Important Days in month of January

General Knowledge

Important Days in India and world in month of January: 

1 Jan Global Family Day The day is Celebrated as a day of peace and sharing with aim to unite and spread a message of peace
4 Jan Louis Braille Day  First world Braille day was celebrated in 2019. It is celebrated every year on birth anniversary of Louis Braille
6 Jan World Day of War Orphans Celebrated every year for those who have been orphaned due to wars.
8 Jan African National Congress Foundation Day South African Native National Congress was founded on 8th Jan 1912 by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein and it is oldest liberation movement in Africa
9 Jan Non- Resident Indian Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas  His day was commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai. It is celebrated to mark the contribution of toward overseas  Indian community for development of India
11 Jan Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second prime minister of independent India. He participated in many freedom struggles, due to cardic arrest he died on 11 Jan 1966.
12 Jan National Youth Day( Birthday of Swami Vivekanand) The government has decided to observe the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as the national Youth Day because the philosophy and his work was a great source of inspirations for Youth. The day was declared by government of India in 1984 while the first event was celebrated in 1985.
14 Jan Armed Forces Veterans Day The Armed forces veteran Day is observed each year on 14th Jan since 2017 to acknowledge and honor the selfless devotion and sacrifice of our veterans in service. This day was initially called Armistice Day. 
15 Jan Indian Army Day The Indian Army Day in India is celebrated every year to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their life to protect the country. This day is marked to commemorate the day when general KM Carriappa took over the command of army fro general sir FRR Bucher the last British commander in chief in 1949 and become first commander in chief after independence.
23 Jan Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti / Parakram Diwas Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday is also observed as Parakram Diwas. Netaji was born on 23rd Jan 1897 in Cuttack in Odisha. He graduated from Kolkata and become an Indian civil Services officer. His famous slogan is “Give me blood and I will give you freedom. He also built a force known as ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ giving the slogan of ‘Dilli Chalo’.
24 Jan National Girl child Day or Rashtriya Balika Diwas This day is celebrated with aim to focus on the inequalities faced by girls , to promote the education, nutrition and health of the girl child. The day was first observed in 2008 with an initiative by ministry of Woman and Child Development and Government of India
25 Jan National Voters Day India Observes National Voters Day every year to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. The day has been started from 25 January 2011 to mark the foundation day of election commission of India.
25 Jan National Tourism Day This day is observed on 25th Jan every year to raise awareness about the importance of tourism for country.
24 Jan International Day of Education This day was proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly. This was first celebrated on 24th Jan 2019 as per the resolution passed by UNGA on 3rd Dec 2018.
26 Jan Republic Day In India, On 26th January is celebrated as the republic day every year with grand military parade and exhibitions at Rajpath, Delhi. This day has been declared as the national holiday in the country.  
26 Jan International Custom Day This day observed every year on same date. This is celebrated to recognize the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges. The day was instituted by the World Custom Organisation to commemorate the day in 1953 when session was held in Brussels, Belgium. In 1953, The name was custom cooperation council and changed to World Custom Organisation in 1994.  
27 Jan International day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust This day was first observed in 2006 every year to commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy of the Holocaust occurring during World War II 1941-1945.
28 Jan Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28th Jan 1865 in Punjab. He play an prominent role in India’s struggle for Freedom. He also earned the Title of Punjab Kesari or Lion of Punjab. He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank. The University of Veterinary and animal Sciences in Hissar, Haryana is named after Lala Lajpat Rai.
30 Jan Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas or Sarvodya day This day is observed every year in memory of Mahatma Gandhi who was assassinated at Gandhi Smriti in Birla House by Nathu Ram Godse in 1948.
Last Sunday of Jan World Leprosy Day This day is observed to focus on the target of Zero cases of Leprosy- related disabilities in Children