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Important Days in January 2024

Important Days in January 2024: The important days & dates are among the salient topics in various competitive exams such as RRB NTPC, Group D, SSC CGL, CHSL, PSC, State Exams and Others. According to Julian and Gregorian calendars, January is the first month of the year and also it is the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. January brings lots of happiness, cheerfulness, and delight to explore throughout the year. The first day of this month is known as New Year’s Day. It is the coldest month of the year in the northern hemisphere and the hottest month in the southern hemisphere. 

List of Important Days & Dates in January 2024

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Netaji Subhash Chandra bose birthday, Republic Day of India and many more are the important days in this month. There are many prime days in this month. The detail which is provided in the table below. Read the article to uplift your preparation and score well. 

List of Important Days & Dates in January 2024
Dates Days
1st January 2024 Global Family Day
2nd January 2024 World Introvert Day
3rd January 2024 International Mind Body Wellness Day
4th January 2024 World Braille Day
5th January 2024 National Birds Day
6th January 2024 World Day of War Orphans
7th January 2024 Mahayana New Year
8th January 2024 African National Congress Foundation Day
8th January 2024 Earth’s Rotations Day
9th January 2024 NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
10th January 2024 World Hindi Day
11th January 2024 Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
12th January 2024 National Youth Day
13th January 2024 Lohri Festival
15th January 2024 Makar Sankranti
Indian Army Day
16th January 2024 National Startup Day
Martin Luther King Jr Day
17th January 2024 Benjamin Franklin Day
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
18th January 2024 Weedless Wednesday
19th January 2024 Kokborok Day
20th January 2024 Penguin Awareness Day
21st January 2024 Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya Foundation Day
23rd January 2024 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24th January 2024 National Girl Child Day
International Day of Education
25th January 2024 National Voters Day
National Tourism Day
26th January 2024 Republic Day
International Customs Day
27th January 2024 National Geographic Day
28th January 2024 Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
K.M Cariappa Jayanti
29th January 2024 Indian Newspaper Day
30th January 2024 Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas
World Leprosy Day
31st January 2024 International Zebra Day

Significance of Important Days in January 2024

The significance of the important days in January 2024 are as follows-

Global Family Day- 1st January 2024

Every year 1st January is celebrated as Global Family Day. Global Family Day starts with the beginning of the new year with a positive message of unity to the world. Cultures and religions across the world may be diverse but, the truth is that all of mankind is a large family that can survive and succeed only if united.

World Braille Day- 4th January 2024

World Braille Day is celebrated on the 4th of January, this day commemorates the birthday of French educator Louis Braille. The objective of the day is to serve as a symbol of honour for the Braille system that has helped to educate the visually impaired for several decades. 

World War Orphans Day- 6th January 2024

Internationally every year on January 6 World Day of War Orphans is observed. The objective of this special day is to make people aware of the problems that war orphans and children in conflict experience. Orphaned children are habitually subjected to emotional and social prejudice.

African National Congress Foundation Day- 8th January 2024

On 8 January in the year 1912, the African National Congress was founded and its primary goal was to bring all Africans together as one people and also to defend their rights and freedoms.

World Hindi Day- 10th January 2024

World Hindi Day is also referred to as Vishwa Hindi Divas. Every year this day is celebrated across the world on 10th January. This day signifies the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference which was organized on January 10 in the year 1975, in Nagpur.

National Milk day- 11th January 2024

National Milk Day is observed on January 11th which is celebrated for the reason to mark the day when the first milk deliveries in glass bottles had begun in the United States. Alexander Campbell of the New York Dairy Company declared that his company was the first company who made this delivery in 1878.

National Youth Day- 12th January 2024

The 12th of January every year is observed to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s birthday. He was born on 12th January in the year 1863 in Kolkata. He was a great philosopher, activist, social reformer, and thinker. He was a follower of Ramakrishna, he founded the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897.

Makar Sankranti- 14th January 2024

Makar Sankranti is a propitious day when the sun enters the zodiac sign Capricorn (makar rekha) which signifies the end of winter and the beginning of warmer months and longer days. Also this day marks the onset of spring season which symbolises new blossoms and harvest. It is also called as Uttarayan as from this day onwards the sun begins its journey to the north which is known as Uttarayan journey. 

Parakram Diwas- 23rd January 2024

Every year 23rd of January is celebrated as Parakram Divas to pay respect, honour, tribute, celebrate and remember Netaji’s courageous spirit, devotion, commitment, and selfless service to this nation. The government of India celebrate this day to inspire citizens, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity, just like Netaji.

Republic Day of India- 26th January 2024

Our Constitution of India was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into force on 26 January 1950. 26 January is often chosen as Republic Day as it was on that day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress.

Important Days in January 2024- FAQs

Q1. How many national holidays are celebrated in January?

Ans. There is only one national holiday celebrated in India, that is, the 26th of January

Q2. What is the significance of National Voters Day?

Ans. To encourage more young Indians to participate in voting. This 25th day of January is celebrated as National Voters Day all over India.

Q3. Name two internationally recognized days in January that hold great importance.

Ans. The two internationally recognized days in January are, World Braille Day and World War Orphans Day celebrated on the 4th of January and 6th of January.

Q4. When is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Birthday celebrated?

Ans.Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti officially called Parakram Diwas is a national event celebrated on 23 January to mark the birthday of the prominent Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Q5. What is the significance of Global Family Day?

Ans. Every year January 1st is celebrated as Global Family Day. This day was celebrated to spread positive message of unity to the world.

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