List of Special days you need to know for 2021

The Internet, mobile phones, and social media have become an inseparable part of our lives. Whether you want to connect with your client or friends from thousands of miles away or just simply search for your favorite recipe. The Internet serves all your purposes.  So it’s sure-shot, as a marketer you can’t simply miss any special occasion to market your product online. 

Almost 60% of the world population is already online. More than 4.5 billion people now use the internet, while social media users have passed the 3.8 billion mark. The average internet user now spends 6 hours and 43 minutes online each day.

Source- We are Social

So, for reaching out to your target audiences, digital presence and brand strategy becomes inevitable. What better way to promote your brand than on some special days of the year. Such days help to build connections, engage, and inspire people. Before we step into 2021, prep up for special days and observances that might help build your brand awareness and engage with potential customers. 

Go through this list of days of International and National days of importance and start developing strategies for your brand. Here we go!

January

Date International Days 
1 January New Years Day, Global Family Day
4 JanuaryInternational World Braille Day
6 January World Day -War Orphans
10 JanuaryWorld Laughter Day, World Hindi Day
11 January International Human Trafficking Awareness Day
17 JanuaryWorld Religion Day
24 JanuaryInternational Day of Education
27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day
30 January World Leprosy Eradication Day
DateNational Days (India)
9 JanuaryNon-Resident Indians Day 
12 JanuaryNational Youth Day 
15 JanuaryNational Army Day
23 January Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 JanuaryNational Girl child day
25 JanuaryTourism Day and  National Voters Day
26 JanuaryRepublic Day
30 JanuaryMartyrs’ Day

February 

Date  International Days 
2 FebruaryWorld Wetlands Day
4 FebruaryWorld Cancer Day
6 FebruaryInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
10 FebruaryWorld Pulses Day
13 FebruaryWorld Radio Day (UNESCO)
14 FebruaryValentines Day
20 FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
23 FebruaryWorld Peace and Understanding Day
27 FebruaryWorld NGO Day, World Sustainable Energy Day
Date  National Days 
1 FebruaryIndian Coast Guard Day
5 February Safer Internet Day
13 FebruarySarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
18 FebruaryTaj Mahotsav
24 FebruaryCentral Excise Day
28 FebruaryNational Science Day
29 FebruaryRare Diseases Day

March

Date International Days
1 MarchZero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day
3 MarchWorld Wildlife Day
4 MarchWorld Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
8 MarchInternational Women’s Day
13 MarchNo Smoking Day (Second Wednesday of March)
14 MarchInternational Day of Action for Rivers, Pi Day
15 MarchWorld Consumer Rights Day
20 MarchInternational Day of Happiness, World Sparrow Day
21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Poetry Day, World Down Syndrome Day, International Day of Forests
22 MarchWorld Water Day
23 MarchWorld Meteorological Day
24 MarchWorld Tuberculosis Day
DateNational Days
4 MarchNational Safety Day
16 MarchNational Vaccination Day

April 

Date  International Days
1 AprilApril Fool’s Day
2 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day
5 AprilInternational Day of Conscience
6 AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and Peace
7 AprilWorld Health Day
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
12 AprilInternational Day of Human Space Flight
14 AprilWorld Chagas Disease Day
17 AprilWorld Haemophilia Day
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day
21 AprilWorld Creativity and Innovation Day
22 AprilInternational Mother Earth Day
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
25 AprilWorld Malaria Day
26 April International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, World Intellectual Property Day
28 AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 AprilInternational Dance Day
30 AprilInternational Jazz Day
Date  National Days
1 AprilOrissa Day, Prevention of Blindness week
5 AprilNational Maritime Day
11 AprilNational Safe Motherhood Day, National Pet Day
13 AprilJallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
21 AprilNational Civil Service Day, Secretaries’ Day
24 AprilNational Panchayati Day

May 

Date  International Days
1 MayInternational Labour Day
2 MayWorld Tuna Day
3 MayWorld Press Freedom Day
4 MayInternational Firefighters Day
5 MayWorld Asthma Day
7 May“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon
8 MayWorld Red Cross Day
8-9 MayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
10 MayMother’s Day 
12 MayInternational Nurses Day
15 MayInternational Day of Families, International Astronomy Day
16 MayInternational Day of Light
17 MayWorld Hypertension Day, World Telecommunication Day
18 MayInternational Museum Day
20 MayWorld Bee Day, World Metrology Day
21 MayInternational Tea Day
21 MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
28 MayInternational Day of Action for Women’s Health
29 MayInternational Mount Everest Day
31 MayWorld No-Tobacco Day
Date National Days
11 MayNational Technology Day
16 MayDengue Prevention Day 
21 MayAnti-terrorism day

June 

Date International Days
1 JuneGlobal Day of Parents, World Milk Day
3 JuneWorld Bicycle Day
4 JuneInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 JuneWorld Environment Day
7 JuneWorld Food Safety Day
8 JuneWorld Oceans Day
12 JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
14 JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
15 JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16 JuneInternational Day of Family Remittances
20 JuneWorld Refugee Day
21 JuneInternational Day of Yoga, Father’s day, World Music Day
23 JuneInternational Widows’ Day
26 JuneInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
27 JuneMicro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

July 

Date International Days
2 JulyWorld UFO Day, World Sports Journalists Day
4 JulyInternational Cooperative Day
11 JulyWorld Population Day
17 JulyWorld Day for International Justice
18 JulyMandela Day
28 JulyWorld Hepatitis Day, World Nature Conservation Day,
World Nature Day
29 JulyInternational Tiger Day
30 JulyInternational Day of Friendship
Date National Days
1 JulyNational Doctor’s Day 
26 JulyKargil Memorial Day 

August 

DateInternational Days
1 AugustWorld Breastfeeding Day
3 August International Friendship Day
12 AugustInternational Youth Day
19 AugustWorld Humanitarian Day, Photography Day
20 AugustWorld Mosquito Day
21 AugustWorld Senior Citizen Day
DateNational Days
9 AugustQuit India movement Day, Nagasaki Day
13 August Left hander’s Day
15 AugustIndependence Day of India
26 AugustWomen’s Equality Day
29 AugustNational Sports Day

September 

Date International Days
2 SeptemberWorld Coconut Day
5 SeptemberInternational Day of Charity
8 SeptemberInternational Literacy Day, World Physiotherapy Day
10 SeptemberWorld Sucide Prevention Day
12 SeptemberWorld First-Aid Day
15 SeptemberInternational Day of Democracy
16 SeptemberWorld Ozone Day
18 SeptemberWorld Bamboo Day, International Equal Pay Day
19 SeptemberInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 SeptemberInternational Day of Peace, World Alzheimer’s Day
22 SeptemberWorld Rhino Day
23 SeptemberInternational Day of Sign Languages
25 SeptemberWorld Pharmacists Day
27 SeptemberWorld Tourism Day, World Maritime Day
29 SeptemberWorld Heart Day
30 SeptemberInternational Blasphemy Rights Day
Date National Days
5 SeptemberTeachers’ Day, Forgiveness day
14 SeptemberHindi Day, World First Air Day
15 SeptemberEngineer’s Day
25 SeptemberSocial Justice Day
26 SeptemberDay of the Deaf
28 SeptemberRight to Know Day

October

Date International Days
1 October International Day of Older Persons, International Coffee Day
2  OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence
3  OctoberWorld Habitat Day, World nature day
4  OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day
5  OctoberWorld Teachers’ Day
5  OctoberWorld Habitat Day
7  OctoberWorld Cotton Day
9  OctoberWorld Post Day
10  OctoberWorld Mental Health Day
10  OctoberWorld Migratory Bird Day
11  OctoberInternational Day of the Girl Child
12  OctoberWorld Arthritis day
13  OctoberInternational Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, World Standards Day
15  OctoberInternational Day of Rural WomenWorld White Cane Day, Global Hand-washing Day
16  OctoberWorld Food Day
17  OctoberInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
18  OctoberWorld Adult Day
19  OctoberWorld Citizen Day
20  OctoberWorld Statistics Day, Universal Children’s Day
24  OctoberWorld Development Information Day
24  OctoberWorld Polio Day
27  OctoberWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
30  OctoberWorld Thrift Day
31  OctoberWorld Cities Day
Date  National Days
2  OctoberMahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary 
8  OctoberIndian Air Force Day
10  OctoberNational Post Day
21  OctoberNational Police Commemoration Day
31  OctoberNational Unity Day

November 

Date International Days
1 NovemberWorld Vegan Day
2 NovemberInternational Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
5 NovemberWorld Tsunami Awareness Day, World Radiography Day
6 NovemberInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
10 NovemberWorld Science Day for Peace and Development, World Immunization Day
12 NovemberWorld Pneumonia Day
13 NovemberWorld Kindness Day
14 NovemberWorld Diabetes Day
15 NovemberWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
17 NovemberInternational Students Day, National Journalism Day
19 NovemberWorld Toilet DayWorld Philosophy DayInternational Men’s Day
20 NovemberTransgender Day of Remembrance
21 NovemberWorld Fisheries Day, World Television Day
25 NovemberInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, World Non-veg Day
DateNational Days
11 NovemberEducation Day
14 NovemberChildren’s Day, Diabetes Day
30 NovemberFlag day

December 

Date International Days
1 December World AIDS Day
2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery,
World Computer Literacy Day
3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities
4 December International Day of Banks
5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
5 December World Soil Day
9 December International Anti-Corruption Day
10 December Human Rights Day, International Animal Rights Day
11 December International Mountain’s Day
12 December International Universal Health Coverage Day
14 December International Energy day
26 December Boxing Day
DateNational Days
4 December Navy Day
7 December Armed Forces Flag Day
19 December Goa’s liberation day
23 December Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day)

When talking about special days, how can one not talk about the vibrant festivals of India? Apart from our traditional and well-known  festivals like Holi, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Pongal or Dussehra. There are some other cheerful, joyous festivals from different states.

Here’s a list of top 10 famous Indian festivals you can’t afford to miss.

Month Festivals
January Makar Sankranti, dedicated to the God Sun. Also it has gained global fame in the form of International Kite Festival of Gujarat.  
February/MarchGoa Carnival, a festival marking the season of merrymaking and fun before Catholics starts fasting and abstinence. 
April/ MayBohag Bihu, Assam.The traditional festival marking Assamese new year, and includes captivating folk dances. 
JuneRath Yatra or Chariot Festival, Puri. Undoubtedly the biggest indian festival in India. 
JulyDree Festival, Arunachal Pradesh. A cultural festival packed with traditional art, dance and music. 
AugustOnam, Kerala. This harvest festival is celebrated by Malayalis across the world, irrespective of their faiths. 
SeptemberGanesh Chaturthi, celebrated across many states, with Maharashtra being epicentre.Lord Ganesha’s idol is welcomed with colors, drums and ceremonial dances. 
October Durga Puja, Kolkata. The devotional festival worships Lordess Durga. 
NovemberPushkar Fair, Rajasthan. The largest congregation of animals that attract tourists from all around the world. 
December Hornbill- the festival of festivals. The festival is a representation of the cultural richness of Nagaland. This festival attracts millions of tourists every year. 

This extensive collection of special days and top 10 mesmerizing festivals of India, can help you strategize and attract your prospective customers online. From tourism to any specific niche, this list has all the information of special days you need. 

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