Important Days With Themes 2018 - PDF

January 2018

Jan 4 World Braille day Education for the blind population of the world
Jan 9 NRI day / Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Ancient Route, New Journey: Diaspora in the Dynamic ASEAN INDIA Partnership
Jan 10 World Hindi day -
Jan 12 National youth day Sankalp Se Siddhi
Jan 15 Army day -
Jan 24 National girl child day A girl is flower, not a thorn
Jan 25 National Voters Day Accessible Elections
Jan 26 International Customs Day  A secure business environment for economic development
Jan 26 69th Republic Day Sangat and Pangat
Jan 27 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility
Jan 28 World Leprosy Day Zero disabilities in boys and girls
Jan 30 Martyrs day -

February 2018

Date Day Theme
Feb 2 World Wetlands Day Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future
Feb 4 World Cancer Day Reduce the illness and related deaths by 2020
Feb 6 International day of Zero Tolerance to female genital mutilation End FGM
Feb 7 Safer Internet Day Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you
Feb 10 National Deworming Day
Feb 11 International day Women and girls in Science Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development
Feb 12 National Productivity Day Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India
Feb 13 World Radio Day Radio and Sports
Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice Workers on the move: the quest for social justice
Feb 21 International Mother language day Linguistic diversity and multilingualism: keystones of sustainability and peace
Feb 22 World Thinking day Impact
Feb 24 Central Excise Day
Feb 28 National Science Day Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future

March 2018

March 1World Civil Defence DayCivil defence and the national institutions for more efficient disaster management”
March 1Zero Discrimination Day -
March 3National Defence Day-
March 3World Wildlife DayBig cats – predators under threat
March 3World Hearing DayHear the Future
March 4National Security Day-
March 8International Women’s DayPress for Progress
March 8World Kidney DayKidneys and Women’s Health – Include, Value, Empower
March 10CISF Raising Day-
March 12Commonwealth DayTowards a Common Future
March 15
World Consumer Rights Day
Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer
March 16National Vaccination Day-
March 16World Sleep DayJoin the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life
March 18Ordnance Factories Day-
March 18
Global Recycling Day
The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) proclaimed March 18, 2018 the first Global Recycling Day
March 20
International Day of Happiness
Share Happiness
March 20World Sparrow dayI Love Sparrows
March 21International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationPromoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination.
March 21International Day of ForestsForests and Sustainable Cities
March 21
World Poetry day
March 21World Down Syndrome DayWhat I bring to my Community
March 22World Water dayNature for Water
March 23World Meteorological DayWeather-ready, climate-smart
March 24
World Tuberculosis Day
Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world
March 25International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave TradeRemember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality
March 27World Theatre Day-
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April 2018

April 1Prevention of Blindness Week-
April 2World Autism Awareness DayEmpowering women and girls with autism
April 2International Children’s Book Day
April 4National Day For Mine Awareness and assistance in Mine actionAdvancing Protection, Peace and Development
April 5
National Maritime Day
Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity
April 6International Day for Sports Development and Peace

April 7World Health DayUniversal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere
April 7Handloom Week
April 8International Romani DayRomipen (Romani-ness)
April 8World Tradition Day

April 10World Homeopathy DayInnovate: Evolve,Progress: Exploring Science since 40 years
April 11National Safe Motherhood DayRespectful Maternity Care
April 11National Pet DayDon’t shop! Adopt!
April 12International Day of Human Space Flight
April 13Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (99th anniversary)

April 14World Liver DayRiding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment
April 14Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti Customs Day

April 14National Dolphin Day

April 17
World Hemophilia Day
Sharing Knowledge makes us stronger
April 18World Heritage DayHeritage for Generations
April 21Civil Services DayNew India - Shaping the Future
April 22World Earth DayEnd Plastic Pollution
April 23World Book and Copyright DayReading: It’s my right!
April 24World Lab Animals Day
April 24National Panchayati Day

April 24Women’s Political Empowerment DaySwachh Panchayat, Swachh Bharat
April 25World Malaria DayReady to beat Malaria
April 26World Intellectual Property DayPowering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.
April 28World Day for Safety and Health at WorkOSH (Occupational Safety and Health) Vulnerability of young workers
April 28World Veterinary DayThe role of the veterinary profession in sustainable development to improve livelihoods, food security and safety
April 29International Dance Day
April 30International Jazz Day

May 2018

Date Day Theme
May 1
International Labour Day Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement
May 1 World Asthma Day Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease
May 1 Gujarat, Maharashtra Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law
May 4 International Firefighters’ Day
May 5 World Cartoonist’s Day
May 6 International No Diet Day
May 7 World Athletics Day
May 7 Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Raising Day
May 8 World Red Cross Day Memorable smiles from around the world
May 11 National Technology Day Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future
May 12 International Nurses Day Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right
May 15 International Day Of Families Families and inclusive societies
May 17 world hypertension day Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.
May 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Alliances for Solidarity
May 17 World Telecommunication And Information Society Day Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All
May 18 International Museum Day Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics
May 18 World AIDS Vaccine Day
May 21 Anti-Terrorism Day
May 22 International Day For Biological Diversity Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity
May 24 Commonwealth Day Towards a Common Future
May 29 International Day Of UN Peacekeepers UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice

June 2018

World Bicycle Day : 3 June It was the first official World Bicycle Day. celebrated to raise awareness about the benefits of using the bicycle for transport and leisure.
Financial Literacy Week Begins June 4 to June 8 The theme is “customer protection “. It focuses on creating awareness among customers of banks about financial products and services, good financial practices and going digital.
World Environment Day: 05th June The theme is "Beat Plastic Pollution".
World Ocean Day: 8th June Main focus - to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean
World Day Against Child Labour: 12th June Main Focus on child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
World Blood Donors Day: 14 June theme - ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’.
World Refugee Day: 20 June The theme is ‘Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees’. Celebrated to celebrate the courage, strength and perseverance of millions of refugees.
4th International Yoga Day: 21 June It was organised at Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, Uttarakhand and The theme is "Yoga for Peace".
World Music Day: 21 June known as 'Fete de la Musique' after a music festival that began in France in 1982.
United Nations Public Service Day: 23 June theme - “Transforming governance to realize the Sustainable Development Goals”.
International Widows' Day: 23 June It is a global awareness day to give special recognition to the situation of widows of all ages and across regions and cultures.
International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking: 26 June theme -"Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."

July 2018

National Doctors’ Day – July 1 “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment’.
Goods And Services Tax Day: 1 July 1st Anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into force on 1st July 2017 also commemorated as ‘GST Day.
World Sports Journalists Day : July 2 The International Sports and Press Association (AIPS) was established in the year 1924 
World UFO day : July 2 World UFO day is an awareness day for people to gaze at the heavens scanning for unidentified flying objects and was founded by the UFO hunter Haktan Akdogan.
America Independence Day : July 4 242nd America Independence Day
World Zoonosis Day : July 6 Zoonosis are infectious diseases (virus, bacteria and parasites) that can be spread from animals to humans, and vice versa. Zoonosis can spread from direct contact with animals or indirectly, vector-borne or food-borne.
Global forgiveness day : July 7 7th July was founded by CECA (Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors),
World Chocolate Day : July 7 Celebrated since 2009.
International Day Of Cooperatives: 7 July ‘Sustainable societies through cooperation’.
World Population Day: 11 July 'Family Planning is a Human Right'.
International Malala Day: 12 July 12 July, the day of Malala’s Birth was declared as Malala Day by UN General Secretary Ban-Ki-Moon on her 16th Birthday.
NABARD Foundation Day: 12 July 37th Foundation Day. Founded on: 12 July 1982
World Youth Skills Day - July 15 The United Nations General Assembly has decided to celebrate the first World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2015.
World Day for International Justice- July 17 The aim of this day is to unite everyone who wants to support justice as well as promote victims rights.
Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 July The Nelson Mandela Foundation is dedicating this year's Mandela Day to 'Action Against Poverty',
Kargil Vijay Diwas - July 26 India Celebrates 19th Anniversary
World Hepatitis Day- July 28 Test. Treat. Hepatitis
World Nature Conservation Day- July 28 “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
International Tiger Day - July 29 Established at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 to raise awareness for this species.
World Day against Trafficking in Persons - July 30 Responding to the trafficking of children and young people
World Ranger Day - July 31 World Ranger Day is organised by the International Ranger Federation and was first held in 2007.

August 2018

Earth Overshoot Day 2018 – 1st August An initiative of Global Footprint Network, which is an international research organization that is changing how the world measures and manages its natural resources.
73rd Hiroshima day – 6th August
National Handloom Day - 7th August
International Day Of The World's Indigenous Peoples – 9th August Theme - ‘Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement’.
World Biofuel Day -  10th August Narendra Modi unveiled a Booklet on “National Policy on Biofuels 2018”.
18th International Youth Day – 12th August Theme: “Safe space for Youth”.
World Elephant Day - 12th August
International left handers day – 13th August
Shaheed Saman Diwas - 14th August Observed in all districts of Madhya Pradesh, to honour families of martyrs of Madhya Pradesh origin.
72nd Independence Day - 15th August Rajasthan government announced that it would observe September as ‘month of nutrition’
World Photography Day – 19th August
World Humanitarian Day - 19th August Campaign launched on World Humanitarian Day is "#NotATarget"
World Mosquito Day – 20th August
National Sadbhavana Day – 20th August 74th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi
World senior citizen day – 21st August Theme - “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.”
National Sports Day – 29th August Birthday of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand
International Day against Nuclear Tests – 29th August
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances – 30th August

September 2018

September 2 World Coconut Day Coconut  for Good Health, Wealth and Wellness
September 1-7 National Nutrition Week Go Further with Food
September 5 International Day for Charity -----
September 8 World Literacy Day Literacy and Skill Development
September 14 Hindi Diwas -----
September 15 International Day of Democracy Democracy Under Strain: Solution for a Changing World
September 16 International Day for Preservation Keep cool and Carry on : The Montreal Protocol
September 21 International Day of Peace The Right to peace- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights AT 70
September 21 World Alzheimer’s Day To create Awareness about Alzheimer
September 23 International Day of Sign Languages With sign languages everyone is included.
September 28 World Rabies Day Rabies: Share a message, Save a life
September 29 World Heart Day My Heart, Your Heart
September 27 World Maritime Day IMO 70: Our Heritage: Better Shipping for better future
September 27 World TOURISM day Tourism and the digital transformation
September 30 International Translation Day Translation: Promoting cultural heritage in changing times.

October 2018

Date Day Theme
October 1 World Habitat Day Municipal Solid Waste Management
October 1 International Day For Older Persons Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions
October 1 International Coffee Day Women In Coffee
October 2 International Day Of Non Violence
October 4 World Animals Day
October 5 World Teachers Day The Right To Education Means Right T A Qualified Teacher
October 9 World Post Day
October 10 World Mental Health Day Young People And Mental Health In A Changing World
October 11 International Day Of Girl Child With Her-Skilled Girl Force
October 11 World Obesity Day To Focus On Weight Stigma
October 11 World Sight Day Eye Care Everywhere
October 12 World Arthritis Day
October 13 World Migratory Bird Day Unflying Our Voices For Bird Conservation
October 12 World Egg Day
October 15 International Day For Rural Women Sustainable Infrastructure, Services And Social Protection For Gender Equality And Empowerment Of Rural Women And Girls
October 16 World Food Day Our Actions Are Our Future. A 0 Hunger World By 2030 Is Possible
October 15 World Students Day
October 15 Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas
October 17 International Day For Eradication Of Poverty Coming Together With Those Farthest Behind To Build An Inclusive World of Universal Respect for Human Rights and Dignity
October 20 National Solidarity Day --
October 17 World Trauma Day -
October 24 World Polio Day --
October 24 United Nation’s Day -
October 31 Ekta Diwas To Commemorate The Birth Anniversary Of  Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

November 2018

Date Day Theme
November 1 World Vegan Day Be Veg Be Healthy
November 2 International Day To End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists To Promote Safe And Enabling Environment For Journalists
November 1 Army Aviation Day
November 5 Ayurveda Day Ayurveda For Public Health
November 5 World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 8 International Day Of Radiology Cardiac Imaging
November 7 National Cancer Awareness Day Don’t Be Too Late In Detecting
November 9 18th Foundation Day of Uttrakhand
November 10 World Science Day For Peace And Development Science, A Human Right
November 11 National Education Day To Recall Contribution Of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
November 12 World Pneumonia Awareness Day To Create Awareness Of Pneumonia Among Youth
November 12 Public Service Broadcasting Day
November 14 Children’s Day
November 14 World Diabetes Day The Family And Diabetes
Oct 29 – 3 Nov Vigilance Awareness Week By Indian Army Eradicate Corruption – Build A New India
November 14 Rosogulla Day To Celebrate 1st Anniversary Of Receiving GI Tag For Rosogulla
November 16 International Day For Tolerance
November 16 National Press Day Freedom Is The Need
November 17 National Epilepsy Day Every Patient Is Important
November 18 The World Day For Remembrance Of Road Traffic Victims Roads Have Stories
November 18 1st Naturopathy Day
November 19 World Toilet Day When Nature Calls
November  20 Universal Children’s Day Children Are Taking Over And Turning The World Blue
November 21 World Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day Never Too Early, Never Too Late
November 26 National Constitution Day/National Law Day
November 27 Formation Day Of National Disaster Mgt. Authority Early Warning For Disasters

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