Organ Donation Day
15 August Independence Day of India
19 August World Photography Day
World Humanitarian Day

WHD Campaign: Not a Target
20 August Sadbhawana Diwas/ Harmony Day
29 August International Day Against Nuclear Test
National Sports Day
30 August National Small Industry Day

September

Date Important day
1 September National Nutrition Week (1-7 September)
2 September World Coconut Day
4 September National Labour Day USA
5 September National Teachers Day
International Charity Day

September 7 World Forgiveness Day
8 September International Literacy Day
10 September World First Aid Day
World Suicide Prevention Day
12 September International Day for South-South Cooperation
14 September Hindi Diwas
September 15 International Day of Democracy
International Engineer’s Day
16 September International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer
20 September Railway Police Force Foundation Day
21 September World Peace Day
World Alzheimer Day
22 September World Cancer Free Day
25 September World Rivers Day
World Pharmacists Day
26 September World Environmental Health Day
World Contraception Day
27 September World Tourism Day
28 September World Rabies Day
Gunners Day India
World Maritime Day
29 September World Heart Day
30 September World Deaf Day (last Sunday of the month of September
International Translation Day

October

Date Important day
1 October International Day for Older Persons
World Vegetarian Day
2 October World Habitat Day (First Monday of October)
International Day of Non-Violence/Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
October 3 World Nature Day
4 October World Space Week (4-10 October)
World Animal Day
5 October World Teachers Day
6 October World Smile Day (First Friday of October)
8 October Indian Airforce Day
9 October Columbus Day
World Post Day
10 October World Mental Health Day
World Day Against Death Penalty
11 October International Girl Child Day
October 12 World Arthritis Day
13 October World Sight Day (2nd Thursday of October)
International Day for Disaster Reduction
14 October International Standards’ Day
15 October International Day of Rural Women
World Students Day
Safe Motherhood Week (15-21 October)
16 October World Food Day
17 October Anti-Poverty Day
20 October World Statistics Day
National Solidarity day
World Osteoporosis Day
21 October Police Commemoration Day
24 October United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
World Polio Day
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
28 October National Ayurveda Day
International Animation Day
29 October International Internet Day
World Stroke Day
31 October National Unity Day
World Savings Day
World Cities Day
Vigilance Awareness Week (31-5 November)

November

Date Important day
1 November No Tobacco Day
World Vegan Day
Karnataka Formation Day
5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day
7 November National Cancer Awareness Day
Infant Protection Day
8 November International Radiology Day
9 November World Quality Day
World Legal Service Day
10 November World Science Day for Peace and Development
Public Transport Day
11 November National Education Day
12 November World Pneumonia Day
Public Service Broadcasting Day
13 November World Kindness Day
14 November Children’s Day
World Diabetes Day
16 November International Day for Tolerance
World Philosophy Day
20 November Universal Children’s Day
21 November World Television Day
25 November International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women
26 November Constitutional Day-India
National Milk Day
28 November Raising Day of National Cadet Corps

December

Date Important day
1 December Word AIDS Day
2 December International Day for Abolition of Slavery
National Pollution Control
3 December International Day for the Persons with Disabilities
4 December Indian Navy Day
5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
World Soil Day
7 December International Civil Aviation Day
Armed Forces Flag Day- India
8 December Plastic Free Day
9 December International Anti-Corruption Day
10 December Human Rights Day
11 December International Mountain Day
12 December Universal Health Coverage Day
14 December World Energy Conservation Day
16 December Vijay Diwas
18 December International Migrants Day
20 December International Human Solidarity Day
22 December National Mathematics Day
23 December Kisan Diwas
24 December National Consumers Day
25 December Good Governance Day
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