1 January – Global Family Day
It is celebrated as a day of peace and sharing. Its aim is to unite and spread a message of peace by considering and promoting the idea that Earth is one Global Family so as to make the world a better place to live for everyone.
2 January- World Introvert Day
January 2, The day following the dreaded celebrations of the previous year is observed as World Introvert Day in order to better understand the numerous introverts all over the world. It is the ideal day to honour introverts by giving them the time and space they require.
3 January – International Mind-Body Wellness Day
The world of natural medicine has been around for thousands of years, with Hippocrates being credited as the father of this movement. His research and teachings were instrumental in launching the continued exploration of the way medicine is used in the world.
4 January – World Braille Day
It is observed on January 4 to honour the birth of Braille’s inventor, Louis Braille.
5 January – National Bird Day
The world is filled with a plethora of different species of birds. From cardinals to doves, from parakeets to parrots. Different people have different relationships with the various species of birds. As such, one could easily imagine that there could actually be numerous National Bird Days in the world, serving different purposes and perhaps varying by region.
6 January – World Day of War Orphans
On 6 January every year, World Day of War Orphans is celebrated to create awareness about the plight of war orphans and to address the traumatic conditions faced by them.
7 January – National Pass Gas Day
Passing gas is certainly a natural enough occurrence. Typically, the gas is made up of odourless gasses, like hydrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide or nitrogen. But sometimes, depending on the kind of food that was eaten, the gas contains hydrogen sulfide which can have a tendency to smell like rotten eggs.
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
NRI or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed every year on 9 January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. This day also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.
9 January – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
He was the 10th and last of the personal Sikh Gurus known for his creation of Khalsa, the military brotherhood of the Sikhs. He was the son of the ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur.
10 January – World Hindi Day
It is celebrated on 10 January to commemorate the First World Hindi Conference.
11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
He was the second Prime Minister of Independent India. He popularised the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ He actively participated in India’s freedom struggle. Due to cardiac arrest, he died on 11 January 1966.
11 January – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
It is observed on 11 January to spread awareness about the persistent issue of human trafficking.
12 January – National Youth Day
The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda also called Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated every year on 12 January. He was born on 12 January 1863. The government had decided to observe it as National Youth Day because the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth. He had given a speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago and glorified India’s name.
13 January – Lohri Festival
Lohri is the first festival of the year 2023 and marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm in northern India, mainly Punjab, and Haryana. Lohri festival is celebrated on 13 January 2023 by lighting up a bonfire and dancing around it with friends and relatives. Wheat stalk, rice, rewrite, jaggery, and popcorn are offered by the people at the bonfire.
14 January – Makar Sankranti
This year it will be celebrated on 14 January and marks the termination of the winter season and the beginning of a new harvest season.
14 January – Pongal
One of the most popular festivals in India is Pongal which is celebrated widely by the Tamil community across the globe. As per the Tamil solar calendar, Pongal is celebrated in Tai month. It is a four-day event that is dedicated to the Sun God. According to the Gregorian calendar, the Pongal festival will be observed on 14 January 2023. It is a four-day festival. Therefore, it will be celebrated from 14 January to 17 January 2023.
15 January – Indian Army Day
Every year 15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.
16 January- National Good Teen Day
National Good Teen Day is here as a reminder to get connected and stay involved in the lives of those teenagers. The teenage years can be very difficult for many as they are moving from adolescence to adulthood. It’s definitely worth paying attention to those teens in your life and making it very clear what a great job they are doing as they work hard to grow up.
17 January – National Kid Inventors’ Day
Kid Inventors’ day was created several years ago by people who wanted to celebrate the achievements of the youngest inventors as well as encourage more children to be creative. Just because children possess less knowledge of how the world works, that doesn’t mean they can’t have ideas for practical and useful inventions.
18 January – National Michigan Day
National Michigan Day is celebrated every year on January 18. Michigan is fondly called ‘The Great Lakes State’ because it is bordered by four of the five Great North American Lakes — Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario, and Superior. The state is also the only one that’s spread across lower and upper peninsulas with over 60,000 ponds and inland lakes, and the Upper Peninsula is an important tourist destination thanks to its stunning natural vistas.
19 January – National Popcorn Day
on January 19 as we celebrate National Popcorn Day! Buttered, salted, kettled, and drizzled with caramel, popcorn is one of those snacks perfect anytime, anywhere. It’s great on the go, in the theatre, or in your living room! Just be prepared to dig some of it out of your teeth.
20 January – International Day of Acceptance
International Day of Acceptance is observed every year on January 20 and it is the day to fill our hearts with the sublime powers of acceptance. It is important to be accepting of certain things in life. This idea unquestionably holds in the case of accepting the disability of the person. This is a day when people all over the world come together to support and embrace the challenges that come along with having a disability.
21 January – Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya Foundation Day
On 21 January 1972, the states of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya became full-fledged states under the North Eastern Region (Re-organisation) Act, of 1971. Therefore, Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya celebrate their Statehood Day on 21 January.
22 January – Grandfather’s Day
Grandfather’s Day, celebrated on January 22 in Poland is dedicated to the wisest, humblest, jolliest man in our lives. Being a grandparent is fun; the restrictions and strictness that come with parenting are relaxed, and after a certain age, a childlike wonder sets in, which is why grandparents and children bond so well. The values instilled in us by our grandparents shape us for the better, which is exactly why people in Poland feel so grateful towards their grandfathers and grandparents.
23 January – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighters. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. He also led an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War II.
24 January- National Girl Child Day
On 24 January every year, National Girl Child Day is celebrated to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in India, the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children, etc.
24 January – International Day of Education
It is observed on 24 January every year to support transformative actions for inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all.
25 January- National Voters Day
Every year on 25 January National Voter’s Day or Rashtriya Metadata Diwas is celebrated to encourage young voters to take part in the political process. In 2011 the first time this day was celebrated to mark Election Commission’s Foundation Day.
25 January- National Tourism Day
Every year on 25 January National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism and the role it plays in the Indian economy.
26 January- Republic Day
On 26 November 1949 the Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution the supreme law of the land and replaced the Government of India Act 1935. It came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system. This day marks the largest parade that took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.
26 January – International Customs Day
International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated every year on 26 January by Customs Organisation to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It also focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
27 January – International Holocaust Remembrance Day
From 1941 to 1945 Nazi Germany and its collaborators committed the systematic murder of over six million Jews. The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was Nazi Germany’s “Final Solution” for eliminating all Jewish people within Nazi Germany’s grasp. By the end of this heinous act, roughly two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population had been murdered.
28 January- Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January 1865 in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He also earned the title of ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘the Lion of Punjab’. He initiated the foundation of the Punjab National Bank. He died on 17 November 1928, due to serious injuries. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana is named after Lala Lajpat Rai.
29 January – National puzzle Day
January 29 is National Puzzle Day, the perfect day to do a little brain exercise. Whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, or Sudoku, puzzles engage our brains in more ways than one. Scientists have discovered that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we utilize both sides of the brain, improving memory, cognitive function and problem-solving skills in the process. By utilizing puzzles, people can stimulate the brain to improve a number of skills.
30 January – Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas
30 January is celebrated as Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas every year in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India. As, of 30 January 1948, the ‘Father of Nation’ was assassinated. And on 23rd March 3 heroes namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar of the nation were hanged to death by the British.
30 January – World Leprosy Day
World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January to focus on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. As we know disabilities do not occur overnight but happen after a prolonged period of undiagnosed disease.
So, these are the National and International important Days of January 2023 which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your knowledge.
31 January – Grammy Awards Day
Grammy Awards Day is celebrated every year, albeit on a different date. On this day, the Recording Academy shows appreciation for the artistic eminence across genres such as hip-hop, pop, classical, and more, in the musical field. It is a perfect day to celebrate mankind’s universal language.