January Important Days 2024

January is often considered a cold and dreary month, but it is filled with special days that hold great significance. In thi post, I will give the details of all the important days of January 2024.

January Important Days

Date Name of Important DaysDays Occasion
1-JanHappy New YearMondayCelebration
1-JanGlobal Family DayMondayCelebration
1-JanWorld Peace Day (United Nations)MondayHoliday
4-JanWorld Braille DayThursdayCelebration
6-JanWorld Day of War OrphansSaturdayAwareness
8-JanAfrican National Congress Foundation DayMondayCelebration
9-JanPravasi Bharatiya Divas or NRI (Non-Resident Indian) DayTuesdayCelebration
10-JanWorld Hindi DayWednesdayCelebration
11-JanDeath anniversary of Lal Bahadur ShastriThursdayDeath Anniversary
12-JanNational Youth DayFridayCelebration
15-JanMakar SankrantiMondayFestivity
15-JanIndian Army DayMondayCelebration
16-JanNational Startup DayTuesdayCelebration
23-JanNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose JayantiTuesdayCelebration
24-JanNational Girl Child DayWednesdayCelebration
25-JanHazrat Ali BirthdayThursdayCelebration
25-JanNational Voters DayThursdayCelebration
25-JanNational Tourism DayThursdayCelebration
26-JanRepublic DayFridayCelebration
26-JanInternational Customs DayFridayCelebration
27-JanInternational Holocaust Remembrance DaySaturdayRemembrance Day
28-JanBirth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat RaiSundayCelebration
28-JanData Privacy DaySundayAwareness
29-JanWorld Leprosy DayMondayCelebration
30-JanShaheed DiwasTuesdayCelebration

List of Important Days in January 2024

Here is a list of some of the notable days and their significance:

1) Lohri (January 13)

A common Punjabi people celebration, held primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from the Punjab area of the Indian subcontinent. It symbolizes the finish of winter and maybe a customary acceptance of longer days and the sun’s voyage to the northern hemisphere.

2) Republic Day (January 26)

Republic Day is one of the national holidays in India that honors the approval of the Constitution and the republican transition of the nation, which took place on January 26, 1950.

3) World Braille Day (January 4)

On January 4, the world observes World Braille Day, a celebration of the value of braille as a communication tool for the complete fulfillment of human rights for the blind and visually impaired.

4) National Youth Day (January 12)

In memory of Swami Vivekananda, whose birthday is January 12, India commemorates National Youth Day. Since 1984, the country has observed the day by encouraging young people to uphold the ideals, convictions, and values that Vivekananda championed.

5) World Hindi Day (January 10)

On January 10, 2006, Vishwa Hindi Diwas was observed for the first time, as per the directions of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. This is an opportunity to acknowledge Hindi as a language that is all over the world.

6) National Voters Day (January 25)

The Indian government has declared January 25 to be celebrated as “National Voters’ Day” in an effort to persuade more young people to participate in the political process. Commencing on January 25, 2011, it commemorates the day the Election Commission of India was founded.

7) National Birds Day (January 5)

Celebrated annually on January 5th, National Bird Day has American roots and aims to increase public awareness of the importance of birds to the ecology. The day also attempts to increase awareness of the need to conserve bird species that are impacted by climate change, loss of habitat, and dietary restrictions.

8) NRI Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (January 9)

On January 9, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, also called Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Day, is observed to honor the accomplishments and contributions made by the Indian population living abroad to the advancement of India.

9) National Startup Day (16 January)

Prior to this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed January 16 to be “National Startup Day,” honoring the remarkable expansion and contributions made by the startup community to the Indian economy.

10) National Girl Child Day ( 24 January)

Every year on January 24, National Girl Child Day is observed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development as a way to raise awareness of the difficulties that young girls encounter. As to the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the rights of girls and to underscore the significance of their education, health, and nutrition.

These days hold great cultural, historical, and social significance and are celebrated with various events, ceremonies, and activities. Observing and understanding these important days can help promote awareness, unity, and appreciation for diverse cultures and historical events.