All Important Days in January 2023

List of Important Days in January 2023:

1 January

Global Family Day

Celebrated every year on January 1, Global Family Day starts the new year with a positive message of unity to the world. The main purpose of this day is for all families to gather in one place on the first day of the year to welcome the new year.

4 January

World Braille Day (or World Louis Braille Day)

World Braille Day is an international day on 4 January and celebrates awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and visually impaired people. 

6 January

World Day of War Orphans (World War Orphans Day)

Every year, the World Day of War Orphans is observed on 6 January. The day aims to raise awareness about children who have been orphaned due to wars.

8 January

African National Congress Foundation Day

South African Native National Congress (SANNC) was founded on 8 January 1912 by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein. Behind this, the primary motive was to give voting rights to black and mixed-race Africans or to unite African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social, and economic change.

9 January

NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.

10 January

World Hindi Day

World Hindi Day is observed to commemorate first anniversary of World Hindi Conference that took place in 1975, while Hindi Divas is celebrated to mark the day Hindi was adopted as official language of India.

11 January

Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

One of the most-loved Prime Ministers in the Indian history, Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India, after independence. Popularly known for his honesty, simplicity, and humility, throughout his life and widely regarded as an outstanding statesman, even by his contemporaries. 

12 January

National Youth Day (Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda)

National Youth Day, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti, is celebrated on 12 January, being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year. 

15 January

Indian Army Day

Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Fransis Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.

5 January (2023)

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born on December 22 according to the Georgian calendar, but his birth anniversary is calculated in accordance with the lunar calendar, and this year, it dictates that Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti will be observed on January 5. Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten Gurus.

23 January

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23 January,1897 in Cuttack, Orissa and he died on 18 August,1945, in a hospital in Taiwan after suffering from the burn-injuries sustained in a plane crash. 

24 January

National Girl Child Day 

National Girl Child Day aims towards promoting awareness about the rights of the girl child and to increase awareness on the importance of girl education, and their health and nutrition. 

25 January

National Voters Day 

In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as "National Voters' Day". It has been started from 26 January 2011 to mark Commission's foundation day.

25 January

National Tourism Day

Every year, January 25 is observed as National Tourism Day in the country. Owing to the diversity and the multiculturism India has to offer, this day is to highlight the importance of tourism having a positive impact on the country's economy. 

26 January

Republic Day of India

Republic Day is a national holiday in India, when the country marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26, January 1950, replacing the Government of India Act as the governing document of India and thus, turning the nation into a newly formed republic. 

26 January

International Customs Day

The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs. 

27 January

International Commemoration Day/International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January that commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945.

28 January

Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was an inspirational leader who was also known as 'Punjab Kesari'. He was born on January 28, 1865, in Dhudike village located in the Ferozepur district of Punjab. Lala Lajpat Rai played a significant role in the Indian Independence Movement. He gave a tough fight to the Britishers through his strong determination, clear vision, and courageous actions. He was also popularly known as 'Lion of Punjab' due to his fierce nature.

28 January

Data Protection Day

Data Protection day is an international event and the purpose of this day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data Protection best practices.

30 January

Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

Martyrs' Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed on January 30. The day marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On this day in 1948, Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in the compound of Birla House after one of his routine multi-faith prayer meetings.

29 January

World Leprosy Eradication Day (Last Sunday of January)

World Leprosy Day is a celebration of the leprosy community and an opportunity to raise public awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. On the last Sunday of January*, the international community advocates for the rights of people affected by leprosy and joins to combat the medical and social implications of leprosy. We look forward to celebrating World Leprosy Day on 29 January 2023.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions on January important days) :

Q 1. When is the World Day of War Orphans observed?
Ans: World Day of War Orphans
is observed on 6 January every year.

Q 2. What is the Aim of National girl child Day?
Ans: National girl child day aims towards promoting awareness about the rights of the girl child and to increase awareness on the importance of girl education, and their health and nutrition. 

Q 3. When is the International Customs Day celebrated?
Ans: The International Customs Day is celebrated on January 26 every year.
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