Important Day and Theme : Month-wise 2020

Important Day and Theme 2020: 

Day are important for All competitive exams like SBI, IBPS, SSC, Railway and all other government exams. So, here we are providing the List of important days in 2020 year of national and international importance are given below which will enhance your knowledge. Candidate can Refer below table to know thw Important Days and Theme of that day.

♦Important  Day (June)

Dates Day Theme/Important
1st June World Milk Day 2020 Theme 2020: “20th Anniversary of World Milk Day”
1st  June Global Day of Parents 2020 Theme 2020: “Appreciate all parents throughout the world”
2nd June International Sex Workers’ Day 2020  
2nd June Telangana Formation Day  
3rd June World Bicycle Day 2020  
4th June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression  
5th June World Environment Day The theme of World Environment 2020 is ‘celebrating biodiversity’
5th June International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing  
7th June World Food Safety Day Theme 2020: “Food safety, everyone’s business”.
6th June Russian Language Day  
8th June World Oceans Day Theme 2020: ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’.
12th June World Day Against Child Labour 2020 Theme 2020: “COVID-19 – Protect children from child labour now, more than ever”.
13th June International Albinism Awareness Day Theme 2002: Made to Shine


14th June World Blood Donor Day 2020 Theme 2020: ‘Safe Blood Saves Lives’
15th June World Wind Day 2020  
15th June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020 Theme 2020: “Lifting Up Voices”
15th June National Nature Photography Day  
16th June International Day Of Family Remittances 2020  
17th June World day to combat desertification and drought 2020 Theme: Food. Feed.Fibre. – the links between consumption and land
18th June International Picnic Day 2020  
20th June World Refugee Day 2020 Theme 2020: Step with Refugee
21st June World Hydrography Day Theme 2020” Hydrography- Enabling Autonomous Technologies
21st June International Yoga Day 2020 Theme 2020:  “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.
Third Sunday of June Father’s Day  
21st June World Music Day Theme 2020: “Music at the intersections”.
23rd June United Nations Public Service Day 2020  
23rd June International Widows Day  
23rd June International Olympic Day 2020  
25th June Day of the Seafarer 2020  
26th June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020 Theme 2020: “better knowledge for better care.”


26th June International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture  
27th June Micro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day  
28th June National Insurance Awareness Day 2020  
29th June Statistics Day” Theme 2020: SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) & SDG- 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls)
30th June International Asteroid Day 2020  


♦Important  Day (May, 2020)

Dates Day Theme/Important
1st May Labour Day 2020
1st May Maharashtra, Gujarat celebrates state formation day
2nd May  International Astronomy Day
First Sunday of May (3rd May) World Laughter Day
3rd May World Press Freedom Day The theme -“Journalism Without Fear or Favour.”
4th May International Firefighters Day 2020
5th May (First Tuesday in the month of May) World Asthma Day The theme for 2020 is ‘Enough Asthma Deaths’
5th May International Day of Midwives


Theme 2020: ‘Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite’
5th May World Hand Hygiene Day


Theme 2020: “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”.
6th May International No Diet Day
First Thursday in May (7th May) World Password Day
7th May World Athletics Day
7th May Vesak day Lord Gautham Buddha attained enlightenment.
8th May World Red Cross Day


This date is the anniversary of the birth of Jean Henry Dunant
8th May World Thalassemia Day Theme 2020: ‘The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients’.
9th May World Migratory Bird Day Theme 2020: “Birds Connect Our World”
Second Sunday of May Mother’s Day
11th May National Technology Day
12th May International Nurses Day Theme 2020: ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’.
15th May International Day of Families Theme 2020: “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”.
Third Friday of May National Endangered Species Day  
16th May International Day of Living Together in Peace  
Third Saturday in May Armed Forces Day  
16th May International Day of Light
16th May National Dengue Day
17th May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Theme 2020:  “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.


17th May World Hypertension Day Theme 2020:  “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer.”
18th May International Museum Day Theme 2020: Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.
18th May World’s AIDS Vaccine Day  
20th May World Bee Day Theme: Engage BEE
20th May World Metrology Day Theme 2020: Measurements for global trade
21st May National Anti Terrorism Day Marks the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.


21st May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development


21st May International Tea Day  
22nd May International Day for Biological Diversity Theme 2020: ‘Our solutions are in nature’
23rd May International Day to End Obstetric Fistula Theme 2020:”End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!”.


23rd May World Turtle Day  
25th May International Missing Children’s Day  
25th May World Thyroid Day
25th May Africa Day Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day)
28th May World Hunger Day  
29th May World Digestive Health Day Theme 2020: “Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective
29th may International Everest Day


Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day (29th May) in 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat.
31st May World No Tobacco Day Theme: “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.”


♦Important  Day (April 2020)

Dates Day Theme/Important
1st April Utkal Diwas or Odisha day Odisha formation of the state in the year 1936
2nd April World Autism Awareness Day Theme 2020- ‘The Transition to Adulthood’.
4th April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
5th April (first time) International Day of Conscience UN General Assembly, the United Nations adopted a draft resolution submitted by the Kingdom of Bahrain
5th April National Maritime Day Awareness in supporting intercontinental commerce and the global economy
6th April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
7th April World Health Day Theme 2020:” Support nurses and midwives’
10th April World Homeopathy Day
11th April National Safe Motherhood day
11th April National Pet Day
12th April International Day of Human Space Flight
15th April World Art day
14th March (First time) The International Day of Mathematics
16th April World Voice Day Theme 2020: FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE.
17th April World Haemophilia Day Theme 2020: “Get+involved”.
18th April World Heritage Day Theme 2020: Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility
19th April World Liver Day 2020
21st April National Civil services day


21st April World Creativity and Innovation Day
22nd April Earth Day 2020 Theme 2020: ‘Climate Action’.
23rd April World Book and Copyright Day This year Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is chosen to be the World Book Capital for 2020. There are four themes for World Book Day 2020…

(1) Reading in all its forms

(2) Development of the book industry infrastructure

(3) Inclusiveness and digital accessibility

(4) Empowerment of children through reading

23rd April English Language Day


The day coincides with both birthday and death day of William Shakespeare and World Book Day.
23rd April International Girls in ICT day
24th April National panchayati raj day
25th April World Malaria Day


Theme 2020:”Zero malaria starts with me.”
25th April International Delegates Day
26th April World Intellectual Property Day Theme 2020: ‘Innovate for a Green Future.’
26th April International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
24th to 30th April World Immunization Week
28th April World Day for Safety and Health at Work Theme 2020: Stop The Pandemic
29th April International Dance Day
29th April International Guide Dog Day
30th April Ayushman Bharat Diwas Provide and promote affordable medical facilities in the remote parts of the country. Launch -2018
30th April International Jazz Day


♦March 2020

Dates Day Theme/Important
3rd March National Defence Day


3rd March World Hearing Day


“Hearing for Life.”
3rd March World Wildlife Day


“Sustaining all life on Earth”


4th March National Safety Day


8th March International Women’s Day


According to the UN, the theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. And the campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual.
Second Thursday of March World Kidney Day 2020


‘Kidney health for everyone everywhere – from prevention to detection and equitable access to care’
14th March International Pi Day
15th March World Consumer Rights Day “The Sustainable Consumer”


16th March National Vaccination Day
18th March Ordnance Factories’ Day


18th March Global Recycling Day 2020


#Recycling Heroes


20th March International Day of Happiness


‘Happiness for all’.


20th March World sparrow day


“I LOVE Sparrows” and is pictured like “I Sparrows”.
21st March World Poetry Day


21st March International Day of Forests Forests and Biodiversity.


21st March World Down Syndrome Day We Decide”


21st March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


22nd March World Water Day Water and Climate Change’
23rd March Shaheed Diwas


23rd March World Meteorological Day Climate and Water
24th March World Tuberculosis Day “It’s Time”
27th March World Theatre Day 2020




♦February 2020

Dates Day Theme/Important
4th February World Cancer Day Theme 2020:’I am and I will’
6th February International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Theme 2020: Unleashing Youth Power.
10th February World Pulses Day
11th February International Day of Women and Girls in Science Theme 2020: “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”
11th February World Unani Day  
12th February National Productivity Day
13th February World Radio Day


Theme 2020: ‘Radio and Diversity’.
13th February National Women’s Day Sarojini Naidu’s birthday
20th February World Day of Social Justice Theme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”
21st February International Mother Language Day Theme 2020: ‘Languages without borders’.
22nd February World Thinking Day Living Threads
24th  February Central Excise Day
27th February World NGO Day
27th February National Science Day


Theme 2020:  “Women in Science”


29th February Rare Disease Day



♦January 2020

Dates Day Theme/Important
1st January Global Family day
4th January World Braille Day
9th January Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day) Celebration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas because on this day in 1915, Mahatma Gandhi.
10th January World Hindi Day
12th January National Youth Day Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

Theme: “Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building”.

14 January Fourth Armed Forces Veterans Day Respect and recognition of the services rendered by Filed Marshal KM Cariappa OBE.
15th January 72nd Army Day
19th January National Immunization Day Aim: NO POLIO
24th January National Girl Child Day
24th January International Day of Education “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”.
25th January National Voters’ Day ”Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy”.
26th January International Customs Day
30th January World Leprosy Day 2020


30th January Martyrs’ Day Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom day

January (2019)




1st January

Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) Day

4th January World Braille Day
9th January Bharatiya Pravasi Day or Non Resident Day ‘role of Indian diaspora in building new India’
10th January World Hindi Day
10th January 26th Army Air Defence Day
12th January National Youth Day Be The Voice of New India” 
14th January Armed Forces Veterans Day
15th January 71st Army Day
24th January National Girl Child Day “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow”.
24th January International Day of Education
25th January National Voters Day ‘No voter to be left behind’
26th January 70th Republic Day Chief Guest South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa
26th January International Customs Day “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport.”
30th January National Martyr’s Day or Sarvodaya Day

February (2019)

2nd February World Wetlands Day Wetlands and Climate Change
4th February World Cancer Day “I Am and I Will.”
6 February  International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) #EndGFM.
10th February, World Pulses Day
11th February International Day of Women and Girls in Science
13th February   “World Radio Day” “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.
20TH February World Day of Social Justice ‘If you want Peace and Development, Work for Social Justice’
21st February International Mother Language day Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation”.
28th February National Science day

March (2019)

1st March World civil defence day “Children’s safety, our responsibility”.
1st March Zero Discrimination day “Act to change laws that Discriminate”.


3rd March World Hearing Day “Check your Hearing”
3rd March World Wildlife Day ‘Life below water: for people and planet’,


4th March National Safety Day – “Cultivate and Sustain a safety culture for building nation”.


8th March International Women’s Day Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.


14th March World Kidney Day  Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere.
15th March World Consumer Rights Day Trusted Smart Products”


18th March Global Recycling Day “Recycling into the Future”.


20th March World Sparrow day “I love sparrows”.
20th  March International Day of Happiness International Day of Happiness 2019 is ‘Happier Together’.


21st March World Poetry Day  
21st March  International Day of Forests observed “Forests and Education – Learn to Love Forests”.


22nd March World Water Day (WWD) “Leaving no one behind”.
23rd March World Meteorological Day “The Sun, the Earth and the Weather”.
24th March World Tuberculosis Day   ‘Its time’
26th March World Purple day  
27th March World Theatre Day  

April (2019) 

2nd April World Autism Awareness Day “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”.
5th April   National Maritime Day “Indian Ocean- An Ocean of Opportunity”.
7th April World Health Day “Universal health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere” 
10th April World Homoeopathy Day “Linking Education and Clinical Practice with Research: Advancing Scientific Collaborations”.
11th April “National Safe Motherhood Day” ‘Midwives for Mothers’
12th April World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day
17th April World Haemophilia Day Outreach and Identification
18th April World Heritage Day Rural Landscapes”
19th April World Liver day
21st April National Civil Service Day
22nd April Earth Day ‘Protecting Our Species’
22nd April International Mother Earth Day
23rd April World Book and Copyright Day
25th April World Malaria Day “Zero malaria starts with me”.
24th April National Panchayati Raj Day
26th April World Intellectual Property Day “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”
28th April World Day for Safety and Health “Safety and Health and the Future of Work”
29th April International Dance Day “Dance and Spirituality”.

May (2019)

1 May Labour Day/May day (Sustainable partner for all: The Role of social partner)
1 May Maharashtra/Gujarat  day
2 May World Password Day
3 May World Press Freedom Day Theme 2019- “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times for Disinformation.”
7 May World Athletics Day
8 May World Red Cross Day Theme 2019- #Love
8 May World Thalassemia Day “Universal access to quality Thalassemia healthcare services: Building bridge with and for patient”.
6-12 May Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week ‘Leadership for Road Safety’
8 May World Thalassemia Day Theme2019-  “Universal access to quality Thalassemia healthcare services: Building bridge with and for patient”.
11 May National Technology Day
11 May World Migratory Bird Day  ‘Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.’
15 May International Day of Families International Day of Families is “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13″.
18 May International Museum Day Theme- “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”
18 May World AIDS Vaccine Day
20 May World Metrology Day Theme 2019- The International System of Units – Fundamentally better.
21 May Anti-Terrorism Day Death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
29 May International Everest Day Theme 2019- “Save the Himalayas”
31 May Anti-Tobacco Day / No Tobacco Day “Tobacco and lung health.”

June (2019) 

1 June World milk day Drink Milk: Today & Everyday”.
3 June World Bicycle Day
5 June World Environment Day ‘Beat Air Pollution’
7 June World Food Safety Day “Food Safety, everyone’s business”.
8 June World oceans day ‘Gender and the Ocean’.
12 June World Day against Child Labour “Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!”
14 June World Blood Donor Day
20 June World Refugee Day Observed #Step With Refugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day.
21 June International Day of Yoga “Yoga for Climate Action” 
21 June World Music Day “Music at the intersections”.
23 June International Widows Day
23 June United Nations Public Service Day ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective Delivery of Services, Innovative Transformation, and Accountable Institutions’.
23 June International Olympic Day
29 June National Statistics Day Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

July (2019) 

1st July  2nd anniversary of GST
1st July CA Day
6th July International Day of Cooperatives Coops 4 decent work”.
11th July World Population Day
12th July International Malala Day
15th July World Youth Skills Day “Learning to learn for life and work”.
17th July International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day 
18th July Nelson Mandela International Day
23rd July National broadcasting day
26th July Kargil Vijay Diwas “Remember, Rejoice and Renew”.
28th July World Hepatitis Day 2019 “Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis”.
29th July World Tiger Day 2019
30th July World day against trafficking in persons Human Trafficking: call your government to action”

August (2019)

  Dates   Day   Theme/Important
  Hiroshima Day
  5th National Handloom Day
Nagasaki Day
International Youth Day “Transforming education”.
13th August World organ donation
World Humanitarian Day Women Humanitarians’
World photography day
Sadbhavana Divas or Harmony Day 75th birth
anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi
World Senior Citizen Day
Women’s Equality Day
National Sports Day Birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.


September (2019)


Day Theme/Important
2nd September World Coconut Day

5th September

National teachers’ day  Birth anniversary Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
8th September International Literacy Day

‘Literacy and Multilingualism’

14th September

Hindi Diwas
15th September Engineers Day

Birth anniversary of the greatest Indian engineer Bharat Ratna (1955) Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (Sir MV)

16th September

Ozone Layer or World ozone day 32 Years and Healing”.
21st  September International Day of Peace  or World Peace Day

‘Climate Action for Peace’.

22nd   September

World rose day
27th September World Tourism Day

Tourism and jobs: a better future for all”

26th September

World Environmental Health Day Climate change challenges, time for global Environmental Health to act in unison”.
26th September World Maritime Day

“Empowering women in the maritime community”

29th September

World Heart Day

October (2019)

Dates Day


1 October International Day of Older Persons 2019 Theme: “The Journey to Age Equality“
1 October World Vegetarian Day
2 October Non violence Day 150th Gandhi Anniversary
2 October Lal Bahadur Shastri 115th Birth Anniversary
4th October World Animal Day 2019
5th October World Teachers Day “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”
7 October World Habitat Day Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth
8th October Indian Air Force Day
9th October World Post Day
10th October World Mental Health Day Suicide prevention
11th October International Day of Girl Child Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable.
12 October World Migratory Bird Day Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.’
13 October International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services
15 October International Day of Rural Women Building resilience to face the climate crisis.
15 October World Students Day
16th October World Food Day “Our Actions Are Our Future. Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World”.
17th October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty “Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty”
20 October World Statistics Day Better Data, Better Lives
21st October Police Commemoration Day
24 October United Nations Day UN75: 2020 and Beyond – Shaping Our Future Together
24th October World Polio Day Stories of Progress: Past and present
31 October Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

November (2019)




5th November

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2019


Theme 2019:”Sendai Seven Campaign”
7th November National Cancer Awareness Day
8th November

International Day of Radiology

“Sports Imaging”.
9th November

Legal Services Day 

11th November National Education Day Birth anniversary of the first Education Minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
12th November Public Service Broadcasting Day Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to All India Radio.
13th November

World Kindness Day

Empathy, encouraging people across the globe to better understand “the pains of others” and touch their lives “positively”.
14th November

World Diabetes Day

Family and Diabetes
14th November

National Children’s Day

. The birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru
16th November National Press Day


17 November The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Road Safety – Safer vehicles.

19th November

World Toilet Day

Leaving No One Behind
20th November World Children’s Day

21st November World Television Day

25th November UN logo International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape

26th November Constitution Day

26th November National Milk Day


Dr Verghese Kurien on his birth anniversary. Dr Kurien

December (2019)

Dates Day Theme/Important
1st December World AIDS Day “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”
2nd December World Computer Literacy Day
3rd December

World Disability Day 2019

Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.
4 December Indian Navy Day The day is celebrated in honour of the maritime force’s role during the war with Pakistan in 1971
5th December International Volunteer Day “Volunteer for an inclusive future”.
5th December World Soil Day “Stop soil erosion, Save our future”.
7th December Armed Forces Flag Day
7th December  International Civil Aviation Day ICAD 2019-2023 is “75 years of connecting the world”.
9th December International Anti-Corruption Day ‘United against corruption.’
10th December Human Rights Day


Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’

11th December UNICEF Day

‘Mountains Matter for Youth’

12 December

International Universal Health Coverage 2019

Keep The Promise’.


12 December International Day of Neutrality

14th December National Energy Conservation Day

16th December Vijay Diwas The nation is celebrating Vijay Diwas  to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 war.
18th December International Migrants Day “We together”
20th December International Human Solidarity Day
22nd December National Mathematics Day
23rd December Kisan Diwas The day honours Chaudhary Charan Singh, the 5th Prime Minister of India
24th December National Consumers Right Day
25th December “Good Governance Day” The birth anniversary of former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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